The 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 23, 2018 – 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 apply for one online, an option available to students attending one of the seven participating academic institutions, take advantage of STM’s photo sessions at schools or go to STM’s photo studio.
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 have a limited life span. For this reason, it is important to renew their card before its expiration date, indicated on its back.
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)
- Completed form
Getting the OPUS card online
Students attending one of seven participating academic institutions can obtain their photo OPUS card online, directly through their school’s portal. Participating schools are: Concordia University, McGill University, Université de Montréal, Polytechnique Montréal, École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS), UQAM and secondary school Louis-Riel. For conditions
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.
Reminder for students 26 years and over
Since September 2017, all full-time students attending an academic institutions recognized by the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur (MEES) are entitled to pay the student reduced fare. To do so, they must first obtain their photo OPUS card.
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