Tuition & Education

MIT offers eligible employees financial support for certain higher-education expenses through several education-related programs.

Tuition Assistance Plan

The Tuition Assistance Plan reimburses eligible tuition and fees for courses that help you to obtain, maintain, and improve the skills you need to develop your career at MIT.

Under the Tuition Benefit for MIT Executive MBA Program, full-time employees enrolled in the MIT Executive MBA Program receive a generous tuition benefit from MIT.

Children's Scholarship Plan

The Children's Scholarship Plan offers grants for your dependent children to attend MIT and — for eligible faculty and staff hired before June 1, 1998 — other accredited universities.

Educational Loan Plan

MIT offers loans to eligible employees to help offset the financial burden of providing an undergraduate or graduate college education to eligible dependent children. 

Eligibility and details

You are eligible to apply for a loan for your dependent child under the Educational Loan Plan if you work at least 50% of the normal full-time work schedule in your department, laboratory, or center; are appointed to work at MIT and have been employed for at least one year; and are paid by MIT.

How the plan works
  • If you work full time, the maximum amount you may borrow for the 12-month period beginning July 1 and ending June 30 is:
    $10,000—if you have one child enrolled in a college or university
    $15,000—if you have more than one child enrolled in a college or university
  • Your outstanding balance may not total more than $50,000 at any one time. If you work part time, both the amount you can borrow and your maximum outstanding balance are prorated.
  • The loan rate is reviewed four times a year — January, April, July, and October. When the interest rate goes up or down by .5%, the new rate will apply to any outstanding loan balance.
  • Changes in the interest rate will apply to any loan balance outstanding at the time the rates are adjusted.
  • The interest rate is intended to equal the cost to MIT to borrow the necessary funds to support this plan.
  • MIT makes the funds available to you under this program. It is your responsibility to repay any amount you borrow plus interest.
How to apply

Educational Loan Plan applications are not processed by the MIT Benefits Office. The loan is processed by Financial Aid Delivery in Student Financial Services. Download an application and return it to Student Financial Services. Contact SFS for help or more information.