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U-PASS Opt-Out

COVID-19 & Winter 2021 classes - please read these changes for Winter 2021 U-PASS.

UBC Okanagan students are automatically assessed U-PASS fee.  Listed below are the eligibility criteria to be able to opt-out of the U-PASS.

Please note that due to the November 2015 U-PASS referendum passing, effective September 1, 2016 U-PASS fees are now $70 per Fall/Winter semester, less a 10% UBC Subsidy, which means a student will pay $63 per Fall and Winter semester.

Students must meet one of the following U-PASS opt-out eligibility criteria in order to have the U-PASS fee reversed (documentation will also be required).

  1. Student with a disability which requires use of alternative transportation
  2. Student with a valid BC Bus Pass or registered HandyDART user
  3. Student who does not reside within the Regional District of Central Okanagan
  4. Student studying only by distance education / GoGlobal program. 
    Please note web-oriented courses are not classified as distance education by the University and as such,
    web-oriented courses are assessed regular fees.
  5. Student taking only one course, and is only on-campus one day per week
  6. Student with a valid U-PASS from another post-secondary institution

To request a U-PASS opt-out form to be sent to you, or if you have any further questions, please e-mail u-pass@ubcsuo.ca or complete the online form here.   Please note that after you submit your U-PASS opt-out request form, we will respond with a confirmation e-mail.   Thank you for your patience while we process the opt-out requests.

Alternatively, for those students who can demonstrate financial hardship; have family obligations which limit the student; or live in area within the Central Okanagan Regional District where transit service is limited or not currently available, please see the Transportation Hardship Application Form. Please note that this subsidy is offered through UBC Okanagan, to assist students whom do not meet the opt-out eligibility criteria above.