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for FALL 2008

click here for Summer 2008 payment deadlines

Applies to All Credit Classes*
*DYNAMIC SESSION CLASSES: Although you may see other tuition due dates when viewing your account online, you may follow these payment deadlines.
(EXCEPTIONS, see below)

If you enroll between
April 15 and
July 31

Your tuition payment is due
by 5 p.m. August 1.

If you enroll on or after
August 1

Your tuition payment is due by 5 p.m. the next business day.

Classes may be dropped if tuition is not paid by the deadline.


If you have sufficient approved or anticipated financial aid or a current tuition assistance agreement (third-party contract), your classes will be protected. If anticipated financial aid or your contract is insufficient to pay all tuition and fee charges, you must pay the difference by the due date above. Failure to make full payment may result in your classes being dropped. If you need help paying tuition and fees, consider using the Tuition Payment Plan, our interest-free, deferred tuition payment plan, or applying for financial aid.

Visit the College Web site or call the Tuition and Fees Hotline (703-323-3803) for Business Office hours at each campus.


  • Pay in Installments
    Using NOVA's Deferred Tuition Payment Plan, students can arrange for payments to be deducted from a bank account or charged to a credit card. The down payment will be deducted within 24 hours, followed by the enrollment fee a few days later. The remaining payments will be made automatically according to the payment schedule.

    For more information and to enroll in the program, click on the
    e-Cashier Web logo e-Cashier logo
    Brochures are also available at each campus Student Services Center.

    For Fall semester 2008 registration, students may enroll in the tuition payment plan online (http://www.nvcc.edu/tuitionandfees/facts.htm) starting April 15.

  • Credit Card
    NOVA accepts payment by credit card using Visa, MasterCard or American Express. Credit cards are not accepted at campus Business Offices. You can complete all your business transactions with the College by using NovaConnect.

    To pay online, just click on the "Make a Payment" button on the Web page and follow the instructions. The system may take a few minutes to process your payment, so don't click the payment authorization more than once! Be sure to print out a copy of your confirmation number to have for future reference. The telephone NovaConnect system is also available for credit card payments by calling 703-323-3770 or 703 330-3770 (Prince William County).

    Refunds to your credit card are only available for payments made on NovaConnect Web. All other refunds will be issued as checks payable to the student. Your refund will not be processed unless all debts to the College have been paid. Refunds for other services such as parking must be requested from the office providing the service.

  • Check or Money Order
    Payments may be made in person or mailed to any campus Business Office but must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the date of your payment deadline indicated in the table above. Include the student’s name, Student ID number (NovaConnect ID), and telephone number of the account's owner. Addresses for each campus are listed in the online schedule, and inside the back cover of the printed schedule.

  • Cash
    Cash payments are accepted only in person at the campus Business Office.

  • Financial Aid
    To pay with approved (anticipated) financial aid, you must have received an Official Financial Aid Notification Letter from the NOVA College Financial Aid Office. View your financial aid awards from NovaConnect Web. In the event your award does not fully cover your tuition/fees, you must complete payments using NOVA's tuition payment plan, NovaConnect or in person at a campus Business Office before the drop deadlines.

  • Third-Party Sponsor or Company Check
    If your company or organization is paying for your tuition and fees, payment can be made by the following methods:

    • A company check for the amount due, payable to Northern Virginia Community College. Include the student's name, Student ID number (NovaConnect ID), and telephone number of the account's owner.

    • Contract Payment -- You must submit to a campus business office no later than 5 p.m. on the date of your payment deadline your employer's written authorization to be billed for your classes. If your contract was mailed or faxed by the authorizing agency, you must notify the campus business office at the time you register to ensure the contract is applied to your financial account. By using an agency or employer contract/authorization, you agree to accept responsiblity for the full amount of tuition if the agency/employer does not pay within 30 days after invoice.

  • Wire Transfer of Funds
    The college can receive wire transfer of funds from an originator's bank. If you are interested in paying by this method, contact a campus Cashier or Business Manager to receive detailed instructions for how to transfer funds in this manner.

Please verify your registration and payment status by using NovaConnect. You may also make separate or additional credit-card payments after registration by using NovaConnect. We urge you to print out your official schedule from NovaConnect on the Web at http://www.nvcc.edu/novaconnect/.

In order to avoid financial responsibility, you must officially drop a class within the deadline if you decide not to attend. DO NOT assume you will be dropped automatically if you do not pay your tuition, or if you do not attend class.