Recorded Financial Aid 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/LhpzK-87d1CxPH4VhK5szWae-8kwi3qj-iPGQz3bgwF6NRbrwaDJSx-fG86j-ovo.JnCIpQhvKumXDnOK

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

Re-Employ Virginians (REV) Programs and Grants

Virginia’s Governor recently allocated $5.76M dollars that can be awarded to NOVA students who are unemployed or underemployed due to COVID-19. Students must be enrolled in eligible G3 programs of study by no later than December 14, 2020. Class sessions starting October 29 and through spring term can possibly qualify for funding. We will discuss student eligibility criteria, the required application process and advising, eligible programs, grant amounts, and timing. Students who don’t qualify will learn about applying for financial aid and other options for assistance. Time is short! Don’t delay!

To view the Re-Employ Virginians (REV) Programs and Grants recorded presentation, visit:

https://vccs.zoom.us/rec/share/CeuoA8IAuaAOOsfYWMY96TKU5GVRT1N7inUC9tkeO0vBoyfL4PrTbQlY5mZVe5Y2.6gZJk8gpaaioiwgP 

NOVA Scholarship Application Timing and Process

Each year, the NOVA Foundation offers hundreds of scholarships to assist NOVA students in paying the costs of a NOVA education. Many different criteria are considered. Some scholarships require need; some do not. Learn about the process and the timing of our three application cycles so you are prepared to apply with a competitive application. You can’t “win” if you don’t apply!

To view the NOVA Scholarship Application Timing and Process recorded presentation, visit:

https://vccs.zoom.us/rec/share/FMmO0gUH-tB4aUnhVx70wXgj3QVIelyoyNqdmfOu6fdcE_ANpA_WpIWx0gNeAVVV.afb6MQCdrkCfZao6 

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/WMxdhbkR8kvlbO4sGhSw-z1VVh5RVsDbzTHfEipIOkav7A0vwocXQYUk-EGvPjIZ.9Djjh4Ln58-3vSAz

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

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/_LmukNv-YXEAQElLGXwdAsc-_Yc8i3S3icTvpG52WfYUV3NUtnWM0_xl6XZvBg99.1jOLQHvCHhK89nAp

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

Financial Aid Essentials – For New and Returning 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.

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

https://vccs.zoom.us/rec/share/6GBuPe1k9UmkKApc2OhGu3jWmeJbp-FSJ9SNwOw5_ACxy4chcLvszWRuXYxMd3kh.FqYK79c9gP8orjTM

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/MBI8wBBQHQcIMQeieJTVCPAyYkAZw54QkXJYwJa9GE1c4nLfYoWukJBUH-6Sn5ma.6ZOc1gFoz_TtRRJ1

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.

To view the Satisfactory Academic Progress recorded presentation, visit:

English:  https://vccs.zoom.us/rec/share/39x6Bejt20FIH4nQ2W_OQKwFBcP-X6a8g3MZ_PVfzErGNctl40kn65bGAGoTPj5P

Spanish: https://vccs.zoom.us/rec/share/58B3He7Iz0dOeYHqt2eAeY86NKT-eaa8gXRK-KIIz0c2nIwZ45_XtUj_tdhHA5h2

Financial Literacy 101

The ability to manage money is a life-long skill that allows students to make prudent financial decisions that contribute to their financial well-being and overall success. Without it, students are at risk of making poor financial choices, of wasting the limited financial aid dollars available to them, or of borrowing more than they need or can repay. NOVA Financial Aid staff members will share the basics of financial literacy and the wealth of resources available to NOVA students. Building a strong foundation in money management will create a much healthier financial future throughout college and beyond.

To view the Financial Literacy 101 recorded presentation, visit:

English: https://vccs.zoom.us/rec/share/zosqHave0V5LYonW1GXBaP4gFNjnaaa81XAX_aEFyUsbPHIgqzP6TtbP5hdlxu7c

Spanish:  https://vccs.zoom.us/rec/share/2-VzBY_i2zlLYIXOzRrcQ7ACBJ60X6a81HcarvRemB1Z_Ru745rg-OUm-uJLTN89 

Financial Aid Essentials – For New Students, Returning Students and Parents (Spanish)

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.

To view the Financial Aid Essentials – For New Students, Returning Students, and Parents (Spanish) recorded presentation, visit:

https://vccs.zoom.us/rec/share/35FMcZ32ylxIGJGU2BHdUbVxFJjeT6a81SdL_fNbzUz_Za_w18GaXkDisMAvt3Jz

Paying for Fall Classes

Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) will is hosting webinars to provide students information on options to pay for fall classes.  Students are invited to participate in these online sessions to learn more about the new payment plan and financial aid, including grants, scholarships and student loans.

To view the Paying for Fall Classes recorded presentation, visit:

https://vccs.zoom.us/rec/share/yZ1SAZTIxkFJW4WK5E71Z7EnQaTMaaa80Scf_6UOnkj3zw4-ygsv8nxTPP858gDA

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

To view the How to Pay for College During the Pandemic recorded presentation, visit:

https://vccs.zoom.us/rec/share/8sSrq7mFOypazURGDj1ar6b_YXuPhiOQr0vAU1M23SOB4yC04v8SoXWPrpgsgvFu.gDeOeLmnIVR_9r3l

2021-2022 FAFSA Update

This webinar provides an overview of the 2021-2022 FAFSA and how to apply for aid.  Topics include key dates, documentation requirements, dependency status, parental information, calculating household size, assets, guidance on submitting the FAFSA, and how to address special circumstances.

To view the 2021-2022 FAFSA Update recorded presentation, visit:

https://vccs.zoom.us/rec/share/rIAU02Q1uaHwg_PdyaQdOzUbA9oXCJ-g5hUez8qc95dfD48Y-CE-KPHlHjDTjorL.vi96CI5OTR0VHd_L

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