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End UNT parking citations 5 pm to 5 AM

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During the 2020/21 pandemic, the University of North Texas has doubled its fees for parking citations and its efforts to cite student vehicles after hours as a means of revenue generation for the school. Music students have been ticketed in the empty loading docks and parking lots after 8 pm when all classes were finished, while loading gear in for rehearsals. At a time when students are struggling financially more than ever, UNT has increased its profits from students since Covid began at the expense of the student body, all while keeping semester fees and tuition at the same rate as it was when no classes were virtual. Low income students, or students from low-income families, are hardest hit by this and academic progress is halted if the fees aren't paid. This petition is calling on the school to stop parking citations between 5 pm and 5 AM for spots not specifically reserved for a particular faculty member's 24 hour access, and refund students who were arbitrarily ticketed for these offenses after February 2020.

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