50% Transit Subsidy (Students)

"The best part of my commute is the quiet time that I enjoy where I listen to music and mentally prepare for the day."

A train pulls into the train station.

Get started with the 50% Transit Subsidy program

Ticketing options

A table of reimbursement eligible transit options can be found below. Individual tickets are not eligible for reimbursement unless noted below. A reimbursement of up to $325 per commute month, assuming a $650 up-front cost, will be applied directly to your paycheck or stipend.

You must be enrolled in the 50% Transit Subsidy program to claim this benefit.

Transit Provider Ticket Options How To Purchase
New Jersey Transit (rail/bus/light rail)**  Monthly Pass OR Two 10-packs OR FlexPass  NJ Transit app OR station vending machine 
SEPTA**  Monthly Pass OR cost of 20 tickets added to SEPTA KeyCard Online OR station vending machine 
MTA Subway/Bus**  30-Day MetroCard OR $55 MetroCard fare add  Online OR station vending machine
MTA LIRR (Long Island Rail) and Metro-North **  Monthly Pass OR Two Ten-Trip Peak/Off-Peak  Online OR station vending machine 
PATH Train**  30 Day Pass OR 20 Trip SmartLink  Online OR station vending machine 
CoachUSA/Suburban Transit  Variable* OR 20 individual / 10 round trip  Online OR station vending machine 
Amtrak**  30 Day Pass OR Two 10-ride passes Online 

* No monthly passes sold, please purchase the exact number of tickets needed for the month in bulk.

** Discounts available for senior citizens and/or customers with disabilities. Please check the transit agency’s website for details.  

If you use a transit provider not on this list for your commute to Princeton's campus or another official University office location, please contact The Service Point for consideration. 

NJ Transit discounts

You can save 25% on your NJ Transit monthly pass (bus, rail, or light-rail) with the NJ Transit Monthly Pass Student Discount. Discounted receipts are eligible for the 50% reimbursement.

Learn about the NJ Transit Student Discount


Do I owe taxes on Revise Your Ride incentives?

Revise Your Ride incentives are paid out at the end of each semester directly through University payroll. Incentives are considered taxable income and are subject to federal and state income taxes. Income tax will be withheld automatically on your paycheck or stipend.


Bike to your stop or station

All local public transit (NJ Transit, Coach USA, and TigerTransit) are bike friendly. Buses provide either bike racks on the front of the vehicle or under bus luggage storage space. On NJ Transit trains, folding bikes are welcome any time, and standard frame bikes during off-peak hours.