Cost of Attendance

The cost of attendance for graduate students enrolled in degree or special programs of study at MIT consists of both direct costs and estimated living expenses.

Like other major cities across the US, the cost of living in Cambridge and the Greater Boston area is high, and it is important to anticipate indirect costs. Living expenses will vary based on each student’s personal circumstances, including but not limited to whether you share a living space with a roommate; whether you support a partner or children; and/or your tax liabilities.

Tuition, fees, and living expense estimates increase annually, so please keep this in mind if you are in a multi-year program. 

Standard graduate student cost of attendance (2023-2024)

For 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 Student Financial Services website.

Please note that graduate programs in the Sloan School of Management have their own tuition rates and expenses, and certain other graduate programs at MIT also employ “non-standard” tuition. Special students and visiting students should refer to the tuition and fee information specific to them. Visit the Registrar site for Schedule of Fee Details and tuition for Special Programs.