Transportation services can also help students get off campus. Students at the University of California—San Diego can take advantage of a free airport shuttle during school breaks. Grinnell College in rural Iowa offers a similar service to its students, transporting them to the nearest airport, as well as downtown Chicago, at a discounted rate.
At the University of Texas—Austin, the Texas Express offers weekend shuttles with nonstop service to Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio. Round-trip tickets range from $40.50 to $55 for UT students and staff, and the Express typically offers two drop-off points in each city.
Students seem to be big fans of the Texas Express, as most weekend shuttles fill up well in advance, says Josh Cook, assistant director of communication at UT—Austin.
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