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Commuter Benefits

The cost of getting to and from work may add up quickly, depending on how far you commute and how you travel. Northwestern offers a variety of commuter benefits to help lower the cost of public transit and parking.

See the links below for more information on the commuter benefit for:

Commuter benefits

The University has partnered with Inspira, formerly PayFlex, a major processor of commuter benefits, to administer our pre-tax Commuter Transit and Parking programs. The campus parking programs administered by Transportation & Parking Services are not included in this benefit. Contact that office directly.

Faculty and staff on paid or unpaid leaves of absence are not eligible for the commuter benefits.

If you wish to place a new order or change an existing order, you must log into before the monthly cutoff date (5th of each month) and shut off your deduction. If you do not place or update your order before the cutoff date you will receive your transit benefit for one more month. No refunds or adjustments can be provided.


The program offers the following benefits:



For answers to additional questions regarding this new program, please see our Questions & Answers page.