Students at nearly 60 colleges and universities are eligible for significant savings on travel expenses if they commute to and from school using NJ Transit.

With higher-ed institutions welcoming students back in the fall, NJ Transit on Thursday announced a couple of promotions as part of its "While You've Been Away" campaign to bring more young riders back to the agency's bus, rail and light rail systems.

Full-time students at participating colleges and universities in the region (listed below) can get a 25% discount on monthly passes when they're purchased via the NJ Transit mobile app for their school commute.

On top of that, the agency is offering a unique promotion for the Fall 2021 semester: Buy three months, get one free. To qualify, a student at a partner institution must buy a monthly pass on the app in each September, October and November. Then, a monthly pass for December 2021 will appear on their app.

According to NJ Transit, using this promotion, students can save more than 60% off transportation to campus this fall when compared to purchasing one-way transportation.

Partner schools

  • Atlantic Cape Community College
  • Baruch College (CUNY)
  • Bergen Community College
  • Berkeley College
  • Bloomfield College
  • Borough of Manhattan Community College (CUNY)
  • Brookdale Community College
  • Caldwell University
  • Camden County College
  • Centenary University
  • College of Mount Saint Vincent
  • Columbia University
  • County College of Morris
  • CUNY Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy
  • Drew University
  • Drexel University
  • Essex County College
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • Fashion Institute of Technology
  • Felician University
  • Fordham University
  • Forham Law School-NY
  • Hudson County Community College
  • Hunter College (CUNY)
  • Hussian College
  • Kean University
  • Lincoln Technical Institute (Paramus)
  • LIM College
  • Long Island University
  • Manhattan College
  • Marymount Manhattan College
  • Monmouth University
  • Montclair State University
  • New Jersey City University (NJCU)
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)
  • New York University (NYU)
  • Ocean County College
  • Pace University
  • Passaic County Community College
  • Pillar College
  • Pratt Institute
  • Princeton University
  • Ramapo College of New Jersey
  • Rider University
  • Rowan College of South Jersey (Gloucester & Cumberland)
  • Rowan University
  • Rutgers University
  • Saint John’s University
  • Saint Peter's University
  • Seton Hall University
  • School of Visual Arts
  • Stevens Institute of Technology
  • SUNY College of Optometry
  • Union County College
  • Universal Technical Institute (Bloomfield)
  • Weill Cornell Medical College and Graduate School
  • William Paterson University
  • Yeshiva University/Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

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