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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 Administrators

VPP Program Administrator 
Email address
Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab Patrick McNeal
Aeronautics and Astronautics Jacques Mathieu
Alumni Hong Li
Corporate Relations/Industrial Liaison Program Scott Jensen
Dean for Student Life Mark J. Reagan
Department of Facilities Lisa Berard Carpenter
Economics Mark Leary
Foreign Languages and Literatures Andy McPherson
Information Systems & Technology Software Distribution
Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Paul Hsi
Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research Michael N. Moran
Lab for Nuclear Science Paul Acosta
Libraries Olimpia Estela Caceres-Brown
Lincoln Laboratory Amy Miles Dion
Media Lab Will Glesnes
MITIMCo Doug Olander
Museum Allan Doyle
Resource Development Helen Rose
School of Architecture and Planning Duncan Kincaid

Join the Apple VPP

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.