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Any student taking nine (9) or more credit hours can opt-in to this voluntary benefit starting Monday August 15th – but they must pay a one- time, nonrefundable fee of $70 for Fall 2022 semester. The U-Pass will be deactivated if a student’s class   
       
Schedule falls below nine (9) credit hours.                 
     
Opt-In Process   
Students who would like to opt-in to the U-Pass program should log in to http://my.ccc.edu and fill out the U-Pass form under "Announcements." Then, they can choose how they would like to pay the $70 fee. Students may pay with cash or credit card, opt to use available financial aid, or request financial assistance. Review the Return Students or New Student information below for the next steps after opting in. Please note that payment must be secured to complete the opt-in process.        

 
Returning Students (Enrolled in 9 or more credit hours)                  
If you already have a Ventra U-Pass Card, are enrolled in a minimum of nine (9) credit hours and do not have a negative balance on your Ventra transit account, have paid the $70 fee, or requested financial assistance; the U-Pass function on your card will automatically activate on (the first day of Fall Term credit classes).                     
New Students (Enrolled in 9 credit hours)            
If you are a new student to the Ventra U-Pass program for Fall 2022, you must opt-in to the U-Pass program at  http://my.ccc.edu. After opt-in, students should refer to their home college below:         
       
Once you have opted-in via my.ccc.edu, your identity must be verified. Afterwards, a link will be released to the student to electronically submit the Ventra order form. There is a 7-day timeline for CTA processing and mailing of the card. Students will be contacted about card distribution once cards are shipped. Students should not go to the college otherwise. Please contact Student Affairs via Virtual Services at:  https://www.ccc.edu/VSS        
 

 
Below, you’ll find some general information to help you become familiar with your new Ventra U-Pass:                      
  • ​With the new Ventra card, you will no longer need to obtain a new U-Pass every semester.
  • Your U-Pass Card is valid for at least five years and your transit account will remain active when the semester is completed, BUT you must add funds to your U‐Pass to use it.
  • U‐Pass privileges are not valid on Pace buses or Metra trains. You must pay a full fare to ride Pace and Metra.
   
Using Your U-Pass Between Semesters                     
While your U-Pass allows free CTA rides during the semester, you will need to add funds to your Ventra account in order to use it when classes are not in session or if you are not full time.                         
One of the benefits of the Ventra Card is that you can continue to use it during the time between semesters, but in order to do so, you will need to add funds to your Ventra account. You can load transit value to your card:                
   
Rules and Conditions                     
U‐Pass is limited to exclusive use by the original full‐time student card owner. Your U‐Pass may not be shared. If any conditions are violated, the pass will be confiscated for up to one academic year without reimbursement, and a $50 card replacement will need to be paid for a replacement card.                                             

   
Lost, Damaged, or Stolen Cards               
If your pass is lost or stolen, you may request a new card through the Business Office at your home college. You must present your City Colleges ID and pay a $50 non-refundable replacement fee. If you have further questions, email the CTA at: cta-upass@transitchicago.com, call 1-888-YOUR-CTA, or visit the CTA U-PASS website.                                              
For more information, contact your college's Business Office or visit the CTA website.                      
       
CCC Ventra UPass Contact    

   
Daley College​   
  
  
  • ​Beverly Hicks, Student Activities Director, dac-studentactivities@ccc.edu   
  • Main Office: 773-838-7777    
  • Ventra hours:     Mon thru Thurs.     9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.    

  
Harold Washington College       
  • ​For new students only:  First, complete the Ventra opt-in form via my.ccc.edu. Then visit the ZOOM virtual office of Student Affairs at https://cccedu.zoom.us/my/hwc.student.serv​ to be verified and receive next steps. There is a 7-day timeline for CTA processing. Students will be contacted about card pickup when cards are received at the college.       
  • Business Hours    
  
Monday - Thursday    
          10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.       
          Friday          
          10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. ​ 
  
Kennedy-King College    
  
Malcolm X College  
The Office of Student Activities Ventra Card Contact Information:       
312-850-7478          
     
MXC Student Activities(1418) Ventra Office Hours:     
M-W    10:00am -4:00pm    
Th        12:00am-5:00pm      
Fri       10:00am-12:00pm     
  
Olive-Harvey College      
  
Truman College     
  
Wright College    
  
 

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    U-Pass Distribution Schedule
    Fall 2019

    Room 1401: Monday-Thursday from 9am-2pm    

         
    ***If you need assistance after 2pm or on Friday, please see the Director of Student Activities in Room 1301      

         
    For UPass card pick-up once you have ordered the card, please see the Cashier's Window, 1403G   
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