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COVID-19 Emergency Grant

Dear NOVA Nighthawks, because of the large volume of applications submitted for emergency assistance, the application link has been disabled to allow time for review and processing. We hope to reopen the site for new applications in the near future. If you have questions, please contact the NOVA Call Center at 703.323.3000. #NOVAstrong

About The Financial Stability Program

The mission of the Financial Stability Program is to enhance student capability for academic success by providing personalized services that build strong financial foundations and access to community resources.

Program Services

Single Stop

  • Benefit Eligibility Screening
  • Assistance in Applying for Benefits
  • Assistance in Accessing Community Resources (housing, food, etc.)

Financial Coaching

  • Debt Reduction
  • Budgeting
  • Credit (reduction, building), etc.


  • Student Emergency Grant
  • Tax Preparation & Filing
  • Green NOVA Bag

What is the Single Stop?

Single Stop at NOVA connects students to local community and governmental resources (e.g. SNAP, TANF, etc.). Single Stop is an online screening tool that can estimate in minutes what supplemental resources students might be eligible to receive.  Single Stop staff is available to assist students in accessing these resources. To complete the online Single Stop screener, please click here or visit the Single Stop location on the Annandale Campus (CG 224). If you have any questions or need help getting started, please email us at singlestop@nvcc.edu or call 703.323.3450.

What can Single Stop help with?

  • Government Benefits (e.g. SNAP, W.I.C., etc.)
  • Educational Resources
  • Legal Assistance
  • Housing Options
  • Health Insurance Options

How to Access the Single Stop Screener

  1. Go to the website.
  2. Click "Sign Up": Use your email address as username and create a password for your account. Make sure to include a phone number.
  3. Fill in your information: Take 5-10 minutes to fill in your information. It will automatically calculate your eligibility.
  4. Submit to Provider: Make sure you hit the "send" button. A Single Stop Center staff member will contact you.