Once students have registered for a class or classes, they have until 5 p.m. the next business day to pay. Classes are dropped if not paid by the next business day. Tuition is payable by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or American Express) on NOVAConnect. Tuition is also payable by cash, check, money order, NOVA’s Tuition Payment Plan, contract, or approved financial aid (except Work-Study). The College accepts checks and money orders made out for the exact amount payable to the order of NOVA or NVCC. Checks made payable to the order of the College and the student are also accepted. The College can also accept wire transfer of funds from a bank to pay tuition. Students must contact a campus business manager for specific instructions. All checks must include the student’s name and identification number. There are no exceptions.
Students who expect their tuition to be paid through a contract or other agency or employer authorization agree to accept responsibility for the full amount of tuition if the tuition due is not otherwise paid within 30 days after invoice.
Students should not assume that they will be dropped automatically from classes for which they have not paid. Students must drop all classes they do not want to take and confirm their schedule of classes before the census date to assure their tuition costs are what they expect.
NOVA charges a penalty fee to anyone whose payment is dishonored. A dishonored check is any check returned because of insufficient funds, a stop payment, or any other reason. A dishonored credit card payment is one for which the College’s account is debited. If a check is dishonored the student will be disqualified from paying by check for one year after the original debt and penalty fee are paid.