NVCC strives to assure that no one be denied the opportunity of attending the College for financial reasons. The financial aid program provides a variety of ways for you to get funds for college.
A Financial Aid Information Service at each campus provides information about financial aid programs, application procedures, and eligibility. The College publishes the Student Financial Aid Services Brochure annually. This publication provides detailed information on application procedures and program eligibility criteria.
Jobs are available on campus through a work-study program. If you can show financial need, you may qualify for participation in this program.
Loans are available through the Federal Perkins Student Loan and the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Programs. If you need a loan, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for an eligibility determination. Information on loan application procedures is also sent to students with their award letter notifications.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (SEOG) are federally funded and available in conjunction with other types of financial aid.
The Federal Pell Grant, which is federally funded, requires demonstrated financial need.
The College Scholarship Assistance Programs (CSAP) and Virginia Community College System (VCCS) provide grant awards for students domiciled in Virginia. The Commonwealth Grant program is provided through the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia to students with demonstrated financial need attending Virginia colleges at least half time and who are making satisfactory academic progress. The Virginia Guaranteed Assistance Program (VGAP) is a state-funded program for Virginia residents who have been graduated from a Virginia high school with a cumulative GPA of 2.50, are classified as dependent for financial aid purposes, and demonstrate financial need. An official high school transcript must be sent to the College Financial Aid Office for an eligibility determination.
Applications for financial aid are available from the College Financial Aid Office or campus Financial Aid Information Service. Application must be made well in advance of the semester for which assistance is needed. Applicants for all aid programs, including loans, must file an approved need analysis application. Completed applications received by March 1 will receive priority consideration.
The NVCC Student Financial Aid Committee is composed of representatives of the administration, student body, Financial Aid Information Service, and faculty as appointed by the president. The Committee reviews and recommends policy on administering financial aid programs.
Additional information on scholarships, grants, loans, and on-campus employment may be found in the 2000-2001 Student Financial Aid Services Brochure. Information about financial aid policies pertaining to class attendance, recalculation of
Satisfactory Academic Progress
Federal regulations require that a student receiving federal financial aid make satisfactory academic progress in accordance with the standards set by the College. Students who are identified as having met the College's definition of "Academic Suspension" are immediately disqualified for financial aid eligibility. These limitations include all terms of enrollment, whether or not aid was awarded or received. Progress is measured by the student's cumulative grade point average and credits earned in relation to those attempted and the length of the academic program. The College Financial Aid Office will evaluate satisfactory progress after each term for students enrolled in certificate programs and at the end of the spring semester for degree-seeking students. Most Career Studies Certificate programs are ineligible for student financial aid.
Credit Progression Schedule
Students must, at a minimum, receive a satisfactory grade in the courses attempted by completing 65% of the credits for which they enrolled. Credits completed are those for which grades of A, B, C, D, R, S, or P are earned. The following schedule indicates the number of credits that a financial aid recipient must complete satisfactorily in relation to the number of credits attempted.
Recipient is Enrolled
12 - 13
10 - 11
7 - 8
4 - 5
1 - 2
Note: Federal Direct Stafford Loan borrowers will have satisfactory academic progress reviewed prior to the disbursement of any loan proceeds.
Students who have reached 100 semester credits for a certificate will be ineligible for student financial aid. Students may receive financial aid for a maximum of 30 semester credits of Developmental Studies courses, if required as a result of placement testing, and for a maximum of 30 semester credits of English-as-Second-Language (ESL) courses. ESL enrollment that exceeds the 30-credit limit may be charged against the 30-credit Developmental Studies course work limit, but the combined total may not exceed 60 semester credits. For Developmental/ESL course work, students may exceed the 55 or 100 semester credits maximum.
Cumulative GPA Minimum Requirements
Students who fail to meet these requirements and lose eligibility for financial aid can appeal the decision. The appeal must be prepared in writing and must be accompanied by appropriate supporting documents. The policy statements are found in this catalog (see "Academic Standing" in the Administrative Information section), as well as the Student Handbook. They also may be obtained from your campus Financial Aid Information Service or College Financial Aid Office.
