How to get a student-discount Ventra pass for CTA/PACE

July 26, 2017

Currently enrolled students can go online to purchase a student Ventra card that allows them to pay a discounted rate for public transportation (CTA or PACE) from 5:30 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. on weekdays during the school year.

The Bookstore no longer sells these cards. To purchase or renew a card, please visit the Ventra site by clicking here.

Please note the following:

  • The student rate is not good indefinitely. If you have a card from the previous school year or summer school, you must renew it every fall. Click here for the renewal form, which is available in the Bookstore as well. More information.

  • Ventra cards will not be mailed to your home. They must be picked up at the OPRF Bookstore, where the staff will verify the student is currently enrolled.

  • The form you complete for Ventra asks for shipping information and homeroom teacher. The shipping address is OPRF Bookstore, 201 N. Scoville Ave, Oak Park 60302. The homeroom is Bookstore--Room 140. Click here for an example of how to complete this section.

  •  A tip: Make sure to register your card on the Ventra site, so that if it’s lost or stolen you can block it from being used by someone else.