Questions about personalized course pricing

arrow_drop_down How much do the classes cost?

The cost of each class (including the proctored exam) is between $100 and $1000 dollars, depending on students' ability to pay.

arrow_drop_down Whose income should I report?

Report your taxable household income (the combined income of all people that are part of your household or place of residence). If you live with, or are financially supported by, your parent(s) or legal guardian(s) please enter their combined taxable income instead.

arrow_drop_down What documents do you require to verify the income information I entered?

Submit a signed photocopy of the most recent federal tax return of all income earners in your household as defined above.

If you aren't the sole earner in your household (e.g. if you are supported by your parents), please add a title page stating your name so we are able to match the names on the documents you submit to your application.

arrow_drop_down What if I am unable to provide you with a tax return?

We will also accept a notarized income statement (i.e. a statement of annual salary, printed on the official letterhead of your employer, including the employer’s address and contact information, and signed by the employer). The income statement you submit must be signed by an authorized notary and contain an official seal/stamp and contact information. If your household income is based on more than one earner, you must submit notarized income statements for each earner.

If you aren't the sole earner in your household (e.g. if you are supported by your parents), please add a title page stating your name so we are able to match the names on the documents you submit to your application.

arrow_drop_down What if no one in my household is employed?

Please submit either one of the following: a signed federal tax return (where you filed for zero income), a photocopy of an official receipt or check of unemployment benefits received, or a notarized letter verifying your unemployment status. If you cannot provide any of these documents, please submit a statement itemizing how your household supports itself on no income.

arrow_drop_down What should I do if my financial documents are written in a language other than English?

Please submit notarized income statements in English. If you are unable to provide documents in English, please submit a translation of the statement(s) along with the original, notarized income statement. If you are submitting a tax return in a language other than English, please submit a translation with the original tax return. We do not require the translation to be certified – you can translate the document yourself.

arrow_drop_down I want to take my proctored exam(s) during the Spring 2019 testing session. What's the payment deadline?

The deadline for payment is March 15, 2019.

arrow_drop_down What is the deadline for submitting my financial documents?

To facilitate the timely verification of your declared income and ensure that your eligibility for a particular course price can be confirmed in time for the proctored exam you are planning to sit, we recommend that you submit your documents to us as soon as possible.

If you are planning to sit the proctored exam in the fall 2018 testing session, your financial documents have to reach us by March 8, 2019. We won’t be able to process documents after this date, so please make sure that you have the relevant documents ready in time!

arrow_drop_down How can I send my financial documents to MIT?

You can send your documents by fax or postal service. To minimize delays, we recommend you send the documents via fax. Do not send your documents as an email attachment.

Our fax number is:

+1 (617) 715-5799.

Our mailing address is:


DEDP MicroMasters

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

77 Massachusetts Avenue E19-235D

Cambridge, MA 02139

United States of America

Please note you must have a financial aid profile created in order to have your documents approved.

arrow_drop_down Can I send my documents as an email attachment?

Unfortunately we are unable to accept documents sent to us by email. Please use the fax number or postal address provided.

arrow_drop_down How soon will I hear from you after submitting my documents?

You will receive a notification when the documents you submitted have reached us. If, based on your mailing carrier’s estimate, the documents should have reached us but you did not receive a notification within five working days of their expected delivery date, please first contact your mail carrier to inquire about the status of your shipment before reaching out to us directly.

Once we have confirmed the receipt of your documents, we will usually process them within five working days, and you will receive a notification when the verification process is complete.

arrow_drop_down How can I ensure my documents reach MIT if I choose to send them by mail?

If you are unable to fax the documents and choose to mail them instead, we recommend that you select a carrier that offers mail-tracking services in order to avoid ambiguity around the expected delivery date, and track the status of your shipment.

arrow_drop_down Can I start the classes and pay later?

Yes, absolutely! We also encourage you to enroll in the audit versions of our courses while your documents are under review – especially if the semester is about to start!

arrow_drop_down Are there advantages to paying earlier?

Paying for the classes now will give you access to additional support from our teaching assistants and other features exclusive to students enrolled in the MicroMasters program track. Some of these features will be available in February, and more will be coming soon. To take full advantage of all of these benefits, we recommend that you pay as soon as you decide to pursue the MicroMasters credential. Committing to the class early is also a great way to give yourself an incentive to complete the course!

arrow_drop_down I already took one of the MicroMasters courses and paid for a verified certificate. Do I need to pay again to take the exam?

If you passed a MicroMasters course with a verified certificate, you will still need to take the associated in-person exam and pay when you register. However, anyone who has earned a verified certificate will receive a $50 credit toward their MicroMasters exam. We’re working on adding this feature to our website, so if you’d like to utilize the discount, please feel free to create an account but wait to pay until you receive a message from us. When the discount is available, you’ll receive an email with further instructions. The exam deadline will not be for several months, so you should not be concerned with waiting.

arrow_drop_down I made a mistake when entering my income data. What should I do?

Please contact us directly at to explain the situation. Our team will then be able to assist you.

arrow_drop_down Is there any additional financial support available?

The Hewlett Foundation has recently offered to provide scholarships to learners from Sub-Saharan Africa who demonstrate a strong interest in the program. All learners, old and new, are invited to apply for the chance to receive a scholarship from the Hewlett Foundation that will cover the costs of up to two courses for the summer semester.

arrow_drop_down Is it possible to get a refund for a course if I choose to un-enroll?

We will grant refunds to learners within 14 days of their payment. Please note that we are not able to grant refunds once the online course has finished. Should you have any questions about whether you are eligible for a refund, feel free to reach out to us directly at

arrow_drop_down I have already paid for my course, but my progress on edX is shown as "Audit Track." Did something go wrong?

As the MicroMasters payments are done through our separate portal, this information is not reflected on edX.Therefore despite being listed as "Audit Track" through edX, so long as your MicroMasters profile reflects your payment you are considered fully enrolled in the MicroMasters track!

Future Courses Dates

Summer 2019: starts May 21, 2019
Fall 2019: starts Aug. 27, 2019

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