Private citizens, businesses, non-profit institutions, and associations have generously donated scholarship funds for students. Recipients are selected by the Student Financial Aid Committee, the donor, or the campus. Most scholarships require that you provide a statement of financial need, and some are curriculum or career related. The Financial Aid Information Service on each campus can provide information about the current availability of individual scholarships as well as application materials. The NVCC Educational Foundation publishes a list of available scholarships with their general criteria and deadlines.
The following scholarships are generally available each year:
Robert Altomare Endowed Scholarship
Alumni Federation Endowed Scholarship
American Association of University Women--McLean
American Legion Nursing Scholarship
Annandale Music Scholarship
Apple Federal Credit Union Scholarship
Arlington Moose Lodge 1315 Scholarship
Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association Scholarship
Philip Arnow Purchase Award in Art
Association of Old Crows/Electronic Defense Association Scholarship
Eleanor Becci Memorial Scholarship
William Brian Beha Endowed Scholarship
Biology Student Recognition Scholarship Award
Marilyn S. Blois Emergency Fund
Joseph E. Boneta Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Charleen Johnson Brady Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Senator Adelard Brault Endowed Book Scholarship
Brester & Strax Emergency Loan Fund
Deanna Bronder Endowed Scholarship
George L. Buc Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Sellers Bulmer Science Scholarship
Jeff Carroll Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Clifton Womenís Club Scholarship
Senator Charles Colgan Scholarship
Jim Cote Memorial Scholarship
Helen & Irv Denton Accounting Endowed Scholarship
Nancy Hanratty Detling Scholarship
Judy Mann DiStefano Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Sibel Edmonds Scholarship
Emergency Nursing Scholarship
Richard J. Ernst Endowed Scholarship
Extended Learning Institute Scholarship
Fairfax County Auxiliary Medical Nursing Scholarship
Fairfax County Department of Animal Control Scholarship
James Freimuth Memorial Endowed Book Scholarship
Doris Hanlon Scholarship
Goose Creek Herb Guild Scholarship
Paula Hickey Nursing Endowed Scholarship
Hospitality Management Scholarship
Interstate Van Lines Endowed Scholarship
Italian Heritage Lodge Scholarship
Clifford Alan James Memorial Endowed Scholarship
James L. Jones, Jr. Endowed Nursing Scholarship
Merriam A. Jones Scholarship
Dr. Barnard D. Joy Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Kaiser Permanente Health Sciences Endowed Scholarship
Robert W. Koberg Scholarship
Mary G. Lewis Endowed Scholarship
George F. Lowerre Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Mary Marshall Memorial Scholarship
H. E. McCartney Automotive Scholarship
Media General Cable Scholarship
Charles S. Monroe & Jean M. Porter Endowed Scholarship
Music Benefit Scholarship
William B. Nafey Memorial Scholarship
Elaine Niner Scholarship
NVCC Educational Foundation Endowed Scholarship
Northern Virginia Nurserymenís Association Scholarship
Rose Marie Oesterich Nursing Scholarship
David T. Oliver Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Pan American Round Tables Nursing Scholarship
Cecelia J. Parkin Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship
Physical Therapist Scholarship
Rocky Run Garden Club Scholarship
Linda J. Romeo Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Semmler Math and Engineering Endowed Scholarship
Sherman L. Sexton Endowed Scholarship
Lynn Garris Sheldon Scholarship
Kay Shuler Emergency Loan Fund
Joseph Sobien Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Soroptomistís Club Scholarship
Thompson Family Scholarship
Voiture 934 Nursing Scholarship
Wachovia Foundation Scholarship
Washington Forrest Foundation Endowed Scholarship
Women's Club of Vienna Scholarship
Woodbridge Campus Loan Fund
Woodbridge Faculty and Staff Scholarship
Edward B. Wright Memorial Real Estate Appraisal Scholarship
Josie Wynn Memorial Scholarship
Zonta Club of Alexandria Scholarship
Zonta Club of Arlington Scholarship
Zonta Club of Fairfax Scholarship
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