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A SAIT UPass gives full-time students unlimited access to Calgary Transit services during the Fall, Winter and Spring/Summer terms. Eligible students can access their UPass directly on their mobile devices through the My Fare app, available on Google Play (Android) or the App Store (iOS).

The UPass fee is charged per term and is included in tuition and fees for most full-time programs at SAIT.

Your pass is not transferable to another individual.

When is my UPass valid?

A new UPass is valid per term:

  • Fall term: Sept. 1 – Dec. 31
  • Winter term: Jan. 1 – April 30
  • Spring/Summer term: May 1 – Aug. 31

How do I get my UPass?

Click on the menu in the top right corner of the My Fare app, click on the 3 bars and then select Profile.

Click on the New Account and then click on Sign Up using Calgary MyID. When the myID sign up or sign in page pops up, scroll to the bottom and click on Create a myID account.

To sign up for a myID account, you will need to provide:

  • Your first name and last name (if you do not have a last name, enter your first name again in the last name field)
  • A valid SAIT student email address (@edu.sait.ca)
  • Create a username that you will remember
  • A secure password (passwords must be a minimum of 8 character in length, contain at least one lower case alphabet, one upper case alphabet and one numerical digit)

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Need to change the email address, username or password that is attached to your myID account?

Sign in to myID and click the Account button on the top right to open the Account settings page. Scroll down to the My Profile section and click the Edit Profile button.

Using a smartphone or tablet? You may need to click on the menu icon in the upper left corner of your screen to expand the menu options.

Retrieve the validation code from your SAIT student email (@edu.sait.ca), and enter it in the One time passcode box. Click the Submit button.

If you do not receive a validation code, please email myIDsupport@calgary.ca for assistance.

You will be logged in to the My Fare app and taken to your dashboard. Your account is now active.

  • Please wait 24 - 72 hours for your UPass to appear in the ticket wallet of the My Fare app
  • Only the UPass for the current term will appear

Calgary Transit pulls enrollment reports for myID accounts with SAIT student emails Monday - Friday for the first month of the term, weekly (each Wednesday) for the second month of the term. If you have not created your myID account after the first two months of the term the UPass will not appear in the ticket wallet of your My Fare app and you will need to contact upass@sait.ca.

Your UPass can be activated for use on the first day of each term.

How to use My Fare app

My Fare app and UPass mobile screen shots

Make sure you have your SAIT eCard to verify your status as a student if asked by transit. Select your Upass from your ticket wallet in the My Fare app, and click on Activate.

On the bus, tap your screen showing the activated pass and barcode against the onboard scanner or show it to the operator.

On the train, make sure you activate your UPass before you enter the fare-paid zone. Have it ready to show a Transit Peace Officer if requested.

My Fare users are allowed three device switches over six months.

My Fare FAQs

Requirements

  • You must have a valid SAIT email address (e.g. firstname.lastname@edu.sait.ca).
  • You must be enrolled full-time in the term (e.g. taking at least nine credit hours AND 15 consecutive weeks of classes).
  • You must be registered in classes and have paid your tuition and fees or have confirmed student loan funding to access your UPass each term.

If you’re eligible for a UPass, the fee is mandatory and charged per term as part of your tuition and fees for most full-time programs at SAIT. The charge will be seen on your student account through mySAIT once you register for classes.

Can you opt out of the UPass?

Eligible students can opt out of UPass when registration opens each semester. To be eligible for an exemption, you must enroll in nine credits or more per term, and all your courses are fully online.

Fee exemption requests can only be submitted during the application period for the appropriate term.

Review tuition and fees to submit your application before the appropriate deadline.

SAIT UPass exemption application

We are unable to accept applications after the deadline.

UPass FAQ

No. This mandatory fee pays for a service benefiting the majority of SAIT students. However, there is an exemption for eligible students.

No. The UPass is non-transferable — make sure you're familiar with Calgary Transit's conditions of use.

The pass holder is subject to a violation ticket and a fine for fraudulent use.

SAIT will be informed of any UPass violation for further action under our Student Code of Conduct AC.3.4.4.

UPasses acquired from sources other than SAIT will be subject to a non-academic misconduct investigation for all involved.

Calgary Transit security authorities will fine you.

If you drop to part-time status before the add/drop deadline, you will no longer be eligible for the UPass.

Your UPass will be deactivated in the My Fare app and show as expired, and the UPass fee will be refunded.

If you withdraw from SAIT at the withdrawal deadline, you'll continue to have access to the UPass for the remainder of the term.

Contact us

eCard Office

NN104 (main floor), Senator Burns Building, SAIT Main Campus

403.774.5296 upass@sait.ca

Monday - Friday: 8:30 am to 4 pm | Weekends and Holidays: CLOSED