The college monthly or semester/quarter pass is a great way to commute to participating San Diego colleges or universities without the parking hassles or car expenses! Plus, with MTS, you can make the most of your time when you let someone else do the driving. Text, tweet, study or sit back and enjoy the ride.
College passes are good for unlimited riding for the specified time on all regular local, urban and express MTS bus routes, MTS Rapid routes, MTS Trolley lines, North County Transit BREEZE routes and the SPRINTER. (Semester Pass requires supplement when riding Rapid Express routes and MTS Rural Bus routes. The Semester Pass provides discount on NCTD COASTER. Not valid for MTS Access or NCTD LIFT services.)
College Monthly Passes
Monthly college passes are available for $57.60 and can be purchased at the following schools with a valid college student picture ID:
- Art Institute of San Diego
- California College San Diego
- Coleman University
- Concorde College
- Grossmont College
ITT Technical Institute
- Montgomery Adult School
- National City Adult School
- National University
- San Diego City College
- San Diego Job Corps
- San Diego Mesa College
- San Diego Miramar College
- San Diego State University (SDSU)
- Southwestern College
- Thomas Jefferson School of Law
- United Education Institute (UEI)
- Urban Corps
San Diego City College, San Diego Mesa College and San Diego Miramar College will NOT sell monthly passes during the month of January.
Students must meet minimum credit requirement for their respective school to qualify. Limit one pass per student while supplies last. Student ID card required for purchase. No refunds, no exceptions. Pass is void if removed from ID card.
UC San Diego U-Pass
All UC San Diego undergraduate and graduate students now get unlimited access to most MTS bus routes, most NCTD bus routes, the Trolley and the SPRINTER! The unlimited rides are made possible by a student referendum that provides the payment of transit through student fees. Before riding, students must place a UC San Diego U-Pass sticker on their UC San Diego student ID card. Read more about the UC San Diego U-Pass and find out how and where to get your U-Pass sticker.
The college semester pass lets you ride as much as you want from the first day of class to the last day of finals. Plus, there are free bonus days before the term begins and after the term ends, so you keep riding at no additional cost!
Passes are available at these colleges and universities: SDSU, USD, City College, Cuyamaca College, Mesa, Miramar, Southwestern and Grossmont. Students must meet minimum credit requirement for their respective school to qualify.
Limit one pass per student while supplies last. Student ID card required for purchase. No refunds, no exceptions. Pass is void if removed from ID card.