Delgado Access Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Access Fee?

The Access Fee (Campus Grounds Access and Maintenance Fee) is authorized by LCTCS Policy #5.011 to secure, maintain, and support physical and virtual access to campus resources and initiatives. Revenues generated are used to fund the College’s expanding infrastructure, which includes but is not limited to College-sponsored on- and off-campus parking or transportation arrangements; construction, maintenance, and operation of parking lots and facilities; all on-campus modes of transportation such as sidewalks, bikes, and vehicles; lighting, parking lot, and walkway enhancements; security improvements and initiatives; and other related operational expenses. It is not a parking fee, but once the Access Fee is paid, it entitles each student to one active vehicle registration on campus at no additional cost.

At the conclusion of all phases, the fee will cover:

  • Bike Shelters
  • Parking Decals
  • Safe Walk Escorts
  • Shuttle Transportation
  • Ongoing Access Initiatives

The $75 charge is assessed to all credit students (excluding Dual Enrollment and Cross Enrollment students) in the fall and spring semesters. The fee for the summer session is $50. The maximum amount charged to students in one academic year will not exceed $150. 

Will my financial aid cover the fee?

Yes, financial aid will cover the fee. 

What if I withdraw before classes begin? Will I be reimbursed this fee?

The fee will be adjusted during the 100% Tuition Adjustment Period, but will not be adjusted after that time.    

Does having a parking decal guarantee me a parking spot on campus?

No. A parking decal only indicates that you are authorized to park on Delgado campuses and sites. The College cannot guarantee there will be available parking spots at any given time. 

Will there still be designated parking spots for faculty and staff?

Yes. The College does designate specific parking locations for faculty and staff on campuses and sites. Faculty and staff parking spots are indicated with white lines although they may also park in student spaces. Students should only park between yellow lines. See Parking Regulations.

How do I register a vehicle?

If you did not attend Delgado in the fall but have enrolled for the spring, you will need to register your vehicle to obtain a student decal for the spring semester at no additional cost. To register a vehicle, see the Delgado Online Parking Portal.

If I registered my vehicle in the fall semester, do I register my vehicle again for the spring? 

No, if you attended Delgado and registered a vehicle in the fall, the decal you received in the fall will be activated for the same vehicle once you enroll for the spring semester. You do not have to register your vehicle again for the spring unless you change vehicles. To register a different vehicle, see the Delgado Online Parking Portal.

I am only taking online courses. Do I still have to pay this fee?

Online students are also charged this fee as they have access to the same onsite educational and student resources if desired, and they benefit from the same infrastructure that houses and supports the technology and educational resources that are physically located on the campuses and sites throughout the College.  Regardless of the educational modality – traditional or online – a healthy physical infrastructure is necessary whether the student chooses to come on campus or not. Additionally, employees who are students must pay the fee as it is a mandatory fee charged to all students (excluding dual enrollment and cross enrolled students).

I do not ride a bike to campus, drive, or use public transportation. Why do I have to pay this fee?

This fee is used to support the College's ongoing effort to strengthen the infrastructure that provides access to onsite educational and student resources, regardless of the student's mode of travel to the campus or site. These efforts to increase access are being implemented in a phased-in approach. We invite you to submit your feedback by filling out our suggestion form

Are Dual Enrollment and Cross Enrollment students eligible to receive any of the services offered through this fee?

Dual Enrollment and Cross Enrollment students may use the bike shelters and can also call for a Safe Walk escort. Because these students are not assessed the Access Fee, they are unable to use the shuttle service. Dual Enrollment and Cross Enrollment students may register a vehicle for the semester for $30. To register a vehicle see the Delgado Online Parking Portal