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Get My CTA U-Pass

                   
Any student taking six (6) or more credit hours can opt-in to this voluntary benefit – but they must pay a one- time, nonrefundable fee of $35 for Summer 2022 semester. The U-Pass will be deactivated if a student’s class
    
schedule falls below six (6) 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 $35 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 6 or more credit hours)               

    
If you already have a Ventra U-Pass Card, are enrolled in a minimum of six (6) credit hours and do not have a negative balance on your Ventra transit account, have paid the $35 fee, or requested financial assistance; the U-Pass function on your card will automatically activate on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 (the first day of Summer Term credit classes).                   
   
   

New Students (Enrolled in 6 credit hours)         

If you are a new student to the Ventra U-Pass program for Summer 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​                  
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CCC Ventra UPass Contact  ​

    
  • Daley    

    • ​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     

    • ​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    

  • Malcolm X    

The Office of Student Activities Ventra Card Contact Information:     
312-850-7478        
   
MXC Student Activities Ventra Office Hours:    

  
Mon-Wed   10:00am -4:00pm  
Thurs         12:00am-5:00pm    
Fri               10:00am - 12:00pm    
 

  • Olive-Harvey    

  • Truman    

  • Wright    

 
 

    
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    ​U-Pass Distribution Schedule

        

    In light of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the application process must be conducted virtually via the Zoom virtual office at:     

          

    https://cccedu.zoom.us/my/hwc.student.serv 
       
      

    Note: You must be a CCC student enrolled in 9 credit hours (minimum) to be eligible for a CTA/Ventra U-PASS.       

          

    Once the student has opted-in via my.ccc.edu, they must be verified in the virtual office of Student Affairs at https://cccedu.zoom.us/my/hwc.student.serv . There is a 7-day timeline for CTA processing. Students will be contacted about card distribution once cards are received at the college.   

     
          
    Business Hours   

      
    Monday - Thursday  ​ 
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm   

     
    Friday     
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm