Discounts & Perks

As a member of the MIT community, you are eligible for discounts on MBTA passes, event tickets, eyeglasses, home and auto insurance, and much more. Here are a few discounts and perks that will save you money on both essential and recreational expenses.

Activities Committee (MITAC)

MITAC offers discount tickets to movies, theater, and sporting events as well as discounts at major retail stores and price breaks on automobile purchases.

Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (DAPER)

The Institute is proud of its award-winning athletic complex and employee-oriented athletic programs. Members of the MIT community receive a discount on membership – a portion of which may be covered by health insurance.

Cell Phone Discount Plan

MIT has partnered with four vendors—AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless—to provide the community with discounted pricing on several cellular telephone plans. Save up to 20 percent on your monthly cell phone bill.

Community Giving at MIT

Join your MIT colleagues and donate to your favorite local charity on Atlas. Easily make and manage your charitable contributions via payroll deduction, credit card, or check. Your selected agency will receive 100% of your donation. Check out the many ways you can participate in MIT’s public service initiatives.

Commuter Discounts and Options

Why spend extra time and money in traffic? Getting around town is cheaper and easier with free MBTA access, Zipcar and Hubway memberships, bicycling rebates, and other significant commuter benefits available to members of the MIT community.

Fitness Reimbursement

Participants in both the MIT Medical and MIT Choice health plans are eligible to receive a health club reimbursement.

Furniture Exchange

The MIT Student Furniture Exchange (FX) – a service project of the MIT Women's League since 1958 – sells used furniture and household goods at bargain prices.

Home and Auto Insurance Discount

MIT offers discounts for eligible employees on home, property, auto, and other liability insurance through MetLife.

Library Privileges

In addition to being able to borrow materials from all MIT libraries, MIT staff are eligible for borrowing privileges at a number of Harvard College libraries.

MIT Federal Credit Union

As a member of the MIT community you are eligible to join the MIT Federal Credit Union.

MIT MyLife Services

MIT MyLife Services is a one-stop, free resource that provides MIT faculty, staff, postdocs and their families with 24/7 access to a network of experts who can help with life concerns.

MIT Optical

This full-service optical shop offers quality eyewear at a discount to members of the MIT community. Glasses out of alignment? Stop by for a quick fix—it's free!

MIT Press

MIT students, staff, faculty, and alumni are eligible for a 10% discount on all regularly priced MIT Press books and MIT Press apparel.

Movies on the Big Screen

The MIT Lecture Series Committee (LSC) runs the leading campus film series, screening 30 films per year that include everything from independent gems to classics to major releases. With snacks, discounted tickets, and lectures with writers and directors, this is the group for budding or longtime film buffs.

Restaurant Reviews

See recent restaurant reviews in the Tech. Good to know: Restaurant discounts are available at the Hyatt Cambridge, Marriott Cambridge (Champions) and the Le Meridien (Sidney’s) with presentation of MIT ID. Discounts range from 10-25%.

Travel and Hotel Discounts

MIT has many benefits for travel that can be utilized for personal use.


Using MIT's Drupal Cloud service, you can build an easy-to-update website for your department, lab or center, your club or organization, your research, or yourself. IS&T will host and maintain it for you for free.

Will Preparation

Members of the community enrolled in MIT Supplemental Life Insurance are eligible to receive free expert legal assistance in preparing their wills.

TechCASH Program

MIT TechCASH is the most convenient way to purchase goods and services across campus. All you need is your MIT ID Card to buy meals, books, coffee, and just about everything else you will need while at MIT. Employees fund their TechCASH account – via payroll deductions or as a debit account.

MIT is an ever-evolving and changing community and environment. If you are aware of other perks and discounts, please let us know so we can include them here.