Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MIT Housing Costs

How Much Does it Cost to Live at Massachusetts Institute of Technology ?

Room, board, and other charges can add up to a lot. Just how much does Massachusetts Institute of Technology request for these basics, and just how does this school compare to others?

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MIT Living Expenses

Housing and dining plans are priced out separately at MIT. The standard student paid $10,430 for housing and $5,960 for dining in 2020.

The table below will show you the expected prices of both on-campus and off-campus housing and meal plans for Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Expense On Campus Off Campus
Room and Board $16,000 $8,000
— Housing       $10,430
— Meals       $5,960
Other Living Expenses $2,182 $2,182
Books and Supplies $830 $830
Total $19,012 $11,012

Over Four Years You Could Pay About $81,934 for Housing, Food and Other Stuff

For the past five years, MIT meal plans and housing costs have changed 2.9% per year on average, compared to a nationwide average change of 2.4%. If today's trends carry on, incoming freshmen in 2021 will spend about $19,574 in housing, meals and other expenses in their first year of college. Associate degree students would spend somewhere around $20,162 in their last year, while those pursuing a bachelor's degree will likely pay about $21,420 for their last year.

The complete degree (presuming you graduate on-time) the total will be somewhere around $81,934 for four years or $39,736 for a two-year stay.


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Details on Your Campus Living Situation

Are you wondering whether you may be required to live on campus? If you are a first-time full-time student, some schools may require it. See the table below to find out whether MIT does or not, as well as the on-campus housing capacity.

Question Answer
Are Freshmen Required to Live on Campus? No
On-Campus Housing Capacity 5,965

Campus Living Costs are Above Average

Students at MIT pay $19,012 to stay on campus, while the average student nationwide will pay just $14,951.


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