MSU does not have an ideal parking system, and students are starting to complain. The majority of students, including freshmen, drives and that requires a lot of space for lots. While parking permits are relatively cheap compared to some schools, the trouble of finding a parking space sometimes outweighs the price of the hangtag. Usually, students are able to find a space eventually; it's just a long walk from their dorms or destinations, which can be a pain.
Students who choose not to bring a car to school are usually happy with their decision. They get to cut a $100-plus parking permit out of their expenses, as well as the hassle of finding a spot in any of the overcrowded lots. Those students with cars usually end up getting so frustrated that at one point or another, they give in to their road rage and park illegally on one of the neighboring streets, feeling the $15 ticket is worth it.