Summer 2015: Using Financial Aid to purchase course materials

Students with pending financial aid can purchase books against their excess financial aid beginning online on May 4, 2015. Campus bookstore purchases begin on May 4, 2015 and continue through the term census date, June 1, 2015, the end of the book purchase period.

Students must complete the Bookstore Authorization E-Form, via the Financial Aid Dashboard, prior to completing their purchase. If you completed the online Bookstore Authorization form for the Fall or Spring term, it will remain valid for the Summer term. If you are purchasing books with your financial aid for the first time this academic year, please complete the Bookstore Authorization form.

Students enrolled in NOVA Online courses or wishing to make their purchase online must complete and electronically sign the Bookstore Authorization form via the Dashboard prior to your order being processed. Students enrolled or planning to enroll in later starting classes who desire to use their financial aid to purchase books must do so during this purchase period. Students who are awarded after the term census date will not be able to charge bookstore purchases against their undisbursed financial aid award until a second book purchase period opens prior to the second eight-week session.

  • First date to purchase books/supplies using financial aid: May 4, 2015
  • Last date to purchase books/supplies using financial aid: June 1, 2015

You may  place your order 24 hours after you complete the authorization e-form. Search the  online bookstore for the textbooks and course materials required for your NOVA Online courses. bookstore button

This week at NOVA Online!

Open registration for fall registration begins on Tuesday, May 5. Summer registration is currently open for all students. Check the schedule of classes in NOVA Connect and follow this tutorial to help you search for online classes through NOVA Online. Make sure you change the date to reflect the term you are looking to register for (summer ’15 or fall ’15).iStock_000021024361_Double

Are you thinking about an online course through NOVA Online, but not sure if it is right for you? Review our Furthering your education with NOVA Online recording to see if online learning is a right fit for your current educational needs. You could also take the Smarter Measure assessment to see how your personal learning styles will work with online courses.

Tuesday, May 5th from 12:15-1:00 pm – Participate in a Getting Ready for your Next Semester Webinar – This 45 minute webinar for NOVA students will focus on answering key questions students have about preparing for their next semester.  Topics covered will include program identification, course selection, college resources, schedule planning, and registration/payment tips. Register or request a recording.

Wednesday, May 6th from 6:30-7:30 pm – Participate in an NOVA Online Orientation Webinar – This one hour webinar will focus on getting started in your courses, navigating your Blackboard course site, and identifying tips for success and student support services. The NOVA Online Orientation is highly recommended for students who are new to online learning. Register or request a recording here.

Thursday, May 7th from 6:00-7:00 pm – Participate in the New Student Orientation. Not registered for classes yet? Have an enrollment hold on your account? Join us for the New Student Orientation to learn how to read your degree plan, register for classes, and get started with online classes. Register for a live session here.

Resource of the Week – Have you reviewed the NOVA Online Orientation section of the website? View the Orientation Modules to help you get started in your online course. You will find tips for success, student support resources available to you, and a guide to your role in your online classes.