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Your NOVACard is more than just an identification card; it is your key to many services NOVA offers. By adding NOVAGold Cash to your NOVACard, you can purchase beverages from vending machines; pay for printing services in the library, open labs and various other locations around campus; purchase snacks, books and merchandise in the bookstore and meals from the cafes.

The NOVAGold Cash on your NOVACard acts as a prepaid debit card that you can use to buy goods and services at many campus locations. NOVAGold Cash remains on your account as long as you are a registered NOVA student or employee of the College.

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

  • Deposit funds to your NOVAGold account instantly (a service fee of $1.50 applies to each deposite made).
  • Check your NOVAGold account balance.
  • View your NOVAGold account transaction history.

Parents, guardians and other third parties may add NOVAGold Cash to your NOVACard by using the Online Services GET. Guests will need your NOVA ID number to submit a payment to your NOVAGold Cash Account.

Add money to your NOVAGold account online, 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 also accept major credit cards.


The Deposit machine does not give change. Use $1, $5, $10, $20 bills only or exact change. There will be no refunds.

Deposit money to your NOVAGold 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:

To 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:
CampusDeposit Terminals Locations
Alexandria AA Cafeteria 1st Floor, AA Library 2nd Floor
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