Loyola University Chicago

CTA U-Pass

Opt-Out FAQ

All eligible students will be able to opt-out between the dates listed below. Please note: due to our contract with the CTA, we are unable to waive U-Pass fees after the waiver site has closed each term. 

Fall 2021 - The waiver site for Fall 2021 is now CLOSED. We cannot honor any further waiver requests for Fall 2021. No exceptions can be considered. All waivers requested are final and cannot be reversed. 

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.