The NAIT Students’ Association would like to inform students that the U-Pass for the Fall 2020 Term has been suspended. Unfortunately, there will be no Fall 2020 Term U-Pass for post-secondary students in Edmonton. During this period, if you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us directly at email@example.com or 780.491.3966.
At this time, we are working very closely with the City of Edmonton regarding the Winter 2021 U-Pass program. We believe there will be a Winter 2021 Term U-Pass; however, the exemption form for eligible students for Winter 2021 is not open for submissions yet.
We will keep you posted and ensure that all up to date information regarding U-Pass will be available on our website. We are here for you and we thank you for your understanding.
The U-Pass is a mandatory fee for all students enrolled in a single credit course at NAIT.
Students that are NOT eligible for U-Pass:
– Students who take all of their classes 100% online (Note: this means there is no on-campus component, including exams and presentations)
– Non-credit students (For example: ESL, Continuing Education)
– Students whose courses begin after the opt-out deadline.
– Fall 2020: September 25, 2020 – There is NO Fall 2020 Term U-Pass
– Winter 2021: January 29, 2021
All qualified students are automatically charged a U-Pass fee for the Winter 2021 term.
The U-Pass is a sticker placed on your valid One Card at the beginning of each term (for up to date information on the One Card, please visit www.nait.ca/one).
Once you have a valid One Card, the U-Pass can be obtained from various locations, please see Fall U-Pass schedule below.
U-Pass Winter Distribution Dates
U-Pass is not offered during the SPRING and SUMMER semesters. Please note, that the Fall 2020 U-Pass has been suspended. If you would like access to public transit your best bet would be to look into getting a post-secondary monthly pass.
How much does the U-Pass cost?
For the 2020-2021 school year, the U-Pass will cost $180.00 for the Winter term. The U-Pass fee is charged alongside your tuition, so you pay for it when you pay your NAIT account balance.
U-Pass is NOT offered during the SPRING or SUMMER semesters.
What if my sticker is damaged or begins to fall off during the term?
What if I lose my NAIT One Card with my U-Pass?
1) To replace your One Card, you must pay a $25 replacement fee at the One at NAIT office (South Lobby O112) and the staff there will print you a new card. For the most up-to-date information on the One Card, please visit www.nait.ca/one.
2) Bring your new One Card to NAITSA Room O-108.
3)The U-Pass replacement fee is pro-rated for each month.
March: $ 90
Please Note: It is a chargeable offence to sell or give your U-Pass sticker away.
Will I still be able to claim the Federal Tax Credit?
Federal tax deduction for transit is only allowed up to June 30, 2017 and has been permanently ceased by the government after that date.
Is U-Pass mandatory?
U-Pass applies to everyone taking even a single credit course at NAIT, regardless of whether they are part-time or full-time.
For students who are affected, the U-Pass is a mandatory fee even if the student drives or lives outside of the service area.
Apprenticeship students, students who take all of their classes 100% online (meaning they will never need to come to campus for any reason, such as an exam), and students whose courses do not begin until after the first month of classes are exempt from the program and will not be charged the U-Pass fee.
What if I reside outside the service area?
If I withdraw from NAIT, do I still have to pay for U-Pass?
I thought I was Continuing Education. Why am I paying for U-Pass?
How was the U-Pass decision made?
Transit Service and LRT
Transit service levels to NAIT continue to be a concern, especially at the Souch and Patricia campuses. NAITSA will continue to press the City of Edmonton for greater transit funding and better service to NAIT campuses.
The U-Pass provides you unlimited access to regular service in the following cities:
Edmonton (including the LRT):