Student Permit Options and Pricing
Student Permit Types and Rates
Please note that students who choose a 2019-20 Permit will be charged the full value of the permit they select (permit amount x three semesters (fall, spring, summer) when the permit becomes active on August 1, 2019. The charge will appear on your Banner account.
Students who choose a Fall 2019 Permit will be charged the value of the permit they select for one semester only (fall) when the permit becomes active on August 1, 2019. The charge will appear on your Banner account.
Student permit rates listed below do not include the mandatory parking infrastructure fee. The mandatory parking infrastructure fee is $93 per semester.
**Please note that the permit type you select allows you to park in that area on both the Kennesaw and Marietta Campuses. For instance, if you select Central Parking, you are able to park in the Central Parking Deck on the Kennesaw Campus and Lots P21, P35 and P51 on the Marietta Campus.**
Permit TypesPermit Prices (For Students)
West, East, Central Area Permits$26 per semester
West Economy, East Economy, Town Point Economy$15 per semester
Shuttle Lot Permits$0
Carpool Permit (2 members)$13 per person per semester
Carpool Permit (3 members)$0
Motorcycle, Moped, Motor-ScooterNo charge
Booting or Towing Fees
$60 boot removal fee
$35 parked in tow zone
Student Permit Information
Residential Area Permits
Resident Parking Permit (Dark Blue)
- Recommended for students living at University Village, University Village Suites and KSU Place. Includes access to the North Parking Deck.
- Recommended for students living at Hornet Village, Courtyard Residences, University Columns and Common Residences. Includes Lots P9, P11, P13, P14, P28b and P43.
South Resident Parking Permit (Light Blue)
- Recommended for students living at Austin Residence Complex. Includes access to the Austin Residence Lot and South Housing Lot.
Commuter Area (West, Central and East) Permits
The following permits are valid for the parking areas listed for both campuses.
West Parking Permit (Red)
- Lot A and West Parking Deck
- Parking Deck P60
Central Parking Permit (Green)
- Central Parking Deck
- Lot P21, Lot P35 and Lot P51
East Parking Permit (Yellow)
- East Parking Deck
- Lot P22, Lot P36, Lot P37 and Lot P38
Commuter Economy Area PermitsWest Economy Parking Permit includes the Church Lot and West Lot
Town Point Economy Parking Permit is located in the Town Point Economy Lot
Kennesaw East Economy Parking Permit is located in the East Economy Lot (reciprocal with Marietta East Economy Parking)
Marietta East Economy Parking Permit includes Lot P8, part of Lot P11 and Lots P18/19 (reciprocal with Kennesaw East Economy Parking)
Commuter Shuttle Areas
Shuttle parking lots are available free of charge. Shuttle Lots are located at Lot P40 at the Marietta Campus and 3305 Busbee on the Kennesaw Campus. Shuttle Lot users will need to ride the Big Owl Bus to campus and back. The bus can be tracked using the Big Owl Bus Live Tracker App available on the App Store or Google Play, or visit bigowlbus.kennesaw.edu for the latest real-time arrival information. Please remember that while these lots are not assessed a parking fee, you will still need to obtain the associated parking permit.
2019-20 Student Permit Types and Prices
If you are a current student and did not select your parking for next year by May 6, you will have to wait until July 25 for your next opportunity to do so.
Incoming students will receive information about selecting parking during Ignition.
Parking and Transportation has new permitting options available for the 2019-20 academic year. Student permit rates listed below do not include the mandatory parking infrastructure fee. The mandatory parking infrastructure fee is $93 per semester.
2019-20 Permit: Valid August 1, 2019 – July 31, 2020
If you plan to attend classes in the fall, spring and summer semesters, we recommend purchasing a year-long permit, which is valid between August 1, 2019, and July 31, 2020, to secure your preferred parking area for the entire academic year. The full value of the permit will be charged to your Banner account when the permit becomes active on August 1, 2019. This permit type is the best option to ensure that you have your selected parking area for the entire school year. If you end up not returning to campus for the spring or summer semester, you can return your permit online for a prorated refund.
The cost of a 2019-20 parking permits are as follows:
Residential Parking Permits - $78 (equals $26 per semester x 3 semesters)
Commuter Parking Permits
Central, East and West Areas - $78 (equals $26 per semester x 3 semesters)
Economy Lots - $45 (equals $15 per semester x 3 semesters)
Shuttle Lots – FREE (A permit and vehicle registration is still needed)
Fall 2019 Permit: Valid August 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019
If you only plan to attend classes in the fall semester, then we recommend that you select a Fall 2019 permit, which is valid between August 1, 2019, and December 31, 2019. Your Banner account will be charged the amount associated with the parking permit you select for the Fall 2019 semester only. It’s important to note that your permit will not renew for the spring semester with this selection. If you return to campus for the Spring 2020 semester, you will need to pick a new permit from the parking areas available for the spring semester.
