Students can get reduced Metra fares with U-PASS+

Dear UIC students, faculty and staff,

University of Illinois Chicago and Metra are proud to announce the launch of a new pilot program, U-PASS+, which will offer reduced Metra fares to UIC students.

This first-of-its-kind initiative, led by Student Trustee Mohammed Haq in collaboration with Metra and UIC Student Affairs, will integrate a Metra reduced-fare program with the existing CTA U-PASS program. The CTA U-PASS will continue to operate as a standalone option alongside this new offering.

Beginning Fall 2024, UIC students who opt into the U-PASS program will have the option to add Metra, activating U-PASS+. This will allow unlimited rides across any line, providing UIC students with unprecedented access to the Chicagoland area and beyond.

Benefits of U-PASS+:

  • Avoid traffic with a streamlined commute
  • Explore destinations ranging from Chicago‚Äôs neighborhoods and suburbs to Kenosha, Wisconsin
  • Easily visit friends and family without the stress of driving
  • Reduce your carbon footprint

Plan your journey at

Fall U-PASS enrollment will begin during the third week of July.

Fall 2024 and Spring 2025 rates:
CTA U-PASS only: $163/semester
CTA U-PASS+ (includes Metra): $349/semester

Summer 2025:
CTA U-PASS only: $125/summer
CTA U-PASS+ (includes Metra): $275/summer


Robert R. Dixon
Interim Vice Chancellor and Vice Provost for Student Affairs

For more information, please contact:
UIC ID Center

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