New England Students Eligible for Transit Assistance

NAA-New England students between the ages of 19-25 are now eligible for a Youth Pass from the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA). This product is designed to help provide affordable transit access for young people. In order to qualify, you must:

• Be enrolled at NAA
• Be born after November 1, 1991
• If you were born after November 1, 1991 but before November 1, 1998, you must also show that you are enrolled at NAA. A Proof of Enrollment Letter can be provided by NAA’s education services department to attach to your application.
• Live in a participating city or town (Currently Boston, Chelsea, Malden, or Somerville)

The Youth Pass is a card which holders can use at MBTA Fare Vending Machines or Retail Sales Terminals to purchase a reduced price LinkPass for $30 a month. Holders can also add stored value onto the card and ride the MBTA bus and subway system at the reduced fare rate. The Youth Pass does not provide a reduced fare for the Commuter Rail.

The Youth Pass card is distributed through municipal and community partners. In order to join the Youth Pass program, once a year young people will have to fill out an application and bring it along with required documentation to their city for verification. All Youth Pass cards expire on November 1st and require re-enrollment.