U·Pass U Learn. U Work. U Play. U·Pass

Metro recognizes the Covid-19 pandemic has significantly impacted educational institutions; forcing many schools, colleges, and universities to continue with distance learning.  As a result, the U∙PASS® Program will be temporarily suspended for the Fall 2020 semester at all participating schools.  We look forward to resuming the program as soon as possible.

Please refer to a complete list of COVID-19 service changes, daily system updates and fare options.


Metro's University Pass program currently benefits several colleges and universities in the D.C. area, including Carnegie Mellon University Heinz College and more than 10,000 American University and Washington College of Law students by providing unlimited riding privileges on Metrobus and Metrorail at a substantially discounted price.

At about $1 per student per day, Metro's U·Pass offers an affordable transportation option for students to travel throughout the region for classes, internships, jobs and other activities.

In just the first year, U·Pass provided AU students with more than 1.5 million Metro rides.

The U·Pass program is available to any accredited college or university in the WMATA service area. Metro staff is engaging school stakeholders throughout the region, and the decision to participate is made by each university community.