NOVA is now 100% DIRECT LENDING. Loans are money that you or your parent borrows and repays with interest. Education loans are offered at low interest rates and have long repayment terms. Some loans require a demonstration of need; others do not.
All borrowers at NOVA must be enrolled in and attending at least 6 credits at the time the loan is disbursed.
Note: Students must sign in to https://studentloans.gov to complete Entrance Counseling and also a Direct Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN) before the college can make the first disbursement of their loan if they have not previously received a Federal Direct Stafford Loan.
Entrance Counseling helps students understand their responsibilities regarding their loan and the Master Promissory Note is the legal document students electronically sign to receive a loan. Each one may take approximately 30 minutes to complete.
Parents must sign in using their own information at https://studentloans.gov to complete the PLUS Master Promissory Note (MPN) and PLUS Loan Request if they wish to request a PLUS loan.
When selecting the “School and Loan Information”, please use Northern Virginia Community College ONLY.
Northern Virginia Community College does not process paper Master Promissory Notes for Direct Loans.
- Direct Loan Exit Counseling. Click on Account Information.
- A Department of Education Issued PIN will be required for access to all services
- Direct Loan Account Information
- Direct Loan Repayment
- Direct Consolidation Loans
- How to Accept/Decline Your Student Award in NOVAConnect
- Plus Loan MPN
- Direct Loan Annual & Aggregate Loan Limits
- How to Handle Direct Loan Deferments
Students who have already received a Stafford (Unsub /Sub) loan disbursement at NOVA during the Fall 2008 or Spring 2009, should not complete a promissory note.
NOVA is now 100% DIRECT LENDING.