Bus Pass - GRT Upass

Bus Pass - GRT Upass

Full-time graduate students registered in courses on the Waterloo main campus and campuses in the Region of Waterloo are charged a non-refundable fee for the Grand River Transit (GRT) Universal bus pass (Upass). The Upass fee is assessed per term for the academic year of September 1 to August 31. The fee is included in the "GSA Administered Fees" component on your student financial statement on QuestGSA Fees Chart

Your WatCard is your Upass.

  • Show your pass to the operator. 
    *Coming in 2018 WatCard Tap-to-ride UPass. FAQ
  • Do not place your pass in the farebox. 
  • Travel on GRT buses is unlimited with your UPass!
    *Coming in 2018 travel includes Light Rail Transit with ION

For bus schedules visit the GRT website.

Income Tax Receipts for transit credits

The GSA does not provide generic receipts for the Grand River Transit (GRT) bus pass because graduate students are assessed according to their academic status and program.

If you are filing for the first time, you will need to submit copies of these statements with your income tax return.

If you are filing electronically, you do not need to send receipts, but may want to keep this information for your records.

Graduate students should print their UWaterloo fee statements for each term showing the "GSA administered fees".

Visit the GSA Fees site to obtain the breakdown of the GSA Administered Fees.


Territorial Acknowledgement

We, the Graduate Student Association - University of Waterloo, acknowledge that we live and work on the traditional territory of ‎ the Attawandaron (Neutral), Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. The University of Waterloo is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land promised to the Six Nations that includes ten kilometers on each side of the Grand River. 

Final Report on Student Mental Health

Final Report on Student Mental Health.