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Fees, Charges, and Expenses

Fees, Charges, and Expenses

Books and Supplies

Students are expected to obtain their own books, supplies, and consumable materials needed in their studies. A bookstore is located on each campus. Textbooks may be purchased new, used, or rented (selected titles only) from the store or online. Check the bookstore website for each campus bookstore’s hours of operation.

Students on financial aid may charge books following the procedures established by the Financial Aid Office.

Library Charges

Library patrons are responsible for the replacement cost of any item they lose. Payments for lost materials are not refundable. This nonrefundable rule also applies to fines and replacement costs charged for materials borrowed from other libraries with a NOVACard Student ID.

Because access to high-demand reserve materials is critical, the College libraries charge fines for overdue reserve materials. Patrons returning regular reserve materials late will be charged a fine of $2.00 per day. Patrons returning timed reserve materials late will be charged a fine of $2.00 per hour. Timed reserve materials are those with specific time limits on their use in the Library. The maximum fine for keeping reserve materials late is $80.00.

Patrons with overdue circulating or reserve items will not be able to check out additional materials until all overdue items are returned and fines paid. Continued enrollment and the release of transcripts will be prevented if overdue items are not returned.

Parking Fees

Any student, full- or part-time, who wishes to park a vehicle in the student parking lots (“B” lots) on any campus during any semester, including Summer, must display a valid parking permit. A current NOVACard and valid parking permit are required to access the permit holder lanes at the Annandale and Medical Education Campus garages. Hourly pay parking is also available at all campuses for those who do not have a current permit.

Permits may be purchased beginning May 1 for the Summer, August 1 for the Fall Semester, and December 1 for the Spring Semester. Students may purchase “B” parking permits online through the parking services website. Permits purchased online will be mailed to the applicant’s home address on record, and a temporary 21-day pass can be printed for use while awaiting mail delivery. Permits must be correctly displayed by placing it as directed on the vehicle. Display instructions are provided with the permit and described on the parking services website.

The cost of a parking permit and hourly parking rates are specified on the parking website.

Parking enforcement on “B” lots will begin at 6 a.m. following the end of the schedule adjustment period. Campus signage will indicate specific dates. Parking regulations are enforceable 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Effective in the Fall 2014 Semester, NOVA students may park for free and without a permit on any NOVA campus after 4:00 p.m. on weekdays and at any time on weekends.

Questions regarding parking on campus can be directed to a campus Parking Services Office.


There is no fee for graduation. However, students are required to purchase academic regalia, available at the campus bookstores, if they wish to participate in the Commencement ceremony.