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Ways to contact NOVA’s financial aid offices and specifically the MEC financial aid office:

Although all NOVA Financial Aid offices are physically closed, all NOVA Financial Aid staff are working remotely and we still can be contacted as listed below.

  • Call the 24-Hour Student Support Center at 1-855-323-3199
  • Live chat or submit requested documents at
  • If you wish to be contacted by a NOVA financial aid team member during normal business hours, please use the following link: In order to be contacted, please indicate a valid phone number and your 7-digit NOVA Student ID when signing in.
  • If you would like to set up an appointment to speak with a MEC financial aid staff member either by phone or zoom meeting, please email or and we will contact you via email within 24 hours during the workweek to set up a meeting.  Please include your 7-digit NOVA Student ID and phone number.

We appreciate your patience and understanding, and we look forward to welcoming you to our offices in the near future!

Wednesday, May 13 DMS Prospective Student Workshop Online link

The DMS Prospective Student Workshop on Wednesday, May 13 at 5 pm will be online using Zoom Web Conferencing. Submit your DMS Prospective Student Workshop form at least 1 hour prior to the workshop to The meeting password will be emailed to you after receiving your form. Click here to attend the Zoom Prospective Student Workshop on May 13, and then enter the password provided to you in the email.


Continue to check the DMS program website for further updates, and to obtain the DMS Prospective Student Workshop form.

MEC Still processing applications

Don’t forget to submit your program applications by the posted deadlines. We are still processing your program applications throughout this closure.

The application is fully functional, please make sure to enter the information session code exactly as shown. The code is both case and space sensitive.

If your program requires the ATI TEAS and that is your only missing requirement, please submit your application now. You will be contacted to go over your ATI TEAS options.

Frequently visit our college website for updates on the current situation.

Walter Reed Society Health Information Management Scholarships

Better Health Information = Better Health.

The Walter Reed Society (WRS) is strengthening this concept by providing funding for Health Information Management (HIM) scholarships to the spouses of active duty military, veterans and their spouses, wounded warriors and their spouses and surviving spouses.  Since 2015, the WRS has funded seven scholarships for those at the associate, bachelor’s and master’s level. In 2019, there were five applications for the HIM scholarships and one awarded. The scholarship recipient is a Navy spouse enrolled in an Associate Degree Program at Tidewater Community College in VA which will allow her to sit for the examination to be credentialed as a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT).  She stated that she: “sincerely thanks the WRS and donors for their generosity effort and encouragement. The opportunity inspires personal growth and professional success” The WRS desires to have more applicants for these scholarships. Request that the readers educate prospective eligible applicants on the Health Information Management career field: ( ) and the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Foundation Veteran Scholarships: (