Grant Guests Access
Visit the Grant Additional Access section of the Personalize menu to manage user access to your account. Guests will receive their own login and password.
Need additional funds?
Visit the Request Money section of the Personalize menu and let us send an email on your behalf to request additional funds to your account.
Schedule Low Balance Warnings
Visit the Low Balance Warning section of the Personalize menu to notify yourself or others when your balance is low.
Save time and schedule your deposits! Visit the Automatic Deposits section of the Personalize menu to configure automatic deposits.
Let us know how we are doing, we like to hear from our customers. Send along your ideas for changes or additions to the TechCASH program to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want to make a deposit without a convenience fee?
Visit the Card Services office to process a deposit that will be charged to your student account. Our location and hours are posted on the right side of this page.
Misplace your ID?
Use the Lost Card feature of our website to disable your TechCASH and building access privileges. You can also turn these features back on again if you find your card.
Where would you like to use TechCASH?
Let us know if you'd like to use TechCASH at a particular store or restaurant. We are always looking to make TechCASH more useful and convenient for our students.
To print on the new Pharos managed Athena printing program, you will need to use your MIT ID card. Each MIT student and employee is assigned a print quota of 3,000 pages to be used from July 1st through June 30 each year.
Current students (as determined by the Registrar's Office) may exceed their print quota without incurring additional fees.
Print quota balances can be viewed here on the TechCASH online account management website.
Shaws Gift Cards
Want to use TechCASH to purchase your groceries? The MITAC office provides Shaw's Gift cards at face value ($50 & $100).
Building 32 Lobby
TechCASH can now be used at Central Square Florists, located at 653 Massachusetts Avenue. Call 617-354-7553.
Terms and Conditions
Last Edit: August 15, 2018
Terms and Conditions of Use
The MIT TechCASH program is a feature of the MIT ID Card and is available to each MIT student, employee, or affiliate eligible to obtain a MIT ID Card. Use of the TechCASH program signifies acceptance of the following terms and conditions:
The TechCASH Flex program is a stored value account plan for MIT students, while other MIT community members can request different TechCASH plans. Purchases that would bring the account balance below zero are not allowed. The MIT ID Card and associated records are the property of MIT. Use of the TechCASH program may be revoked at any time. The MIT ID Card is the access device for TechCASH. The card must be presented at the time of purchase and shall be the only means of accessing the account holder's TechCASH funds. The account holder is responsible for observing the transaction amount charged to his or her account at the point and time of sale and the account holder is responsible for monitoring his/her account balance. The account holder is responsible for purchases made and debited to his/her account. Transactions are not always instantaneously deducted from an account due to system downtime or time periods when excessive transactions are being processed. Account holders are responsible for any negative balances accrued during these times. TechCASH Flex and Express account balances are carried over from semester to semester and year to year, while Dining Dollars funds must be used within the same academic year. MIT reserves the right to cancel any account not used for a 120-day period. Accounts closed due to inactivity, with a balance over $25.00, will have refund checks mailed to the account holder's permanent home address on file with MIT.
All TechCASH accounts of graduating students will be closed within twenty-one days of the degree date. Accounts with balances greater than $25.00 will automatically be refunded in the same manner they were funded or by check. Refund requests for Express accounts or for students not leaving MIT must be made in writing to email@example.com or to MIT TechCASH Office, 40 Ames Street, E17-106, Cambridge MA, 02139. Refunds of any funds deposited via a credit card will be issued as a credit to the original credit card where possible. If the refund cannot be issued back to the original credit card, the refund will be issued by check. No transfers to Student Accounts are allowed for funds originally deposited via credit card. Refunds of any funds deposited via Student Accounts will be issued back to the original Student Account if possible. If not, these funds will be refunded via check mailed to the account holder's permanent home address on file with MIT. Lost or stolen cards must be reported as soon as possible to help prevent unauthorized use. MIT ID Cards can be deactivated at anytime using the online account management feature (Student Link at http://techcash.mit.edu). All purchases made prior to account deactivation are the responsibility of the account holder. Replacements for lost cards can be obtained at the MIT Card Office for the current lost card fee. No cash refunds will be given from any merchant for purchases made using the TechCASH system. Credits will be made to TechCASH accounts within three (3) business days from the time the merchandise is returned to merchant. The on-line account management feature (Student Link) is provided by a third party, JSA Technologies Incorporated. Participants in the program understand that account information is shared with JSA to provide the Student Link feature. JSA is prohibited from using this data in any manner, except to provide the on-line account management program to the account holders. TechCASH cards that do not have a persons name and photo on the front are deemed gift cards. These cards will be deactivated one year from date of issue or last use. TechCASH transactions, including Athena printing are considered financial transactions and are retained for 7 years to assist with auditing.