The reduced cost of a U-Pass is made possible by the bulk purchasing power of our student body; therefore very few exemptions are possible from the U-Pass program.
A RRU Student who may opt out and qualify as an Exempted Student is a RRU Student that:
- has a demonstrated disability which has been verified by RRU and who, as a result or his or her disability, cannot use conventional public transit or handyDART,
- holds a Government of BC Bus Pass issued by the BC Government as verified by RRU, or
- is a University of Victoria ("UVic") or Camosun College ("Camosun") student and is a holder of a U-PASS Card through the appropriate student societies. It is intended that since such students pay their fees at UVic or Camosun, RRU will not assess a U-PASS fee upon presentation by the student of evidence that the U-PASS fee has already been paid via UVic or Camosun.
If you qualify for an exemption, please complete the Exemption Form and submit it along with accompanying documentation to the Library, C/O the Coordinator, Student Engagement. Exemptions granted are valid for up to one academic year (September 1 to August 31).
If you have already purchased an annual pass from BC Transit, you may return that pass to BC Transit for a pro-rated refund.