What you need to know

Knowing what you qualify for is an important step in deciding how to fund your education. 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. Certificate programs and professional learning opportunities at MIT that are not part of an undergraduate or graduate requirement are not eligible.

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

  • Confirm your eligibility through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
    • Visit the WEAMS website.
    • Type Massachusetts Institute of Technology into the “Institution Name” field and hit “return” on your keyboard.
    • Click on the result — Massachusetts Institute of Technology — and select the Programs tab on the right.
    • Click on “Institution of Higher Learning” to view VA-approved programs.
  • 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.