The CTA U-Pass program provides greatly reduced rides for students and requires that all eligible students participate in the program. All eligible students are automatically enrolled in the program and are responsible for picking up the UPASS and paying the CTA fee. Eligibility is determined based on your academic program, credit hours and course locations as it appears on your registration.
You meet the academic program requirement if you are enrolled in a degree program at DePaul
You meet the credit hour requirement if :
You are an undergraduate student in any college enrolled in 12 or more credit hours
You are a Law student enrolled in 9 or more credit hours
You are a graduate student in any program enrolled in 8 or more credit hours (except music)
You are a Music graduate enrolled in 6 or more credit hours
You meet the Course Location requirement if at least one course is listed as:
Regular lecture in the Loop, Lincoln Park, O'Hare or Off-campus
Students taking courses EXCLUSIVELY online, in suburban campuses (Except O’hare), enrolled in non-degree programs or studying abroad are not eligible to receive a CTA U-PASS.
Students registered with DePaul’s Center for Students with Disabilities can request to be removed from the CTA U-PASS program. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
DePaul students who meet the requirements based on course registration will see a CTA Fee on their tuition account. Students are responsible for this fee regardless of benefit use or card pick-up. A CTA fee can be removed ONLY when a student’s eligibility has changed on or before the last day to drop courses. Fee administration and removal is an automated process based on registration. The CTA UPass is based on a CTA rate of $0.81 per day plus DePaul's administration fee of approximately 2.79%.