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International Student Identity Card

International Student Identity Card

The International Student Identity Card (ISIC) is internationally recognized as proof of full-time student status. More than 70 countries world wide participate in this program. Whether you are travelling home or abroad, this card is a must!

At home, ISIC holders receive a 35% discount on VIA Rail travel, discounts on flights in Canada booked through Travel CUTS, a discounts on most major bus lines that operate within Canada.

Abroad, ISIC holders receive discounts on travel, accommodation, and entrance into historical and entertainment venues.

Only full-time students are eligible to apply for an ISIC. ISICs are offered free to members of the CFS (any member of the TCSA is also a member of the CFS). Full-time students who are not members of the TCSA, but would like to apply for an ISIC, can pay $15 upon pick-up of the card in the TCSA office.

How to get the card:

  1. Fill out the request form for an International Student Identity Card here and upload a photo of yourself, including head and shoulders only. Please allow about one week to process the card before picking it up in the TCSA office.
  2. If you do not have a photo of yourself, we can take the photo for you in the office, and you can return to the office the following week to pick up your card. 
GO Transit Ticket Sales

GO Transit Ticket Sales

PRESTO cards and single-ride tickets are now available at the TCSA office in Champlain College.

 

Go to Go Transit for the  Peterborough schedule.

GO Transit Student ID

Effective May 1st 2017, Trent University – Peterborough Campus will be using the new GO Transit Student ID Online Application.

 

Getting your GO Transit student fare discount has never been easier! Just visit the GO Transit Student ID website www.gotransit.com/studentid and fill out an online application request form for an electronic GO Transit Student ID.

Eligibility is restricted to undergraduate or graduate students enrolled and registered in a full-time course/program.

 

To learn more about student fares, please visit the GO Transit GOing to School or Ticket Types pages.

Apply Online

1. Visit www.gotransit.com/studentid

2. Complete the GO Transit Student ID online application process

3. Have your PRESTO card set to the post-secondary student fare concession

Getting your GO Transit Student ID

Upon approval, you will receive an email with your GO Transit Student ID. You can download it right to your phone, or print a copy to keep in your wallet. Either option will be accepted by GO Transit Safety Staff. If you are not eligible for a GO Transit Student ID, you will receive an email detailing the reason for the decline. Be sure to have your GO Transit Student ID + PRESTO Card available when travelling on the GO Transit system while using a student discounted fare – don’t get caught without it during a ticket check!
ATM CashNgo machines

ATM CashNgo machines

The TCSA operates three ATM CashnGo machines on campus. Students can withdraw money in Otonabee College near the cafeteria, in Champlain College near the Bookstore and in Blackburn Hall.

Advocacy

Advocacy

Run down by landlords, finances, or unfair university policies? The TCSA is here to help. As students, we run up against issues with landlords, OSAP, bursaries, academics, and many other unforeseen problems. Much of our advocacy work happens at an institutional level, but the TCSA also offers advocacy on an individual basis. We are here to help inform and empower students about their rights as tenants, students, and members of the Trent community. Drop by the TCSA office for more information or e-mail: advocacy@trentcentral.ca

TCSA Student Agenda

TCSA Student Agenda

All TCSA members can pick up their very own 2016-2017 TCSA Agenda, free of charge, beginning the first week of September! Keep your academic and social life organized with this handy agenda created by your awesome team at the TCSA!

Be sure to pick up your copy!

Supplies limited.

Student Discount Map

Student Discount Map

The 2015-2016 Student Discount Map is accessible online and through your smart phone  and features a large snapshot of the Peterborough area to identify locations where Trent students have access to important discounts.
 
The Student Discount Map comes complete with a legend, which shows each business and the discount they provide to Trent students.
 

Consignment Book Sale Program

Consignment Book Sale Program

Do you have used books to sell? Don't have the time to sell them? Bring it to the TCSA office, and we can sell it for you. The Consignment Book Sale Program allows students to place their used text books for sale on our shelves.

Students are able to place their books on consignment on our shelves for one year. The students also get to set their own price, so they can ask for as little or as much as they would like. If the book sells, the students receive a check for 85% of their asking price.

This is a great hassle-free way for students to sell their used books. It's also a great opportunity for students to buy used books for a good price.

The Consignment Book store is open during normal business hours, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

See a complete list of current books for sale here.

Green Plates Rental Program

Green Plates Rental Program

The Green Plates rental program is a waste-reduction project designed to eliminate the need for disposable dishes at campus events. The Green Plates dish program is a new and exciting addition to Trent University community that was jointly developed by the Trent Central Student Association, Trent University Foodservice and Chartwells. The program allows student groups to access complete sets of dishes for their events that include food. We provide reusable large and small plates, bowls, glasses and silverware that will save student groups the cost of buying disposables, the time of cleaning dishes, and reduce the impact on the environment. The dishes that were selected for the program are made of 50% renewable resources, including corn or oil and wood fibre.

Each Green Plates tote includes 24 complete sets of dishes, and students may reserve up to 144 sets. Order by the number of totes that you require for your function, and pick them up at the LEC kitchen on the day of your event. We even include a cart to make on-campus transportation easy. When you are finished simply pack all of the place settings back into the tote and return to the LEC kitchen within 24 hours to be cleaned.

To ensure dishes are available for your event, you should book your Green Plates as early as possible, at least three days before your event. A rental Agreement is to be completed when the order is picked up.

The program is free for clubs and groups registered through the TCSA. There is a replacement cost for each item not returned or damaged.

To reserve your Green Plates, click here.

TCSA Student Benefits Plan

TCSA Student Benefits Plan

The TCSA has worked hard to design and implement a reasonably priced extensive Student Benefits Plan to provide our members with comprehensive coverage and save you money.

All full-time undergraduate students enrolled in 1.5 or more credits pay $276.79 as an annual levy fee for the TCSA Benefits Plan that covers prescription drugs, vision care, dental, specizlized practitioners, and more. Coverage lasts from Setepmber 1 to August 31 (September start students)

Students may opt-out with alternative coverage by visiting the Benefits Page of this website between September 1 and 30. Opt-out direct deposits will be sent out in early November.

To visit the Benefits Page, click here.

Transit

Transit

The TCSA is responsible for the governance of the student transit levy and for liaising with Peterborough Transit to develop the most effective transit schedule for students to get them to and from campus.

Each TCSA member is issued a Transit Card for each academic year that gives them access to not only the Trent Express transit routes, but also all Peterborough Transit buses, free of cost for 12 months.

The year pass comes at a 63% discount compared to buying monthly transit passes.

Students who are not automatically charged for the Transit Pass have the option to purchase either a twelve, six, or three month pass. These are available at the Card Office in Blackburn Hall.

For more information and news about transit, and schedules, please click here.

Emergency Grocery Assistance Program

Emergency Grocery Assistance Program

The TCSA Emergency Grocery Assistance Bursary is designed to help students in financial need. Monthly grocery bursaries are offered on an as-needed basis through an application process. To learn more about the program or to receive the application, e-mail: food@trentcentral.ca

Please note: Fall 2016 Grocery Assistance applications are due by December 1, 2016.

Grocery Assistance Program Form



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