Before requesting an opt-out, check your Aurora fee statement to see if you have been charged for the U-Pass. If you have not been charged the U-Pass fee, you do not have to request an opt-out.
In order to successfully opt out, you must meet and be able to provide appropriate supporting documentation for one of the following criteria:
A) Commute from a residence outside the City of Winnipeg boundaries throughout the Term
B) Registered with the Canadian National Institute for the Blind
C) Employee of Winnipeg Transit
D) Participating in a co-operative work program for at least 60 days during the Term
E) Studying outside Canada for at least 60 days during the Term
F) Participating in an internship or conducting research outside the City of Winnipeg boundaries for at least 60 days during the Term
G) Hold a valid U-Pass from another Post-Secondary Institution within Winnipeg
H) A registered Handi-Transit user
All applications must include the required supporting documentation and be submitted in full by the deadline. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.
When you submit your application online, you will receive a response from the U-Pass Committee once they have reached their decision regarding your application. Please DO NOT contact UMSU about the status of your application, as we are unable to provide status updates. Approved applicants will have their U-Pass Fee removed before tuition is due; if you have already paid your tuition including this fee, you will see a credit on your account. Students not returning for a future term can speak to the University Cashier’s office once this credit appears.
The U-Pass fee is not removed from approved students’ accounts until after the course revision deadline in either Term, as students may alter their registration and eligibility for the U-Pass during this time. This means that if you are approved to opt out for the full year in September, you may still see the U-Pass fee on your Winter tuition until the Winter course revision deadline. If you decide to withdraw your opt-out application and pick up a U-Pass, you must send an email with your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.