NEW YORK - The Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Wednesday approved full-fare MetroCards for students across all five boroughs.

They will replace the current half-fare cards that many students get.

Currently, the agency only provides full-fare cards to students that live at least a mile and a half from school.

Those who live closer get half-fare MetroCards, which means they can only take the buses and had to pay $1.35.

Supporters of the program say it's just more practical and affordable for students.

The new proposal comes four months after the city rolled out its Fair Fares program, which offers discounted unlimited MetroCards to New Yorkers who already receive benefits throughout the city.