Support Services for Graduate Students

GradSupport, part of OGE (The Office of Graduate Education)

Staff in the Office of Graduate Education provide advice and counsel on a variety of issues including faculty/student relationships, changing your advisor, conflict negotiation, funding, academic progress, interpersonal concerns, and a student’s rights and responsibilities. More info at the GradSupport website.

GAIN: Graduate Assistance and Information Network

Free and confidential phone referral service: 844-MIT-GAIN (844-648-4246)

If you have questions about help with finding housing, childcare or schools, assistance with financial or legal matters, etc. do not hesitate to call and ask for assistance or referrals!

See the MIT GAIN website for more info.

MIT Graduate Blog

Read thoughts and advice from your grad student peers on the MIT Grad Blog.

REFS: Reducing and Easing Friction & Stress

REFS provide confidential, peer-to-peer support for graduate students at the Institute. REFS also point students to other resources on campus. Get connected with a fellow grad student for advice and support about any issue!

Check if your department has a REFS program here: dREFS

Otherwise, check the institute-wide REFS: iREFS

The MIT Center for WorkLife and WellBeing

The MIT Center for WorkLife and WellBeing offers a wide range of resources that address specific life issues and various events such as the popular Seminar Series, various lectures from a range of speakers.

Consultations and referrals are available at no cost to MIT faculty, staff, postdocs, and graduate students, as well as their partners and families. Find more info at the MIT Center for WorkLife and WellBeing.

MIT Student Financial Services

The MIT Student Financial Services Office (SFS) is available to provide guidance and support on financial matters, including information on graduate funding, how to pay your bill, student loans, as well as resources on how to manage your money. Please see resources available for graduate students on the SFS website, including a new Graduate Student Guide to Financial Aid.
Please feel free to contact your SFS Counselor if you have any questions or need assistance.