Reduced and low cost parking options

The reduced cost parking permit program provides a discounted rate on annual base lot and UW-Disabled parking permits for eligible UW employees, UW Hospital and Clinics employees, and UW graduate and professional students.

Those eligible for a 2022-23 reduced cost annual base lot permit must apply in the permit application system. Permit availability may be limited.

Reduced and low-cost parking options were first announced November 2020 and the program continued through the 2021-22 parking year.

UW-Madison campus administration has collaborated with Transportation Services to continue and expand the program through the 2022-23 parking year. Reduced cost permits are now available in any parking lot where annual base lot permits are available.

For more low-cost commute options, check out offerings from our Commuter Solutions program, such as the UW park and ride, carpool, vanpool, and biking.

Reduced cost parking eligibility

2022-23 parking year
(September 1, 2022 – August 31, 2023)

  • UW employees and UW Hospital and Clinics employees with a gross hourly pay rate less $18.35 per hour.
  • Most UW–Madison graduate and professional students with a gross biweekly pay rate less than $1468.

The gross pay rate eligibility threshold does not include lump sum bonuses or overtime.

These criteria were set with guidance from the Office of Human Resources (OHR) and were approved by campus administration.

Reduced cost parking options for the 2022-23 parking year

 

Product Description Application and purchasing details
Semester parking permit $256
Fall semester: Sept. 1 – Dec. 31, 2022
Spring semester: Jan. 1 – May 31, 2023
Select availability in Lots 17, 29, 36, 46, 67, 75, 76, and 83
Fall semester permits available for in-person purchase starting August 16
Reduced cost annual base lot permit $612
Valid Sept. 1, 2022 – Aug. 31, 2023
Available in lots where annual base lot permits are offered.
Reduced cost UW-Disabled permits are also available.
Eligible customers must apply for reduced cost annual base lot permits in the permit application system (PAS). Learn how to apply.

Other low-cost parking options include park and ride permits, afternoon permits, and night permits.

Afternoon and night permits are available for online purchase in the eBusiness portal or at an office location.

Learn about different types of permits on the permit types and information page. Find product costs in the 2022-23 rate and fee chart.

Applying for a 2022-23 reduced cost annual base lot permit

If you are an eligible…

    • UW-Madison employee
    • UW Hospital and Clinics employee
    • UW graduate or professional student with an HR appointment

Apply in the permit application system (PAS) to be considered for a reduced cost annual base lot permit. Read more about how to apply for parking.

Eligible customers who are awarded a reduced cost permit will see the reduced cost price at time of purchase, and not during the application process.

Permit availability may be limited.

If you are an eligible…

    • UW graduate or professional student without a UW or UW-affiliate appointment
    • UW graduate or professional student with an appointment classified as “student help”

Apply through the student parking process to be considered for a reduced cost annual base lot permit.

When applying for a reduced cost annual base lot permit in PAS, you must select lots where reduced cost permits are available for students: Lots 46, 67, 75, 76, and 83.

To receive the reduced cost rate, you must be awarded a permit in a facility where reduced cost permits are available for students. If you apply for parking in a lot where reduced cost permits are not available, you may receive an offer for a parking permit at the regular rate.

Eligible customers who are awarded a reduced cost permit will see the reduced cost price at time of purchase, and not during the application process.

Permit availability may be limited.