Current Participants

American University U·Pass

University Pass Pilot Program Participant & Inaugural School

Starting in 2016, American University worked with Metro to provide their students with the U·Pass benefit for a flat fee, and was the first university in D.C. to offer the pass, which is customized with the AU logo. This mandatory student fee appears on the student bill for all full-time undergraduate, graduate, and law students. However, the fee will not be assessed for all full-time distance (online) learning, MetroAccess-eligible, and study-abroad students (for the semester they are abroad). For students with financial aid, the fee is included in the cost of attendance. AU's cost of attendance has not increased. Instead, the estimated cost of transportation has been adjusted to account for this program.

U·Pass is valid in Fall 2017: August 16 - December 29, 2017 and Spring 2018: January 5 - May 20, 2018.

For more information regarding the University Pass Program at AU, visit

Carnegie Mellon University Heinz College

Carnegie Mellon University Heinz College

At Carnegie Mellon University Heinz College, students have a valuable opportunity to take public policy courses while holding apprenticeships in Washington, D.C. Metro's U·Pass offers an affordable option to travel between classes, internships, jobs and other activities for about $1 per student per day.

"We are excited to welcome Carnegie Mellon to our successful U·Pass program," said Metro General Manager and Chief Executive Officer Paul J. Wiedefeld. "Students who are studying and working in the nation's capital deserve safe and affordable travel to help fulfill their ambitions and launch their careers."

"Our grad students - aspiring public interest leaders who are living, working and studying in D.C. this year - will benefit greatly from the opportunity to travel throughout the district using U·Pass," said Marie Farrell Coleman Executive Director, Heinz College.

Metro welcomes these schools joining the U-Pass program for the 2018 school year:

  • Boston University
  • Maxwell School of Syracuse University
  • Wake Forest University
  • University of Colorado-Boulder
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Carnegie Mellon University's Institute for Politics and Strategy
  • Calvin College
  • Lutheran College
  • Hope College
  • Ohio State University