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Summer 2023 Transit Subsidy

Summer 2023 Transit Subsidy Form

Summer 2023 Transit Subsidy

The AMS External Affairs Office offers hardship subsidies to students who are experiencing genuine financial hardship. 

If you’re working over the summer but not enrolled in any courses or enrolled in online courses during the summer(for which you have not been charged U-pass fees), the student U-Pass BC rates ($45.10/month) aren’t available to you. For some students, a regular Transit Pass is just too expensive ($102.55-$185.20), so the AMS is helping out. If a regular transit pass negatively impacts your finances, you might qualify for a Summer Transit subsidy. 

You may be eligible for this subsidy if you fulfill ALL the following requirements:

  • Minimum of 1 academic term of courses remaining after the Summer 2023 term
  • Enrolled in online courses who are not eligible for U-Pass or are not taking summer courses.
  • Submit proof of financial hardship through loan statements and/or scholarship
  • Submit proof of purchasing a monthly transit pass
  • Submit proof of work through contract and/or official work schedule
  • Submit proof of address within the Metro-Vancouver area in Summer 2023 term

You must apply on a monthly basis ahead of every month you are eligible for the subsidy:

  • August subsidy application period: July 25th – August 5th, 2023, has now been closed.

Terms and Conditions :

  • Once the final date for applications passes, the AMS External Office will review all applications and will rank each one according to the greatest financial need and those who have successfully met all the eligibility criteria.
  • Please note that we cannot help you with your personal questions about the type of document to upload to be accepted as proof in our email. We can only approve your application once we receive in through the portal.
  • As funding for these subsidies is limited, your ability to provide all the documents does not guarantee a subsidy.
  • Please note that due to overwhelming responses, the processing time of these applications will take longer than usual. Your patience is greatly appreciated. Please expect at least 14-21 business days after the application deadline to hear from our office.

Questions? Email