AIMS Mobile Pay

AIMS Mobile Pay (AMP) is a convenient way to find and pay for timed parking at NIU. Keep an eye out for AMP parking signs on campus or check the AMP website or app.

You can purchase AMP parking in one-hour increments. The rate is $1.20 per hour for up to four hours. You can also purchase AMP parking for the day for $6 (some restrictions apply). Your session will expire at 11:59 p.m. the day the session is purchased.

Refunds are not available.

How to Use AMP

1. Get Started

There are a few ways to get started with AMP:

  • Download the AMP Park app from Apple or Google.
  • Visit the AMP website.
  • Scan the QR code on the AMP sign at a parking area.

Then, create an account.

2. Find Parking

On the AMP website or app, select Allow when it asks you to share your location. Alternatively, you can search for Northern Illinois University. Use the map to find a designated AMP parking area. AMP parking is divided into different zones. You can see your zone on the map and on the AMP sign in the parking area.

3. Enter Information and Pay

On the AMP website or app, enter your zone and vehicle information. Indicate how long you want to stay, then pay on your device. A Parking Session screen will display your transaction details, the expiration time and a countdown.

Once your session starts, you cannot change your zone or license plate. If you entered incorrect information, you must start a new session using the correct information.

You can add time to a current session on the AMP website or app.

AMP Parking Locations

Lot Location
Zone Altgeld dedicated spaces between Altgeld and Lowden Halls (4-hour limit)
Zone A east of Engineering Building
Zone D west of Neptune Hall
Zone south of Anderson Hall
Zone NV Northern View Complex
Zone O northwest of Patterson Hall
Zone P west of Stevenson Hall
Zone PS southwest of Stevenson Hall
Zone Visitor Lot off Carroll Avenue
Zone W north of Grant Hall
Zone X north of Patterson Hall
Zone 3 south of Art Building
Zone 4 Gilbert Drive
Zone 5 north and east side of Peters Campus Life Building
Zone 12 near Lincoln Hwy and lagoon
Zone 14 north of lagoon
Zone 15E north of Recreation Center
Zone 22 north of Music Building
Zone 25 Physical Plant and Human Resource Services
Zone 26D north of Lincoln Hall
Zone 33 Dorland Building
Zone 44 north of Barsema Hall CoB
Zone 45 Building Services West Building
Zone 46 Wellness and Literacy

View campus map for all AMP locations

Frequently Asked Questions

Contact Us

Parking Services
121 Normal Road
815-753-1045
parking@niu.edu

Office Hours

Monday-Friday
7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

The lobby is currently closed to in-person transactions.

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