For Students

Payment Method with NOVACard

Prepay Your NOVACard with ACE$

ACE$ is money added by you to your NOVACard. The card works like a prepaid debit card that can be used for on-campus and off-campus purchases at participating merchants.

Online services help you manage your account by allowing you to:

  • Check your account balance.
  • View your account transaction history.
  • Deposit funds to your account instantly.
  • Report your card lost or stolen.

Where to Use

You can use your NOVACard at many locations on campus and off-campus merchants. Students ride on the NOVA shuttle free with NOVACard.


ACEPrint is NOVA’s student print, copy and scan service. Students may pay with their NOVACard or a NOVA Guest Card and pick up their printed documents from any ACEPrint device on any campus.