Student Parking Permit Purchase Guide

Students can purchase a parking permit in person at our office or online. New permit purchase must occur when first parking on campus as a student. Permit preorders will be mailed out before school starts. Permits for reserved lots and garages depend on availability. Cost may be prorated to reflect purchase date and expiration date. Prorated cost appears at checkout.

Step 1: Gather Your Documents

To purchase a permit, be prepared to provide the following information:

  • NCard
  • Vehicle license plate number
  • Vehicle make and model
  • Vehicle year
  • Vehicle Color
  • Provide the same information for any vehicle that could be used with this permit
Step 2: Figure out parking options & costs

I am a ...

Please Note: Student employees, including graduate students, are considered students (not employees) when purchasing parking permits.

Commuter students live off campus.

Resident Students live in residence halls, and Greek housing on campus.

My classes are primarily on ...

I live on ...

Here are the parking permit options available to resident students who live on city campus in University Housing or Greek Housing. Make your permit selection based on your housing plans.

Two permit duration types are available:

Annual Permits
Annual Permits are effective from mid-August current year till mid-August following year. Permit must be ordered/renewed before mid-August for the start of the academic year.
Nine Month Permits
Nine Month permits are effective from mid-August current year till mid-May following year. Permit must be ordered/renewed before mid-August for the start of the academic year.

Permit Options

Permit Legends
  • Red - used on faculty non-reserved permits
  • Orange - used on faculty reserved permits
  • Gold - used on garage permits
  • Purple - used on perimeter permits
  • Blue - used on student resident permits
  • Green - used on student commuter permits
  • Yellow - used on student reserved permits
Non-reserved Permits

Note: Non-reserved student permit holders, except permit M holders, are assigned to C parking lots when visiting East Campus. Permit M holders require additional permit for other UNL campus areas.

Permit Annual Nine Month Assigned Housing City Campus Parking Location(s)
R01 - $405.00
  • Harper
  • Schramm
  • Smith
  • Village Complex
R01
North of Harper Schramm Smith (HRH)
R02 - $405.00
  • Kauffman
  • Selleck
  • Abel Sandoz
  • Courtyards
  • Cather, Pound, Niehardt
  • Knoll, University Suites, Eastside Suites
  • Greek Houses
R02
North of Eastside Suites (ESST)
R03 - $405.00
  • Same as Permit R02
R03
21st & Vine, west of Whittier Research Building (WHIT)
Parking Garage Permits

Note: Parking garage student permit holders are assigned to C parking lots when visiting East Campus.

Permit Annual Nine Month City Campus Parking Location(s)
14R - $459.00
14R
14th & Avery (14PG)
17R - $486.00
17R
17th & R (17PG)
18R - $486.00
18R
18th & R (The 50-50)
19R - $486.00
19R
19th & Vine (19PG)

Here are the parking permit options available to resident students who live on East Campus in University Housing or Greek Housing.

Two permit duration types are available:

Annual Permits
Annual Permits are effective from mid-August current year till mid-August following year. Permit must be ordered/renewed before mid-August for the start of the academic year.
Nine Month Permit
Nine Month permits are effective from mid-August current year till mid-May following year. Permit must be ordered/renewed before mid-August for the start of the academic year.

Permit Options

Permit Legends
  • Red - used on faculty non-reserved permits
  • Orange - used on faculty reserved permits
  • Gold - used on garage permits
  • Purple - used on perimeter permits
  • Blue - used on student resident permits
  • Green - used on student commuter permits
  • Yellow - used on student reserved permits
Non-reserved Permits

Note: Non-reserved student permit holders, except permit M holders, are assigned to C parking lots when visiting City Campus. Permit M holders require additional permit for other UNL campus areas.

Permit Annual Nine Month Assigned Housing East Campus Parking Location(s)
E - $405.00
  • Massengale Hall
  • Fedde Hall
E
Massengale (MRC)

Here are the parking permit options available to commuter students who take classes primarily on City Campus.

Two permit duration types are available:

Annual Permits
Annual Permits are effective from mid-August current year till mid-August following year. Permit must be ordered/renewed before mid-August for the start of the academic year.
Nine Month Permits
Nine Month permits are effective from mid-August current year till mid-May following year. Permit must be ordered/renewed before mid-August for the start of the academic year.

Permit Options

Permit Legends
  • Red - used on faculty non-reserved permits
  • Orange - used on faculty reserved permits
  • Gold - used on garage permits
  • Purple - used on perimeter permits
  • Blue - used on student resident permits
  • Green - used on student commuter permits
  • Yellow - used on student reserved permits
Non-reserved Permits

Note: Non-reserved student permit holders are assigned to C parking lots when visiting East Campus.

