Parking Permit Fee Increase


Contributed by Lillian Tavelli

The Parking Policy Committee recently submitted a proposal for an annual increase for student parking fees that has been approved beginning with the 2006-2007 academic year.

Thd proposal recommends that the College use an annual increase of approximately one-half the percentage of the tuition increase, not to exceed 5% in one year, as a guide to determining the parking fee increase. As a result, the new parking rates for 2006-2007 are $206 for first year students and $103 for upperclassmen. The annual parking fee adjustment will help to address increases in parking lot related maintenance expenses such as renovations, striping, snow removal, signage, etc. on a gradual schedule rather than having to impose a significant increase every few years.