Apple's Volume Purchasing Program (VPP) for iOS apps enables participating Departments, Labs, and Centers (DLCs) to purchase iOS apps tax-free. There is a 50% discount for bulk orders of 20 or more copies of a single app. They are distributed via Apple Deployment Programs.
In order to participate in the Apple VPP, Departments, Labs and Centers (DLC) must designate an individual Program Administrator to place orders and distribute redemption codes to end users within the DLC.
How to obtain
Faculty and staff
Request apps from your department’s VPP Program Administrator, listed below.
- Your Program Administrator will receive one-time-use redemption codes for the requested apps and a purchase receipt from Apple to give to you.
- If your DLC does not have an Adminstrator, send a request to join the Apple VPP (below).
VPP Program Administrator
|Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab||Patrick McNealfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Aeronautics and Astronautics||Jacques Mathieuemail@example.com|
|Corporate Relations/Industrial Liaison Program||Scott Jensenfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dean for Student Life||Mark J. Reaganemail@example.com|
|Department of Facilities||Lisa Berard Carpenterfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Foreign Languages and Literatures||Andy McPhersonemail@example.com|
|Information Systems & Technology||Software Distributionfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space||Paul Hsiemail@example.com|
|Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research||Michael N. Moranfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Lab for Nuclear Science||Paul Acostaemail@example.com|
|Libraries||Olimpia Estela Caceres-Brownfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Lincoln Laboratory||Amy Miles Dionemail@example.com|
|Media Lab||Will Glesnesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Resource Development||Helen Roseemail@example.com|
|School of Architecture and Planning||Duncan Kincaidfirstname.lastname@example.org|
If your DLC does not have an Administrator listed above, you may request that your DLC join in the Apple VPP by contacting Software Distribution with the following information:
- Your name
- Your MIT email address
- Your DLC name
Once submitted, your request will be sent for review to your DLC's Administrative Officer.
We recommend that Program Administrators use an email list to request VPP iOS apps, rather than their own personal MIT email address.
Note: You cannot use an email address that is already associated with an existing Apple ID.
Contact Software Distribution with any questions.