Financial Aid Tutorials

The following tutorials answer frequently asked financial aid questions.  Click on each link for more information.

Applying for Aid

How to Apply for Financial Aid for 2023-2024

How to Apply for Financial Aid for 2024-2025 Account Creation for Individuals Without an SSN

FAFSA Tutorial

Complete the Verification Process Online for 2023-2024

Complete the Verification Process Online for 2024-2025

How to Get Different Types of Transcripts from the IRS


Document Submission

How to Create a Case and Upload Documents to the Financial Aid Support Center

NOVAConnect Tutorial – Uploading Financial Aid Documents Through the To Do List

How to Electronically Sign Documents


Payments and Refunds

Tuition, Fees, & Financial Aid Chart – Fall 2023, Spring 2024, & Summer 2024

Does Financial Aid Cover My Balance?

How to Set Up Your Refund Preference


NOVAConnect Student Information System (SIS) Tutorials

View Your To Do List and Financial Aid Award

View Financial Aid Eligible Courses

Calculating Anticipated Aid Based on Actual Enrollment

Accept/Decline Financial Aid Award

View Your NOVAConnect Message Center

Other NOVAConnect Tutorials


Scholarships, Loans, and Work-Study

How to Apply for NOVA Scholarships

Scholarships at NOVA & External Scholarship Guidelines

How to Apply for Work-Study Jobs

How to Accept a Student Loan

Complete Exit Counseling Before You Leave NOVA


Other Tutorials

Guide to Appealing Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

Undocumented and DACA Student Financial Aid FAQ’s

How to Purchase Books, Supplies, and Laptops with Financial Aid

Connecting to NOVA Wi-Fi on Campus

Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) Setup

How to Participate in NOVA’s CashContest

NOVA Financial Aid Information Blog