Below, you’ll find some general information to help you become familiar with your Ventra U-Pass.

  • Your U-Pass provides unlimited rides on the CTA during your enrollment as a full-time student.
  • You will no longer need to obtain a new U-Pass every semester
  •  As long as you’re enrolled full-time in school, your U-Pass privileges will be loaded onto your card automatically
  • Add full fare passes and transit value to your Ventra U-Pass:
  • Use on the CTA when school is not in session or when you
  • Use on Pace year-round

Your U-Pass is good for five years, and your transit account will stay active when you’re not in school 


The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) restricts which students are eligible for the U-Pass. At Chicago-Kent, all day division students who are considered full-time qualify for the U-Pass program. (This is determined by your official division status, not by the number of credit hours you take in a particular semester.) We regret that evening division students and part-time day students are not eligible to receive U-Pass cards.

To receive a U-Pass, you must have a photo taken for your Chicago-Kent student ID card. Photos are taken during new student orientation and at the Registrar's Office on the second floor. 

There is no U-Pass waiver for Chicago-Kent students. The Chicago Transit Authority designed the U-Pass program not only as a way to offer a discount to full-time students but also to increase CTA ridership. Therefore, for a school to participate in the program, CTA requires that all full-time students at that school receive the U-Pass.


Each semester your U-Pass is activated from the first day of classes to the last day of final exams.


CTA sets the price for the U-Pass on an annual basis. If you qualify for the U-Pass, your account will automatically be billed this amount.

Lost or Stolen U-Pass

If you lose your U-Pass or it is stolen, please click here.  You will need to submit your information and then you will be directed to pay online.

Questions and contact info:

CTA Headquarters is located at 567 West Lake Street on the second floor (map). It is within walking distance of the law school, or can be reached by taking the Green Line to the Clinton Station.

CTA Headquarters is open Monday–Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

If you have questions about your U-Pass, contact Chicago-Kent’s Office of Student Affairs, or call the CTA U-Pass Hotline at 312.664.7200 extension 13088. Also go to