NOVA Free Tax Preparation Workshops – Springfield (MEC) Campus

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IRS-certified volunteers will help ensure you receive the maximum tax refund and help determine if you are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit. If you or your family earned less than $54,000 in 2015, you may qualify for this free service.

Please make sure to bring the following items:

  • Photo ID for you and your spouse if filing jointly
  •  Social Security cards or Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) for everyone in the family
  •  Voided check for direct deposit
  • Proof of health insurance coverage, i.e. form 1095A, insurance card, Medicare or Medicaid card. All income statements for self and dependent: W-2, W-P, W-2G, 1099, etc.
  • Expense documents: dependent care, education-related expenses, home mortgage interest payments, student loan interest payments

 

Free Tax Prep Workshops are located at other NOVA campuses and are open to all students and the community:

  • February 2016
  • February 1st from TIME, Annandale Campus, LOCATION
    February 8th from 4:00 – 8:00 PM, Alexandria Campus, Bisdorf Building, Room 334C
  • February 15th from 1:00 – 4:00 PM, Loudoun Campus, Room 249J
  • February 22nd, from 10:00 – 4:00 PM, Manassas Campus Howsmon Hall, Room 110 (STUDENTS ONLY)
  • February 22nd, from 4:00 – 8:00 PM, Manassas Global Learning Center
  • February 29th from 10:00 – 2:00 PM, Woodbridge Campus, Seefeldt 329
  • February 29th from 4:00 – 8:00 PM, Springfield Campus (MEC), Computer Labs 327 & 330

 

March 2016

  • March 7th from 10:00 – 2:00 PM, Woodbridge Campus, Seefeldt 329
  • March 14th from TIME, Annandale Campus, LOCATION
  • March 21st from 4:00 – 8:00 PM, Alexandria Campus, Bisdorf Building, Room 334C
  • March 28th from 5:00 – 8:00 PM, Loudoun Campus, Room 249J

 

April 2016

  • April 4th from 10:00 – 4:00 PM, Manassas Campus, Howsmon Hall Room 110 (STUDENTS ONLY)
  • April 4th from 4:00-8:00 PM, Manassas SkillSource Center
  • April 11th from 10:00 – 2:00 PM, Woodbridge Campus, Seefeldt 329

WHEN
Monday, February 29, 2016 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EST) – Add to Calendar
WHERE
NOVA Springfield (MEC) Campus – 6699 Springfield Center Drive, Computer Labs 327 & 330 Springfield, VA 22150 – View Map

Free Money Management Workshop

Want to get Financially Fit?


Come join us March 3rd 2016 from 2:30 to 3:30 PM in room 154. We will be hosting a Money Management Workshop to help you stay financially fit this spring and future semesters.

Thursday March 3rd, 2016

2:30-3:30 PM

Room: 154

 As an added bonus we will be raffling a Fitbit to workshop participants.

 Requirements to enter the raffle:

  • Must be a NOVA student
  • Enrolled in spring 2016 classes
  • Attend entire Money Management Workshop

Email us any questions at MECCounselor@nvcc.edu.

 

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Register using our Eventbrite page:  

MEC Money Management Workshop

GET YOUR TAXES DONE FOR FREE!

IRS-certified volunteers will help ensure you receive the maximum tax refund and help determine if you are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit. If you or your family earned less than $54,000 in 2015, you may qualify for this free service.

Please make sure to bring the following items: 

  • Photo ID for you and your spouse if filing jointly
  • Social Security cards or Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) for everyone in the family
  • Voided check for direct deposit
  • Proof of health insurance coverage, i.e. form 1095A, insurance card, Medicare or Medicaid card
  • All income statements for self and dependts: W-2, W-P, W-2G, 1099, etc.
  • Expense documents: dependent care, education-related expenses, home mortgage interest payments, student loan interest payments

REGISTER AT: NOVATAXPREPSPRINGFIELD.EVENTBRITE.COM

Free Tax Prep Workshops are located at other NOVA campuses and are open to all students and the community:

February 2016

  • February 1st from TIME, Annandale Campus, LOCATION
  • February 8th from 4:00 – 8:00 PM, Alexandria Campus, Bisdorf Building, Room 334C
  • February 15th from 1:00 – 4:00 PM, Loudoun Campus, Room 249J
  • February 22nd, from 10:00 – 4:00 PM, Manassas Campus Howsmon Hall, Room 110 (STUDENTS ONLY)
  • February 22nd, from 4:00 – 8:00 PM, Manassas Global Learning Center
  • February 29th from 10:00 – 2:00 PM, Woodbridge Campus, Seefeldt 329
  • February 29th from 4:00 – 8:00 PM, Springfield Campus (MEC), Computer Labs 327 & 330

