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Office of Military and Veterans Services

Thank You for Your Service!

At Northern Virginia Community College, it is our privilege to assist veterans and military affiliated family members in taking advantage of the numerous educational opportunities available through the GI Bill® and other programs. This institution is approved to offer GI Bill® educational benefits by the Virginia State Approving Agency.

The Office of Military and Veterans Services (OMVS) is designed to provide comprehensive resources to veterans and military related personnel who are utilizing VA and tuition assistant educational benefits. Regardless of whether you are a new student, a returning student or transferring to our campus from another institution, we are here to help you find the resources you need to make the most out of your time at NOVA.


In accordance with section 1019 of  Public Law 116-315, students who have created debts between February 14, 2021, and March 22, 2021, due to a change in their enrollment status, which resulted in an overpayment of tuition and fees.

VA will not collect these debts from you. Rather, VA will collect these amounts from your school. In turn, your school may require you to pay any outstanding balance for tuition and fees and may contact you regarding this debt.  It is important that you work with your school to resolve this matter.

What Does this means?

You will still be responsible for repaying any debts associated with the monthly housing allowance and the books and supplies stipend to VA.

How is school debt created?

A school debt is established when a student terminates enrollment on or before the first day of the term and VA has paid the institution tuition and fees (and in some cases Yellow Ribbon payments). A student debt is established when the student reduces or terminates enrollment after the first day of the term. When a debt is established, either the student or the school is notified and provided next steps to address the overpayment.

If you have questions or concerns:

Please contact the Office of Military Services at militaryservices@nvcc.edu or contact VA Education Call Center at 1-888-442-4551, Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Central Time.