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Student CharlieCards

Many middle and high schools in the Greater Boston area offer reduced fare CharlieCards to their students. Children 11 and under do not need reduced fare CharlieCards because they ride the T for free with an adult.

 Summer tip! Your M7 or S-Card is valid until August 31st. Just load it with cash value or passes at fare vending machines.


Are you a student or parent? Great! You’re in the right place. Stay on this page to learn more about where to get your card and how to use it.

Are you a school administrator? Visit our Pass Programs page to learn more about ordering cards and offering them to students.


MyCharlie

Already have a Student CharlieCard card? Reload it online with MyCharlie.

Please note that new Student CharlieCards cannot be purchased online.

College Student CharlieCards

Students at participating universities may be eligible for reduced MBTA fares through the Semester Pass Program. 

Learn more about the Semester Program

About Student CharlieCards

Student CharlieCards, available through your school administrator, offer year-round fare discounts. They expire on August 31 each year, and you will be issued a new one for the new school year.

The reduced rate for a monthly pass is $30, your school may cover this cost.

See all reduced fare prices

M7 Card

From September to June, passes are preloaded
In July and August, load with cash value or passes as needed
Unlimited travel on the bus, subway, and Commuter Rail Zones 1A, 1, and 2
Valid for Commuter Rail Zones 3-10 for 50% the standard fare

S-Card

Year-round, load this card with cash value or passes as needed
Unlimited travel on the bus and subway
Valid for all Commuter Rail zones for 50% the standard fare

Paying Your Fare

Planning Your Trip

Plan your trip to school with our trip planner tool–you can even tell it when you need to arrive so you aren’t late. Review your route options with a parent or guardian to choose the one that’s right for you.

While You Ride

To help make riding the T a pleasant experience for everyone, please follow our rider etiquette guide, and read our rules for bringing bikes on the T. 

Be aware of your surroundings while on public transportation, follow our safety tips, and remember—if you see something, say something.

T-Alerts

Stay informed. Get alerts about service delays and elevator/escalator outages by text or email.

Sign up for T-Alerts

Helpful Links

MyCharlie

Already have a Student CharlieCard card? Reload it online with MyCharlie.

Please note that new Student CharlieCards cannot be purchased online.

College Student CharlieCards

Students at participating universities may be eligible for reduced MBTA fares through the Semester Pass Program. 

Learn more about the Semester Program