March 2016

  • March 7th from 10:00 – 2:00 PM, Woodbridge Campus, Seefeldt 329
  • March 14th from TIME, Annandale Campus, LOCATION
  • March 21st from 4:00 – 8:00 PM, Alexandria Campus, Bisdorf Building, Room 334C
  • March 28th from 5:00 – 8:00 PM, Loudoun Campus, Room 249J

April 2016

  • April 4th from 10:00 – 4:00 PM, Manassas Campus, Howsmon Hall Room 110 (STUDENTS ONLY)
  • April 4th from 4:00-8:00 PM, Manassas SkillSource Center
  • April 11th from 10:00 – 2:00 PM, Woodbridge Campus, Seefeldt 329
WHEN
Monday, February 29, 2016 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EST) Add to Calendar
WHERE
NOVA Springfield (MEC) Campus – 6699 Springfield Center Drive, Computer Labs 327 & 330 Springfield, VA 22150

 

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Money Management Workshop

Want to get Financially Fit?


Come join us January 28th, 2016 from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM in room 352. We will be hosting a Money Management Workshop. to help you stay financially fit this spring and future semesters.

Thursday January 28, 2016

11:30-12:30

Room: 352

As an added bonus we will be raffling a Fitbit to workshop participants.

 Requirements to enter the raffle:

  • Must be a NOVA student
  • Enrolled in spring 2016 classes
  • Attend entire Money Management Workshopfinancial aid workshop flyer

Register using out eventbrite page:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/money-management-workshop-tickets-20479434540

Free MEC Shuttle Service To and from Metro Terminated

NOVA will be suspending Route E starting this spring. Due to low ridership they will discontinue service from the Franconia Springfield Metro to campus. Other campuses shuttles will continue to operate as normal this coming spring.

Fairfax County Connector operates a route from the Metro to campus. Route 334 has a similar schedule to the NOVA shuttle. Bus fare is $1.75 each way. You can locate more information online at: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/connector/routes/334.htm

 

 

CASHCOURSE CONTEST – YOU COULD WIN $100 OR MORE

http://blogs.nvcc.edu/financial-literacy/2015/07/07/cashcourse-contest-you-could-win-100-or-more/

Have you heard? Twenty $100 grants towards educational costs at NOVA will be raffled off throughout the 2015-2016 academic year to randomly selected students who successfully completeCashCourse coursework modules. What is CashCourse you say? Well, CashCourse is a web-based financial literacy platform created by the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) to help college students learn real-life personal financial management skills. It’s completely 100% free, it’s easy to use, it has no commercial ties, and it’s now available to the entire NOVA community atwww.cashcourse.org. On the CashCourse website you will find a variety of great resources such as short articles, videos, worksheets, calculators and message boards on various financial management topics that are relevant to college students.

Personal finances are often cited as one of the top concerns and challenges for college students, but that doesn’t have to become your story! You may join students at over 800 colleges nationwide who are already using CashCourse to enhance their financial management knowledge and their ability to make better financial decisions. By using CashCourse to get your finances under control you can potentially reduce your stress, improve your academic performance, and save money! Plus, you can be entered to win one of the twenty $100 grants!

Official CashCourse Contest rules are provided below.

In order to be eligible to potentially win one of the twenty $100 grants you must do the following:

  • Register for CashCourse at CashCourse.org as a student, provide your NOVA student email address during the registration process, and select Northern Virginia Community College as your school when you register.
  • Sign into CashCourse as a student at CashCourse.org using the username and password you created in the first step above. Click on “Financial Tools” on the left side of the CashCourse homepage and select “Coursework”.
  • Complete the Coursework topics listed below by their respective due dates and receive a post-test score of at least 80% to be entered into the drawing for that Coursework module.

–  The “Budgeting Basics” module must be completed before   11:59pm on October 20, 2015.

–  The “Be Credit Savvy” module must be completed before 11:59pm on December 20, 2015.

–  The “Getting Started with Saving and Investing” module must be completed before 11:59pm on March 6, 2016.

–  The “Paying Back Student Loans” module must be completed before 11:59pm on May 8, 2016.

–  The “Making the Most of Employee Benefits” module must be completed before 11:59pm on June 10, 2016.

