NOVA’s financial aid programs can make your college education more affordable than you thought. 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 the upcoming Spring Semester, you must complete the 2013–2014 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and submit all required documents no later than October 1, 2013. After October 1, awards will continue to be made on a first-come/first-served basis.
Visit the financial aid website for complete information on aid opportunities, deadlines, forms, and links.
Using Approved Financial Aid to Buy or Rent Textbooks
If you have received a financial aid award large enough to cover tuition, fees, and books, you may use it to purchase or rent books from campus bookstores during specified periods. For more information and specific dates, see the Student Services Financial Aid Handbook or visit the onlinefinancial aid support center, link to “Purchasing Books” and “How do I buy my books?”
Using Financial Aid? Make Sure You Attend Class!
If you do not attend at least one class meeting or participate in an online learning class by the last day to drop with a tuition refund (census date), your class registration will be administratively deleted. For financial aid purposes, you are expected to attend beyond the census date or your financial aid must be recalculated based on your revised enrollment status.
If you have already received more funds than can be justified based on a revised status, you will be required to repay the overpayment. You will not be eligible to reenroll until the debt has been repaid.