MIT Admissions


Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Got Questions?

Financial Aid


posted in: Financial Aid

The term "scholarship" is a little confusing at MIT.

MIT only confers financial aid on the basis of financial need. We do not award money based on any measure of merit - academic, athletic, artistic, or anything else.

However, we refer to the grant money offered directly by the Institute as an MIT scholarship, even though we award it based solely on financial need. Details on Scholarships and Grants are available on the Student Financial Services site. 

Please direct your questions regarding financial aid to the staff in Student Financial Services at

Was this article helpful to you?