  • You must be enrolled in at least three credits at NOVA during Fall 2015 to be entered in the “Budgeting Basics” and/or the “Be Credit Savvy” drawing. You must be enrolled in at least three credits at NOVA during Spring 2016 to be entered in the “Getting Started with Saving and Investing” and/or the “Paying Back Student Loans” drawing. You must be enrolled in at least three credits at NOVA during Summer 2016 to be entered in the “Making the Most of Employee Benefits” drawing.

There will be four $100 grant drawings for each of the five coursework modules shortly after the due date for each module to randomly select students who meet the requirements outlined above. Students who are selected to receive a $100 grant will be notified via their NOVA student email account within 30 days after the due date for the module and the $100 grant will be applied toward their NOVA student account. If students have a $0 balance at the time the grant is applied toward their account then it will create a credit balance that is refunded in accordance with the College’s refund policies. Students may set up their refund preferences https://nvcc.afford.com/refunds.  Over-awards created by the additional grant, though unlikely, would be
resolved in the best interest of the student.

Please note that students are permitted to retake the CashCourse coursework modules if necessary to improve their post-test score to at least 80% to be entered into the drawings. However, students will not receive multiple drawing entries for successfully completing a particular coursework module more than once. If a student successfully completes all five coursework modules the student will be entered into the drawings for each module and could potentially win up to five $100 grants. Each module should take approximately 30 minutes or less to complete. This contest is open to all NOVA students who meet the requirements outlined above.  However, please note that NOVA faculty and staff who happen to be taking classes at NOVA are not eligible for the $100 grant drawings.  Odds of winning a $100 grant will depend on how many students successfully complete each coursework module. If you have any questions about CashCourse or the drawings, please contact the Financial Aid Support Center at 1-855-323-3199.

The following is an update to the contest rules outline above:

 Attention ELI Students!  If an individual is participating in this contest as an ELI student (enrolled in at least three online course credits),meets the requirements outlined above and is selected through the random drawing, they will receive the $100 prize as a gift card that can be used at one of NOVA’s Bookstores instead of a $100 grant applied toward their student account.  There will still be four $100 grant drawings for each of the five coursework modules, but these grants can only be awarded to students who are enrolled in less than three ELI credits.  There will be four separate drawings for $100 bookstore gift cards for each of the five coursework modules that can only be awarded to students who are taking three or more ELI credits.  In total there will be twenty $100 grants offered to non-ELI students and twenty $100 bookstore gift cards offered to ELI students who successfully complete the CashCourse modules in accordance with the contest rules.  If not enough students complete the modules to qualify for the drawings then the unused funds will be returned to the donor.

Your Future Matters

#YourFutureMatters

A hashtag in today’s world can be a powerful thing. It can bring a nation to its knees or lift a forgotten cause to the forefront of our minds. To us you are more than a hashtag. You are a complex individual with hopes and dreams. You want a good job and a comfortable life. You also care about other people and see yourself as not only a caretaker for your family, but to others in need.

Your future matters to us. At NOVA we have made it our mission to act as the vehicle for your success. NOVA has been there for you and your family for fifty years. Whether it be at the Medical Education Campus pursuing one of our Allied Health or Nursing degrees, or studying electrical engineering at Annandale NOVA has given you the tools to succeed

NOVA has not stood still. As the economy has evolved so have our programs and campuses. At the MEC we have added Occupational Therapy Assistant and Diagnostic Medical Sonography programs to our offerings.

Our MEC graduates are armed with degrees with starting salaries in the $50,000* range. On average an associate at NOVA cost around $15,000** with books and tuition. This means that the bulk of your cost is covered by the average financial aid package and scholarships. When compared to similar four year bachelor’s programs, it is easy to recognize that a degree from NOVA has a much higher rate of return. Especially considering the large loans that are often required to complete a bachelor’s degree that may have the same earning potential as an Allied Health or Nursing Degree.

 

NOVA and GMU Cost Compare

We simply ask that you take a moment and review the information session for any of the programs you may be interested in. Send us an email at MECCounselor@nvcc.edu, or visit our office to discuss your options and the necessary steps to apply.

 

We will be hosting an Open House at the MEC Campus on October 17. Join us to explore the programs that the MEC campus has to offer. Register by October 2nd and get entered to win an iPad Mini. 
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#YourFutureMatters to us.

 

*BLS: May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_47900.htm#29-0000

** This is assuming a 72 credit hour associate charged at the prevailing instate rate $171.25 per credit hour and accounting for the average cost of text books and other materials. Some programs will be less than $15,000 while others may coast more.  http://www.nvcc.edu/tuition/

*** Savings Calculator https://www.vawizard.org/vccs/FinAidCostCompare.action