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/. The Free
Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and selection of
a major in an
eligible degree or certificate program are necessary to determine
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 or the College
Financial Aid Office. 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, 2006 will receive priority consideration
for all financial aid funds for the 2006-2007 academic year. Financial
aid applications received after the March 1, 2006 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.
PLEASE NOTE: Financial aid funding for Summer 2006 comes from the
2005-2006 academic year. If you also wish to receive aid for Fall
2006, you will need to reapply for financial aid for 2006-2007.
The NOVA Tuition Assistance Grant (NOVA TAG) is available for
the Summer 2006 session. To qualify you need to complete the Free
Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), demonstrate financial
need, and enroll in at least 6 semester credits. Awards will be
made on the basis of need and application date. For more information,
visit our web page at www.nvcc.edu/finance.
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
be justified based on your attendance in the course, you
will be required to repay the overpayment. This may occur at
point during the semester/term if the College Financial Aid
aware of a situation affecting your enrollment status. You
will not be eligible to re-enroll until the debt has been
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.