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U-Pass Opt-Outs are now CLOSED for the Fall 2018. If you have already submitted an application, please check your email including spam/junk mail folders for confirmation your application was received; you will receive a second email from the U-Pass Committee with their decision in the next couple of weeks.

U-Pass opt-outs for Fall 2018 will open September 1. The deadline to opt out of the U-Pass for Fall is 4:00pm September 20th, 2018. 

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 u-pass@umsu.ca.

Documentation Requirements

A) Commute to campus from a residence outside the City of Winnipeg boundaries

Upload two (2) current documents as proof of residence with matching name and address.

Document 1 – ONE of the following:

-Valid driver’s license

-Motor vehicle registration

-Enhanced identification card

Document 2 – ONE of the following:

-Tenancy agreement

-Statement or bill issued within the past thirty (30) days (e.g. utilities, mobile phone, bank/credit card statement) *Note: The second document must be from a different source than the primary document – MPI bills, statements, or letters will not be accepted as the second document. MB Health cards are not accepted. Online statements are accepted as long as they have your name, address, and a valid date.

B) Registered with the Canadian National Institute for the Blind

Upload an image of your CNIB card.

C) Employee of Winnipeg Transit

Upload written confirmation of your employment on official letterhead.

D) Participating in a co-operative work program for at least sixty (60) days this Term

Upload written confirmation on official letterhead from your co-operative work program, clearly indicating start and end dates, AND a copy of your Aurora fee statement showing co-op fees. *Note: Letters from employers will not be accepted.

E) Studying outside of Canada for at least sixty (60) days this Term

Upload written confirmation on official letterhead from your program, clearly indicating start and end dates and location.

F) Participating in an internship or conducting research outside the City of Winnipeg boundaries for at least sixty (60) days this term, as part of a program of studies according to the University’s records

Upload written confirmation on official letterhead from your program, clearly indicating start and end dates and location.

G) Hold a valid U-Pass from another Post-Secondary Institution located within Winnipeg

Upload a copy of your fee assessment from the other institution clearly showing the U-Pass fee, and provide the serial number of your U-Pass.

H) Handi-Transit user

Upload an image of your Handi-Transit card.