Admissions & Aid

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Get Started at NOVA

Ready to start your future? NOVA welcomes anyone 18 or older with a high school diploma or equivalent. We offer affordable education and a range of programs to help you achieve your goals. Explore our admissions process and financial aid options today – your journey begins here!

Visit NOVA

Visit our campuses and experience what we have to offer.

Apply to NOVA

NOVA has an open-door admission policy. Any person 18 years or older with a high school diploma or equivalent can apply.

Tuition & Costs

NOVA offers one of the lowest tuition rates of any college or university in the Washington, D.C. area.

Financial Aid

Paying for college may seem like an overwhelming task, but at NOVA, we're here to help you.

How to Transfer

Find out how you can transfer credits to NOVA or prepare for a transfer out to another college or university.

Dual Enrollment

With NOVA's Dual Enrollment (DE) program, you don't have to wait until you graduate from high school to attend college.

Register for Classes

NOVA makes it easy for you to register for credit programs or Workforce and Continuing Education classes.

Credit for Prior Learning

NOVA helps you turn your prior learning into college credit.