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NOVA's Office of Military Services helps all members of the military community (active duty, veterans and family members) achieve their education and career goals. If you are a military affiliated student, our office is here to serve you. Email the Office of Military Services at militaryservices@nvcc.edu or call 703.293.8132.

NOVA is pleased to continue its symbolic initiative of honoring our graduating active duty military and veteran students. Red, white and blue honor cords are available for graduating active duty, guard/reserve or veteran students who want to wear them during the commencement ceremony in May. The cords signify the appreciation that NOVA feels toward our military and veteran students for their distinguished service and sacrifice. Military and veteran students who are interested in wearing a Military and Veteran Honor Cord can pick one up at any campus Veteran Advisor Office or military installation at Fort Myer, Fort Belvoir Henderson Hall or Quantico. If you have any questions contact the Office of Military Services at militaryservices@nvcc.edu.

Active Duty

NOVA is an open access, comprehensive community college offering two-year associate degrees, one-year certificates, and career studies certificates, as well as continuing education and community services programs.

Our Military Site Office (MSO) helps military students with the same services other students use such as admissions, registration, credit evaluation and educational advising. If you are a new student, please click on the Getting Started link below and follow the steps.



NOVA’s Offices of Veterans Advisors (OVA) provides veterans with information on their educational benefits, such as Post-9/11 GI Bill.

Each semester, veterans using or wanting to use educational benefits must report to the campus OVA after completing the enrollment process. To maintain your educational benefits in good standing with the Department of Veterans Affairs you must immediately inform the campus OVA if you:

  • drop, add or audit classes
  • stop attending classes
  • have a class canceled
  • withdraw or are withdrawn from classes or the College
  • are unable to attend classes or
  • make any changes to your enrollment status

We recommend that you visit any one of our Offices of Veterans Advisors for more information.

For your convenience, we have created an easy Getting Started Guide that will help you navigate through the necessary steps to begin using your educational benefits.

Family Members

As military dependents you may be eligible for a variety of educational benefits, ranging from the Survivors and Dependents Education Assistance Program to MyCAA. For more information on these and other programs, visit any of our Veterans Advisors Offices.

If you are a new student, please follow the steps listed in our Getting Started guide.