Updated August 17, 2021
IMPORTANT: Please note that there is NO U-Pass for the Fall 2021 term but is expected to return in Winter 2022 (TBD). An opt-out for the Fall 2021 is not required. Applications to opt-out for the Winter 2022 will be available during the opt-out period which begins on December 28, 2021 and will run until Jan 25, 2022. If your opt-out is successful the fees will be removed AFTER the final revision date but before the tuition deadline.
For any questions please contact email@example.com and include your name and student number.
NOTE: 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.
If you have been approved for an opt-out for the Fall term under category A (commute from a residence outside the City of Winnipeg), your opt-out is valid for the academic year and do not need to reapply for the Winter term. 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.
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.