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How to Get Your DASB Eco Pass Clipper Card

Thank you for choosing De Anza College to pursue your academic career. As a De Anza student, you can enjoy unlimited rides on VTA bus and light rail lines.

You are eligible to use the Eco Pass VTA transit pass provided that you are enrolled in classes for the quarter and are in good standing with your fees.

Follow These Steps . . .



1 Register for classes and pay your fees

Go to MyPortal to register for your classes. You will be automatically charged a mandatory Eco Pass fee — Part-time students with 0 to 5.9 units pay $3 per quarter, part-time students with 6 to 11.9 units pay $4 per quarter, and full-time students with 12 or more units pay $5 per quarter.

2 Get Your Personalized Clipper Card

Clipper CardYou must get your personalized Clipper Card from the Office of College Life. See hours. Keep this card. It's automatically reloaded with the Eco Pass each quarter that you're enrolled at De Anza and are in good standing with your fees. Your Clipper Card can be used for other transportation agencies if you add funds or other passes to the card.

3 Register Your Clipper Card Online with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC)
Go to and click on the "Register a card" link on the top left side of the page.  You will need to create a My Clipper account.  If you do not register your card and you lose it, you will lose all non-Eco Pass values you have placed on the card.  If you place other values on to the Clipper Card, you will be able to use it for multiple transit agencies.
4 Enjoy Unlimited Rides on VTA Buses and Light Rail within Santa Clara County

See VTA routes to De Anza that travel from where you live and work. Use the VTA Trip Planner to get to De Anza. For your destination, use 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd. Cupertino CA.


The Eco Pass on your Clipper Card will be valid for the following periods of each quarter. As long as you are enrolled and have paid all of your fees you will be able to enjoy unlimited ridership.

To use your Clipper card, locate the Clipper card reader at the entrance of the transit vehicle, fare gates or station and hold your card flat against the Clipper logo until you hear a beep or the gates open.

Eco Pass QuarterEco Pass Ordering BeginsEco Pass Ordering EndsEco Pass Valid FromEco Pass Valid To
Summer 8th week of spring 8th week of summer 4 weeks before end of spring 2 weeks after start of fall
Fall 9th week of summer 8th week of fall 2 weeks before start of fall 2 weeks after start of winter
Winter 9th week of fall 8th week of winter 2 weeks before end of fall 2 weeks after start of spring
Spring 9th week of winter 8th week of spring 2 weeks before end of winter 2 weeks after start of summer

The Eco Pass is for currently enrolled De Anza students only. Any other use constitutes fraud.

5 Got questions not answered here?

See our Frequently Asked Questions page.


Eco Pass
Office of College Life
Building: Hinson Campus Center, Lower Level
Phone: 408.864.8756

Last Updated: 1/21/15