Discounted MBTA T-Passes are available to current BAC students on a semester basis. There are several options available, and students save 11% off the MBTA's monthly fare prices. Students must pre-pay for the entire semester and order in advance, as advertised each semester.
The deadline for the Fall 2016 semester pass is Friday, August 5, 2016 by 5 pm sharp. Due to deadlines set by the MBTA, passes may not be ordered after this date.
To participate in the T-Pass program, students must fill out and submit the T-Pass Order Form and payment to the Office of Student Life before the deadline. The Office of Student Life is located on the first floor of 320 Newbury Street. Students paying with a credit card can email completed order forms to email@example.com. Forms may also be mailed to the following address:
Office of Student Life
ATTN: Student T-Pass Program
320 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115
Please note: Forms that are mailed must be delivered by the deadline. Payments may be made via credit card or personal check made out to "Boston Architectural College." Cash is not an acceptable means of payment.
Frequently Asked Questions
Should I get a monthly T-Pass?
We advise students to determine how often they intend to travel on the T before purchasing a monthly pass. Those who use the T only a few days a week may not need to purchase a pass.
Zone 1A or LINK Pass?
This is a very common question as there is no difference in price, and not a large difference between the two when reading the description. We suggest students opt for the LINK Pass. Unless a student knows s/he will regularly be traveling on the Commuter Rail, we have found that students rarely/never use the extra routes provided with the Zone 1A Pass. Also, the LINK Pass is distributed once for the semester, whereas the Zone 1A Pass must be picked up monthly, so if the extra routes are not needed, the LINK Pass is more convenient.
When will my payment be processed?
Credit card and check payments will be processed within the week following the T-Pass submission deadline.
Is there another option besides the monthly T-Pass?
The alternative to the monthly T-Pass is the CharlieCard. The CharlieCard is a 'smart card' that stores value for single or multiple-rides. You load the card with value using cash, credit / debit cards, or recharge online. CharlieCards are currently available for Subway and Bus use only. For more information on the CharlieCard vist the MBTA website. Students will be able to purchase a CharlieCard anytime during the semester at most T stations. Note: There is a discount for those who use a CharlieCard rather than a CharlieTicket.
Where and when do I pick up my monthly T-Pass?
All students who have ordered a T-Pass will be notified when passes are available for pick-up. Passes can be picked up at the Office of Student Life in room 102 of the 320 Newbury St. building.
- Students who have ordered any of the bus passes or the Link pass only have to pick up a pass once at the beginning of the semester.
- Students who have ordered a Zone or Boat pass must pick up a new pass for each month. Students will be notified each month when passes are available for pick-up.
For More Information:
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the T-Pass program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.