Summer UPass

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Who is it for and how does it work?

Full-time students – those taking at least 9 credit hours during the summer semesters (May - August) enjoy the benefits of UPass automatically. The UPass fee is added to their student accounts along with their other fees and no additional action is needed. 

Some programs, who are not auto assessed by Student Accounts, have the opportunity to opt in to the Summer UPass program as per the criteria below:

Eligibility for Opt In:

Summer UPass program opt-in eligibility includes any of the Fall/Winter criteria listed on the Opt In page, as well as the additional programs and courses below:

  • Full-time programs for the winter semester extending past April 30, eligible programs:
    • Diploma in Dental Hygiene
    • DDS Qualifying Program
    • Doctor of Dental Surgery Program
    • Doctor of Medicine
    • Bachelor of Science (Pharmacy)
    • Doctor of Pharmacy (Years 1-4)
    • Master of Social Work (registered in any of the following SLWK 5002, 5004, 6415 or 7001 and having been registered in the preceding winter semester for spring/summer term 2024 only)

If you have questions about eligibility, please email

Summer UPass Important Dates:

Important notes:

  • Once you opt in to the Summer UPass program, you are not able to opt out.
  • Once you pick up your summer UPass, it cannot be returned for a refund unless you have had your full-time fees refunded in full.  
Questions or concerns?

Questions about eligibility or administration of the Summer UPass should be sent to

All other questions or concerns about the Summer UPass should be sent to