What you need to know

MIT accepts a variety of VA Education benefits to help cover the cost of tuition, fees, and housing and in some cases, you may be eligible for multiple benefits. Knowing what you qualify for is an important step in deciding how to fund your education at MIT.

Benefits are administered much like other external funding sources such as fellowships or scholarships and can affect your total financial aid accordingly. MIT’s Student Financial Services (SFS) works with you and the Department of Veterans Affairs to help you navigate the support you are eligible to receive. SFS also has a dedicated School Certifying Official (SCO) who can help with the processing and certification of your benefits including:

  • Chapter 33 Post 9/11 GI Benefits
  • Chapter 35 Survivor and Dependent Educational Assistance
  • Yellow Ribbon Benefits
  • Chapter 31 Veteran Readiness and Employment

These programs have different packages and eligibility requirements, so you’ll want to understand your options fully before you make a final choice.

What you need to do

  • Visit the SFS website for details on undergraduate and graduate veterans benefits.
  • Learn how the GI Bill works and explore options to pay for career counseling, technology and equipment, and other costs associated with your education journey. 
  • Utilize your peer network and seek advice from fellow students who have first-hand experience with VA education benefits.
  • Email va@mit.edu with questions.