Students who wish to purchase books and supplies at a NOVA Bookstore using excess financial aid must complete the Bookstore Authorization e-Form each year on their NOVAConnect “To Do List.” The bookstore purchase period begins on Saturday, 12/29/18 for online purchases and on Wednesday, 1/2/19 for purchases made on campus, and it closes on Monday, 1/28/19. A second bookstore purchase will be available from 3/2/19 – 3/24/19 for students who still have excess aid that has not disbursed.
Before attempting to use your financial aid at a campus bookstore, be sure to review the checklist below.
Are you enrolled in classes?
Do you have an approved financial aid award large enough to cover tuition, fees and books?
Do you have a valid NOVACard?
Is your account free of holds?
If the answer to any of the above is “no”, please review you NOVAConnect “To Do List” and visit a campus financial aid office or contact the 24 Hour Student Support Center at 1-855-323-3199 if you have any questions.
The program includes an orientation to the College,
information for academic planning (including career/transfer), an overview of
campus resources, and information about student success.
Consider attending this Orientation program if you are a
degree-seeking student who is:
First-time to college and age 25+;
into NOVA from another college; or
to college-level studies after a leave of absence
703-933-5073 or email@example.com.
Students who are GPS/First Year Students (first time to
college & 17-24 years old) or in the Pathways program (from high school)
must attend a different orientation. Go
to www.nvcc.edu/orientation for more details.
If you need accessibility accommodations for this program,
please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The financial aid application process is currently underway for the 2019-2020 academic year. However, the ease of applying for aid could be in jeopardy because of the partial government shut down that is underway. When applying for aid, applicants need to submit copies of tax returns. These can be obtained on the IRS’s website. But, online requests are not currently being generated. According to the Department of Education, copies of tax returns and written statements of non-filing are being accepted for verification purposes in lieu of IRS tax return transcripts and verification of non-filing forms. Read more about how the partial shutdown of the IRS could affect your eligibility on the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators website.