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The U-Pass is a low-cost transit pass that lets full-time students at participating schools ride unlimited on all OC Transpo and STO routes for the academic term. The cost of the U-Pass is included in your student fees. You can get your card from your student association at the start of your full-time school term.

Benefits of the U-Pass

  • Accepted as full fare on all OC Transpo routes, including the O-Train Confederation and Trillium Lines, and on all STO routes
  • Valid on Para Transpo, but not in rural areas
  • The discounted cost of the U-Pass is included in your incidental student fees. As of Sept. 1 2022, U-Pass fees are $223.48 per term.

U-Pass validity period

U-Pass validity period
Regular U-Pass
for fall and winter students
Summer U-Pass
for spring and summer students
Sept. 1 to April 30 May 1 to Aug. 31


Full-time students (including graduate students) at participating schools:

Carleton University

University of Ottawa

Saint Paul University

Algonquin College

  • No age restriction
  • Open to Ontario and Quebec residents
  • If you live outside OC Transpo and STO’s service area while attending school, you can opt-out of the U-Pass

Contact your student association for full details.

Opting out

Students living outside of the City of Ottawa and in many rural villages and communities inside City borders may opt out of the U-Pass program and receive a refund. This includes communities such as Almonte, Carleton Place, Dunrobin, Carp, Osgoode, Russell, Metcalfe, Embrun, and Rockland. Also, Para Transpo users may opt out if they live in the Para Transpo rural zone.

Opt-out information by institution
Click on a school’s name to go to its U-Pass site
Contact info to discuss exemptions
Algonquin College Registrar’s Office
Carleton University Student Experience Office
In-person: 430 Tory Building
613-520-2600 ext. 8840
University of Ottawa

U-Pass Coordinator
In-person: 90U Residence,

90 University Private, Room 145

Saint Paul University Student Association Office