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Metro U-Pass

Metro U-Pass

The Associated Students Ticket Office will be taking preorders for the GradPass for CSUN students who graduated in Fall 2019 or Spring 2020. You may purchase the GradPass at a reduced price of $43 per month (regular price is $100 per month).

The preorder date will start on July 6, 2020. If you are interested in pre-ordering, please email

To qualify:

  • Must have graduated in the last year (Fall 2019 or Spring 2020).

  • Must have purchased the U-Pass for at least one semester in the past year (Fall 2019 or Spring 2020).

To apply:

  • Complete the GradPass Information form at **Note: Under the U-Pass TAP # section, put your current U-Pass Sticker #. If you are unable to accurately read your U-Pass Sticker #, please email with your name and CSUN email address and we will get back to you within 1-2 business days.

  • Email a screenshot of the confirmation page after completing the GradPass form to and include your phone number in the email.

    • We will contact you within 1-2 business days to process the transaction for the $2 GradPass TAP card and the $43 month pass.

    • After the transaction is completed, we will be mailing you the loaded GradPass and you should receive it within 7-10 business days.

To Load the GradPass:


  • Pay a one-time $2.00 fee for the GradPass TAP card. If the card is lost, damaged, or stolen, there is an additional $2 fee to replace the card each time.

  • The GradPass is only good for 12 consecutive months from the issuance date.

  • The GradPass is valid on local Metro Buses and Metro Subways.

Please continue to check our website for any updates. Thank you.

The Metro U-Pass is a reduced-fare transit pass, offering students unlimited rides to campus, work, shopping, or anywhere they choose on any of Metro's bus or rail lines.

Metro U-Pass is valid from December 30, 2019 to May 31, 2020.

The Metro U-Pass are offered to students at a subsidy price of $95 for Spring 2020. The U-Pass subsidy funding comes from Associated Students and Parking and Transportation.


CSUN undergraduate students enrolled in 6 or more units, or graduate students enrolled in 3 or more units are eligible to purchase a Metro U-Pass. You must have a CSUN student ID card.

How to Purchase or Renew

  • Online: The Metro U-Pass can be purchased/renewed directly through the myNorthridge student portal under the Financial Matters tab.

  • In Person: The Metro U-Pass can be purchased/renewed at the AS Ticket Office located in the University Student Union. AS Ticket Office hours are 10am to 6pm, Monday through Saturday.

All-Door Boarding for Metro Rapid 744 bus line at CSUN Transit Station

To help expedite boardings along the Rapid 744 bus line, Metro has installed two TAP validators at the CSUN Transit Station.

If you have valid fare on your TAP card or have a Metro U-Pass, you can tap before you board:

  • Tap your card on the TAP dial.
  • Wait for the “beep” sound and “GO” message.
  • Board through any door.

If you are paying with cash, you must board through the front door.

Important: Only tap a validator if you are riding the Metro Rapid 744 bus line at CSUN transit station. For all other lines, tap onboard at fareboxes.

Tap your card on Metro's Tap stations

Rider Notes

Metro U-Passes are valid on any Metro bus or rail line, but cannot be used to ride the buses or trains of any other transit agency (Metrolink, LADOT, DASH).

Effective March 1st, CSUN students will be able to use the U-Pass on the Big Blue Bus (BBB).

If a rider uses two or more transit agencies, the Metro EZ monthly transit pass may be a better option. See the AS Ticket Office for more information about the Metro EZ Pass.

Commuting for the first time? You will get useful tips on how to plan your trip, buy a pass and ride the Metro bus system at Metro's website.

For questions about the Metro U-Pass and other transit options, please contact:
Metro — (213) 922-7983
AS Ticket Office — (818) 677-2488