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IMPORTANT NOTICE

The State Board For Community Colleges has not set the tuition rates for the Fall 2022 Semester. Therefore, any balance reflected on your student account will not include charges for Fall 2022. The Payment Plan will open once NOVA publishes the Fall 2022 Tuition Rates.

Don’t stress over your Tuition! Use NOVA’s Payment Plan to make tuition manageable. By entering the Payment Plan earlier, your tuition cost is spread over a longer period and your payments are lower. We want you to be thinking about English, Math, History, and IT – not tuition! Start planning now for an affordable payment option with our payment plan.

NOVA’s Payment Plan is the best way to manage your college expenses without having a ton of debt when you are done.

NOVA tries to enhance the payment plan in ways that will help students. Nova has paid all enrollment fees (charged by Nelnet) for students enrolling in the payment plan since Fall 2021, and will continue to do so through Fall 2022 Semester. Yes, you read that correctly. This is four semesters in a row that the College is paying the payment plan enrollment fees, so you don’t have to. We estimate the total cost for all four semesters is over $400,000 for enrollment fees that Students did not/do not have to pay!

We know that it is tough to manage all of your expenses while going to College, but you can do this! Sometimes you just need a few extra days to make the payment. Nova and Nelnet will give those few extra days! When you are enrolled in any of the payment plans listed below, if you need a few extra days to make your next upcoming payment plan payment, all you have to do is call Nelnet (our Payment Plan Partner) 2 days before your payment is due and Nelnet will not take the scheduled payment from you for up to 5 days after your regularly scheduled payment is due. That’s it. No explanations needed. No hassles.

This makes NOVA’s Payment Plan more flexible for you. If you get in a pinch, getting a few extra days before the payment hits your account means you can avoid over limit fees and returned payment fees.

You can request the 5-day extension two times during any payment plan option until the “cut-off date”. No payment extensions or requests can be made after the “cut-off date”. The cut-off date for Summer 2022, is June 30, 2022. The cut-off date for Fall 2022, is November 16, 2022.

Enrolling early makes a big difference. Take a look at the lower down payment you have when you enter the payment plan early. Your payments can be spread over six months! This is longer than the Fall Semester. The best part is once the semester ends and you have successfully made all scheduled payments, your account balance will be zero. No loans to pay later. No interest. No problem!

For Summer 2022, we are offering 18 different payment plan options. For Fall 2022, there are over 16 different payment plan options and there is one that is right for you.


Summer 2022 Payment Plan Options

Summer 2022 Semi-Monthly Payments Schedule

Number

Year

Term

Plan

Enrollment Fee

Deposit

Payment Dates

Plan open Date

Last Date to Enroll for Semester

1

2022

Summer

Deposit
+ 10 Payments

Paid by NOVA

0%

March 3-July 18

2/14/2022

2/25/2022

2

2022

Summer

Deposit
+ 8 Payments

Paid by NOVA

10%

April 3-July 18

2/14/2022

3/18/2022

3

2022

Summer

Deposit
+ 6 Payments

Paid by NOVA

20%

May 3- July 18

2/14/2022

4/18/2022

4

2022

Summer

Deposit
+ 4 Payments

Paid by NOVA

25%

June 3- July 18

2/14/2022

5/18/2022

5

2022

Summer

Deposit
+ 2 Payments

Paid by NOVA

50%

July 3-July 18

2/14/2022

6/18/2022

Summer 2022 Monthly Payments Schedule

Number

Year

Term

Plan

Enrollment Fee

Deposit

Payment Dates

Plan open Date

Last Date to Enroll for Semester

1

2022

Summer

Deposit
+ 4  Payments

Paid by NOVA

0%

April 3-July 3

2/14/2022

3/3/2022

2

2022

Summer

Deposit
+ 4 payments

Paid by NOVA

0%

April 18-July 18

2/14/2022

3/18/2022

3

2022

Summer

Deposit
+ 3 Payments

Paid by NOVA

25%

May 3-July 3

2/14/2022

4/3/2022

4

2022

Summer

Deposit
+ 3 Payments

Paid by NOVA

25%

May 18-July 18

2/14/2022

4/18/2022

5

2022

Summer

Deposit
+ 2 Payments

Paid by NOVA

40%

June 3-July 3

2/14/2022

5/3/2022

6

2022

Summer

Deposit
+ 2 Payments

Paid by NOVA

40%

June 18-July 18

2/14/2022

5/18/2022

7

2022

Summer

Deposit
+1 Payment

Paid by NOVA

50%

July 3rd

2/14/2022

6/3/2022

8

2022

Summer

Deposit
+1 Payment

Paid by NOVA

50%

July 18th

2/14/2022

6/18/2022

 

