NOVACard is FREE and provides our students, faculty and staff with benefits and services such as:
- Checking Out Books From a NOVA Library
- Purchasing From Select Beverage Machines
- Purchasing From Cafés
- Purchasing From Campus Restaurants
- Access and Parking
We recommend that you carry your NOVACard with you at all times on campus. It provides various building and garage access privileges, copy and print services at all NOVA libraries, faculty printing at the Alexandria Campus and discounts to select vendors located on and off campus.
When you have money on your NOVACard you don't need to worry about carrying around cash.
Benefits and Services
- Use it at campus libraries to check out books.
- Use it as ID in the bookstore to verify financial aid eligibility.
- Print, copy or scan in the libraries, labs and other FASTPrint locations.
- Get discount copies using designated copiers in campus libraries.
- Use it for Medical Education bookstore purchases.
- Make beverage and snack purchases at select Coca-Cola machines on all six campuses (look for the NOVACard signs).
- Use it for Café purchases at select campus locations.
Building and Garage Access
- Access the parking garages at the Annandale Campus and Medical Education Campus in Springfield (with a valid parking permit).
- Access the building at the Reston Center.
- Access the Alexandria and Annandale Campus Fitness Centers.
- Faculty and Staff can use it to access the Loudoun Campus.
- Student Advantage
NOVACard Promotions – Student Advantage
Save for one year for only $20. Sign up with your NOVACard and start shopping today. Click here for more information.
Student Advantage, the nation’s leading discount program membership, will give you excellent discounts on a nationwide selection of online and store brands like Foot Locker, T-Mobile, AMC, Target online, and many more.
Use Student Advantage a couple of times and it will pay for itself!
- Student Advantage for 1 year is $20
- Student Advantage for 2 years is $30
- Student Advantage for 3 years is $40
If you have any questions about the Student Advantage program, contact campus NOVACard staff who can provide general information on membership or Student Advantage directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1.800.333.2920.
Refer to the Student Advantage Cardholders FAQ page for more information including stolen or lost cards, refunds, expiration and more.
If any of your favorite stores are missing let us know. Student Advantage will reach out to new merchants to see if they will participate in the program. Send an email to email@example.com.
Vendors! Interested in working with NOVA to promote discount services? Click here to fill out our online application.
FASTPrint is NOVA’s Student Copy and Print Service – new as of August 2014. It provides students the ability to print, copy and scan documents, pay with their NOVACard or a NOVA Guest Card and pick up their printed documents from any FASTPrint device on any campus.
To use the system, you first need to connect your NOVACard to your FASTPrint account using your myNOVA username and password. This will ensure that when you swipe your card, only your documents will show up at the printer. You can easily check whether your NOVACard is associated any copier/printer by swiping your card first (picture facing you, upside down). If it prompts you to register, click Next, type in your myNOVA username & password (case-sensitive), and press Associate.
Congratulations, you’re all done! now you only have to swipe your card to retrieve your documents.
All users can send print jobs anywhere on a NOVA campus by printing from a campus workstation. Future enhancements include printing by uploading a document to a website, uploading a document through a mobile application, or emailing a document to the FASTPrint system. Effective October 2014, printing from a campus workstation is the only functioning component of this system. Other methods will be announced as they come on-line.
How do I print using FASTPrint? (After successfully associating your card)
Log-in to the workstation with your myNOVA username and password
Open your document- if printing directly from chrome, save the document first
Select File, then Print and choose either fastprint_bw for a black and white print or fastprint_color for a color print
Press the print button
Go to any printer and swipe your card
Either press print all to release all jobs submitted, or select the specific job you wish to print
Take your print job and log-out of the printer
How do I copy using FASTPrint?
Swipe your card and select use device functions
Press the copy button on the left hand side
Place your document face up in the feeder or face down on the glass
Select your desired features- on most larger machines, select programs for textbook copying
Press the start button when it turns blue
Take your document(s) from below and log-out of the device
How do I scan to USB using FASTPrint?
Swipe your card and select use device functions
Press the scanner button on the left hand side
Insert your USB drive into the USB port on the side of the control panel
Put your document on the glass or feeder
On the larger device, press store file and then store to memory device and press blue start button
On the smaller device, press send settings then use the arrows to scroll down to page 4 of 5 and press store file and then store to memory device
When finished, press Exit and log-out of the device
How do I print by uploading my document to a website?
From any browser*, go to https://print2fastprint.nvcc.edu/cps/Login.jsp (*works best with Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox; not guaranteed to work with other browsers)
Type in your myNOVA username and password and click LOG IN
Select fastprint_bw or fastprint_color
Either click Browse and select the document you want to print or type in the Web page you’d like to print
Enter the # of copies and if you are not printing the whole document, enter page range and click CONTINUE
Select page settings, click CONTINUE
You’ll see your submitted job process and in a few seconds, it will say Complete
Go to ANY printer in the next 24 hours, to swipe and release your job
Where is FASTPrint located?
FASTPrint stations are located on all Northern Virginia Community College Campuses.