Spring 2020 MBTA Student Semester Pass

Those interested in purchasing Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Semester Passes for the 2020 Spring semester must apply before the application deadline of 4 p.m. Eastern Time, Friday, January 10, 2020. Many students will be away from campus on this date, so if you are interested in ordering a Spring Student Semester Pass, order now! No applications, cancellations, or refunds can be processed once the deadline has passed. These are non-negotiable policies set by the MBTA.

MBTA Spring Semester Passes will be valid during each of the following months:

  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May

Semester Link, Local Bus, Inner Express, and Outer Express passes will be loaded on to a CharlieCard, which will remain valid from February 1 until May 31, 2020.

Applying for a Student Semester Pass

To apply, go to the Student Link and select “MBTA Semester Pass” from the express link menu, log in using your Boston University login name and Kerberos password, and then follow the on-screen instructions. If you do not have a BU login name and Kerberos password, select the Student Link’s “Basics” tab and then select “Read Me First/Getting Started” for instructions.

Applications, cancellations, or refunds cannot be processed after the MBTA deadline (4pm EDT, Friday, January 10th).

Note: Students wishing to charge their student account must be registered full-time and in good standing to charge their account on the date of the deadline.

Note: CharlieCards issued for the Semester Pass program are only valid for the time period specified. DO NOT add a monthly pass or fare value to your CharlieCard as the card will expire when the program ends. Fall Semester Pass CharlieCards expire on December 31 and Spring Semester Pass CharlieCards expire on May 31.