NVCC has a student financial aid program to assist you with your
educational expenses. This program is sponsored by the federal
and state governments and the College. Scholarships, grants,
loans, and work-study opportunities are available from a variety
To apply, contact the Financial Aid Information Service/Counseling
Services on any campus or the College Financial Aid Office. Online
application may be made from www.nvcc.edu/finance/.
Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and selection
of a major in an eligible degree or certificate program are necessary
eligibility. FAFSA on the Web is available at http://www.nvcc.edu/finance/ and
from NovaConnect Web at www.nvcc.edu/novaconnect/.
You must also meet other federal and state eligibility criteria. To
ensure faster processing, you should write in the College School
Code: NVCC 003727. While most programs
require enrollment for at least 6 semester credits, some funds
are available to students enrolled
for fewer than 6 semester credits.
The NVCC Student Financial Aid Services brochure provides
a comprehensive description of the programs and application procedures
for student aid. A copy may be obtained on each campus, the College
Financial Aid Office, or on the College Web site at http://www.nvcc.edu/finance/brochure_new.htm.
You are encouraged to apply as early as possible. If you need financial
aid to make payment, please allow at least four weeks
to review your application.
Completed applications received by March 1 will receive priority
consideration for all financial aid funds. Financial aid applications
received after the March 1 priority-filing date will continue to
be considered during the school year. Applicant materials may be
mailed to NVCC, College Financial Aid Office, Forbes Office Center,
Annandale, VA 22003-3796.
If you fail to attend a classroom-based course and/or complete
an activity in a distance education course, your financial aid
award will be recalculated. If you received more funds than can
be justified based on your attendance in the course, you
will be required to repay the overpayment. This may occur at any point
during the semester/term if the College Financial Aid Office becomes
aware of a situation affecting your enrollment status. You will
not be eligible to re-enroll until the debt has been repaid.
If you are applying for or are receiving educational benefits from
the Department of Veterans Affairs, you must contact a campus veterans
advisor each semester to complete the necessary
forms to establish and maintain your eligibility for benefits. Any
changes must also be reported promptly to the veterans advisor.
See the College Catalog or the College Web site at www.nvcc.edu/finance/vaWeb
for further information.