people sitting on a bench at a bus stop, with a transit map on the wall behind them

Please contact the service provider to verify information as some services may have alternate hours and/or offerings at this time.

Do you need emergency gas money?

  • Pierce College Emergency Gas Card — Pierce College students in need of temporary assistance for gas purchases may visit the Welcome Center at Fort Steilacoom or the mental health Faculty Counselor’s office at Puyallup for a $20 gas card. This assistance is available up to two times a year. Student must be currently registered for classes and cannot have an outstanding balance owed to the college.

Do you need a free bus pass?

Pierce College FREE Student Bus Pass

Pierce College students on both Fort Steilacoom and Puyallup campuses have access to free bus passes to ride Pierce Transit bus lines. Students must be registered in a minimum of five credits to access a free bus pass. Passes will be active through the first Friday of the following quarter of registration. Passes must be renewed each quarter.

To receive your student pass, follow these steps:

  1. Visit to download the Hopthru app in the App Store or Google Play Store.
  2. Create an account in the Hopthru app, then top the menu button located on the bottom left of the main screen. Tap on “Register for Pass Program.” 
  3. Enter your school email address. Please do not enter your personal email address; only your school email address is linked to your student bus pass. 
  4. Verify your Hopthru account via a link sent to your student email.

Are you a senior, have a disability, or have Medicare and need reduced fare on public transit?

Regional Reduced Fare Permit (RRFP) — Puget Sound Region

Do you need more information about transportation options in the Puget Sound Region?

  • Find a Ride (Puget Sound Region) — Online resource gateway where you can search for transportation options and services in the Puget Sound Region. Transportation options include: public transit, special needs transportation, and community shuttles.

Do you need to get your driver’s license?

  • Department of Licensing — Steps, study guide and practice test.
  • 911 Driving School — Driving classes and driving tests in seven languages (multiple locations available, including Lakewood and Puyallup)
  • Freedom Driving School — Driving classes and driving tests (multiple locations available, including Lakewood and Puyallup)

Do you need to get your driver’s license back?

  • Tacomaprobono — Can help with civil legal issues in Pierce County when you cannot afford to hire an attorney. You do not have to be a Pierce County resident to get help with your case.
  • The Northwest Justice Project — Provides free civil (non-criminal) legal services for people who cannot afford a lawyer in Washington.

Do you need more information on suspended licenses?

For more information on types of suspensions, hearings, and how to have your license reinstated in the state of Washington, visit the Washington State Department of Licensing website.

Are you low-income or are on public assistance and want to rent a bicycle?

  • Lime Bikes — To qualify for Lime Access, you need to demonstrate enrollment in a public benefits program and provide an image of a government-issued ID.