Financial Aid Essentials – Recorded Presentations

Filing the FAFSA – Step by Step

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) has a reputation!  Though improved instructions and the online process have somewhat simplified completion through the years, the form can still feel daunting, especially when done for the first time and just once per year.  NOVA Financial Aid staff members will walk you through the process.  Completing the FAFSA will be easier when you know what is expected, and we recommend that all students complete the FAFSA.

To view the Filing the FAFSA – Step by Step recorded presentation, visit:

English:  https://vccs.zoom.us/rec/share/39Ffdr7t7mRJedKd-kLffbYtXaPuT6a8hCAb8vUKxU_HbtW_LAJE2QHmW5qbVxKV

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Spanish:  https://vccs.zoom.us/rec/share/6ZIpf4HPqH9OTquduU_-RbMAIqj6eaa82yAZrqFexE-tOdVO580siIFiUdQRBPHw

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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.

To view the Completing Verification – Step by Step recorded presentation, visit:

English:  https://vccs.zoom.us/rec/share/-JJREozO33tJX6vVzGLdWbJ_AZqmX6a81ylPrvQJmk8arLeARO_QIoMf2A3D9cs

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Spanish:  https://vccs.zoom.us/rec/share/6JZTCJzw2U1LRq__slnkXJYmMZvFX6a8hygZqfcMxRuyyZT65nnhXruYuzp9AclZ

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Financial Aid Essentials – For New Students

NOVA Financial Aid staff members will walk new students through the financial aid process, from securing an FSA ID to completing the FAFSA 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.

To view the Financial Aid Essentials – For New Students recorded presentation, visit:

https://vccs.zoom.us/rec/share/xM5scoGg9W9OYbP9tkfQeZ8vEqr6T6a80XdLq_ZenUfpg0TT0V9rsswEFqUv7cjz

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Financial Aid Essentials – For Current Students

NOVA Financial Aid staff members will walk returning students through the steps required to reapply for financial aid. A FAFSA must be filed every year, but many of the FAFSA fields will already be completed after year one. You will hear more about scholarships, appeals, Satisfactory Academic Progress, and making the most of limited Pell Grants and student loans.

To view the Financial Aid Essentials – For Current Students recorded presentation, visit:

https://vccs.zoom.us/rec/share/xcBVMKrf80FJXI3R5GrTQbYxPpTdX6a81iYX__FcmEvT_1Jk72oOOnbo5R3EgL04

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Financial Aid Essentials – For Parents

NOVA Financial Aid staff members will discuss topics they often receive questions about from parents such as the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), types of aid, how to apply, cost of attendance, payment options, and available resources.

To view the Financial Aid Essentials – For Parents recorded presentation, visit:

https://vccs.zoom.us/rec/share/3JZbFrXayGhJXZXdwhrDZYQDM73oeaa8gHcar_QFn0zBwBIkPrwdNaIvamQ2RP2p

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