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April 3: Parking Permit Fees Suspended

April 3, 2020

For purchased parking permits

Valued Permit Owners,

Due to the measures that the University has taken in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Mason Parking Services is going to issue a partial refund for your faculty/staff annual, 9-month or spring semester parking permit.  The refund will cover the weeks of March 16, 2020 through May 22, 2020.  We are refunding a pro-rated amount of each parking permit, representing 10 weeks of parking fees for the Spring semester, with an adjustment for necessary fixed costs. 

We are suspending our usual procedure of requiring permits to be returned when requesting refunds.  Permits expiring at the end of the spring term will expire on the expected date, while permits that extend to later dates can still be used through their normal expiration dates after campus operations resume.

Refunds will be processed to your credit card if you purchased your parking permit via that method during the past six months. Purchases made by credit card more than six months ago will be refunded within 4 to 6 weeks by check/ACH via Accounts Payable.

As you know, our students have been hit particularly hard by the COVID-19 crisis. In response, as “Patriots Helping Patriots,” we have set up a fund to help those most in need. If you are able, please consider giving a portion of your refund towards this cause. You can donate here. Please indicate “University Life Student Emergency Assistance Fund” in the space provided on the form. You can also give at any time through payroll deduction.

Summer session permits will be available if and when on-campus activities resume.  More information will be forthcoming on this topic as we know more.

For questions please contact Parking Services.

Thank you,

Mason Parking Services

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For payroll-deduction parking permits

Valued Permit Owners:

Due to the measures that the University has taken in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Mason Parking Services is going to suspend all parking payroll deductions effective with the April 16 paycheck, which covers the March 25 to April 9 pay period; there will be no deductions starting with that period.  

Deductions also will be suspended through June 16, with the possibility to extend longer.  Similarly, we will reinstate payroll deductions should on-campus activities resume prior to those dates.

Employees do not need to return their permits and can continue using them if they have to park on campus.

As you know, our students have been hit particularly hard by the COVID-19 crisis. In response, as “Patriots Helping Patriots,” we have set up a fund to help those most in need. If you are able, please consider giving a portion of the money you won’t spend on parking towards this cause. You can donate here. Please indicate “University Life Student Emergency Assistance Fund” in the space provided on the form. You can also give at any time through payroll deduction.

For questions, please contact Parking Services

Thank you,

Mason Parking Services