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

The Universal College Student Transit Pass (U-Pass) Program was launched in 2016 for Colleges, Universities and Trade Schools to increase college transit ridership and create a new generation of transit riders. This reduced-fare transit pass offers students unlimited rides on Metro’s rail/bus lines and other transit agencies.

U-Pass Partners

CSUN Logo CalState LA Logo CSULB logo CalTech logo
Compton Community College El Camino College Rio Hondo College Pierce College JobCorps
Pasadena City College LMU

Transit Partners

Long Beach Transit Pasadena Transit
Big Blue Bus GTrans

Key factors of the U-Pass program include:

  • Streamlining online registration process
  • TAP chip RFID stickers applied to student IDs
  • Passes available on campus and ready to use
  • No minimum unit requirement
  • School only billed for actual boardings @ $0.75 each
  • Reimbursement agreements with multiple transit agencies in LA County
  • Nineteen 19) participating community colleges, universities, and trade schools participating, with more on the way.

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 ...
Close Search Window

Search, The Source, and El Pasajero