So far, the only Washington State University students who don't have to pay for parking are those attending the Richland campus.
That, however, may change this year.
Officials on a parking task force for the Richland campus last month proposed selling parking permits for up to $230 per year or $30 a month to students and staff of the Richland campus starting this fall.
The fees would go toward campus security personnel and parking lot maintenance, WSU documents show.
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That proposal ran into opposition at a forum on campus Wednesday. About 120 people -- both staff and students -- showed up and mostly were against the proposed prices.
The task force that came up with the proposal will now work on a new fee structure.
A forum to discuss the revised fees is planned at 4:30 p.m. March 1 in the East Building Auditorium at WSU Tri-Cities.