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CSUSM Compass Card

CSUSM Parking and Commuter Services offers the campus community discounted transit passes for local public transportation services. Discounted transit passes are only sold at Parking and Commuter Services office to faculty/staff and students with validated CSUSM ID's.  Passes are only valid for the calendar month for which it is purchased for. Passes go on sale the 25th of the previous month to the 15th of the current month you would like to use the pass. For example, October passes are on sale from September 25th to October 15th but only valid from October 1st to October 31st.

CSUSM ID's can be validated at the Media Library on the 2nd floor of Kellogg Library.

Transit Pass

Effective Septemeber 2019 the NCTD Sprinter/Breeze Compass Card Transit Pass will no longer be available throughout San Diego County. Through these changes, Parking and Commuter Services along with MTS and NCTD is committed to ensuring that our campus community will have accessible transportation methods. CSUSM students can purchase the Student Regional Transit Pass for $50 at the Parking and Commuter Services office. The Student Regional Transit Pass is valid on the MTS Trolley, MTS Bus/Express, MTS Rapid (excludes Rapid Express 280 and 290), NCTD Sprinter, and NCTD Breeze. 

$65 Regional Transit Passes is available for current Faculty/Staff with a valid campus ID. 

CSUSM Compass Card Transit Pass Options


MTS Adult Regional Monthly Pass (Student Regional Transit Pass)

$50.00 for Students

$65 for Faculty/Staff

Available to: Students, Faculty, Staff with validated campus ID
Valid on:
  • MTS Trolley
  • MTS Bus/Express
  • MTS Rapid (excludes Rapid Express 280 and 290)
  • NOT VALID on Coaster

Compass Card Registration

It is highly recommended that students register their compass cards with the Metropolitan Transit system (MTS) to aid in recovery if it is ever lost or stolen.  Compass cards can be registered one of two ways:

  1. By phone - Call 511 and say "Compass"
  2. By form - Forms are available at the MTS Transit Store and NCTD Customer Service Centers, or can be downloaded from  Then fax, email, or mail the completed form to MTS.