Upcoming Events

Financial Aid Workshops – May 24-27, 2021

FINANCIAL AID ESSENTIALS – FOR STUDENTS
NOVA Financial Aid staff members will walk new & returning students through the financial aid process– from securing an FSA ID, to completing the FAFSA each year, and verification. You will learn how to communicate with financial aid staff, what to expect in your aid notification, how to apply for scholarships, and your academic responsibilities for maintaining financial aid eligibility. You will also hear about appeals, Satisfactory Academic Progress, and making the most of limited Pell Grants and student loans.

REGISTER HERE:
MONDAY, MAY 24, 2021 3:00PM
WEDNESDAY, MAY 26, 2021 10:00AM
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

HOW TO PAY FOR COLLEGE DURING THE PANDEMIC
Paying for College can be a challenge, even when we aren’t dealing with a global pandemic. Fortunately, there are a number of programs available to help students and families cover their educational expenses.

Join us to see how these programs (both new and old) can help you meet your goals!
• Federal Student Aid
• Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF)
• The Re-Employing Virginians (REV) Initiative
• Get Skilled, Get a Job, Give Back (G3) Initiative

REGISTER HERE:
MONDAY, MAY 24, 2021 6:00PM
THURSDAY, MAY 27, 2021 11:00AM
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

COMPLETING VERIFICATION – STEP BY STEP
Verification is the process of “proving” the data submitted on the FAFSA. Typically, about one in three student’s FAFSAs is selected for verification. Until verification on a selected file is completed, no financial aid is packaged for that selected student. NOVA Financial Aid staff members will walk you through the verification process, help you understand what is required and point out areas that cause problems. The sooner you complete the process, the sooner you will know what aid is available for you.

REGISTER HERE:
TUESDAY, MAY 25, 2021 10:00AM
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

FINANCIAL AID ESSENTIALS – FOR PARENTS
Parental information is required on the FAFSA for most students under the age of 24. NOVA Financial Aid staff members will talk with parents about the financial aid process. Parents will learn what is required of them, from securing their own FSA ID to completing the FAFSA and verification. Parents will learn how to communicate with financial aid staff, what staff members can and cannot share with parents, what to expect in your student’s aid notification, how your student can apply for scholarships, and the academic responsibilities for maintaining financial aid eligibility.

REGISTER HERE:
TUESDAY, MAY 25, 2021 6:00PM
THURSDAY, MAY 27, 2021 4:00PM
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS
Many sources of financial aid are available to NOVA students from federal, state, VCCS, institutional and private resources. Almost all of these resources require a “return on investment”.  Students must do their part and make reasonable academic progress toward program completion. NOVA Financial Aid staff members will explain the rate of completion and GPA requirements of Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), the extenuating circumstances that could be appealed and the process for doing so, the value of understanding an advisement report and of creating an academic plan.

REGISTER HERE:
WEDNESDAY, MAY 26, 2021 3:00PM
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.