Off-Campus and Occasional On-Campus Parking

The university offers all benefit eligible employees a pre-tax deduction for parking expenses up to the IRS limit of $300 per month.

You may elect an amount based on your estimated monthly parking expenses. University policy limits participation to one pre-tax parking benefit at a time.  Therefore, enrollment in either SmarTrip Parking or University Parking precludes participation in the Off-Campus Parking program.

Participant Enrollment/Changes/Termination

Benefit eligible employees may enroll, make deduction changes, and terminate their participation via the GW Benefits Enrollment System. Changes to your parking deduction will be reflected on the first of the month coinciding with the change or the date listed on the completed online enrollment form. 

  • Bi-weekly paid employees, the deductions are only taken the first two pay periods of a month and are available for you to submit claims against the following month.
  • Monthly paid employees, the deductions are taken on the last working day of the month.


Submit a claim to PayFlex for a reimbursement up to the IRS monthly limit for parking expenses paid by cash, check, personal credit card, or your GWorld card. Reimbursements can be initiated via the PayFlex member website or the PayFlex Mobile app. You can also complete a paper claims form and fax or mail it to the PayFlex address listed on the form. The amount requested can’t be more than the balance in your account. For quick claims payments, you can enroll in direct deposit online with PayFlex.

Please note: Claims for eligible parking expenses incurred in 2022 must be submitted to PayFlex no later than December 31, 2023 to be considered for reimbursement.