Financial Aid & Costs


All students admitted into LGO, who are not sponsored, are awarded a generous fellowship and considered for additional scholarship funds. Last year, the LGO program awarded over $5 million to its incoming class.

We award LGO Fellowships to make MIT studies affordable and accessible. Applicants find out their LGO financial aid awards at the same time as our admissions decisions. There are no extra applications for the LGO fellowships and scholarships. MIT LGO reviews applicants without regard to financial circumstances. The LGO program is the same price as the MIT Sloan MBA.

Tuition for the full two-year program is the same as the MIT MBA price. Before financial aid, tuition is currently approximately $161K for the full two-year program. Every student’s budget will vary based on family size. Additional living costs vary depending on your lifestyle and choices when relocating to Boston and for the LGO internship. LGO begins in June every year, so the first year of estimated tuition is based on three terms: Summer, Fall, and Spring.


For more detailed information regarding the cost of attendance, including specific costs for tuition and fees, books and supplies, housing and food as well as transportation, please visit the Student Financial Services website.

Academic Year 2023-2024 (estimated)*

Tuition + Fees (for 1st year summer, fall, and spring terms) $105,600
Books and Supplies $1,008
Computer (1st year only) $2,000
Food $9,036
Personal (incl. Medical Insurance) $9,024
Housing $22,800
Transportation $3,276
TOTAL $152,744

*Estimated tuition, total fees, and cost of attendance are for the 2023-24 academic year (twelve-month budget, single student)

With the generous support of our partner companies and alumni, the LGO program awards over $5 million in fellowships and scholarships to each incoming class. A student’s award varies based on previous academic and professional performance, enthusiasm for the LGO program and it’s unique structure, and interests in engineering, high-tech management, operations, or manufacturing.

On average, an LGO student not sponsored by a company will receive a fellowship award that covers 55% of their total tuition. The fellowship is distributed throughout the two-year program, and is applied toward the program’s tuition costs or as a stipend.

LGO communicates the total financial aid package together with the acceptance letter.

A select number of applicants receive additional scholarships. The LGO program has a variety of funds available from generous donors. Students receive scholarship notification with their acceptance package.

Among our funds are:

  • LGO Diversity Fellowship: Five full fellowship awards for applicants who demonstrate a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity in their life experiences, personally and/or professionally.
  • LGO Merit Scholarship: A small number of students every year receive financial aid from LGO’s scholarship fund in addition to the LGO fellowship. The scholarship amount varies. We award LGO Merit Scholarships to students who show strong dedication to LGO program mission and goals.
  • LGO Alumni Scholarship: The LGO Alumni Council contributes to a fund dedicated to ensuring the strength of future LGO classes. The Alumni Scholarship varies between $10,000 to $20,000. The awards are given to the strongest students who will contribute to the class’s success.
  • Alumni Endowed Scholarship: Select LGO applicants receive awards between $10,000 to $20,000 that come from endowed funds from top alumni.
  • Noyce Fellowship: Named after the co-founder of the Intel Corporation, we recognize outstanding students with previous academic and/or professional experience related to Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Noyce Fellows receive a generous scholarship for the two years at MIT. In accordance with MIT policy, acceptance of this scholarship precludes Noyce Fellows from receiving additional tuition awards.

The MIT community, in cooperation with the Office of the Dean of Graduate Education (ODGE), offers several other funding opportunities. These include:

  • OGE Fellowships: A limited number of students receive a prestigious OGE fellowship. These are MIT-wide awards, and each MIT department nominates one person for each award. These fellowships are highly competitive.
  • TA Appointments: About one-third of LGO students choose to pursue teaching assistantships during their time on campus to help offset some tuition and living expenses. Students usually apply for a TA appointment at the end of the previous semester. Tuition and stipend coverage varies based on the course and TA’s workload. LGO students are eligible for TA appointments beginning in their first spring semester on campus. Students find out more information about this option when they arrive on campus.

A number of LGO students have received generous scholarships from outside sources. If students receive a scholarship that covers full tuition with a stipend, the LGO program usually asks them to forego the LGO financial aid award so the funds can benefit other students with need.

A limited list of external funding can be found at this link for U.S. citizens and permanent residents and at this link for international students. We encourage students to research external scholarships that fit their specific profile.

The MIT LGO program accepts a number of US veterans every year, averaging about 15% of the LGO class. Veterans can get advice from current students, the Sloan Student Funding office, and the MIT Student Financial Services office. For information about veteran benefits, please visit this page.

MIT also participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. Qualified candidates are welcome to ask about the opportunity during the application process.

Many students will need to apply for further financing in the form of loans in order to pay for the LGO program.

Once admitted to LGO, students can begin their FAFSA and loan applications. Further details about LGO tuition costs and how to budget your expenses over the two years are provided when admitted.