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UMontréal students get u-pass

Students under 25 to save a dollar per semester

A U-Pass system will be implemented at Université de Montréal this coming fall. Despite a 2007 referendum where students endorsed the plan, it hasn’t been until now that funding has been secured from the Société de transport de Montréal and the university administration, the Montreal Gazette reported. The mandatory plan will see students pay $154 per semester, whether they use transit or not. For students under 25, this represents only a small savings. They are already eligible for reduced fares that cost $155 per semester. However, for those over 25, who are currently ineligible for student rates, the savings will be much higher, at a discount of $137 per term.

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