Applications for the UWSA Transit Subsidy Program now Open!

Starting today, UWinnipeg students who purchase a Post-Secondary Semester Pass can apply for the UWSA Transit Subsidy Program! Please find details of the program and application process below:

Name: UWSA Transit Subsidy – Fall 2020

Description: The UWSA Transit Subsidy is provided to full-time University of Winnipeg undergraduate or graduate students who purchase a Post-Secondary Semester Bus Pass in the month of September 2020. This subsidy is available for the Fall 2020 term only and is provided by the UWSA in partnership with the University of Winnipeg to help UWSA members with the cost of local transportation, in the absence of the U-Pass.

Eligibility: All full-time UWinnipeg students, who are taking nine or more credit hours in one term, can apply for the subsidy. This subsidy is not open to English Language Program (ELP) or Professional Applied and Continuing Education (PACE) students.

This subsidy is only available on purchase of the Semester Post-Secondary Pass worth $278. Monthly and Weekly Post-Secondary Pass owners cannot apply for this subsidy.

Application requirements: Applicants will be asked to provide proof of purchase (i.e., upload a copy of their semester pass receipt) and must also demonstrate financial need through the University of Winnipeg’s online award application.

Subsidy amount: $78 per student. This subsidy will cover the cost difference ($78) between a Post-Secondary Semester Pass and the U-Pass.

Total funds available: $50,000

Application period: September 1- October 31, 2020

Funds disbursed: mid/late-November 2020

How to apply: Please follow the below steps to apply:

  • Log in to UWinnipeg’s online award application using your UWinnipeg webmail ID and password.
  • Complete the General Application for Awards.
  • If you meet the criteria (financial need and full-time undergraduate or graduate student status), you will see the UWSA Transit Subsidy in the list of Recommended Opportunities. 
  • You must then apply directly for the subsidy by uploading an image of their semester pass receipt.

 

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