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Apply for Financial Aid

Our scholarships, grants, loans and work-study opportunities can make your college education more affordable than you ever thought possible.

Our financial aid tutorials answer the most common questions we receive.

Ways to Contact the Financial Aid Office

All NOVA Financial Aid staff are working remotely and are available to speak with you.

Campus Financial Aid Offices will be open during the hours listed below on days the College is open.

Hours of Operation

  • Monday: 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The Financial Aid Virtual Lobby for students is available via Zoom or by calling 1.301.715.8592 (meeting ID: 827 1339 2475) during the hours listed below on days the College is open.


Hours of Operation

  • Tuesday: 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday: 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Please include your 7-digit NOVA Student ID, phone number, and if applicable, the campus you would normally visit. A staff member will contact you within 1-2 business days.

Requested financial aid documents can be submitted to the 24-Hour Student Support Center as an attachment to a web case or in many instances documents can be uploaded directly through your NOVAConnect To Do List (if applicable).

The 24-Hour Student Support Center is available 24/7/365. Call 1.855.323.3199 or live chat, submit a web case, or access the self-help portal at https://mysupport.nvcc.edu.


Use the following links to help you through the Financial Aid process.

Financial Aid Videos

Financial Aid 101 Video


Swift Student logoSwiftStudent is the new free, digital resource that helps NOVA students request changes to their college financial aid packages.

SwiftStudent offers college students:

  • a guide to request additional financial aid when your economic circumstances have changed, such as changes due to COVID-19 (recent job loss of a parent, a medical crisis, and loss of childcare or housing)
  • a way to start the appeal conversation with financial aid officers
  • clear information about financial aid requirements and appeal types
  • customizable template letters to help you share your situation with your school
  • SwiftStudent >offers templates that address over 14 types of appeals, accompanied by an extensive resource guide.

Through SwiftStudent, students can learn about the financial aid appeal process, review eligibility requirements, and customize free template appeal letters to submit to their college financial aid office.

More about SwiftStudent here