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ACE$ is your NOVACard Cash Account. The card works like a prepaid debit card that can be used for on-campus and off-campus purchases at participating merchants.

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Register your NOVACard with online services. After you register your card, you will have 24-hour access to your ACE$ account. Online services help you manage your ACE$ account by allowing you to:

  • Check your ACE$ account balance.
  • View your ACE$ account transaction history.
  • Deposit funds to your ACE$ account instantly (a service fee of $1.50 applies to each deposit made).
  • Report your card lost or stolen.
  • Upload your photo for your ACE$.
  • Find locations where your ACE$ is accepted.

Parents, guardians and other third parties may add ACE$ Cash to your NOVACard by using the online services. Guests will need your NOVA ID number to submit a payment to your ACE$ cash account.

You can also add money to your ACE$ account using deposit machines and at any Campus Card office. Deposit machines accept cash only ($1, $5, $10 and $20 bills). Campus Card offices and NOVACard online services accept major credit cards.

The deposit machine does not give change. Use $1, $5, $10, $20 bills only or exact change. No refunds are issued.

Requirements for NOVACard Photo Uploads

photo sample

  • White Background - Your photo must be in color with a white or pale background behind you.
  • Entire Head and Shoulders - Your photo must include your entire head and shoulders. We may be able to crop large photos if needed.
  • Face the Camera - Your head and shoulders should directly face the camera. No profile or angle shots. Your eyes must be open and looking at the camera.
  • No Shadows - Make sure your photo is taken in a well-lit area with no shadows. Make sure that your entire face can be seen. Include headdress only if worn daily for religious purposes and do not let it obscure or cast shadows on your eyes or face. No hats, bandanas, sunglasses, etc.
  • Recent Photo - The photo of you must be from within the last six months.
  • The photo file type must be jpg, png or gif, and cannot exceed 1MB.
  • Once approved, you will receive an email and then you can pick up your new NOVACard at any NOVACard office. Remember to take your email, valid ID and registration with you when you pick up your new NOVACard.
Deposit Money to Your ACE$ Account Using a Deposit Machine
  1. Insert your card picture side up.
  2. Choose option #2: Deposit cash into account.
  3. Insert bills.
  4. The screen will indicate the amount deposited.
  5. Select "Done" from the menu when finished.
  6. Remove your NOVACard and receipt.
Check Your Balance Using a Deposit Machine
  1. Insert your card picture side up.
  2. Choose option #1: Balance Inquiry.
  3. The screen will indicate your current balance.
  4. You may select to print a receipt.
  5. Remove your NOVACard and receipt.
Deposit Locations
NOVACard Deposit Terminals
CampusDeposit Terminals Locations
Annandale CG 3rd Floor Library, CT 1st Floor
Loudoun LC Cafe 1st Floor, LW OCL 230 2nd Floor, LR 241 2nd Floor, LC Library 2nd Floor
Manassas MH Cafeteria 1st Floor
Medical Education HE Library 3rd Floor
Woodbridge WC OCL 3rd Floor, WAS Library 2nd Floor

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