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Undocumented/DACA Students

  • NOVA students in advising session.

This website is dedicated to promote the success of current and prospective NOVA DREAMers. DREAMer(s) is an inclusive term for undocumented students both with and without Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). NOVA is committed to creating a more diverse, inclusive and equitable Virginia by fostering excellence in higher education. As the most diverse institution of higher education in Virginia, NOVA is driven by a core commitment to diversity, equity and inclusivity.

Northern Virginia Community College welcomes students from all around the world. Subsequently, this website aims to provide the most up-to-date information and guidance to students, faculty/staff, and our community partners with various opportunities to engage, educate, and support DREAMers. In our commitment to foster inclusive and equitable learning opportunities, we believe that every student deserves a safe and welcoming experience where they can thrive and achieve their goals.

Virginia Alternative State Aid (VASA)

The Virginia State Aid (VASA) is an alternative option to the FAFSA for Virginians who are nonimmigrants, undocumented, have DACA status, or are otherwise ineligible to file the FAFSA and want to be considered for state financial aid.

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