Financial Aid

Make your education more affordable with scholarships, grants and more.

Paying for college may seem like an overwhelming task, but at NOVA, we’re here to help you. We’ll walk you through the types of aid available to you — from scholarships and grants to work study and loans — and how to apply for them. 

To help you, we've pulled together links to financial aid tutorials on everything from how to create an FSA ID so you can apply for federal student aid to how to apply for work-study jobs. Turn to it whenever you need support in the financial aid process. 

Financial Aid Tutorials

Our financial aid tutorials answer the most common questions we receive.

Financial Aid Dashboard

The  Financial Aid Dashboard  provides current students access to all of financial aid related information. To access the Dashboard, you will need your myNOVA username and password.

Ways to Contact the Financial Aid Office

Campus Financial Aid Offices will be open during the hours listed below on days the College is open. 

Hours of Operation: Through December 22, 2023

  • Monday: 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.*
  • Friday: Student Services Offices are Closed.

*Offices will close at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday December 21, 2023

Hours of Operation: January 2 - January 12, 2024

  • Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Hours of Operation: January 15 - January 19, 2024

  • Monday: 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Please include your 7-digit NOVA Student ID, phone number, and if applicable, the campus you would normally visit. A staff member will contact you within 1-2 business days.

Requested financial aid documents can be submitted to the Financial Aid Support Center as an attachment to a web case or in many instances documents can be uploaded directly through your NOVAConnect To Do List (if applicable).

Call 1.855.323.3199 or live chat, submit a web case, or access the self-help portal at

Applying for Aid

Use these resources to apply for aid.


Use the following links to help you through the Financial Aid process.

Financial Aid Handbook

The Financial Aid Handbook includes information on financial aid programs, application, student rights and responsibilities, cost of attendance, policies and helpful resources.

Financial Aid Videos

Find answers in our financial aid TV videos, covering essential topics on scholarships, loans, and more.