The cost for Fall 2019 parking permits are as follows:
Residential Parking Permits - $26 for Fall 2019 semester
Commuter Parking Permits
Central, East and West Areas - $26 for Fall 2019 semester
Economy Lots - $15 for Fall 2019 semester
Shuttle Lots – FREE (A permit and vehicle registration is still needed)
Other Parking Information
Kennesaw State University encourages alumni to remain active within the KSU community. Alumni may pay for hourly or daily parking in the visitor parking lots. Alternatively, alumni who are frequently on campus can purchase an Alumni parking permit, which costs $23 per month and are valid in any visitor parking area on the Kennesaw or Marietta Campus.
Requesting an Alumni Permit
Please submit an Alumni parking permit request to email@example.com with the following information:
- Customer name, address, email address and phone number
- Customer vehicle information: license plate number, vehicle make, model and color
- Number of months the permit will need to be valid (e.g., four months)
All citations and other unpaid fees due to Parking and Transportation must be paid prior to applying for and Alumni parking permit.
Purchasing an Alumni Permit
After receipt of an Alumni permit request, Parking and Transportation will send an invoice to the customer’s email address on file. Submit payments to Card Services at the Talon One Service Center located at the Student Center on both campuses. Checks should be written out to KSU Parking and Transportation.
Checks may also be mailed to:
Parking and Transportation
3499 Campus Loop Rd.
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Using Your Alumni Permit
Upon receipt of payment, you will receive an email notification of permit activation. Your permit’s activation length will correspond to the period of parking purchased. Your vehicle license plate number will serve as your permit. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to update vehicle/license plates and to renew your Alumni Parking Permit.
Alumni permits are only valid in visitor parking areas. Visitor parking areas on the Kennesaw Campus include the V2 Lot located outside the Central Deck on Parliament Way, the Welcome Center visitor parking lot on University Road adjacent to the Student Center and Lot J on Prillaman Way. On the Marietta Campus, visitor parking is located in Lot P2 off of Rossbacher Way adjacent to the Student Center, and on the second level of the P60 Parking Deck.
Parking and Transportation has the right to reserve lots for event parking on campus. Lot restrictions for an event will be posted at the entrance to the lot. Alumni permits are not valid for event parking. Event parking may be sold in advance or at the entrance on a first-come, first-served basis.
Parking and Transportation has the authority to close a lot for construction, maintenance or safety issues. Lot closures will be posted at the entrance to the lot.
Carpools are an important alternative to single occupancy vehicles on campus, effectively reducing the demand for parking as well as parking costs for students and employees. A carpool is defined as: two or more employees or students who qualify for parking on campus, and drive to campus together in one vehicle on a daily basis.
Faculty, staff, and students with a valid KSU ID and who meet all eligibility and priority requirements for an individual parking permit may register as a member of a carpool. For students, a new carpool registration form must be submitted each semester to Parking and Transportation/Card Services at the Talon One Service Center for approval.
At least one member must act as the Carpool coordinator, and is responsible for the following:
- Payment for permit either through payroll deduction (KSU employees only), or Bursar’s account.
- Returning hangtag if the carpool is disbanded and/or parking is no longer needed
- Notifying Parking and Transportation/Card Services at the Talon One Service Center when a carpool member leaves and/or a new carpool member joins.
Each vehicle used while carpooling must be linked to the carpool hangtag. One carpool hangtag will be issued per carpool, and must be transferred back and forth to the car of any member of the carpool group. If more than one vehicle in the carpool group is on campus at once, a citation will be issued. Each carpool member will be issued five occasional parking passes for the shuttle lot to use on days when circumstances require members to drive separately.
Department Official Business Permits
Department heads who have personnel using personal automobiles for deliveries, transporting equipment and/or large amounts of supplies and materials may apply for the Department Official Business Permit (DOPB) annually by emailing email@example.com.
The permit allows the use of loading zones while loading and unloading and service vehicle spaces for up to two hours, and any other unreserved or non-metered parking space while conducting official University business.
All DOBPs are subject to approval by the department head or their delegate. The DOBP must be displayed from the rearview mirror of a vehicle linked to a valid Faculty/Staff parking permit. Vehicles displaying a DOBP parked in service vehicle spaces for more than the two hour limit may be cited and are subject to impoundment. Vehicles displaying a DOBP parked in permitted spaces on official business (e.g., committee meetings) more than two hours may be cited and are subject to impoundment.
