How We Support You

At NOVA, we understand the unique challenges and triumphs of balancing academic goals with parenting responsibilities. Our goal is to provide the support, resources, and community you need to thrive both in the classroom and at home. Here’s what we offer:

Academic Support

  • Tutoring Services: Access tutoring to improve your academic performance and develop effective study habits.
  • Academic Advising: Get personalized advice to stay on track with your academic goals.

Advising and Academic Support

Childcare Resources

  • Childcare Assistance: Available through contracted partnerships with licensed and accredited centers.
  • Financial Assistance: Learn about programs that make childcare more affordable.


Workshops and Community Events

  • Workshops: Participate in workshops designed for parent-students.
  • Networking Events: Connect with other student-parents and build your network.
  • Student Parent Alliance: Join a supportive community dedicated to your success.

Clubs & Organizations

Wellness and Balance

  • Stress Management: Explore resources to help you manage stress effectively.
  • Healthy Lifestyle Tips: Find advice on maintaining a balanced, healthy lifestyle.
  • Balancing Roles: Learn strategies to juggle your academic and parenting responsibilities.

Office of Wellness and Mental Health

Financial Assistance

  • Scholarships and Grants: Discover financial aid opportunities available specifically for parent-students.
  • Financial Aid Information: Get detailed information on how to apply for financial support.
  • Student Success Fund: Provides financial support for unexpected emergency expenses that may otherwise force compel students to drop out of their educational journey.

Financial Aid Student Success Fund

Recognized Excellence

Family SealIn August 2021, NOVA proudly earned its place in the Inaugural Generation Hope FamilyU Cohort, a testament to our unwavering dedication to student-parents and transforming our College into a family-friendly institution. This recognition is exemplified by our proud distinction as a recipient of the FamilyU Seal, bestowed upon us by Generation Hope, signifying NOVA as an institution that prioritizes the values and needs of student parents.

Watch the video below to learn more about Generation Hope and its impact on student-parents.

Generation Hope Overview

We are committed to your success and will support you every step of the way. Whether you need advice, a listening ear, or practical resources, we are here!

Welcome to the NOVA Nighthawk family! Together, we can achieve great things.