The NSCAD U-Pass is a special student transit pass issued automatically by the Students' Union (SUNSCAD) to all full time students (9+ credits).  Part time students are not eligible to receive the U-Pass.  The pass is for 8 months (September to April); and a single month bus pass at a student rate is $64 when purchased from metro transit vendors.

The U-Pass allows eligible students to unlimited use of Metro Transit Buses, Ferry, and Access-A-Bus.  U-Passes are not valid for use of the Community Transit service. U-Passes shall be valid for Metro Link services with payment of the Metro Link fare premium each time Metro Link is used. The U-Pass will be valid from Sept-April and is available in the Student Union (SUNSCAD) Office.

The U-Pass is a mandatory fee for all full time students and will be automatically charged to the student's account if they meet full time status.  Full time students cannot opt out of this charge and a U-Pass is issued regardless of intended use.

•    The cost of the U-Pass for the 2013-2014 academic year is $143.89
•    The cost or a replacement U-Pass is $20.  (The cost of a replacement student ID is a separate $10 fee).  Replacement passes are issued through the SUNSCAD Office, open Mon, Tues 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and Wed  & Thurs 7:30 am to 3:00 pm.

If a full time student withdraws from study or drops to part time status after the beginning of the semester, the U-Pass charge is not refunded automatically - the student must make arrangements to have the charge reversed or credited to their student account.

** A student can receive a refund on the U-Pass only if they withdrew or dropped to part time status before September 28.  Students must also contact the SUNSCAD Resource Coordinator (902 494 8127) to return the U-Pass and obtain a clearance for refund.

Exchange Students

Exchange students are exempt from the U-Pass fee.  However an exchange student may opt into the U-Pass for the full amount.  A discounted rate is not available for students studying for only one semester.  To opt into the U-Pass, please visit the SUNSCAD Office.

For additional information, contact:
Tara Fleming
SUNSCAD Resource Coordinator
Phone: (902) 494-8127