UPass

U•Pass® Student Transit Program for Metro & Metrobus 

*Starting Tuesday, Sept. 6, you must visit the GWorld Card Office in the University Student Center to pick-up your U•Pass card.

The George Washington University has joined the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s (WMATA) U•Pass program, providing full-time students with unlimited use of Metrorail and Metrobus for a discounted, flat fee.

The fall 2022 U•Pass program will begin Saturday, August 20 and continues through Friday, December 23, 2022.  U•Pass is not an active program winter and summer breaks.

Metro charges GW $1 per day during the semester per enrolled student. Students pay a subsidized fee of $100 on their eBill and the university covers the rest of the cost of the U•Pass transportation program.

Undergraduate students enrolled in on-campus classes (eg: not study abroad or traditional online only programs) within the Columbian College of Arts & Sciences, Elliott School of International Affairs, GW’s Business School, Milken Institute School of Public Health and School of Engineering & Applied Science are included in this mandatory U•Pass public transit program. Eligible undergraduate students will automatically be assessed the subsidized mandatory student fee on their eBill each fall and spring enrolled. 

The following full-time students must pre-pay a $100 non-refundable student transportation fee via their student account prior to picking up a U•Pass card:

  • Undergraduate students in the School of Nursing, College of Professional Studies and School of Medicine & Health Sciences enrolled in 12 or more credits/semester.
  • Graduate, medical, doctoral and exchange students enrolled in 9 credits or more/semester.
  • Law students in the JD and LLM programs enrolled in 9 credits or more/semester.

If you are a graduate or professional student who has finished all of your class requirements and are in the process of completing your thesis, dissertation and/or lab research, you will need to work directly with your program director or advisor to apply for Full-Time Certification. If your program/school approves your request, you will be eligible to participate in U•Pass. You will then need to follow the below steps to add the U•Pass fee to your account. After applying the fee to your account, please visit the GWorld office to get your U•Pass card.

  1. Log-in to Banner/GWeb
  2. Select: Student Accounts and click on Student Account eBill
  3. Select: Make a Payment
  4. Select: Add U•Pass *You have an option to pay now by credit card or pay later.
  5. Make sure you save and submit. If successful, you will see a pop-up screen indicating payment.

 

Frequently Asked Questions and Helpful Links

Updates

GW Partners again with Metro’s U-Pass Program
August 22, 2022
For a $100 subsidized fee, eligible students will have unlimited access to the main source of public transportation in the D.C. region.

GW Students Taking Advantage of U-Pass Partnership
March 29, 2022
Discounted, flat fee on D.C.'s public transportation system allows students to get around the region for essential, leisurely and exploratory trips.

GW to Join Metro U•Pass Program
November 5, 2021
New Program offers unlimited rides on Metrorail and Metrobus for a discounted, flat fee for full-time students.