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Whether you're new to school and ride MTA with your parents or you're an experienced rider and can ride by yourself, you can use the MTA Student ID card!
As a student with an MTA Student ID card, you can pay a reduced Student Fare of just $1.10 per trip (with transfer privileges) when traveling to and from school. The Student ID card is issued to students by participating parochial and private schools, public schools in Baltimore County and some in Baltimore City. If you are enrolled in an area college, university, trade or technical school you may be eligible for similar discounts with a Student Advantage Discount Card or an MTA All Access College Transit Pass.
Who can use the Student ID card?
Students in grades K- 12 attending day or night school can use the Student ID card.
When can I use the Student ID card?
If you go to school during the day, you can use the ID card to purchase the $1.10 Student Fare between the hours of 6:00 AM and 6:30 PM. If you are a night school student, you can use the ID card between the hours of 6:00 PM and 11:00 PM. Remember, the Student ID card is only valid for one school term. You will need to replace your ID card for each school term.
For example, if your school year begins in August, that is when you should ask for a new Student ID card; or if you go to school in the summer, you will need to ask for a new ID card at the beginning of summer school.
Where can I use my Student ID card?
You can use the Student ID card to pay for a Student Fare on all MTA local services: Local Bus, Metro Subway, and Light Rail. If you travel on Express Bus service, you will be charged the $1.10 Student Fare plus the 40 cent surcharge.
How do I get the Student ID card?
Visit your school’s office to request an MTA Student Transit ID card.
What if my school does not participate in the program?
Ask your school administrators to contact the MTA Reduced Fare Certification Office at 410-767-0846 or 410-767-4659, or TTY 410-333-2051. It is easy for schools to apply.
Rules for using the MTA Student ID card: