Are you eligible to opt out of the UPass?
You may be eligible to opt out of the UPass in the following circumstances (deadlines apply):
|Your academic program requires that you be outside of the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) for at least 8 consecutive weeks in a semester.||Email from your department or faculty confirming where you will be and the dates of your studies, work or research.|
|You use the Access-a-Bus service or have a CNIB pass.||Proof of registration with Access-a-Bus, a copy of your CNIB pass, or an email from your advisor at Advising and Access Services.|
|You live in an area not served by Halifax Transit (including distance education students).||Proof of residence. Examples include a utility bill, lease or mortgage, or home or tenants insurance for your residence. The documentation must be in your name.|
|You have a medical concern that prevents you from taking transit.||Letter from your physician or an email from Advising and Access Services.|
|You dropped to part-time status.||No documentation required. Drop the applicable classes through DalOnline.|
|You withdrew from the university.||No documentation required. Drop your classes through DalOnline.|
You can NOT opt out of the UPass if:
- you choose to drive, bike or walk to campus
- you live on or near campus
- your schedule doesn’t allow you to take the bus
- Summer UPass only: you have picked up your UPass but have not received a complete refund of your full-time fees. There is no grace period for opting out once you have picked up your summer UPass if you initiallly opted in as a student on a placement, clinical, or co-op. Contact the UPass Administration Office if you need to opt out of the summer UPass under extraordinary circumstances.