NOVA Students Can Win $100 Awards for Learning about Personal Finance

During the 2016-2017 academic year, NOVA students who successfully complete Financial Avenue courses will be entered in drawings for forty $100 grants and bookstore gift cards that can be used for educational costs at NOVA. The Financial Aid Office will randomly select winners after each completion period has ended. Each course typically takes about 45 minutes to complete and covers topics such as budgeting, saving, credit … Continue reading NOVA Students Can Win $100 Awards for Learning about Personal Finance

Woodbridge Celebrates Military Service Members

Woodbridge Celebrates Military Service Members

On November 5, more than 200 people gathered at the Woodbridge Campus to honor veterans and active duty military personnel during the annual Military Appreciation Day. Vendors, organizations and employers shared useful information and offered thanks and assistance to the attendees. The keynote speaker was retired Lt. Col. Victor W. Burnette, JROTC instructor at Woodbridge Senior High School. Special guests included Prince William County Supervisor … Continue reading Woodbridge Celebrates Military Service Members

Changes to NOVA Parking Policies and Semester Permit Fee

Financial Aid Transitions to E-Forms

Starting with the 2014-2015 financial aid award year, NOVA Financial Aid will begin its transition to the use of online forms (E-Forms). These forms will be available via the NOVA Financial Aid Dashboard website and will be directly linked to a student’s MyNOVA “To Do List” login. Electronic signatures will be used. The addition of E-Forms will greatly increase the financial aid office’s ability to … Continue reading Financial Aid Transitions to E-Forms

NOVA College Night 2014.

NOVA Financial Aid Presents College Night

On November 14, NOVA partnered with the Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC) to host College Night for current and future college students at five NOVA campuses: Annandale, Alexandria, Loudoun, Manassas and Woodbridge. NOVA’s Financial Aid Department worked with ECMC, a financial non-profit organization, to organize this free event that allowed students and their families to learn about college admissions, the financial aid process, scholarships and … Continue reading NOVA Financial Aid Presents College Night

Financial Aid Workshop, Standing Room Only

Loudoun’s Financial Aid Specialists Magda Valencia and Ashley Acheson conducted a financial aid workshop for more than 100 people. The workshop was held at the Cascades Library in Sterling, Virginia. “We were thrilled to see so many people attend our workshop,” said Valencia. “The attendees were actively involved in the session and we received many good comments afterward.” “I am glad we have an avenue … Continue reading Financial Aid Workshop, Standing Room Only

SAP and You

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP): what is it and why is it important? In policy terms, it is the federal regulation that requires the student receiving federal financial aid to successfully complete academic courses and the student’s program of study in accordance with standards set by the federal government and NOVA. NOVA is required to establish and apply standards to monitor a student’s progress toward program … Continue reading SAP and You

Financial Aid: Navigating a New Landscape

One of the first steps in providing basic financial aid assistance/guidance to students is being familiar with both the process and the policies that govern that process. As with many aspects of the college experience, financial aid has evolved over time and in today’s budgetary environment, it continues to adapt to meet both the need of the student as well as the mandate of governing … Continue reading Financial Aid: Navigating a New Landscape