The SeptemberDecember pass order form is now closed.  

Students at the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences can purchase semester MBTA Local Bus, Link (bus and subway), or commuter rail passes (all zones) at a 50 percent discount by completing the MBTA Semester Pass order form online by the appropriate deadline. The cost of the semester pass will be charged to your student account. 

GSAS allows one order per student per semester. You must be a current student at the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences to receive a pass. 

Students can order a September–December pass for the fall semester. The September–December pass runs from September 1, 2020, through December 31, 2020.  

Semester Pass Program FAQs

Q: Can my pass be mailed to me?

A: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, passes will be mailed to you by EdenRed Commuter Benefit Solutions. Commuter Rail passes are mailed monthly via Certified Mail, which requires the individual to physically sign for the letter.  

Q: What happens if I lose my pass?

A:  Students can contact Edenred Commuter Benefit Solutions cutomer service at (800) 531-2828 or to request a replacement card for Link and Bus products only.  

Q: What is the difference between a Zone 1A and a Link pass? They cost the same.

A: The Link pass offers unlimited travel on subway and local bus. The Zone 1A pass offers the same unlimited coverage as the Link pass with the addition of Zone 1A commuter rail stops. See the MBTA Commuter Rail Zone map for more information. Students must pick up their next month’s Zone 1A pass towards the end of each month (e.g. November’s pass will be picked up at the end of October). Link passes are picked up once each semester. Lastly, lost Link passes may be replaced, whereas lost Zone 1A passes may not be replaced; students would have to wait until the next month when they would pick up their next pass.

Q: Can I pay for my pass with a check?

A: No, all T-pass orders will be charged to the student’s term bill. Charges will post to the term bill a few weeks into the start of the semester. 

Q: Is there summer T-pass coverage?

A: No, the MBTA sets the parameters for the Semester Pass Program. The summer months are not part of the program.

Q: Can I buy a pass just for a month?

A: No, the Semester Pass Program offers coverage for either four or five consecutive months, depending on the pass you choose. Students are charged for the entire amount and cannot opt in or out of coverage during the semester.


Fall September–December (4 Month) Pass Pricing

Prices reflect fare increases that took effect July 2019.  

Pass Type Full Fare Four Month Pass

Harvard GSAS Subsidized Four Month Pass

Student Pays

Local Bus: $220.00 $110.00
Link Pass (local bus and subway): $360.00 $180.00
Inner Express Bus: $544.00 $272.00
Outer Express Bus: $672.00 $336.00
Zone 1A: $360.00 $180.00
Zone 1: $856.00 $428.00
Zone 2: $928.00 $464.00
Zone 3: $1,044.00 $522.00
Zone 4: $1,124.00 $562.00
Zone 5: $1,244.00 $622.00
Zone 6: $1,360.00 $680.00
Zone 7: $1,440.00 $720.00
Zone 8: $1,552.00 $776.00
Zone 9: $1,624.00 $812.00
Zone 10: $1,704.00 $852.00
Boat Pass: $1,316.00 $658.00