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Tuition Assistance

Tuition Assistance applies to a maximum of six credits per semester.

$1,900 per fiscal year for full-time or P-3 employees.

You must receive a passing grade of "C" or better.

Complete Education Assistance Request form (NOVA 105-043) and submit via email to Human Resources, Administrative Support Services for review and approval. This process may take up to four weeks for HR to process once the completed 105-043 is submitted. HR cannot process request after the start date of the course. 

Tuition Assistance – Eligibility

Employee GroupDeadline for Final HR ApprovalMust Be Employed for Six or More MonthsSix Free NOVA Credits Per SemesterUp to $1,900 per Fiscal Year for External, Accredited InstitutionsEligible for Continuing Education/Workforce Development Courses
Adjunct Faculty Prior to course registration and start date Must be teaching in current semester and taught in two semesters previously, unless job related/required per supervisor Yes No No
Faculty (9- and 12-month) Prior to course registration and start date Must have taught for at least one semester thus far, or 15+ credit hours of teaching for NOVA Yes Yes, if 40 hour/week employee, otherwise, pro-rated amount (must be job or degree related) No
Faculty (administrative and professional) Prior to course registration and start date Yes, unless job related/required per supervisor Yes Yes, if 40 hour/week employee, otherwise, pro-rated amount (must be job or degree related) No
P-14 Wage (20 hours+ per week) Prior to course registration and start date Yes, unless job related/required per supervisor Yes No, unless required by supervisor No
P-3 Classified (20 hours+ per week) Prior to course registration and start date Yes, unless job related/required per supervisor Yes Yes, if 40 hour/week employee, otherwise, pro-rated amount (must be job or degree related) Yes, if job-related, or required by supervisor
Work Study, Student Hires and F-1 Visas No No No No No