Posted on August 25, 2020

Revised U-Pass BC program to resume in September 2020


Following consultations with participating Lower Mainland post-secondary institutions, Students’ Union representatives, Translink, and the Province of B.C., a revised U-Pass BC program will resume on Sept. 1, 2020.

U-Pass BC criteria

The U-Pass program was created to assist students with transportation costs to and from their post-secondary institution. As such, under the terms of the U-Pass agreement, all U-Pass programs follow a set of non-negotiable criteria. Students cannot opt-in or opt-out of the U-Pass program. 

  • Students who are in distance-only (online) courses will not be eligible for the U-Pass. 
  • Students who are in classes that require regular on-campus activity (i.e. at least once a week on campus) are eligible and will be assessed U-Pass fees. 
  • Students who are in clinical or practicum placements are eligible for the U-Pass during the months of their placement. 

U-Pass fee reassessments

VCC will update all U-Pass fee assessments made prior to Sept. 1 to ensure any U-Pass fees match student eligibility. 

Learn more about how to access VCC student services remotely by visiting VCC's COVID-19 information site