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hand depositing banknote into can marked "Donate"Consider making a donation to the Student Relief Fund to equal the refund of parking fees.

Parking refunds can spell relief for students

Several members of the University of Windsor community have asked if there is a way to help students with the deductions that will be suspended from their University parking permit as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.

While there is no mechanism in place to make a direct transfer, faculty and staff are encouraged to consider making a direct donation to the Student Relief Fund that is also tax deductible.

The Office of the President and the Alumni and Advancement Department have launched the Student Relief fundraising appeal to support students who are experiencing financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. The Student Relief Fund will offer direct support with things such as basic food needs, housing, unexpected travel, and health or wellness expenses.

Faculty and staff already donating to the Annual Giving Program through regular payroll donation can also make an ongoing or one-time donation to the Student Relief Fund. Contact Chris Knack (cknack@uwindsor.ca) in the Annual Giving Program for more details and options.

Donations can also be made at https://my.uwindsor.ca/web/uw/donations?e&epDesgOther=Student%20Relief%20Fund#.

Faculty and staff currently in possession of a parking permit purchased through payroll deduction will have their deductions suspended starting for the month of April until further notice.

For permit holders on bi-weekly payroll, suspension will be reflected on the next pay, which represents the pay period April 6 to 19. For permit holders on semi-monthly payroll, charges for your permit will be refunded for the first pay period of April and suspended starting for the pay ending April 30. This will be reflected on the next pay.

Faculty and staff who have annual permits paid in full will receive a credit for the suspension period of April onwards that will be applied towards the next year’s permit.