From today's Washington Post:
... almost three-quarters of the nation's 18.4 million college students will return to campus with a car, AAA said. The association's annual guide said some students will spend as much as $8,095 a year to keep and maintain a new car at school.
The AAA survey of [Washington] area colleges found that the annual student parking fee at Howard University was $240. A permit for the general parking lot at George Mason University cost $225. At American University, it cost an estimated $964 to park on a Nebraska Avenue lot. In College Park, the University of Maryland charges $412 for those who live on campus and $213 for those who commute daily to school.
George Washington University students pay $550 a semester for a parking decal, and students who commute to Georgetown University pay $656 a semester to park at satellite lots in Rosslyn.