Discount MBTA Program

College of Arts & Sciences and Sawyer Business School students can purchase semester Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) passes at a discounted rate. The deadline to participate in the Fall 2020 Discount Semester MBTA Pass Program is Wednesday, September 2nd at 5:00 p.m.

Purchasing your MBTA Passes

You may purchase a Fall 2020 Discount Semester MBTA Pass through this site. You will be able to select a pass that works best for you.

The most popular selection is the Link Pass, which covers both our rapid transit subway system (known as the “T”) and some of the “local” bus system. This pass refills automatically every month.

There are also options for express busses, the Commuter Rail, and the Ferry. Please research which option will work best for you here.

Fall passes run from September 1 to December 31. Spring passes run from January 1 to April 31. 

Picking up your MBTA Pass

The MBTA will send passes directly to the Student Leadership and Involvement (SLI) office shortly prior to the beginning of the covered period. You will receive an email when the passes are ready to be picked up, where to pick up, and what time. Passes will not be mailed to you.

*Please note that all Commuter Rail and Ferry passes will need to be picked up at the beginning of each month, and cannot be replaced for that month if lost or stolen.*

Replacement Request for Link Passes

If you’ve ordered an MBTA semester pass with Suffolk University and have misplaced or disabled your pass, please email SLI at with your name, student ID number, and what kind of pass you had. We will request a replacement (if possible) and email you within one week to pick up your replacement card. The MBTA will not replace Commuter Rail or Ferry passes.

Questions about the Discounter Pass program

For specific information or general questions about your personal commute, (routes, bus numbers, which T-line) please contact the MBTA. If you have questions about Suffolk's discount pass program or your pass purchase, please email Student Leadership and Involvement.

Employee Information

Suffolk University employees may take advantage of the Commuter Benefit Program offered by Human Resources.