Skip to Content

College Life

You may qualify for a College/Vocational Reduced Fare TAP card!

Eligible applicants will receive a special TAP card and qualify for reduced-rate monthly passes. Proof of enrollment in 12 units or more is required.

Apply Today

See if your school is a U-Pass participant . You could qualify for even lower rate.

U-Pass Program

Metro launched a Universal College Student Transit Pass (U-Pass) Program in 2016 to streamline the process of purchasing college student discount transit passes . This reduced-fare transit pass offers students unlimited rides on Metro’s Rail and bus lines.  The list of participating schools is constantly growing so check back often for updates.

  • California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
  • California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA)
  • California State University, Northridge (CSUN)
  • California State University Long Beach (CSULB)
  • Compton Community College
  • El Camino Community College
  • Los Angeles Trade Technical College (LATTC)
  • Los Angeles Community College (LACC)
  • Los Angeles Mission College
  • Los Angeles Pierce College
  • Loyola Marymount University (LMU)
  • Pasadena City College (PCC)
  • Rio Hondo College
  • University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • University of Southern California (USC, Graduate Student Government)
  • City of Paramount (c/o Long Beach Transit)

Some key factors to the program include:

  • Sign up online through college website or in person on campus
  • Fee to participate is paid directly to college instead of to Metro
  • Computer chip sticker is placed directly on school ID instead of requiring separate photo TAP card
  • Pass is valid for whole semester, including breaks
  • Lower minimum units requirement allows for more part-time students to participate

Additional information on the U-Pass Program:

Administrators : If your school is interested in participating, please see the Administrator FAQ's

Students : If you’d like to help bring U-Pass to your school, fill out a short survey

The Source

Showing the latest posts relating to:Search Results for “College Life” – The Source

policy amp funding
The Metro 2018 year-in-review blog post
Posted by Steve Hymon on
As per usual around these parts, there were no shortage of happenings in 2018. Without further ado, below are some of the more notable nuggets from the past year as harvested by yours truly. If I ...
LIFE Program eligibility guidelines have been updated
Posted by Anna Chen on
The LIFE (Low Income Fare is Easy) program helps qualifying, low-income riders save on Metro 7-Day, 30-Day or EZ Passes with LIFE coupons. The discounts were made possible by the passage of the ...
More TAP updates going into effect July 15
Posted by Anna Chen on
ICYMI: starting July 15, transfers between most TAP-participating agencies will be exclusively on TAP, and Metro Day Pass sales will be discontinued on buses — you’ll be able to load ...
Share this page on
Close Search Window

Search, The Source, and El Pasajero