Parking and Transportation seeks to make campus accessible to all community members, regardless of mobility limitations. ADA parking is available throughout campus in designated visitor lots and KSU permit-controlled parking areas.
Employees and Students - Permit Controlled Lots
A state-issued Disabled Person Parking license plate or placard must be displayed at all times in vehicles parked in any ADA accessible space. Additionally, a virtual parking permit must linked to the state-issued license plate through parkingportal.kennesaw.edu.
KSU parking permit holders with a state-issued Disabled Person Parking license plate or placard may park in any ADA space on campus, as well as metered/visitor ADA accessible spaces. When not parked in an ADA space, KSU permit holders must park in their permitted area.
Visitors and ADA Parking
Accessible parking is available in all designated visitor parking areas for an hourly or daily parking fee. Visitors displaying the appropriate state-issued license plate or placard may park in any ADA designated parking space and may purchase a temporary KSU permit for Long Term Visitors, Emeritus and Alumni.
- Parking and Transportation has the right to reserve lots/ramps for event parking on campus. Parking may be sold in advance or at the gate on a first-come basis. Lots restricted for an event will be posted at the entrance to the lot.
- Parking and Transportation has the authority to close a lot for construction, maintenance or safety issues. Lot closures will be posted at the entrance to the lot.
- The permit holder is responsible for returning their permit online at parkingportal.kennesaw.edu when the parking permit is no longer needed.
- Faculty and staff must notify Parking and Transportation when employment is terminated or the parking assignment is no longer needed. Payroll deduction cancellations will not be processed until the permit is returned online at parkingportal.kennesaw.edu.
- All citations and other unpaid fees due to Parking and Transportation must be paid prior to applying or accepting a permit assignment.
- Handicapped parking fraud may result in a fine or a misdemeanor offense. Misdemeanors are issued by KSU Public Safety.
For students with further accessibility requests or questions, please contact the Office of Student Disability Services.
For employees with further accessability requests or questions, please contact the Benefits Department of KSU Human Resources.
KSU provides electric vehicle (EV) charging stations on both the Kennesaw and Marietta Campus. Level 2 (240v) chargers are available to KSU permit holders.
- Level 2 EV charging stations are meant to be “top-off” locations only. It is anticipated that primary charging will happen at home. There is a two-hour maximum time limit for EV charging at level 2 charging stations. Vehicles parked in a level 2 EV charging space beyond the two-hour maximum time limit are subject to citation.
- A charging vehicle must obtain a valid KSU parking permit.
- Charging of electric vehicles is limited to charging station spaces only. Vehicles
are considered in violation of these guidelines under any of the following conditions:
- Electric vehicles parked in nearby or adjacent spaces utilizing the charging stations will be subject to citation (defined as taking the charging cable from the charging station and using it to charge a vehicle parked in another spot).
- Electric vehicles parked in non-charging station spots and using a regular electrical outlet for the charging of their vehicles will be subject to citation.
- Vehicles may not be parked in EV charging spaces unless they are actively charging.
- Vehicles will be cited if parked in an EV space while not actively charging.
- KSU assumes no responsibility or liability for damage to vehicles using the electric vehicle charging stations.
- Parking and Transportation has the authority to adjust charging at their discretion, based on demand or to regulate usage.
- Non-electric vehicles parked in EV charging spaces are subject to citation.
- Electric vehicles parked in an EV space while not charging will be subject to citation.
Motorcycles do not need a parking permit; however, motorcycle owners must register their vehicle information in parkingportal.kennesaw.edu for safety and security purposes. Motorcycle parking is available in the lots and decks marked with an “M” symbol on the Kennesaw and Marietta Campuses. Motorcycle parking spaces are designated with signage. If the designated motorcycle parking is full, you may park your motorcycle in the hash marked sections as long as they are not blocking vehicle access or next to an ADA space. Motorcycles MAY NOT park in any regular vehicle parking space. Parking in a regular parking space may result in a citation. Motorcyclists are motorists and must follow the Georgia Vehicle Code.
Temporary permits are available to new employees as well as permit holders that are driving a vehicle that does not belong to them (e.g., rental car). Temporary Permits can be obtained at the Talon One Service Centers on both the Kennesaw and Marietta Campuses. Temporary Permits are issued for up to two weeks to correspond with the permit holder's selected parking area.
In order to be eligible for a temporary permit one must provide a valid KSU ID and:
- Be a new KSU employee or
- Be a current KSU student or employee with a valid KSU parking permit.