Student Parking Permit Purchase Guide

Students can purchase a parking permit online. New permit purchase must occur when first parking on campus. Permit preorders will be mailed to the address provided during the purchase process. 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. If you have questions, call Parking and Transit Services at 402-472-1800.

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 university campus areas.

PermitAnnualNine MonthAssigned HousingCity Campus ParkingLocation(s)
R01 - $405.00
  • Harper
  • Schramm
  • Kauffman
  • Smith
  • Village Complex
  • Selleck
R01
North of Harper Schramm Smith (HRH)
R02 - $405.00
  • Abel Sandoz
  • Courtyards
  • Greek Houses
  • Niehardt
  • Knoll, University Suites, Eastside Suites
R02
North of Eastside Suites (ESST)
-
    Parking Garage Permits

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

    PermitAnnualNine MonthAssigned HousingCity Campus ParkingLocation(s)
    14R - $459.00
    • Harper
    • Schramm
    • Kauffman
    • Smith
    • Village Complex
    • Selleck
    14R
    14th & Avery (14PG)
    17R - $486.00
    • Courtyards
    • Knoll
    • University Suites
    • Eastside Suites
    • Niehardt
    • Greek Houses
    17R
    17th & R (17PG)
    18R - $486.00 Same as 17R
    18R
    18th & R (The 50-50)
    19R - $486.00
    • Abel
    • Sandoz
    • Courtyards
    • Niehardt
    • Greek Houses
    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 university campus areas.

    PermitAnnualNine MonthAssigned HousingEast Campus ParkingLocation(s)
    E - $405.00
    • Massengale 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.

    PermitAnnualNine MonthCity Campus ParkingLocation(s)
    $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.

    PermitAnnualNine MonthCity Campus ParkingLocation(s)
    D1 - $729.00
    D1
    Morrill Hall (MORR)
    D2 - $729.00
    D2
    Shorr Center (SHOR)
    Parking Garage Permits

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

    PermitAnnualNine MonthCity Campus ParkingLocation(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.

    PermitAnnualNine MonthEast Campus ParkingLocation(s)
    C $540.00 $405.00
    C
    Multiple City & East Campus locations
    Perimeter Permit
    PermitAnnualNine MonthCity & East Campus ParkingLocation(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 Currently Unavailable

    NOTE: In-office Purchase Is Currently Unavailable

    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 university-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 by email or U.S. mail. If the actual permit has been processed and mailed, it must be returned to Parking and Transit Services for cancellation and refund processing.

    Refunds

    Cancel your parking permit by returning the actual permit to University Parking and Transit Services.  Refund for a permit purchased on or before the first day of fall semester will be made within:

    Fall Semester

    Week 1-2: 100% of the original fee

    Week 3: 75% of the original fee

    Week 4 through the end of the semester: 50% of the original fee

    Spring Semester

    Week 1-2: 50% of the original fee

    Week 3: 25% of the original fee

    Week 4 through the end of the semester: No refund

    • To cancel a permit and receive a refund, mail the actual permit to: Parking and Transit Services, 625 Stadium Drive, Suite A, Lincoln, NE 68588-0161.
    • If original payment was made with a consolidated student bill, a credit will be posted back to the student consolidated bill. If payment was made via cash or credit/debit card, a check for the refund amount will be mailed within 6 weeks, or a refund may be issued to the credit card that was used for the purchase.
    • If permit is cancelled before the consolidated bill is in the system, there will not be a second permit billing entry.

    University Parking and Transit Services reserves the right to change or temporarily suspend existing policies due to unforeseen situations or events.

    Please be Aware

    Restriction on Use of University & 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.