Financial concerns

Graduate student life can be expensive, and financial strain can show up in a lot of different ways.

If you have urgent financial needs at MIT, staff members are available to speak with you to offer problem-solving, resources, or potentially direct assistance. Please send a message to In your email, please include your name, academic department, and a brief summary of your situation that requires assistance.

ARM Coalition

Accessing Resources at MIT (ARM) has compiled some resources that MIT offers to make life as a student more affordable. At their site, you can read personal stories and advice for students. For graduate student-specific resources, see the student resources site and make sure the orange “graduate” tab is highlighted.

COVID-19 Resources

We understand many students are dealing with new and urgent challenges in response to the novel coronavirus. The Office of Graduate Education has added a new COVID-19 Updates & Resources page to its website to support students during this time. In addition, the OGE is open via remote access 9am-5pm, Monday through Friday, to support students.

Additional Information

For more information on specific financial concerns, visit these OGE pages: