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Multipass Exemption Application


We will start accepting applications for Fall 2018 on July 9, 2018.  The application deadline for Fall 2018 will be September 14, 2018.

**For students studying in non-semester based programs, such as Trades programs, we accept applications on an ongoing basis. Your application deadline is the second Friday after the first day of your course(s).


  • Don’t forget to include all necessary supporting documents. Applications will be considered incomplete until we have all supporting documents.
  • Remember to check your provided KPU student email address for all communications regarding your application.
  • Exemptions are approved on a semester-by-semester (or study period) basis. Please remember that you will need to apply for exemption each semester (or study period).
  • If you plan on requesting for exemption in a given semester (or study period), DO NOT request/activate your U-Pass benefit for the semester (or study period). By activating the U-Pass benefit, you have committed yourself to the program for the entire semester (or study period) and we will not be able to approve your exemption. 
  • The number of exemptions that KPU can grant is limited contractually by Translink. Exemptions may not be granted to all eligible students in the event that exemption requests exceeds limits. Students are encouraged to apply as early as possible. 

For questions or information about Multipass Exemption Applications, please visit our FAQ page or email

All communication will be done through your provided KPU student email address. A copy of the completed form will be sent to you after you hit submit.

Exemption Reason (select one)

U-Pass from another institution (34A) - Students who hold a valid U-Pass BC from another post-secondary institution within Metro Vancouver. Note: UFV is located outside of Metro Vancouver and the transit pass from UFV does not meet the exemption eligibility criteria. Provide your KPU student ID, your other institution student ID and a copy of the front and back of your Compass Card. Note: It is a fraudulent action to apply for exemptions at both institutions.

Existing Transit Pass (34B) - Students who hold a valid, non-transferable Translink Transit Pass that is valid within Metro Vancouver for the duration of their study period. Provide your KPU student ID and a copy of the front and back of your Transit Pass.

Disability (34C) - Students who are permanently or temporarily disabled and whose physical or cognitive barriers cannot be accommodated using the U-Pass. Provide your KPU student ID and a note from your doctor describing the disability and the reasons you cannot use the MultiPass. A decision will be made with support from our Services for Students with Disabilities department.

Geographic Hardship (34D2) - Students living outside of Metro Vancouver or over 1500 metres from the nearest TransLink access point. Provide your KPU student ID and utility statement (bill) clearly showing your name and your residential address, which must correspond with your address on record at KPU. If the utility statement is not under your name, we will also accept copies of your driver's license or another bill, as long as your full name and residential address are clearly stated on the document. If your mailing address is different from your residential address, please email us at

Music Hardship (34D3) - Students required to carry very large instruments as part of their KPU program requirements. Provide KPU student ID and a letter from your KPU Music instructor confirming your music requirement.

Employment Vehicle (34D4) - Students required to insure and operate a vehicle insured for business use (e.g. ICBC rate class 007 or 027). Provide valid insurance papers for a vehicle that shows it is insured for business use and that you are the principal operator. We may request for a letter from your employer for confirmation of vehicle-use requirement.  

Exemption Request Period:

Please attach any required supporting documentation. Max file size: 5MB.
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  • Files must be less than 5 MB.
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Please attach any required supporting documentation. Max file size: 5MB.
More information
  • Files must be less than 5 MB.
  • Allowed file types: gif jpg png pdf doc docx.
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