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Student Summer Pass Program

Attend events, get to work, stay connected and save

This summer, COTA is helping students connect to libraries, summer camp, sporting events, summer jobs, internships and each other.


How it Works

COTA’s easy, safe and affordable Student Summer Pass gives eligible students ages 5 and older unlimited access to COTA’s transit services, including fixed route, COTA//Plus and Mainstream services. All Central Ohio students in grades K-12 and those attending local universities can participate.

The Student Summer Pass runs May 15 to Sept. 15 each year, and costs only $62 for the entire summer — a savings of more than $150.

To use your smartphone to pay fares, download the Transit app and visit COTA’s Customer Experience Center at 33 N. High St.

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Get Started

To enroll, students must bring their valid student I.D. or proof of enrollment to COTA’s Customer Experience Center (CEC), located at 33 N. High St. Members of Team COTA will enroll you in the Student Summer Pass via the Transit app (or a COTA Smartcard for those who do not have a smartphone).

Requirements at a glance

  • Download the Transit app or COTA//Plus app prior to visiting the CEC
  • Enroll in person at 33 N. High St. to set up an account
  • Show a valid student I.D. or proof of enrollment
  • Each student rider must have a separate email account
  • Pay the $62 in full when purchasing pass (cash or credit)


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