Changes to NOVA Parking Policies and Semester Permit Fee

Changes to NOVA Parking Policies and Semester Permit Fee

Changes to NOVA Parking Policies and Semester Permit Fee 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

9 thoughts on “Changes to NOVA Parking Policies and Semester Permit Fee

  1. Another bad decision without informing the Faculty.
    parking enforcement in faculty lots after 4PM will stop in Fall 2014 and faculties in each campus (especially in Alexandria) will not be able to find a place to park after 4 PM. Expect a lot of delay to start classes.
    Alexandria is the worst campus , losing parking spaces one after the other. State cars are taking most of the A parking lots. B6 parking lot will be closed next week. The new facility in B6 lot does will not provide any parking after its constructions.
    Who is making these decisions without involving those who suffer from these new laws?

  2. Parking Services & the college leadership should review these changes and amend them to make the changes appropriate only to student parking. It really feels like NVCC is completely ignoring and marginalizing the efforts and importance of the professors who teach the evening classes. It’s a real slap in the face.

  3. From Parking Services:
    – Signage in the parking lots designating Faculty and Student parking areas will remain the same.
    – Parking after 4 p.m. and on weekends is now free in student lots.
    – Citations will continue to be issued to vehicles in faculty lots without an “A” permit displayed.
    – Faculty continue to receive free parking (two “A” permits annually).

  4. I just arrived on the WO campus. There is a big sign at the entrance that talks about the parking changes. NO WHERE does it state that parking for students after 4pm is ONLY in the “B” lots. When I mentioned it to another staff member she said students will be allowed to park anywhere and that this was confirmed by our campus parking office.
    I just stopped by Parking Service and the changes stated above will be talked about but have not been confirmed.
    We need MORE “A” spots available not less. Faculty and Staff arriving midday have a hard time finding a spot. Personally in the fall and spring I have to leave home 15-20 early in order to find a spot and get into the office on time.

    1. Lesley, thank you for your feedback. Please understand that the sign is there to update students on the reduced parking permit costs and free student parking after 4 pm. No campus signage, publication, or policy has been changed that indicates students will be allowed to park in Faculty/Staff A-Lots after 4 pm. All campus parking offices are aware of this information.

      If you would like to discuss, please feel free to contact me directly.

  5. lol, why are you all complaining? calm down, be happy for us.

    Anyway, I would like to say I am greatly appreciative of the new parking policy changes.
    I am sure many students are.

    Thank you to everyone who put in effort to make this happen.

    Teachers/Staff- keep calm, any student with sense will not park in A lots to begin with.

    Good day

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