NCNM offers TriMet passes to all NCNM students at a discounted rate through TriMet’s College Universal Pass Program. Students are automatically enrolled in the program and charged a fee for the pass each term. If students wish to opt-out of the program, they may do so by signing a waiver available in the Business Office. Students must either opt out of the program or pick up their passes by the end of the fourth week of the quarter. After that time no changes can be made and no passes will be available for pick up. Refunds will be issued the fifth week of the quarter.
Passes are issued at the beginning of fall, winter and spring quarter, and expire with the end of that quarter. In the summer, TriMet passes are issued to all students who matriculated during the winter term. They are also available for purchase for all other enrolled students. TriMet passes are available from the Office of Safety and Security upon payment of tuition for the quarter. Students must present a valid ID upon payment of tuition. The pass, a sticker affixed to the student ID, must be presented upon boarding TriMet buses, trains or MAX. The pass is not transferable. If a TriMet pass is lost, replacement bus passes may be purchased through the Office of Safety and Security. Students who request a replacement bus pass as a result of losing their ID card will be charged a prorated cost for the remaining weeks of the term. This only applies if there are remaining passes after term distribution. A student with a lost ID card will be charged a replacement fee; in addition, there is a fee to replace a lost TriMet pass. The TriMet fee may be waived, however, if the student chooses not to replace it. For information regarding fees, please consult the college catalog.