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Middle and High Schools: Help Your Students Save

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The T works with middle and high schools to offer students year-round discounted MBTA fares and passes for the bus, subway, Express Bus, Commuter Rail, and ferry.

Through our Student Pass Program, middle and high schools can sign up to provide reduced fare Student CharlieCards to their students and cover the costs and/or order cards for free and have families pay for them.

Are you a school administator? Keep reading to learn how you can sign up for the program and order cards.

Are you a parent or student? Visit our Student CharlieCards page to learn more about Student CharlieCards and how to get one through your school’s administrator.

Student CharlieCard Types


Schools can order S-Cards for free. S-Cards can be loaded with cash value for reduced fares or used to purchase $30.00 monthly passes or $10 7-Day passes for unlimited travel on the bus and subway. Students can also show their card to get half-price Commuter Rail and ferry tickets and passes, printed on a CharlieTicket. S-Cards remain active from September 1 to August 31.

M7 Passes

Schools can order M7 Passes for $30.00 a month per pass assigned/used from September through June. These cards are good for unlimited travel on the subway, bus, and Commuter Rail Zones 1A, 1, and 2. During July and August, M7 Passes convert to S-Cards, offering the same discounts but must have value or passes added to them by students/parents.


Only school administrators can sign up to order Student CharlieCards. Students and parents, check with your school to see if it participates.

Administrators, you’ll use an online portal to sign up, place orders, and manage Student CharlieCards.

Frequently Asked Questions

For School Administrators

About Your Order

Learn More

Download the Student Pass Program User Guide


For questions or comments, send an email to or call 617-222-5710.