  • Increases or decreases to your Payment Plan Account automatically change your payment plan budget amount and your semi- monthly or monthly payment amount will also automatically change based on enrollment changes, financial aid changes, and other changes.
  • Increases will change your upcoming payment plan payment if the increase occurs at least 10 days before the next scheduled payment.
  • Decreases will change your payment plan payment if the decrease occurs at least 2 calendar days before the next scheduled payment.
  • Nelnet will charge a $30.00 non-refundable fee each time your payment is returned by your Financial Institution for any reason (i.e. non-sufficient funds, closed bank or credit card account, incorrect bank account number, stop payment).

Fall 2022 Payment Plan Options

All Payment Plans will open immediately after the Fall Tuition rates are approved
Fall 2022 Semi-Monthly Payments Schedule

Plan Number

Year

Term

Plan Option

Deposit

Enrollment Fee

Payment Period

Plan Option Date*

Last Date to Enroll for Semester

1

2022

Fall

No Deposit
+ 12 Payments

0%

Paid by NOVA

June 3-December 3

TBD

5/18/2022

2

2022

Fall

Deposit
+ 11 Payments

10%

Paid by NOVA

July 3-December 3

TBD

6/17/2022

3

2022

Fall

Deposit
+ 9 Payments

20%

Paid by NOVA

August 3 - December 3

TBD

7/18/2022

4

2022

Fall

Deposit
+ 7 Payments

30%

Paid by NOVA

September 3- December 3

TBD

8/18/2022

5

2022

Fall

Deposit
+ 5 Payments

40%

Paid by NOVA

October 3 - December 3

TBD

9/19/2022

6

2022

Fall

Deposit
+ 3 Payments

50%

Paid by NOVA

November 3 - December 3

TBD

10/19/2022

Payments are deducted on the 3rd AND the 18th
* See Important Notice at the top of this page.

All Payment Plans will open immediately after the Fall Tuition rates are approved
Fall 2022 Monthly Payments Schedule

Plan Number

Year

Term

Plan Option

Deposit

Enrollment Fee

Payment Period

Plan open Date*

Last Date to Enroll for Semester

1

2022

Fall

No Deposit
+ 7 Payments

0%

Paid by NOVA

June 3 - December 3

TBD

5/18/2022

2

2022

Fall

Deposit
+ 6 payments

10%

Paid by NOVA

June 18-November 18

TBD

5/18/2022

3

2022

Fall

Deposit
+ 6 Payments

10%

Paid by NOVA

July 3-December 3

TBD

6/3/2022

4

2022

Fall

Deposit
+ 5 Payments

20%

Paid by NOVA

July 18-November 18

TBD

6/17/2022

5

2022

Fall

Deposit
+ 5 Payments

20%

Paid by NOVA

August 3-December 3

TBD

7/5/2022

6

2022

Fall

Deposit
+ 4 Payments

30%

Paid by NOVA

August 18-November 18

TBD

7/18/2022

7

2022

Fall

Deposit
+ 4 Payment

30%

Paid by NOVA

September 3 - December 3

TBD

8/2/2022

8

2022

Fall

Deposit
+ 3 Payment

40%

Paid by NOVA

September 18 - November 18

TBD

8/8/2022

9

2022

Fall

Deposit
+ 3 Payment

40%

Paid by NOVA

October 3 - December 3

TBD

9/5/2022

10

2022

Fall

Deposit
+ 2 Payment

50%

Paid by NOVA

October 18 - November 18

TBD

9/19/2022

11

2022

Fall

Deposit
+ 2 Payment

50%

Paid by NOVA

November 3 - December 3

TBD

10/3/2022

12

2022

Fall

Deposit
+ 1 Payment

50%

Paid by NOVA

November 18

TBD

10/19/2022

Payments are deducted on the 3rd OR the 18th
* See Important Notice at the top of this page.

