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Student Permit Rates

Permits must be purchased online through eParking. You will need your TU NetID and password to log into your eParking account.  All vehicles parked on campus must be registered to a valid TU permit or park at a paid meter during restricted hours.  No warnings will be given.

  • The Virtual Permit System is currently being used, so a decal or hangtag will not be issued.
  • Be certain to register your vehicle's correct license plate information when you are purchasing your permit.
  • Freshmen (29 credits or less) and non-degree commuter students are only eligible to purchase an "Overflow" permit.
  • Students purchasing a permit for the Spring and/or Summer semester need to purchase a prorated annual permit the day before the student needs to park on campus.
  • Short-term permits, such as monthly or weekly permits, may be purchased in advance. However, weekly and monthly permits are not eligible for refunds.


Permit Rates Fall 2015/Spring 2016






Commuter, Overflow, or Resident Annual

August 31, 2016

Commuter or Overflow Fall Term

January 31, 2016

Commuter or Overflow Spring Term*

See Note
August 31, 2016

Evening Commuter Annual

August 31, 2016

Evening Fall Term

January 31, 2016

Evening Spring Term*

See Note
August 31, 2016
Weekly Permit**
5 Business Days
Monthly Permit***
30 Calendar Days

Minimester - Students may purchase a fall term permit at the prorated amount.

Summer Permits - Students may purchase an annual permit at the prorated amount.

Motorcycle***- If only vehicle, normal permit rate. If second vehicle, linked to primary permit.

*Note: Annual permits will be sold at a prorated amount for the spring term. Permits are prorated on a weekly basis. As such, students who purchase their permits in December for the spring will pay a higher rate than those who choose to wait and purchase their permit in January, just prior to the start of the spring term. Fall Semester permits expire on January 31, 2016.

** Weekly and Monthly parking permits are only valid in Overflow areas before 3pm. After 3pm, they are also valid in Commuter spaces. These permits are also non-refundable.

**Motorcycle will be linked to applicable student permit at 1/2 the normal permit rate.  Permit will need to be obtained in person at the Auxiliary Services Business Office. Motorcycles registered as second vehicle will be linked to the customers parking permit. Resident students are not permitted to have secondary vehicle on campus such as motorcycle.

Miscellaneous Permit Rates and Fees


Most miscellaneous permits listed below are not valid in Faculty/Staff lots.  Please contact Parking & Transportation Services for information regarding the type of permit you are eligible for and where the permit is valid.


Graduate Assistant Permit Rates

Students must have a full-time, 20-hour graduate assistantship or two 10 hour assistantships to apply for a faculty/staff permit.  Upon verification of the graduate assistant’s status, they are eligible to purchase a faculty/staff permit at the lowest Faculty/Staff rate.  Please see rates under the Faculty/Staff section. For more information on Graduate Assistant Permits, click link for Special Groups.


Tigers Go Green

New for 2015/2016!  As part of Towson University's Go Green initiative, Parking and Transportation Services is offering a discounted parking permit for drivers of certified Smartway Elite vehicles.  Eligible faculty, staff, and students who drive Smartway Elite vehicles can purchase an annual parking permit at 20% off of the applicable rate. Click here for more information.  Click here for Tigers Go Green Application.


Prorated Permit Cost and Refunds

No refunds will be processed for Annual or Spring permits after March 31 or for Fall permits after November 30.  Rates below are estimates only.  Actual rates/refunds are based on the date the permit was purchased or cancelled with the Auxiliary Services Business Office. 


The Fall 2015/Spring 2016 estimated prorated amounts are listed below:


  Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug
Commuter/Resident Annual
$305 $280 $248 $223 $198 $172 $141 $115 $84 $58 $33
Commuter Fall Term
$156 $121 $77 $43 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
Evening Annual
$139 $127 $113 $102 $90 $79 $64 NA NA NA NA
Evening Fall Term
$74 $58 $37 $20 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA

Parking and Transportation Services

Union Garage

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

410-704-PARK (7275) Parking, Events, Shuttle and Charter Bus Information
410-704-RIDE (7433) Para-Transit Services and Requests
Fax: 410-704-3370
E-mail: upark@towson.edu




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