All students admitted to the SM/PhD track receive Research Assistantships (RA) or Fellowships, depending on availability of such funds. This funding includes paid tuition and health insurance, and a monthly stipend. All students pursuing a Ph.D. in CEE must have secured funding.
In the Master of Science in Transportation program almost all students are awarded funding as described above. A small group of students typically enroll without financial support and are responsible for paying tuition and cost-of-living expenses.
The Master of Engineering Program is mostly self-funded. Most admitted students are responsible for paying tuition and cost-of-living expenses. There are a small number of merit-based scholarships that cover a portion of tuition and include a small stipend.
Current MIT undergraduates combining an accelerated Bachelor’s / Master’s degree should be aware that the change in registration status, from undergraduate to graduate student, will change their eligibility for financial aid. Undergraduate financial aid is not transferable to a graduate degree program. Further, the Institute requires for the Master’s degree that a student be in residence as a full-time graduate student for a minimum of one academic term (not the summer session). Additional information can be found in MIT’s bulletin, found here.
Because undergraduate financial aid is not transferable, a source of graduate funding will be needed for this term to cover graduate tuition, fees, health insurance and a living stipend. Information on loan options and other funding resources may viewed at the bottom of the page.