Information for New Students and Parents


Welcome to the MIT community! Our students spend most of their time on campus—either in class, at one of the libraries, or enjoying one of the many available activities. The TechCASH program allows them to spend more time doing what they want by removing the need to carry or obtain cash. TechCASH is accepted all over campus as well as at select locations off campus. It can be used to access the MIT Dining meal programs, or to purchase text books, MIT apparel, and all types of food and convenience products, as well as dormitory laundry machines. Incoming freshmen will be able to activate their TechCASH account after August 1. To start using TechCASH, all that is needed is a deposit into the account. By using the online management feature, students can make a deposit with a credit card or by charging their student account. Parents can use the "Quick Deposit" feature, which is for credit cards only. Deposits are available to be used instantly, and additional funds can be added at any time!