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Starting in February, the Popular “Buy 3 Months, Get 1 Month Free” Student Pass Promotion Returns For Full-Time and Eligible Part-Time College Students

January 17, 2024

NEWARK, NJStudents heading back to class for the spring 2024 semester via NJ TRANSIT’s bus, rail or light rail systems can save money through the return of the “Buy 3 Months, Get 1 Month Free” Student Pass promotion. This special promotion offer is in addition to the cost-saving program, which provides a 25-percent discount off the already discounted monthly passes when purchased on the NJ TRANSIT mobile app, and is back by popular demand beginning with February passes for students traveling to and from the campuses of participating regional colleges and universities. In addition to full-time students, part-time degree-seeking students taking at least two courses are also eligible for the Student Pass fare.

To qualify for the “Buy 3 Months, Get 1 Month Free” promotion, a student at a partner college or university must buy a student monthly pass via the NJ TRANSIT mobile app for three consecutive months: February, March and April of 2024. When the student completes the qualifying purchases in February, March, and April, they will receive a Student Pass equal to the lowest-price purchase made in the previous three months and valid for transportation in May 2024.

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

After the third qualifying purchase, a free monthly pass good for the month of May 2024 will be added to the accounts of students who have purchased monthly passes for February, March, and April 2024. This free pass is non-refundable, non-transferrable and will not include travel to/from SEPTA, Metro-North stations or Newark Liberty International Airport.

Through this promotion, students can save more than 60 percent off transportation to campus during the spring 2024 semester (February-May) 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 – Full and part-time college students attending NJ TRANSIT-approved 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 please visit


NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 925,000 weekday trips on 263 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.