Facts about the various programs available for funding an MIT education are available on the Financial Aid Office site. Documents and procedures required for undergraduate, graduate and transfer students to apply for aid are explained, and there are also descriptions of how aid packages are constructed using factors such as costs, self-help expectations and family contributions. Overall aid statistics are provided, as is a compendium of frequently asked questions. Another part of the Office maintains student employment listings (see below).
The Student Employment Office has recently updated its site with faster, easier-to-use job-hunting lists and on-call work lists. Employment policies and requirements are explained, and job listings are categorized by location, general type of work (e.g., non-technical, one-time) and whether they are part of the federally funded work-study Community Service Program; clicking a job ID number results in more detailed information about that job. There are separate sites for MIT community members and potential employers outside MIT.
(Anyone with an MIT-related Web page to suggest for Web Sightings can contact Tech Talk Assistant Editor Alice Waugh at
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on May 15, 1996.