Fall 2023 U-PASS

Dear UIC students, faculty and staff:

The Fall 2023 CTA U-PASS program has a new process. Starting this fall, all opt-in or opt-out statuses will be reset to opt-out each fall. The fall status will carry over for spring (and summer if applicable). If you do not wish to utilize the U-PASS benefit, there is no action to take.

For Fall 2023, the CTA U-PASS is available for any student (undergraduate/professional/graduate) taking six or more credit hours.

  • Fall U-PASS will be active from Aug. 16–Dec. 13.
  • The deadline to opt in for the Fall 2023 U-PASS is Sept. 10 at 11:59 p.m.
  • After Sept. 10, the status cannot change for the duration of the fall session. No exceptions can be made for missing the deadline.
  • Students who drop below six credit hours prior to the add/drop deadline will have their U-PASS deactivated.
  • Students who opt in but are not registered with the required minimum of credit hours will not be eligible and will not be assessed the fee.
  • The fee for the Fall 2023 U-PASS is $163 for most students (College of Medicine is $175).

We encourage all students to review their current status to confirm it is set accordingly. For students with existing U-PASS cards, the standard policies on lost/replacement cards will still be enforced.


Rob Dixon
Interim Vice Chancellor and Vice Provost for Student Affairs

For more information, please contact:
UIC ID Center

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