Effective Fall 2014 semester, NOVA students will be allowed to park on any NOVA campus free, without a student permit, after 4:00 p.m. on weekdays and at any time on weekends. In addition, NOVA’s Parking Services has received approval from the College Board and the State Council of Higher Education in Virginia (SCHEV) to reduce the semester parking permit fee at NOVA.
The cost of buying a student “B” permit on campus has been reduced by $15. Students may now buy a permit on any campus for $90. Students may receive an additional $10 discount by purchasing the permit online for $80. The “all day” parking permit has been reduced from $12 to $10.
These changes are the result of Parking Services and the Finance Office’s hard work. The purposes of the changes are to provide incentive for evening and weekend enrollment and to encourage on-campus parking. Faculty and staff will continue to enjoy free parking privileges regardless of when and where they park.
Although the semester permit is still the best bargain at a $5 per week average over a 16-week session if purchased online, students are encouraged to “do the math” to determine which fee is best for their personal situation and class schedule: $2 per hour (weekdays until 4:00 p.m.), $10 for a day-long permit, or a permit purchased online at $80 for the entire session.
New parking meters were recently installed at the Alexandria, Loudoun, Manassas and Woodbridge campuses that accept credit cards and a mobile payment option was added to the Woodbridge meters that allows students to refill meter time via a mobile app. This option appears to be successful and widely accepted.
We hope students will enjoy the new reduced fees and the establishment of free hours. If you have any questions, please contact NOVA Parking Customer Support at 703.323.3123 or firstname.lastname@example.org.