Eco Pass

Eco Pass Clipper Card

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 at the Mission College Campus Center with the following items: (1) An ID (acceptable forms: State Issued, Driver's license, Passport).(2) Class Schedule and Registration Fee Assessment (No electronic devices accepted.) The name that appears on the school document must match with the name on the government issued ID.


step two

Hand your government issued ID, your current Class Schedule and Registration Fee Assessment  documents  to the Eco Pass Assistant 

 

step three

The Eco Pass Assistant will take your picture and print your new card. This process should take about 5 minutes. 

It 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.

 

Obtain Eco Pass Card - Middle College Students

step one

Go to the Eco Pass Desk at the Mission College Campus Center with the following items: (1) An ID (acceptable forms: State Issued, Driver's license, Passport )
(2) Class Schedule and Registration Fee Assessment (No electronic devices accepted.) The name that appears on the school document must match with the name on the government issued ID.

If you do not have a valid government issued photo ID, please visit the Office of Student Activities – room 231 at Mission Campus Center. We will look up your photo ID by your concurrent enrolled high school data provided by Middle College department. If the high school data provided by Middle College do not contain your photo ID, your Eco Pass request will be on hold until a valid government issued photo ID is shown.


step two

Hand your government issued ID, your current Class Schedule and Registration Fee Assessment  documents  to the Eco Pass Assistant 

 

step three

The Eco Pass Assistant will take your picture and print your new card. This process should take about 5 minutes. 

It 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.

 

Obtain Eco Pass Card -  Institute for International Studies Students 

step oneGo to the Eco Pass Desk at the Mission College Campus Center with the following items: (1) An ID (acceptable forms: State Issued, Driver's license, Passport )
(2) Class Schedule and Registration Fee Assessment (No electronic devices accepted.) The name that appears on the school document must match with the name on the government issued ID.


step two

Hand your government issued ID, your current Class Schedule and Registration Fee Assessment  documents  to the Eco Pass Assistant 

 

step three

The Eco Pass Assistant will take your picture and print your new card. This process should take about 5 minutes. 

It 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:
  • This opportunity is not available to Community Education Program, Non-Credit program and Concurrent Enrollment High School Students.
  • Students that register for WInter session Only will NOT have the option to receive the VTA Eco Pass Clipper Card and will not be charged this fee.
  • If your title is Faculty, Staff or Administration at Mission College and you are currently taking a course at Mission College, you may receive the VTA Eco Pass.
  • 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 continually enrolled at Mission College.
  • 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
  • All students that ONLY register for Summer semester classes will be charged the part – time student fee upon enrollment.
Reactivate Eco Pass Clipper Card

If you come back to Mission College after an absence of one semester or more and you still have your physical Mission College Eco Pass clipper card, please refer to the following process:

  1. Visit the Information Desk at Campus Center with the following items:
    • A government photo ID (acceptable form)
    • Student Schedule and Registration Fee Assessment at the current term (No electronic devices accepted)
    • Your issued Mission College Eco Pass Clipper Card
  2. Provided listed documents above for the Information Desk staff. We will keep your Student Schedule and Registration Fee Assessment at the current term as a record. It may take up to seven (7) business days for your card to become reactivated. If your card has not been activated after seven (7) business days, please contact VTA Customer Service Call Center at (408) 321-2300

If you lost your physical Mission College Eco Pass clipper card, you will be charged for the replacement Eco Pass clipper card fee, please refer to the Lost/ Stolen/ Defective Card for losing the 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
Fall/Winter 2017  24 Aug 2017  14 Dec 2017  26 Aug 2017 25 Jan 2018
Spring 2018  25 Jan 2018  23 Aug 2018 27 Jan 2018 24 Aug 2018
Summer 2018  21 May 2018 23 Aug 2018 29 May 2018 24 Aug 2018
        • Please note the above dates when planning your transportation schedule

  • No issuing or replacement will be made after Distribution Ended Date of the current semester.
  • Black out days: No issuing or replacement will be made on May 24th, May 25th, 2018, Holidays and Non-instructional days 
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- 11.5 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 the Office of Student Activities and fill out Lost/Stolen/Defective form
  2. Visit Admissions & Records and pay the replacement fee
  3. Visit Information Desk at Campus Center and must have these four (4) items:
    • Government issued ID
    • Class Schedule document (No electronic device accepted)
    • Registration Fee ( No electronic device accepted)
    • Replacement fee receipt

 Stolen

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

  1. Visit the Office of Student Activities and fill out Lost/Stolen/Defective form and must bring the original copy of Police Report.
  2. Visit Admissions & Records and pay the replacement fee
  3. Visit Information Desk at Campus Center and must have these four (4) items:
    • Government issued  ID
    • Class Schedule document (No electronic device accepted)
    • Registration Fee ( No electronic device accepted)
    • Replacement fee receipt

Defective Card

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

  1. Please call Clipper Card Customer Service at 877.878.8883 to report your defective Clipper card and discuss their options, or bring your card to an in-person Customer Service Center
  2. Visit Office of Student Activities. You must bring in your defective Eco Pass Clipper card.
  3. Visit Admissions and Record and pay the replacement fee
  4. Visit Information Desk at Campus Center and must have these four (4) items:
    • Government issued ID
    • Class Schedule document (No electronic device accepted)
    • Registration Fee ( No electronic device accepted)
    • Replacement fee receipt

Not applicable for damage caused by negligence or mishandling.

Please pay replacement fee at Admissions & Records

Eco Pass Replacement Fee
First Time With Police Report - $15
Without Police Report - $25
Defective Card - $6
Second Time No Replacement

This chart applies for every academic year

Note

  • This policy applies to all Mission College Students who obtained Eco Pass Clipper Card including Institute for International Studies students (IIS) and Middle College students.
  • 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.

More Information on  Eco Pass Procedures