Permit Annual Nine Month City Campus Parking Location(s)
C $540.00 $405.00
C
Multiple City & East Campus locations
Reserved Permits

Note: Reserved student permit holders are assigned to C parking lots when visiting East Campus.

Permit Annual Nine Month City Campus Parking Location(s)
D1 - $972.00
D1
Morrill Hall (MORR)
D2 - $972.00
D2
Shorr Center (SHOR)
Parking Garage Permits

Note: Parking garage student permit holders are assigned to C parking lots when visiting East Campus.

Permit Annual Nine Month City Campus Parking Location(s)
14C $612.00 $459.00
14C
14th & Avery (14PG)
17C $648.00 $486.00
17C
17th & R (17PG)
19C $648.00 $486.00
19C
19th & Vine (19PG)
SG $648.00 $486.00
SG
625 Stadium Drive (SDPG)

Here are the parking permit options available to commuter students who take classes primarily on East Campus.

Two permit duration types are available:

Annual Permits
Annual Permits are effective from mid-August current year till mid-August following year. Permit must be ordered/renewed before mid-August for the start of the academic year.
Nine Month Permits
Nine Month permits are effective from mid-August current year till mid-May following year. Permit must be ordered/renewed before mid-August for the start of the academic year.

Permit Options

Permit Legends
  • Red - used on faculty non-reserved permits
  • Orange - used on faculty reserved permits
  • Gold - used on garage permits
  • Purple - used on perimeter permits
  • Blue - used on student resident permits
  • Green - used on student commuter permits
  • Yellow - used on student reserved permits
Non-reserved Permits

Note: Non-reserved student permit holders are assigned to C parking lots when visiting City Campus.

Permit Annual Nine Month East Campus Parking Location(s)
C $540.00 $405.00
C
Multiple City & East Campus locations
Perimeter Permit
Permit Annual Nine Month City & East Campus Parking Location(s)
P $276.00 $207.00
P
Multiple City & East campus locations
Step 3: Purchase your Permit

Online Purchase

Purchasing Steps

  1. Login using your My.UNL Account credentials (e.g. jdoe2)
  2. Read the instructions in the Permit Order Section and select "Next"
  3. Select the permit type and desired duration
  4. Enter current vehicle information
  5. Choose your payment method:
    • Choose the Consolidated Billing method to obtain 1 or 2 installment options or Graduate Student monthly options
      • 1-installment: Full permit cost added as a single entry to your student bill
      • 2-installment: Full permit cost is split in half and appears in both fall and spring semester of your student bill
      • Graduate Student: Monthly billing
    • Pay using a credit card. Choices include MasterCard, Visa, or Discover
  6. Review your order before selecting the "Pay Now" button on the checkout page
  7. Receive a confirmation e-mail sent to your registered e-mail address

In-office Purchase

Purchasing Steps

  1. Access the Permit Application/Registration Form using the link above and fill out the form on your device
  2. Once the form has been filled, bring the printed form to our office located in the Stadium Drive Parking Garage, 625 Stadium Drive Suite A.
  3. Office hours are 7.30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday
  4. Provide form and payment to service staff
Additional Permit Information

Parking facilities users must agree to and be familiar with their use agreements and regulations upon purchasing a parking permit or using a UNL-controlled parking facility.

Non-reserved parking permits are based on availability and do not guarantee a parking space. The Additional Permit Information page lists more information regarding proper permit usage and display, and how to replace or change a permit.

Cancellations

Permits ordered online that are not mailed must be picked up within 30 days of the permit's effective date or purchase date, whichever is later. If it is not picked up, the permit will be voided and a one-month fee will be assessed.

Requests for permit cancellation can be made in person, by email or U.S. mail. If the actual permit has been processed and mailed, it must be returned to Parking & Transportation Services for cancellation and refund processing.

Refunds

Cancel your parking permit by returning the actual permit to UNL Parking and Transit Services. If you no longer need to park on campus, return the permit for credit to student accounts and to cancel payment obligations.

  • Refund amount for a fully paid permit equals the cost of the permit, minus the monthly fees since purchase and any unpaid citations
  • A Check for the refund amount will be mailed within 6 weeks
  • If permit is cancelled before the consolidated bill is in the system, there will not be a second permit billing entry.

Please be Aware

Restriction on Use of UNL & University or Foundation Funds for Purchase of Parking Permits

No campus department may use state, revolving, grant, contract, or other university funds or University of Foundation funds to pay for faculty/staff or student parking permits. Campus departments may purchase parking permits for special events, research participants, departmental vendors and visitors.