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Get My CTA U-Pass

City Colleges will offer a discounted U-Pass program for students enrolled in nine (9) or more credit hours. City Colleges has worked with the Chicago Transit Authority to be able to purchase passes on demand, making a revised U-Pass program possible.   
 
Any student taking nine (9) or more credit hours can opt-in to this voluntary benefit – but they must pay a one-time, nonrefundable fee of $70 for the semester. The U-Pass will be deactivated if a student’s class schedule falls below nine (9) credit hours.   
 
If you opt in to receive a U-Pass and pay the $70 non-refundable fee, the U-Pass function on your Ventra Card will activate on the first day of term credit classes.   
 
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 is valid for 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.       
  
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​.

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For more KKC campus information, contact your college's Business Office at (773) 602-5064 or the Dept. of Student Services, Remona Gavin, rgavin@ccc.edu , (773) 602-5081, or go towww.ccc.edu/VSS​ or visit the CTA website​
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Contact Information

Phone: 
(773) 602-5081
Fax: 
6343 South Halsted Street
Administration Building - Welcome Desk
Chicago, IL 60621
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    U-Pass Distribution Spring 2021

    Eligible students who choose to opt-in to the U-Pass program for the Spring 2021 semester should take the following steps:  


    1.    Log in to the student portal at my.ccc.edu with your City Colleges username and password.
    2.    Click on the Spring 2021 - U-Pass Opt-In Agreement in the “Announcements” section.
    3.    Choose the way you will be paying the $70 fee:
    ·       I will pay by credit card in the student portal
    ·       I will use my available Financial Aid
    ·       I need financial assistance to pay this fee
    Once the fee has been paid, returning students’ U-Passes will be activated on their first day of class.
     
    New students who opt-in (using the instructions above) will receive more information about picking up their U-Pass at their collegePlease remember, students going to campus to pick up their U-Pass must follow the health and safety guidelines that are in place, including completing the health screening at www.ccc.edu/healthcheck, wearing a mask, and complying with social distancing methods at the campus.
     
    Lost, Damaged or Stolen Cards  

    If your pass is lost or stolen, you may request a new card at your home college 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.