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Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) is committed to our students beyond academics, and this includes financial wellness. We want to provide resources, skills, and knowledge to help students become and stay financially well both during their time as a student and after graduation. Through the Financial Stability and Advocacy Centers, students can gain access to financial information, gain skills, and a professional offering individualized assistance based on their particular situation.

Student Equipment Loan Program

If you need access to a laptop loaner during the semester you are enrolled, please complete the application for a laptop loaner.

Student Emergency Grants

The purpose of student emergency grants is to help students who have unforeseen emergencies during the semester. Grants are available based on funding. Please see the list of currently available grants.

Available Grants

  • Cares Act Grant: Please review the eligibility requirements and apply for the grant.If you have any questions about the grant or would like to know the status of your application, please contact the 24-hour Financial Aid Support Center.

  • Childcare Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) Grant: This grant assists student parents by helping with before and after-school services. For more information, contact Diana Yacob.
  • Hot Meals Grant: Affordable access to food and hot, nutritious meals help students focus, get better grades, and maintain good physical and mental health. Awarded students will receive funds on their NOVACard which can be used to purchase food at campus dining locations. Please complete the application for the Hot Meals Grant for NOVA Students.

Nighthawk Nest Food Pantry

NOVA's Food and Personal Care Pantry's mission is to provide students, faculty, and staff easy, on-campus access to free food and personal care products. You'll learn more about available resources and pantry locations by visiting the Nighthawk Nest Pantry site.

For more information, please get in touch with Financial Stability and Advocacy Centers at financialstability@nvcc.edu.


Are you interested in applying for school scholarships? Visit NOVA's scholarship page to search for scholarships that are tailored for you. Direct any of your questions to Darryl Shell at dshell@nvcc.edu.

Free Tax Filing

The Financial Stability and Advocacy Centers is an approved Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site. We host several VITA tax preparation sessions on each NOVA campus during the spring semesters. With the assistance of IRS volunteers, these sessions allow students, faculty, and staff that fit the income guidelines the opportunity to file their taxes at no cost. Please check here every spring for the schedule of our VITA tax workshops, links to register, and additional information.

Additional Tax Filing Resources

Career Connection

Career Connection allows you to connect to Employers looking to hire NOVA students like yourself. No need to sign up! Just log into the career services management system. Please contact a career counselor or advisor if you have questions about Career Connection.

Child Care Access Means Parents In School (CCAMPIS)

CCAMPIS is a Federal Department of Education grant that provides childcare funding to parents in school, allowing them to focus on their college goals and graduating.