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Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the Adult Career Pathways Program, you MUST meet the following requirements:

A potential or current NOVA students who are parents and/or above the age of 25 who within the past 18 months have experienced housing insecurity or homelessness and/or a loss of employment or no employment.


A potential or current NOVA students who are 25 years of age or older and meet at least five of the criteria below:

  1. Referred by a Community Based Organization (CBO)
  2. Need for immediate revenue source/job
  3. Underemployed student/low wage worker
  4. Loss of employment or no employment in the last six months
  5. High risk of academic failure
  6. Workforce referral for intensive academic counseling
  7. Recently arrived/work-eligible immigrant with multiple barriers
  8. Ongoing major financial difficulties
  9. A student who delayed enrollment out of high school (5 or more years)
  10. Parenting student
  11. Students with housing insecurity
  12. Low socioeconomic status (e.g., 20 percent below median income, see Table 1)
  13. Single parent
  14. Minority student
  15. First generation college student
  16. Other: ____________________________________

Table 1: Maximum Income Level by Household Size

Household Size Maximum Annual Income
1 $19,140
2 $25,860
3 $32,580
4 $39,300
5 $46,020
6 $52,740
7 $59,460
8 $66,180

For more details about eligibility requirements, please contact Derrick Doctor M.A. directly at ddoctor@nvcc.edu or 703.425.5245