U-Pass FAQ

What is the U-Pass?

  • The U-Pass is a universal bus pass program where all full-time UW students pay a fee at the beginning of each term and receive an unlimited access bus pass for the Fall and Winter Term (September – April) at a subsidized rate.

How much is the U-Pass if reinstated?

  • $212 per term.

How much do I save?

  • Presently a 26% discount from the Post-Secondary Semester Pass. The U-Pass is structured as a 50% discount from the equivalent price of the cost of 4 Full Fare Monthly Bus Passes.

How long can I use the U-Pass for?

  • The U-Pass is active each Fall and Winter Term from September – December / January – April.

Who gets the U-Pass?

  • All full-time (9 credit hours or more in one term) UofW students will be automatically enrolled in the U-Pass program.

What if I don’t want the U-Pass?

  • Eligible students who use Transit Plus or live outside the city limits may choose to Opt-Out of the U-Pass. Otherwise, the U-Pass fee is mandatory for full-time UWinnipeg Students.

What happens with the Transit Subsidy? 

  • The status of the Transit Subsidy for the 2022-23 academic year has not yet been confirmed more info will follow over the Spring and Summer.

What if I’m a part-time student?

  • Part-time students are not eligible for the U-Pass program. However, part-time students will be able to purchase the post-secondary semester pass (presently $288/per term) or other post-secondary bus fare products.

What happens to the U-Pass if the majority of University of Winnipeg courses are not offered in-person to students?

  • The UWSA will have the option to temporarily suspend the U-Pass Program commencing at the beginning of the next full Fall Term or Winter Term that is to start. As a result, students at the UofW will not be required to pay any new fees for the U-Pass program, and students will not have access to the U-Pass.

Why are we voting for the U-Pass?

Student ratification is required in order to reinstate the U-Pass program and related fees.

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