Payment Methods and Deadlines
Applies to All Credit Classes*
Classes may be dropped if tuition is not paid by the deadline.
Payments by cash, check, or money order must be received at a campus business office before 5 pm the next business day.
Payments by credit card using NOVAConnect (Web or telephone) are due before 5 pm on the next business day after you enroll.
If you have sufficient approved financial aid (identified as anticipated financial aid on your NOVAConnect Account Summary), a current tuition assistance agreement (third-party contract), or are enrolled in NOVA’s Deferred Tuition Payment Plan (see below), your classes will be protected.
If your anticipated financial aid or third-party contract is not sufficient to pay all tuition and fee charges, you must pay
the difference by the due date above or you will be dropped from unpaid classes.
Visit www.nvcc.edu or call the Tuition and Fees Hotline at 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.
- Logon to MyNOVA; go to Self Service
- Go to Campus Finances
- Click on Make a Payment
- Click on Nelnet Payment Plan link
- READ and accept Terms and Conditions
- Complete the agreement form
For more information and to enroll in the Nelnet Deferred Payment Plan, follow these simple steps AFTER registering for classes:
Brochures are also available at each campus Business Office and Student Services Center.
Beginning Summer 2010, students must register for classes before enrolling in the Nelnet Deferred Payment Plan. For the Summer semester you may enroll in the plan beginning March 30 thru May 20. The earlier students enroll in the plan, the lower their monthly payment will be.
For the Fall 2010 semester, you may enroll in the plan beginning April 13 thru August 31.
- 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 payable to NVCC or NOVA, 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 available online, and inside the back cover of the printed schedule.
Cash payments are accepted only in person at the campus Business Office.
To pay with approved (anticipated) financial aid, you must have received an official Financial Aid Notification Letter from NOVA’s College Financial Aid Office. Loans cannot be used to cover your bill until a promissory note and loan entrance counseling are completed. Work-study awards can never be used to cover your bill. You can view your awards online via NOVAConnect.
NOTE: If your award does not fully cover your tuition/fees, please complete payments using the Deferred Tuition Payment Plan, NOVAConnect or in person at a campus Business Office. You may apply for a student loan to cover additional tuition costs.
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/.