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NOVA’s financial aid programs make your college education more affordable than you thought. Visit the Financial Aid Website.Our need-based programs provide scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study opportunities that are sponsored by the federal and state governments. NOVA international students are not eligible for need-based financial aid, but may qualify for some scholarships and non-need-based student loans.

In order to receive a financial aid offer in time to cover your tuition and fees by the payment deadline for Summer 2013, you must complete the 2012–2013 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and submit all required documents no later than April 1, 2013. After April 1, awards will continue to be made for the term on a first-come, first-served basis. Awarded funds for which students remain eligible will be disbursed after adjustments are made for actual enrollment following the add/drop period. Excess aid checks will be mailed to the student’s mailing address on record at NOVA.

If you complete the financial aid process later than April 1, you must make arrangements to pay your tuition by other means until your aid is finalized to ensure that your classes are not dropped. The NOVA Tuition Payment Plan is one option.
If you are applying for financial aid, you must include your Social Security number when applying for admission to NOVA. The College Financial Aid Office cannot pull your information electronically from the central FAFSA processor without it, and federal loans and Pell Grants will not process without the Social Security number on the admissions side.
All information regarding the 2012–2013 FAFSA can be accessed online from the NOVA Financial Aid website. Your eligibility is based on the information you file with the federal government using the FAFSA. Be sure to enter NOVA’s School code: 003727. The FAFSA can be filed online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. In order to receive financial aid, you must meet other federal and state eligibility criteria and must be enrolled in an eligible program of study effective from the beginning of the term. While most federal programs require enrollment for a minimum of six semester credits, some funds are available to students enrolled for fewer semester credits. Applicant materials can be mailed to NOVA, College Financial Aid Office Center, Annandale, VA 22003.

NOTE:  If you wish to receive financial aid for the Fall 2013 semester, you must also submit the FAFSA for 2013–2014 by May 1, NOVA’s priority filing date.

NOVA’s Financial Aid booklet describes the programs and application procedures for financial aid. Copies are available on the Financial Aid website, from all campus Financial Aid specialists, and in NOVA’s Student Services Centers. A 12-Step Application Guide outlines the step-by-step processes. After completing the FAFSA, you should see a counselor to declare a major. You should also check your To Do List regularly to see if additional materials are required by the Financial Aid Office. To find your To Do List, go to www.nvcc.edu, click on the My NOVA tab, enter User Name and password, click on Student Information System > Self-Service > Student Center. The To Do List is on the right-hand side.

Veterans Benefits

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 NOVA’s Catalog or visit the veterans website for more details.

The Virginia Military Survivors and Dependent Education Program (VMSDEP) provides eligible students enrolled in a Virginia public college or university with certain education benefits in acknowledgement of the military service and sacrifice of their military parent or spouse. Click here for complete details about eligibility, benefits, and application.

Substance Abuse Assistance

In accordance with the Drug Free-Schools and Communities Act of 1989, NOVA supports efforts to eliminate drug and alcohol abuse through a series of programs and services designed to prevent use of substances that are illegal and harmful, and to assist individuals who suffer from substance abuse. The use of drugs and the abuse of alcohol can endanger your health and your future. If you or someone you know needs help, contact Counseling Services at any campus for information about referral to community agencies.

No one may possess, sell, use, manufacture, give away, or otherwise distribute illegal substances while on campus or at College-sponsored events or meetings off-campus. Students who violate this policy will be subject to College discipline imposed through established due process procedures. The College will notify its police and any other appropriate law enforcement agencies when its rules regarding illegal substances are broken, and cooperate fully in any investigation and prosecution.