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College Pass

College Pass is 50% off September – December

Times are tough. Metro Transit is making them easier by providing a 50% discount on all College Passes until the end of the year. For details, contact your College Pass distributor.

Get to campus and beyond with College Pass! 

Unlimited rides. One low price. 

Metro Transit opens up the Twin Cities to you in a way that fits your budget and lifestyle. Get to the concert or class, grocery store or game, museum or mall with any of these easy payment options:  

  • College Pass to ride all semester
  • Go-To Card rechargeable stored-value card for quick & easy fare payment
  • Mobile app to buy transit tickets on the go
  • Cash at a ticket machine or on the bus
  • Carpooling resources

How to use College Pass

Riding is easy and safe!

To pay your fare when you ride the bus or train, simply touch your College Pass to the Go-To logo on the reader next to the farebox or on station platforms. The reader will then display “Go” or “Transfer.”

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Please do this with every ride. Failure to do so could lead to a $180 fine or your pass may be deactivated. Cash at a ticket machine or on the bus.

College Pass cannot be used to pay fares on Metro Mobility or Transit Link. Please use Stored Value Go-To Cards when using these modes.

Ride with confidence

When riding, TEXT 612-900-0411* to report suspicious or threatening behavior or anything else we should know about so we can send help.

For all emergencies call 9-1-1.*

*Messaging and data rates apply; refer to your wireless plan for more details.

Want it? Tell your school

College Passes are sold at each school and expire at the end of each semester.


A College Pass costs $165 per semester, and are valid for these terms:

Spring: Jan. 1 - May 31
Fall: Aug. 15 - Dec. 31

A Summer Semester College Pass costs $85 and is valid between June 1 - Aug. 14. 

School administrator inquiries

Already have a College Pass?

Adding stored value

Add stored value to your College Pass online, at 612-373-3333, at Metro Transit service centers, at rail station ticket machines or at any Go-To Card retailer. Any stored value remaining at the end of a semester can be transferred to a new College Pass or to a Go-To Card.

Call 612-373-3333 for assistance. Do not add stored value to an expired card.

Registering your pass

Protect your investment! If your pass is registered and it is lost or stolen, you'll receive a replacement pass for $20. If your pass isn't registered, you'll have to buy a new one. Register your pass today.