Consumer Information

The College is obligated under the 1998 Amendments to the Higher Education Act of 1965 to disclose annually where the following student consumer information may be found.

Printed copies of publications referred to below are available as follows:

  • College Catalog, Student Handbook, Schedule of Classes: All campus Student Services Centers
  • Student Services Financial Aid Handbook: All campus Financial Aid Offices and the College Financial Aid Office
  • Annual Security Report: Any campus Police Office
Consumer Information Where Available
  • Procedures for inspecting and reviewing of student's education records
  • Procedures for amending student records
  • Procedures for disclosing student's educational records
  • Procedures for filing a complaint to the U.S. Department of Education
  • A list of all available federal, state, local, private, and institutional financial need-based and non-need-based assistance programs
  • The application procedures, eligibility criteria, method and frequency of disbursements, terms of loans, general conditions, and exit counseling information for these assistance programs
  • Cost of attending College (tuition and fees posted online only)
  • Refund policy
  • Grant or loan return or repayment procedures for withdrawn students
  • Requirements for officially withdrawing from the College
  • Academic programs information
  • Organizations that accredit, license,
    or approve the College and its programs. Procedures for reviewing schools' accreditation, licensing, or approval documentation
  • Description of any special services and facilities for disabled students
  • Title and availability of NOVA staff responsible for dissemination of institutional and financial assistance disclosure information and how to contact them
  • Statement that enrollment in a study abroad program approved for credit may be considered enrollment at NOVA for the purpose of applying for Title IV assistance
  • Catalog
  • If a NOVA credit course offers special studies abroad, it is treated as a regular credit course.
  • Completion or graduation rate for NOVA certificate- or degree-seeking, full-time students who graduated or completed their program within 150% of the normal time for graduation or completion
  • Transfer-out rate for above described students
  • Campus security report. The Annual Security Report includes statistics concerning crimes on College property. The report includes institutional policies on campus security, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters.