Student-discount cards available for CTA/PACE

Currently enrolled students can go online to print out a form 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. Your cost is $2 check or money order sent with form new and replacement forms.

The Bookstore no longer sells these cards, but can provide students with the forms they need to purchase, replace or renew these student-only Ventra cards. For more information, 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. The Bookstore has the renewal forms.

  • New 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. It takes a minimum of two to three weeks for the Bookstore to receive your card.

  • To renew a Ventra card, you can fill out the form obtained in the Bookstore. Renewing should take no more than two to three days.

  • 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.

  • Tips: 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. Write neatly, especially your email address, because Ventra will try to send you an email when they mail your card back to the Bookstore.