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Families - MIT Office of Graduate Education Families

Welcome to MIT! We would like to extend an especially warm hello to all the students with children joining our community. The first days, weeks, and months of your time here will be filled with excitement, a lot of information, and many questions.

We’re glad you’re here and value the ways you make our community even more vibrant and close-knit.

This site is designed to help you navigate the MIT community and connect to resources and services available to grad student families. It offers step-by-step instructions, as well useful resources that you can use throughout your time at MIT, from beginning to end.

For timely updates, join our monthly email showcasing family-friendly and family-specific programming and resources.

If you have any questions or thoughts, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

Office of Graduate Education

Childbirth Accomodation & Parental Accommodation

Childbirth Accommodation and Parental Accommodation provide new parents with time away from academic and research responsibilities, enabling students to recover from childbirth and/or adjust to parenthood.

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Grant for Graduate Students with Children

The MIT Grant for Graduate Students with Children is a need-blind grant available to all full-time PhD students. Master’s students who qualify for summer tuition subsidy also are eligible for the grant.

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Backup childcare

The Office of Graduate Education subsidizes 15 days of backup childcare per year through our partner At the link, learn about setting up your account to access the backup care benefit, which includes in-home or in-center childcare.

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