CTA Upass Program Information

CTA U-Pass Program. Chicago-Kent is a participant in the Chicago Transit Authority's U-Pass program. All full-time J.D. students (determined by your official division status, not by the number of credit hours you take in a particular semester) are enrolled in the U-Pass program. Your current Ventra U-Pass card will be activated to work from Monday, August 23 (the first day of regular classes) through Friday, December 20 (the last day of exams). The mandatory fee of $145 for the Fall semester will be billed to your student account.

Students may choose to OPT OUT of the UPASS program for the semester by completing the Fall 2021 opt-out form by September 4, 2021. The form must be completed by this deadline to ensure your student account will not be billed the UPass fee.

The U-Pass is a discount fare card allowing unlimited rides on all CTA buses and trains.). The CTA uses the Ventra card, which you will keep until you graduate. The cards require activation; instructions will be provided when you pick up your card. You will also be able to use the card during breaks from school by adding money to the card. Due to restrictions imposed by the CTA, the program is not currently available to evening students or part-time day students. For more details, visit the CTA's U-Pass web site.

Last Updated: 
Aug 29, 2021