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Feb. 15, 2024

Just Ask Addy: Why do employees have to pay for parking?

With more than 50,000 students and 12,000 employees, parking permits are required on MSU’s campus to maintain safety and support infrastructure needs. The money from parking permits is used to: 

  • Resurface pavement
  • Fill potholes on campus 
  • Fund general infrastructure needs 
  • Maintain lots (e.g., snow plowing)
  • Fund free bussing on campus

Compared to other schools within the Big Ten, MSU’s parking permit pricing remains on the lower end of the scale. More information is available on MSU’s Parking Services Permits webpage.

By: Dana Whyte and Carlos Acevedo