Graduate Tuition & Aid

  • $57,590

    2022–2023 tuition*
    (9 months)

  • $19,895

    2022 summer tuition for students enrolled in courses

* Specific programs and departments may have different tuition amounts. Tuition rates are set by the Academic Council in the spring for the following academic year.

MIT’s residential system can accommodate 37% of its graduate students; the rest find housing in the Boston/Cambridge area. Graduate students’ costs for housing, food, books, medical insurance, and incidentals vary widely depending on marital status, quality-of-life expectations, and housing arrangements. For example, monthly charges for on-campus housing range from $928 to $3,299, depending on housing type and location.

Financial Aid

Financial aid for graduate students is in large part provided by individual departments, and the amount of aid varies significantly. Financial support includes fellowships, traineeships, teaching and research assistantships, and loans. Most forms of support are granted for merit, while others are granted for financial need or a combination of merit and need.

Approximately 2,635 graduate students are primarily supported as research assistants and 605 are appointed as teaching assistants; 1,680 are supported on fellowships.

Doctoral Student Support, by Type and School, 2021–2022

School RA FE TA Other or self supported
Architecture and Planning 52% 21% 18% 8%
Engineering 59% 7% 21% 13%
Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences 36% 20% 32% 12%
Management 34% 21% 45% 1%
Science 48% 10% 35% 7%
Schwarzman College of Computing 68% 7% 18% 7%
Total 53% 10% 27% 10%

Note: RA=research assistantship, FE=fellowship, TA=teaching assistantship.

For more detailed information regarding the cost of attendance for the 2023–2024 academic year, including specific costs for tuition and fees, books and supplies, housing and food as well as transportation, please visit the SFS website.