  • Increases or decreases to your Payment Plan Account automatically change your payment plan budget amount and your semi- monthly or monthly payment amount will also automatically change based on enrollment changes, financial aid changes, and other changes.
  • Increases will change your upcoming payment plan payment if the increase occurs at least 10 days before the next scheduled payment.
  • Decreases will change your payment plan payment if the decrease occurs at least 2 calendar days before the next scheduled payment.
  • Nelnet will charge a $30.00 non-refundable fee each time your payment is returned by your Financial Institution for any reason (i.e. non-sufficient funds, closed bank or credit card account, incorrect bank account number, stop payment).

Payment Methods

  • Automatic Debit Payments via savings/checking accounts (ACH) - There are no service fees for payments made by ACH.
  • Credit Card/debit card – MasterCard, VISA, or American Express - A service fee of 2.7% will be added to each transaction.

Cost to Participate

  • The enrollment fee for all students who enter the payment plan is ZERO. NOVA has paid these fees for Fall 2021, Spring 2022, Summer 2022, and Fall of 2022, so students pay nothing to enter the Plan. Each semester prior to the payment plan opening, NOVA will decide if the college will pay the enrollment fees charged by Nelnet.

Additional Plan Information

  • At the time of the enrollment in the payment plan, the payment plan budget amount reflected will be equal to the SIS student account balance net of any financial aid and/or payments.
  • Students or authorized payers will be notified by Nelnet of returned/missed payments. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure all payments are current to avoid termination of their payment plan.
  • If your payment plan is terminated for a failed deposit amount, you will be required to re-enroll as long as the payment plan enrollment period is still open. A new enrollment fee and down payment will be required. If your plan is terminated for a failed deposit amount and the payment plan enrollment period is closed, you are responsible to pay NOVA directly, online, or in-person the total amount due on your student account minus any payments that Nelnet successfully collected that have not been credited to your student account.
  • All payment plan participants are reminded to closely monitor your payment plan account, your college enrollment, and your college e-mail for any notification from Nelnet Campus Commerce or NOVA. Deadlines for terminating a plan account, making changes that effect the next payment, and certain dates and deadlines CANNOT be adjusted or changed.
  • For any questions about the payment plan or if you need help setting up your payment plan account, students or authorized payers should call Nelnet Campus Commerce at 800.609.8056.

How to Enroll in the NOVA Payment Plan

Please use Google Chrome

  1. Go to www.nvcc.edu and log on to MyNOVA using your username and password.
  2. Select the SIS TILE You will be directed to My Student Information.
  3. In the middle of the page under Finances, if Northern Virginia Comm College isn’t displayed then you must select the college.
  4. Click on Select College.
    If NOVA does not appear, as your Institution, Click Select and then select Institution, Career, and Term as follows:
    Institution: Select Northern Virginia Community College
    Career: Select Credit
    Term: Select Fall 2022 or Summer 2022
    On the upper right side of your screen, Click SAVE.
  5. Within the same Finances section, Click Apply for Payment Plan
    Note: Pop-up blocker must be turned off.
    You may be required to log into MYNOVA again.
  6. You are now on the NELNET Website.
  7. Under the Activity Section, Select Set up a Payment Plan
  8. Select Begin. You will notice a Progress Tracker at the top of the page that will guide you through the process of setting up the plan.
  9. You will be asked if you would like to set up an Authorized Party Payor. If so, Click the link. Otherwise, Click Next.
  10. You will navigate through:
    Amount Due - (Verify this is the amount you owe NOVA at the time you enroll) Payment Plan Options - Select the Payment Plan that is best for you. Click Enter
    A pop-up will appear to confirm acknowledgement of the Enrollment fee (Students pay no enrollment fee for Summer or Fall 2022) Click OK.
  11. Payment Details- Select Automatic Debit Payment (ACH) Checking/Savings or Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard or American Express). If a credit card or debit card is used a service fee of 2.7% will be added to each transaction. Input the payment details for the type of payment you have selected. Click Next
  12. Your payment schedule will appear. Please check to make sure all information is correct, including the Plan you have selected. Click Next.
  13. The Thank You page will appear along with your Agreement Number, and you will have the option to print. Click DONE
    You will be automatically directed to Nelnet’s Main Landing Page.
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