Students: Time for you to get your student OPUS card and save 40% each month
With the fall school term about to get underway, STM wants to remind full-time students that it is time for them to apply for their student OPUS card, as it allows them to save 40% on the monthly adult fare.
Montréal, August 21, 2017 – With the fall school term about to get underway, STM wants to remind full-time students that it is time for them to apply for their student OPUS card, as it allows them to save 40% on the monthly adult fare. To get their card, students can take advantage of STM’s photo sessions at schools, go to STM’s photo studio or apply for one online, an option available to students attending one of the four participating universities.
By quickly applying for a new card or renewing their card, students make it easier for themselves and save themselves the time and trouble of waiting in line at the last minute. The cards are good for one year, until October 31 of the next year after purchase. For this reason, it is important to renew their card each year.
New – Students 26 years and over
All full-time students attending an academic institutions recognized by the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur (MEES) will be entitled to pay the student reduced fare starting on September 1, regardless of their age, in time for the fall 2017 school term. But to do so, they must first obtain their photo OPUS card.
Reduced fare requirements
To obtain a student OPUS card, students must have these items on hand when applying:
- Cash ($14 for photo as school, $15 at the photo studio)
- Proof of full-time student status
STM photo sessions at academic institutions
An STM photographer will soon begin a tour of high schools, cegeps and universities on the island of Montréal to allow students to have their photo taken and apply for their card directly at their school. To find out when a photo session is scheduled, simply go to STM’s website.
Students can also apply for their student reduced fare OPUS card by going to the STM photo studio, located at 1717 rue Berri, open Monday to Friday, from 11:30 am to 6 pm, and Saturday and Sunday, from 10:30 am to 5 pm.
Some university students can get their OPUS card online
Students attending four of Montréal’s universities can obtain their photo OPUS card online, directly through their academic institution’s intranet portal. Participating universities include Condordia, McGill, UdeM (with the exception of HEC and Polytechnique Montréal), and École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS). For conditions, go to: http://www.stm.info/fr/presse/nouvelles/2017/renouvellement-de-la-carte-opus-avec-photo---maintenant-4-universites-en-ligne