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.

Automatic Deposits
Save time and schedule your deposits! Visit the Automatic Deposits section of the Personalize menu to configure automatic deposits.

Comments?
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 techcash@mit.edu.

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.

Athena Printing
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). Stata Center Building 32 Lobby Tues-Fri 11am-4pm (617) 253-7990

Need Flowers?
TechCASH can now be used at Central Square Florists, located at 653 Massachusetts Avenue. Call 617-354-7553.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions


What can we tell you about your card?



SpaceQ: Where can I use my card?

SpaceQ: What is a 'Student Rewards and Recognition' plan?

SpaceQ: My balance should be higher than what I saw at the cash register, what should I do?

SpaceQ: What is the procedure for adding TechCASH funds via the website?

SpaceQ: Are there any other ways for Students to add funds to their TechCASH accounts?

SpaceQ: How do I pay for the TechCASH funds that are added to my ID card?

SpaceQ: How do I log-in for guest access?




Q: Where can I use my card?

A: You can use your card anywhere you see the TechCASH program logo. Please click on the link to the left for all TechCASH locations.

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Q: What is a 'Student Rewards and Recognition' plan?

A: When students participate in surveys and contests, the organizers sometimes use TechCASH value for incentives/prizes. For accounting purposes we deposit these funds into a plan separate from the regular TechCASH plan. The TechCASH system will look at this plan first for purchases, and if there is not enough value in this plan, will automatically draw from the regular TechCASH plan.

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Q: My balance should be higher than what I saw at the cash register, what should I do?

A: First, check your account management page to see if you have more than one 'plan'. A plan is how we store funds within accounts. If you have multiple plans (like a rewards plan) then the registers only show the balance from the plan the purchase was made from.

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Q: What is the procedure for adding TechCASH funds via the website?

A: For Students: Go to http://techcash.mit.edu and choose "Quick Deposit" to the left of the screen. Your choices will be via a Credit Card deposit, or Student Account statement billing. Choose the tab at the top of the form and fill-in completely; you will receive a receipt back to your e-mail. The funds on your ID card will then be immediately accessible. For Friends & Family of the Student: Go to http://techcash.mit.edu and choose "Quick Deposit" to the left of the screen. You will choose the Credit Card deposit tab. Complete the information on the form and the funds will be immediately accessible. You will receive a credit card receipt back to your e-mail.

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Q: Are there any other ways for Students to add funds to their TechCASH accounts?

A: Yes. You may come to the TechCASH counter in the Card Services Office, W20-021, 8:30am-4:30pm, present your ID card, and the funds will be added via a card reader, and the bill will go directly to your Student Account statement. (MITPay)

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Q: How do I pay for the TechCASH funds that are added to my ID card?

A: The TechCASH Office, in Card Services W20-021, does not accept cash, checks or credit cards. When adding TechCASH to your ID card, in person or the web site, and billing Student Accounts, you may either wait for the transaction to be posted to your statement (MITpay) or you may go to Student Services, 11-120, and place the funds as a credit against your account.

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Q: How do I log-in for guest access?

A: When using the password that the student has given you, the username login is the e-mail address to where the password was sent. Do not use the student's MIT ID number or e-mail address.

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