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CSUSM Compass Card

CSUSM is one of the first campuses in San Diego County to convert from paper passes to the Compass Card.

The CSUSM compass card is available only to CSUSM students through the Parking and Commuter Services office (PACS) with valid CSUSM Student ID and enrollment verification (semester validation sticker must be on back of CSUSM ID card).

EFFECTIVE JULY 2018 - The College Monthly Transit Pass will be $40, providing a $19 savings off the regular monthly price.

The monthly fare can be purchased at the PACS office from the 25th of the previous month through the 15th of the current month (i.e. for a September monthly transit pass, the fare would be purchased August 25th through September 15th)

  • This is a reusable, reloadable card.  Use the same card over and over.
  • For first time compass card users there is a $5.00 fee for the card.
  • Just Tap & Ride using your CSUSM compass Card

Before boarding the SPRINTER train, find the validator and tap your compass card flat on the compass card symbol.  Tapping your card on the validator verifies that you have a valid transit pass loaded.  For the BREEZE bus, the validator is on the bus.

Tapping activates an automatic reload on your compass card – tap after the 25th of the prior month for the next months reload and tap before the 15th of the current month to keep active.

For information on how to register your compass card to protect it if lost, stolen, or damaged go to or by phone at 511.