Eco Pass

Eco Pass @ Mission College

In Spring 2016, the Associated Student Government (ASG) held the Eco Pass Special Election. With the majority of votes of Mission College Students and the approval of the Board of Trustees, the ASG Student Senate is honored to bring the Eco Pass opportunity to all Mission College students. We Hope you enjoy your free ride!

Obtain Eco Pass Card 

step oneGo to the Eco Pass Desk (Next to Information Desk) at Mission College Campus Center with the following items: (1) An ID (acceptable forms): State Issued Driver’s license, Passport (2) Mission College Student ID Or My Current Class Statement and Pay Information (No electronic devices accepted.)


step twoHand your ID and your Student ID Current Classes Statement and Pay Information document or Mission College Student ID to the Eco Pass Assistant

 

step three The Eco Pass Assistant will take your picture and print it out. This process should take about 5 minutes. You will receive your Clipper Card after printed.

 

step fourIt may take up to three (3) business days for your card to become activated. If your card has not been activated after three (3) business days, please contact VTA Customer Service Call Center at: (408) 321-2300.

Note:

Each semester, you do not need to replace your Clipper Card (Please do NOT throw it away). Your Eco Pass Clipper Card will automatically reload each semester while you are enrolled in Mission College and your tuition is paid in full.

Do NOT punch holes, bend, cut or mishandle your card. It may cause damage to the Clipper Card and may render the card void.

We highly recommend you register your Clipper Card online by going to www.clippercard.com. Click on the "Register a card" link on the top left side of the page and enter your 10-digit Clipper Card serial number printed on the back of your card.

How to User Your Clipper Card

Get a tutorial on how to use your new Clipper Card!

Important Dates
SemesterEco Pass In-person Distribution BeginEco Pass In-person Distribution EndEco Pass Valid FromEco Pass Valid To
Winter-Fall 2016 22 Aug 2016 15 Dec 2016 27 Aug 2016 27 Jan 2017
Spring 2017 16 Jan 2017 25 May 2017 28 Jan 2017 29 May 2017
Summer 2017 15 May 2017 24 Aug 2017 30 May 2017 25 Aug 2017
Keep Your Card

Your Eco Pass will automatically reload each semester, as long as you are a currently enrolled student at Mission College. If you drop or withdraw from all of your classes, the Clipper Card will be updated to reflect a “non-student” status and the Eco Pass will no longer be valid.

If you come back to Mission College after an absence of more than one semester, your Eco Pass clipper card will automatically be reloaded to reflect your current status.

In addition to the Mission College Eco Pass Program, you may still use your Clipper Card with other transportation agencies if you wish. You may choose to load more funds to your current card by creating an account online at www.clippercard.com to ride outside of Santa Clara County.

Eco Pass Routes

The Mission College Eco Pass applies to all Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority Buses and light rail within Santa Clara County for the duration of a semester. The Eco Pass is valid only for VTA services within Santa Clara County.

There are two current bus lines stop at Mission College – VTA Routes 57, 60.

We encourage you to check www.vta.org for bus routes and plan your trip accordingly. You may also pick up bus schedules at the Campus Center Info Desk or Welcome Center.

If there are no routes suitable for you to commute by bus to school, you may still enjoy your Eco Pass on weekends or any other convenient time.

Refund Policy

Drop/ Withdrawal Classes

Before Census Date: If you dropped all of your classes before the Census Date, please come to Admission & Records to receive your refund. Your card will be deactivated.

After Census Date: If you dropped all of your classes after the census date, you will not receive any refund and your card will be deactivated.

Short-Term classes that have less than 5 meetings, the last day to drop with a refund is the day before the first class meeting per semester.

Change of Status

Full time to Part time: If your status changes from Full-time student to Part-time student, your account will be refunded for the difference between Full-time and Part-time, only if you dropped class(es) before Census Date.

Part Time to Full time: If your status changes from Part-time student to Full-time student, your account will be charged for the difference between Part-time and Full-time status.

Part-Time (0.5 uni t- 11 units)             Full time (12 units or more)

Please check the Mission College website Important Dates regarding the census date.

Lost/ Stolen/ Defective Card

Lost Card 

If you lose your card, please refer to the following process:

  1. Visit Admissions & Records
  2. Pay the replacement fee (Please refer the replacement fee below)
  3. Visit Eco Pass Desk at Campus Center
  4. Must have these three (3) items:

Stolen

If your card was stolen, please refer to the following process.:

  • Visit Admissions & Records must bring in a Police Report
  • Pay the replacement fee (Please refer the replacement fee below)
  • Visit Eco Pass Desk at Campus Center
  • Must have these three (3) items:
    • Government ID
    • Student ID or Current Class Statement and Pay Information (MC Portal)
    • Replacement fee receipt

Defective Card 

If the Eco Pass Clipper card that you received is defective, you can obtain a replacement card at minimum fee, please refer to the following process.

  1. Pick up the Lost/Stolen/ Defective Card form at the Eco Pass Desk and fill in.
  2. Visit Office of Student Activities must bring in your defective Eco Pass Clipper card
  3. Visit Admissions & Records
  4. Pay the replacement fee
  5. Visit Eco Pass Desk at Campus Center
  6. Must have these three (3) items:
    • Government ID
    • Student ID or Current Class Statement and Pay Information (MC Portal)
    • Replacement fee receipt

Not applicable for damage caused by negligence or mishandling.

Please pay replacement fee at Admissions & Records

Eco Pass Replacement Fee
 First TimeSecond TimeThird Time
With Police Report $5 $50 No Replacement
Without Police Report $15
Defective Card $5

Note

The replacement fee is for the Eco Pass only and not any other stored valued. Mission College does not take any responsibility for other stored value in your Clipper Card. Your original card will be deactivated and your new card will be activated. Please note that it may take up to three (3) business days for the new card becomes activated.

ILLEGAL USE OF ECO PASS CLIPPER CARD

The Mission College Eco Pass Clipper Card serial number is linked to your student name and Mission College student ID number. Transfer of the Mission College Eco Pass Clipper card to another person is strictly prohibited.

VTA drivers and inspectors will not accept an expired or deactivated Eco Pass. Attempts to transfer, sell or misuse the Mission College Eco Pass Clipper Card will result in immediate deactivation of the Eco Pass.

Anyone who files a false claim, alters, sells, transfers, or duplicates the Mission College Eco Pass Clipper card with the intent to make money or evade the payment of any fare is in violation of California Penal Code 640. Violation of Penal Code 640 is punishable by a fine of up to $250 and/or community service.

The College will report any solicitation of sale or transfer of the Eco Pass to law enforcement authorities. Students in violation may be liable for the amount equal to the cost of a VTA Adult Express Annual Pass (approximately $1500) and other violations and disciplinary actions as provided in the West Valley- Mission Community College District’s Standards of Conduct AP (5500) and Student Discipline Procedures (AP 5520) including possible suspension or expulsion from the college. All Eco Pass holders shall be subject to VTA’s fare inspection regulations. Misuse will result in confiscation by VTA authorized personnel.

printable Eco Pass Procedures