Financial Aid Information
NOVA strives to assure that no one be denied the opportunity to attend the College for financial reasons. Financial aid programs provide a variety of funds to assist students in paying for college.
Financial aid representatives at each campus and the College Financial Aid Office provide information about financial aid programs, application procedures, and eligibility requirements. Applications, forms, and information are posted on the office’s website. The College updates the Student Services Financial Aid Handbook annually. This publication provides detailed information on application procedures and program eligibility criteria.
Applications for need-based financial aid begin with filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). FAFSA on the Web Worksheets are available from Campus Financial Aid Offices. FAFSAs for the following fall can be completed starting October 1 each year, three months earlier than in the past. Applications should be completed several months in advance of the semester for which assistance is needed. Applicants for all aid programs, including loans and work study, must file the FAFSA. Completed applications received by May 1 for Fall, October 1 for Spring, and April 1 for Summer will receive priority consideration.
Additional information on scholarships, grants, loans, and on-campus employment, as well as information about financial aid policies pertaining to class attendance, recalculation of awards, satisfactory academic progress, and repayment of funds, can be found in the Student Services Financial Aid Handbook and the College Financial Aid Office.