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“Buy 3 Months, Get One 1 Month Free” Promotion Headlines Variety of Plans Offered with Participating New Jersey Colleges and Universities

August 17, 2023

NEWARK, NJ – Students heading back to class this fall semester on NJ TRANSIT’s bus, rail, or light rail systems can enjoy as much as a 60-percent saving on fares with the continuation of the popular Student Pass discount program.

The Student Pass, in partnership with participating regional colleges and universities, offers full-time students a 25-percent discount off an already-discounted monthly rail, bus, or light rail pass when they buy it via the NJ TRANSIT mobile app for commuting to and from a qualifying school.

“This program is a great way to offer students an affordable option to get to class while encouraging them to be environmentally friendly by using NJ TRANSIT,” said New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner and NJ TRANSIT Board Chair Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti. 

“By offering substantial savings and convenient options, NJ TRANSIT is not only supporting New Jersey’s students, but also attracting new customers and fostering a new generation of transit users,” said NJ TRANSIT President & CEO Kevin S. Corbett.

In addition to the 25-percent Student Pass discount, NJ TRANSIT will also welcome back students with the continuation of its Buy 3 Months, Get 1 Month Free promotion. To qualify, a student at a partner college or university must buy a student monthly pass via the NJ TRANSIT mobile app for three consecutive months: September, October, and November of 2023. They will then receive a December pass in their account for free!

For a student to be eligible, a school must offer Student Pass registration via their website and verify a student’s eligibility each semester. Once verified, Student Pass will appear each month as a ticket option during NJ TRANSIT’s usual monthly pass purchase period, beginning on the 19th of the preceding month through the 10th of the travel month.

After the third qualifying purchase, a monthly pass good for the month of December 2023 will appear during the December monthly pass purchase window. The free month’s pass will be equal to the lowest-priced purchase made in the previous three months and is valid for December 2023 use only. The free December 2023 pass is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Through this promotion, students can save more than 60-percent off transportation to campus during the Fall 2023 semester (September – December) when compared to purchasing one-way transportation.

NJ TRANSIT also offers other flexible options for college students traveling to campus:

  • FLEXPASS – College students needing more flexibility in their commute may choose FLEXPASS as their best option. FLEXPASS offers customers 20 one-way trips at a 20 percent discount off full-fare tickets. Learn more at

  • Student Tickets – College students attending NJ TRANSIT-accredited post-secondary schools, colleges, and universities can complete an application to purchase a rail monthly pass at a 25-percent discount from rail ticket offices. Applications must be verified by the respective school/college. This offer is available only for a rail pass.

For a list of participating colleges and universities and information on how your school can participate, please visit


NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 925,000 weekday trips on 253 bus routes, three light rail lines, 12 commuter rail lines and through Access Link paratransit service. It is the third largest transit system in the country with 166 rail stations, 62 light rail stations and more than 19,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.