Boston Public Schools Students: Boston Public Schools students currently in grades 7-11 who are eligible for an M7 pass during the school year will also receive free M7 passes to utilize during the summer months. Please note that summer M7 passes will be distributed to Boston Public Schools students by school staff, before the end of the school year.

Charter, Private, METCO and Out-of-District Students: All academic school year Student CharlieCards will remain active through August 31, allowing all students with an active Student CharlieCard full access to the MBTA at reduced fares over the summer months. Effective at mid-night on June 30, all M7 MBTA passes will convert to a Student Stored Value S-card, which provides students with discounted rates. There are two options for students to continue using their Student CharlieCards:

  • Option 1: Like a regular CharlieCard, you can add money to the card at any MBTA fare vending machine. If you use your Student CharlieCard, you will automatically receive a 50% discounted fare on all MBTA rides.
  • Option 2: You can also purchase a monthly pass at any MBTA Fare Vending Machine by tapping your Student CharlieCard on the machine. Purchasing a monthly pass on your StudentCharlieCard is less expensive than buying a regular pass ($30 a month for students versus $90 a month for adults).


Note that on August 31, all summer Charlie Cards will expire. If you have added money to your card, the value of that card will go down to zero. As a result, if you add money to the card you should plan to spend the entire amount by August 31.