2014-2015 Webster Groves Campus Parking Permits Now On Sale

| July 18, 2014

Webster Groves campus parking permits are now on sale for all faculty, staff and students. After a 13-year hold on permit rates, faculty, staff and students will see a rate increase based on an analysis of peer institutions in the region. The increase ranges between 25 to 38 percent for most users, with the fee for year-round access to all lots and the garage for full-time faculty/staff now set at $275. (See a detailed chart of these fees [PDF] for each campus patron/motorist.)

“We took a comprehensive survey of comparable universities in the St. Louis area,” said Greg Gunderson, senior vice president and chief financial officer. “We discovered that Webster’s parking rates are considerably lower than other private universities, even after this year’s increase in parking fees.”

Gunderson noted that parking rates had not been raised since the Garden Park Plaza Garage opened in 2001. As with other fees universities charge, the parking fee helps offset daily operating expenses and contributes to maintaining a quality campus teaching and learning environment.

Employees: Purchasing through Payroll Deduction Provides Pre-Tax Benefit

A pre-tax benefit for employees: Purchasing the permit gradually through automatic payroll deduction provides a pre-taxed money benefit.

To secure a permit, a new parking permit form must be filled out and submitted each year to the Department of Public Safety, regardless of whether your permit type is remaining the same or if your vehicle is the same.

If you are requesting the same permit type you received last school year, there is no need to fill out another payroll deduction card.

Metro ‘UPass’ Extended for Third Year

As announced earlier in the summer, the complementary UPass program continues in 2014-15, offering students, faculty and staff of Webster access to Metro Bus and MetroLink transportation at no charge.

Don’t Need a Parking Permit for All or Part of 2014-2015?

Don’t need a parking permit this year, or for all of the upcoming year? To discontinue your parking permit for the upcoming school year, notify Public Safety at dwest@webster.edu to stop payroll deduction.

If you start the fall semester and go on leave in January, return your parking permit to the Public Safety office for your payroll deduction to be stopped. Failure to do so will not stop your parking deductions, and retro-active adjustments cannot be made.

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