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University Pass for College Students

The SEPTA Key University Pass Program offers colleges and universities the flexibility to electronically load Semester Passes to participating student's Key Cards. The SEPTA Key University Pass Program is open to all universities located in the SEPTA service region. To submit an application, click here.

Current program participants
University of Pennsylvania
Temple University
Drexel University
University of the Arts
University of the Sciences


Q: Can any college or university offer the University Pass?

A: Yes, this program is offered to any college or university that is served by SEPTA

Q: Can you tell me if my school offers the University Pass?

A: Current participating schools are listed on this page. If your school isn't listed, they are not part of the program

Q: What types of discounts are offered through the University Pass?

A: We offer a discounted monthly or semester-based pass (fall and spring). The pass is discounted approximately 10%. Universities are required to match SEPTA's 5% discount for a 10% discount for students

Q: How can I purchase a SEPTA Key Card?

A: A SEPTA Key Card can be purchased for $4.95 from a SEPTA Sales Office including outlying Regional Rail Station with a sales window Fare Kiosks at Stations and select Bus Loops, or SEPTA Key External Retail Locations. When you purchase your Key Card, you will need to put money on your account. Upload the minimum payment and not a monthly pass product. If you upload a monthly or a weekly pass, you will not be able to purchase one through the University Program.

Q: What do I do if my card is lost, stolen or damaged?

A: Registered Key Cards have balance protection. This means if the Card is ever lost, stolen or damaged, the fare or monies on the Card can be transferred onto a new Card. Hotlist your old Card, purchase a new Card, register it to your current Key Card account, and you can complete a Card-to-Card transfer.

Q: How many rides are allotted to the SEPTA Key University Pass?

A: This Card is good for up 960 rides that can be taken over the course of the semester

Q: Can I use my current registered Key card for this program?

A: Yes. If your card is registered and does not expire within the valid Semester dates, you can use your Key Card. Follow the instructions for copying your Card Reference ID and submitting your pass request.

Application & Program Guide

(The documents below must be completed by a representative of the university as part of the enrollment process. Click on the links below to download the PDF documents)

SEPTA Procedural Guide ComPass Program

SEPTA ComPass Agreement

SEPTA ComPass Application

SEPTA Procedural Guide Acknowledgement Form