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CSUF Parking Fee Increase

Upon the recommendation of the Student Fee Advisory Committee, the President approved Student Parking Fee increases to cover parking program operating costs and construction debt service required to build three parking structures on campus. The most recently built structure, the Eastside Parking Structure (PS4), to opened in fall 2010.

The schedule of Student Parking Fee increases is as follows:

Student Semester (Fall and Spring)
$229 per semester beginning July 1, 2013
$236 per semester beginning July 1, 2016
Student Summer Session
$153 for summer 2014
$157 for summer 2017

Motorcycle Semester (Fall and Spring)
$100 beginning July 1, 2013
Motorcycle Summer Session
$67 for summer 2014

Eastside Parking Structure:

$24 million project budget to build a 1,500 parking space structure, plaza and roadway improvements. The structure is located in Lot E, and opened in fall 2010.

Eastside Parking Structure


Why are parking fees required to park on campus?

The parking program is wholly self-supporting; no tax payer funds are used to support the parking program. Your purchase of a semester or daily permit enables the University to build and maintain parking facilities, and cover the operating costs associated with a University parking program.

Where does parking revenue come from?

The main revenue source comes from the sale of student, faculty/staff, and daily parking permits. The distribution of parking permit revenue according to permit type (student, faculty/staff, visitor and miscellaneous parking fees) for fiscal year 2008 – 2009 is as follows:

July 1, 2008 to June 30, 2009: Parking Permit Revenue


How are CSUF parking fees used?

CSUF parking fees for the fiscal year 2008 – 2009 were allocated as follows:

  • 38% of total revenues for operating expenses, which includes department employee salaries and benefits; operating expenses such as utilities (electricity and water); street sweeping and trash collection.
  • 29% of total revenues for annual debt service payments.
  • 21% of total revenues to reimburse the General Fund for services provided by state-funded departments, such as University Police, and administrative and financial services.
  • 12% of total revenues for facilities maintenance and repair, such as repaving and restriping parking lot surfaces.

July 1, 2008 to June 30, 2009: Parking Expenses

How does CSUF student parking fees compare to other CSU Campuses?

To compare CSUF’s parking fees and inventory to other CSU campuses, please view the following link:

System-wide Parking Inventories and Fees