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June 21 , 2005
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Regents approve 2005-06 parking rate increase

YPSILANTI - The Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents approved a parking rate increase for commuters and residents, as well as administrators, at it regular meeting today, June 21.

Commuters and residents will pay $10 more per semester while administrative professionals will pay $104 per year, in addition to premium charges if applicable.

“Our parking rates have not increased in two years. In that same period, our parking operations have experienced increased wages, benefits and maintenance costs without the benefit of offsetting increase in revenue,” said Jim Vick, vice president for student affairs.

Vick said that even with the increase, EMU will still be below last year’s state average for parking. The average parking permit fee is $249 per year for commuters; $240 for residents and $269 per year for faculty/staff. EMU’s average is $195 for commuters and residents and $65 per year for faculty and staff. In most cases EMU resident students are on campus fall and winter semesters only and pay $130.

Funding for administrative employees’ parking that was provided by the general fund will be reassigned for other University needs.

The increased parking fees are projected to generate $248,000 in additional revenue.

Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their careers and lives, and to be better citizens.

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Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their career and lives, and to be better citizens.

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