Financing MEng studies

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MEng candidates are required to be full-time registered students and classified as graduate students for at least one regular term. Students should only have six subjects left to complete upon becoming graduate students.

Students generally obtain research assistantships (RA), teaching assistantships (TA) or graduate fellowships to fund the first the regular terms of their registration in the MEng program; RA and TA positions often over the cost of full tuition, heath insurance, and a stipend.  Students working as RAs or TAs are expected to work approximately 20 hours a week. Need-based financial aid is unavailable for the MEng. For other options for financing the degree, please contact Student Financial Services.

Registration Limits for RAs and TAs

Full-time MEng students with TAs and RAs may only register for two 12-unit courses each term. However, in addition to their courses, these students may also register for thesis credit (6.THM) or earn credit for their  RAship (6.991)  or TAship (6.98a).  

Summer RAships

Students who hold an RA assistantship are expected to work full-time during the summer; they may register for 6.991 and 6.THM credit. 

Please contact ug@eecs.mit.edu with any questions.

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