Loyola University Chicago

CTA U-Pass

Opt-Out FAQ

Due to our limited on-campus student experience this year, the CTA has granted Loyola University Chicago the ability to offer an opt-out option for students who wish to waive their U-Pass fee. This option will be evaluated each term by the CTA and updated below as soon as information becomes available. Any student may opt-out of the U-Pass fee during the time frame listed below for their respective program's semester/quarter. For any questions on the opt-out process, please visit our page.

Fall 2022

The waiver site for fall term 2022 is open through Monday, 9/12. To opt out, click here.

Military or Paratransit Pass

If you have a military service or paratransit pass through the CTA, you may be eligible to have your U-Pass fee waived. If you have either pass, email upass@luc.edu to find out about a waiver. 




Check your LOCUS account. The CTA U-Pass credit/waiver will appear on your student account the 1-2 days after you complete the waiver form. This waiver will reduce the amount owed: it will either remove the CTA U-Pass fee or ensure the fee is not applied to your account for your respective semester/quarter. It will NOT appear as a cash refund.

Yes! Your U-Pass will be activated in later semesters/quarters, so keep your card to avoid paying the $50 replacement fee for a new one.

Your U-Pass can also always be used as a regular full-fare Ventra card when the U-Pass portion of the card is not activated. This means you can always use the card using your own funds in semesters/quarters where you do not have an active U-Pass.


Unfortunately once a waiver has been processed, we are unable to reverse it. You may still use your U-Pass as a full-fare card in the meantime until the next semester/quarter begins. To add funds, visit a CTA kiosk, located in any CTA train station, download the Ventra app, or visit www.ventrachicago.com.

Unfortunately, no. The next term you are eligible and active, a replacement card will be ordered for you. In the meantime, you can purchase a temporary card at any CTA kiosk.