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Students who used their U-Pass BC in Jan. 2021 will automatically receive a U-Pass BC for Feb. 2021. No further action is necessary.

New students eligible for a Feb. U-Pass BC, can request their U-Pass BC by completing the Compass Contact form (please include your Compass Card number, the name of your school, and the last four digits of your student ID when submitting your request) or by calling 604.398.2042. 

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U-Pass BC

A U-Pass BC gives students access to bus, SeaBus and SkyTrain services within Metro Vancouver, as well as discounts on West Coast Express.

All eligible students pay for their U-Pass BC as part of their student fees. By having everyone contribute to the program, the cost per student is significantly lower.

Load your U-Pass BC onto your Compass Card

Link your card and request your U-Pass BC each month before you travel.

Through a partnership between the Province of British Columbia and TransLink, the U-Pass BC program is open to all public, post-secondary schools across Metro Vancouver. Participation is determined by student referendum at each eligible institution.


Ten post-secondary institutions in Metro Vancouver currently participate in the program:

  • University of British Columbia

  • Simon Fraser University

  • Capilano University

  • Langara College

  • Emily Carr University of Art & Design

  • Vancouver Community College

  • Douglas College

  • Kwantlen Polytechnic University

  • British Columbia Institute of Technology

  • Nicola Valley Institute of Technology

U-Pass FAQ

The objectives of the U-Pass BC Program are to:

  • Provide lower-cost travel for students

  • Encourage students to make transit part of their lifestyle by including travel with the U-Pass BC Program for entertainment, recreation, and other non-school related trips

  • Reduce single-occupancy vehicles, traffic congestion, and greenhouse gases

  • Begin to create a sustainable transit program that provides students with a low-cost transit fare and a level of transit service that meets this demand

  • Create a new U-Pass BC Code of Ethics that allows students to continue to enjoy the benefits of the U-Pass BC Program

Only public, post-secondary schools within the Metro Vancouver region, as determined by the Ministry of Advanced Education, are eligible to join the U-Pass BC Program in Metro Vancouver. Privately-funded, post-secondary schools are not eligible to join the U-Pass BC Program at this time.

No. A U-Pass BC loaded on a Compass Card is only valid on TransLink services in Metro Vancouver.

Normally, most students attending one of the participating, public post-secondary institutions are eligible for the Program. While eligibility criteria for the Program is established by the Province of British Columbia, a student’s eligibility is determined by each post-secondary institution based on that criteria. Please be advised that eligibility may be temporarily modified due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information on your eligibility status for the U-Pass BC Program, please contact your post-secondary institution U-Pass BC Program representative.

Overall, the benefit of a significantly-discounted transit pass provided through the Program is partly dependent on the ability of student associations to charge a mandatory fee to participate in the Program. Students approve their participation in the Program through a referendum held by their student association.

However, the Program does allow for a limited number of exemptions to be set by each post-secondary institution and their respective student association.

For more information on your eligibility for, or exemption from, the Program, please contact your post-secondary institution or student association U-Pass BC Program representative.

The monthly U-Pass BC fees for eligible students are set at:

  • $41.00 from Jan 1 2020 to Apr 30 2020

  • $42.50 from May 1 2020 to Apr 30 2021

  • $43.35 from May 1 2021 to Apr 30 2022

  • $44.20 from May 1 2022 to Apr 30 2023

  • $45.10 from May 1 2023 to Apr 30 2024

  • $46.00 from May 1 2024 to Apr 30 2025

U-Pass BC Fees are collected by your post-secondary institution as part of your student fees.

You will load your U-Pass BC onto an Adult Compass Card. Visit to learn more.

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