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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, DLCs 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 emails for requesting apps

Email address
Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab
Aeronautics and Astronautics
Dean for Student Life
Department of Urban Studies and Planning
Disability and Access Services
Foreign Languages and Literatures
Information Systems & Technology
Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space
Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research
Lab for Nuclear Science
Lincoln Laboratory
Media Lab
Resource Development

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.