During March 2013, SFU students voted in a Student Society referendum in favour of continuing the U-Pass BC Program. As a result, the U-Pass BC fee for each term will be the following:
- 2013 Summer, 2013 Fall, 2014 Spring - $140
- 2014 Summer, 2014 Fall, 2015 Spring - $147
- 2015 Summer, 2015 Fall, 2016 Spring - $152
If you are enrolled in 2015 Spring courses and meet the requirements to be eligible for the U-Pass BC program, then the U-Pass BC term fee of $147 will be assessed to your SFU financial account.
U-PASS BC AND COMPASS CARD
When TransLink fully launches its Compass Card, the easy-to-use card will replace all of TransLink’s current passes and tickets, including U-Pass BC.
Compass Cards will be rolled out slowly over several months to post-secondary institutions, a few groups at a time. SFU and TransLink will provide students with more information when the Compass Card will be implemented at SFU.
What you need to know about Compass:
- For now, you can continue to get your U-Pass BC card the same way you always have
- TransLink will give you lots of information about how and when to acquire and link your standard adult Compass Card and how to load your U-Pass BC onto it closer to when Compass is rolled out to your school
- Once you get your Compass Card, use your SFU computing ID to login to the U-Pass BC Compass website after the 16th of each month to load your U-Pass BC in order to use transit for the next month
- To use conventional transit in Metro Vancouver, you’ll need use your Compass Card to tap in at the start of each trip and tap out at the end of each trip