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/6c4tcLbq82dIU4HMtEKAGYAAJNrlX6a81XUW-vMFxEmyywFiKTKbWhrtFq6iitxh

Access Password: jf5%^VP7

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

Access Password: 0v&E!ZbM

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

Access Password:  2Q!aMy&%

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

Access Password:  1t@f83dd

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

Access Password: 9d!=Rq*T

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

Password: 5I?4Pm@g

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/4ep0PpKo-19LZa_ix1H0fKELDITrX6a813IYq6YJyU5qYUhNdDomlZVq_pgA3mlp

Password:  t@0cSB25

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

Access Password: 8Lwg7?w9

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

Access Password: 6$5=9fzS

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

Access Password:  3Q#^$1?2

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

Access Password:  *d5KJ^J*

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

Access Password:  6GD3@1$s

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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