Fee Information

All University members parking a vehicle on the University campus, with the exception of some University at Albany unionized employees (CSEA, UUP, PEF, Council 82) must pay the student comprehensive fee and/or the parking fee. Union members who register for courses will be required to pay the comprehensive fee.

Students

Vehicle Registration/Comprehensive Fees. The current vehicle registration fee is $25.00 per vehicle, payable to the University at Albany. The mandatory comprehensive fee, payable at the Office of Student Accounts, is calculated on a per-credit basis and will be included on your invoice.

GSEU Fee - What is the GSEU Fee-

In 1996, an agreement was established between the Graduate Student Employee Union and the University at Albany wherein GSEU members are to pay a separate, negotiated parking fee, in addition to the vehicle registration fee of $25. GSEU members, unlike undergraduate and non-GSEU graduate students, do not pay the $75 per semester parking fee in their tuition bill. Instead, the Office of Parking and Mass Transit Services is required to bill GSEU members the negotiated parking fee. Several weeks after the start of each semester, the Office of Parking and Mass Transit Services is officially notified, by Human Resources, of students who are members of the graduate Student Employee Union (GSEU). We have been notified that you are a member of GSEU. The amount specified below is the GSEU parking fee you are required to pay.

University at Albany Union Faculty/Staff:

University at Albany Union members (CSEA, UUP, PEF, Council 82) are required to pay the vehicle registration fee: $25.00 per vehicle

University at Albany Non-Union Faculty/Staff and all others

Are required to pay the vehicle registration fee AND parking fees as follows:

Non Union and Guest
Time Fee Decal Total with Tax
Full year (Sep 1 - Aug 31) $75.60 $25.00 $100.60
Academic year (Sep 1 - May 31) $64.80 $25.00 $89.80
1 Semester $54.00 $25.00 $79.00
1 Month $16.20 $25.00 $41.20

GSEU - Graduate Student Employee Union
Time Fee Total Decal Plus Decal
Full year (Sep 1 - Aug 31) $37.80 $25.00 $62.80
Academic year (Sep 1 - May 31) $32.40 $25.00 $57.40
Fall Semester (9/1-12/31) $27.00 $25.00 $52.00
Spring Semester (1/1-5/31) $27.00 $25.00 $52.00
Summer (6/1-8/31) $21.60 $25.00 $46.60
1 Month $ 8.10 $25.00 $33.10

Comprehensive/Parking Fee Schedule

  • Exceptions to Comprehensive/Parking Fee
  • University at Albany Union Members
  • Certified Volunteers
  • Retired Faculty and Staff
  • Comprehensive/Parking Fee Schedule

Comprehensive/Parking Fees are set based on a cost of service formula and total revenue does not exceed cost of program operation. The fee schedules are designed to provide a variety of options to meet diverse needs. All vehicles parked on campus (except in the controlled-access Visitors Lots or in metered spaces) must display either a valid decal or temporary hang tag purchased from Parking and Mass Transit Services.

Refunds

Pro-rated refunds of the comprehensive fee are issued by the Office of Student Accounts and mailed to students who withdraw from the University. Registration fees are not refundable once the semester begins. All other parking related refunds must be requested at the Office of Parking and Mass Transit Services. Refunds will be processed only for semesters not yet begun. In cases where permits are issued at the monthly rate, refunds will be processed only for those months not yet begun.

Union Members

Members of some University at Albany unions (CSEA, UUP, PEF, Council 82) are exempt from paying the parking fee due to contractual stipulations. However, vehicle registration and priority parking charges still apply. This is for University at Albany Union members only. Union members (GSEU) who register for courses will be required to pay the mandatory comprehensive fee directly to Parking and Mass Transit Services.

Certified Volunteers

Those volunteers, as verified by the Office of Human Resources, who are neither paid employees nor receiving any form of compensation will be exempt from paying comprehensive/parking and registration fees. This will include members of the University Council, members of governing boards, and other individuals performing unpaid voluntary service for the University. Parking permits for certified volunteers will be arranged for by the office coordinating their volunteer activity.

Retired Faculty and Staff

Retired faculty and staff members, as determined by the Office of Human Resources, will be provided parking permits at no charge. Retirees returning to state service are required to pay the registration cost of $25.00 per vehicle. Permits must be renewed each August and are valid for all faculty/staff and student areas. Retiree decals are not valid in visitor lots, reserved, handicapped or metered spaces.