CTA - Chicago Transit Authority

Student Ventra Card Information for School Administrators

This page is for school administrators looking for information about how to help your students get/re-enable a Student Ventra Card that gives them access to Student Reduced Fare on CTA.

If you're a parent or guardian looking for information, see this page.

Chicago Public Schools

Your school's ability to offer students new or replacement Student Ventra Cards, or re-enable their cards for Student Reduced Fare for each term they're enrolled is handled through a program administered through the school system. Visit CPS's Ventra project page for more information.

Private and parochial schools who distribute cards (Distribution Schools)

To get new cards for distribution:
Students who already have cards:

All lost, stolen or damaged cards need to be reported to the CTA.


Non-distribution schools

If your school does not order bulk Student Ventra Cards for distribution to students your help is still needed in order for parents and students to complete their own order forms.

New/replacement cards
Renewals (to enable Student Reduced Fare on cards students already have when they return for a new term)


For schools that issue cards (Distribution Schools), here are sample/blank Excel workbooks that you can use for tracking purposes:


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