A. UNCW students ride Wave Transit for free because they pay a transportation fee with their tuition, which CFCC students do not.
During the 2012-13 school year, for instance, UNCW students paid $76 in transportation fees, which is used to support the Seahawk Shuttle, as well as various other transportation projects around campus. About $795,000 of that money goes to Wave to support the shuttle, according to Joe Mininni, Wave’s director of finance.
CFCC, meanwhile, offers no financial support to the transit agency, so its students only receive the $1 discounted student rate when they show a valid college ID.
Date posted: July 2, 2013
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