Workshops & Webinars

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Each semester we host a series of workshops and webinars for both NOVA students and Faculty & Staff. You’ll find here the schedule for our current workshops as well as recordings of past webinars.

Fall 2018 Student Workshop Series

Single Stop: Finding Money to Cover Life Expenses
Single Stop_ Finding Money to Cover Life Expenses – Flyer

Single Stop empowers and equips students to become financially stable, pursue their education, and achieve long-term goals that transform the trajectory of their lives. Learn about the steps you can take to gain financial stability! We will show you in 10-minutes what money you could receive to offset the cost of college and help pay for everyday expenses.

  • Thursday, 9/27/18, 3PM – 4PM, Medical Education Campus, Room 355
  • Wednesday, 10/3/18, 1PM – 2PM, Manassas Campus, MP-116
  • Thursday, 10/11/18, 3PM – 4PM, Woodbridge Campus, WAS230K
  • Wednesday, 10/24/18, 2PM – 3PM, Annandale Campus, CT-225
  • Wednesday, 10/31/18, 1PM – 2PM, Loudoun Campus, LW-104
  • Monday, 11/12/18, 1PM – 2PM, Alexandria Campus, AA-234

Secrets to Credit Scores
Secrets to Credit Scores – Flyer

Discover what goes into credit scores, where they come from, why there are so many, and what you can do now to ensure your scores qualify you for the credit you want. Better credit means you pay less!

  • Wednesday, 10/10/18, 1PM – 2PM, Annandale Campus, CN-125
  • Thursday, 10/11/18, 1:30PM-2:30PM, Manassas Campus
  • Tuesday, 10/23/18, 1PM – 2PM, MEC Campus, Room 335
  • Monday, 10/29/18, 1PM – 2PM, Woodbridge Campus, WAS230K
  • Monday, 11/5/18, 2PM – 3PM, Loudoun Campus, LW-104
  • Monday, 11/26/18, 1PM – 2PM, Alexandria Campus, AA-234

Spring 2018 Student Workshop Series

Life is complicated. We get that! Most students today don’t have the simple luxury of just attending classes and then going home to study. Many of you have jobs, families, money worries, and car problems. We want you to know that there are resources and steps you can take to gain traction, earn your degree, and achieve financial stability. Join us for one or all of our workshops this semester. Students from across the college are welcome to attend.

Tax Refunds: What Is It and What Do I Do With It?

Video Webinar:

Because It’s Hard to Learn When You’re Hungry – Taste & Talk

Learn about available resources to help offset the cost of eating healthy on a student budget. Taste recipes from book “Good and Cheap” and receive a free copy of the book with an insulated green NOVA tote. *No recording available for this session. 

Thursday, February 8, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM – CT 314 – Side Gigs for Extra Cash and Employment While in School

We live in a “gig economy” where quick cash can be made in many different ways, from Uber to Task Rabbit and more. Learn about how to utilize apps and other methods to earn extra cash when you need it. We will also discuss avenues for seeking out and obtaining work while taking classes.

Video Webinar Recording:

Wednesday, February 28, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM – CN 119 –Breaking the Paycheck to Paycheck Cycle

You didn’t start this cycle but you can end it. Come learn how you can finally stop living paycheck to paycheck and set the foundation you need to flourish financially.

Video Webinar Recording: coming soon!

Tuesday, March 6, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM – CN 219 – Finding Affordable Child Care

Finding affordable child care can be a big hurdle for many NOVA students. Come and learn about your options for affordable child care in your area. You may even be eligible to receive cash assistance to help offset the cost of monthly tuition for your child’s preschool or day care.

Video Webinar Recording:

Thursday, March 29, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM – CA 321 – Debt: The New Modern Day Slavery

The demands of this life seems to have us in captivity. Learn about the different debt tactics that keep you chained and also the different approaches to being financially free from these debt chains.

Video Webinar Recording: coming soon!

Wednesday, April 11, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM – CA 303 – Food, Housing & Transportation Resources

Making sure your basic needs are met is an important part of being a responsible student at NOVA. It’s hard to get to class, study, and pass exams when you are hungry or don’t know where you will sleep. Luckily, we live in an area with many helpful resources at our fingertips! Come and learn how NOVA is helping students meet their basic needs and what resources may be able to best help you.

Spring 2018 Faculty & Staff Workshop Series

Do you work with students who struggle finding ways to buy food, pay for housing, transportation or child care? NOVA students struggle due to financial hardship. Last year, 39% didn’t have enough money for food, 38% had trouble paying rent, 49% had to borrow money from friends, and 15% experienced homelessness. We’ve all seen how our students’ financial stability can have a direct impact on their academic success. Learn how to better help the students you serve and join us for one or all of our workshops this semester.

Thursday, February 8, 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM – “Financial Stability Program Overview: Formerly Known as WSSN”

Learn about what the Financial Stability Program (formerly known as the Working Students Success Network) does and how we help all students; whether or not they are experiencing a financial crisis. Learn how we help keep students enrolled and attending classes by helping them meet basic needs like food, housing, clothing, transportation, medical, child care, and more.

Video Webinar Recording -

Thursday, February 8, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Alexandria Campus – Student Financial Stress & Financial Strain: How Can You Help?

This workshop will discuss the research on Financial Stress and strain as it pertains to our students. What are the real implications of this research for NOVA and what are we doing now to address these things?

Video Webinar Recording –

Tuesday, March 6, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM – Annandale Campus CN219 – How Can We Help Students Meet Their Basic Needs? How this Impacts Academics

Ever have a student in your class or office who is struggling financially and needs help making ends meet? Learn about the role that you play in making sure our students are connecting to the appropriate services at the appropriate time. Your intervention is critical to our being able to support these students.

Video Webinar Recording – Coming Soon!

PDF of PowerPoint Presentation for Viewing – How Can We Help Students Meet their Basic Needs?

Wednesday, March 21, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Alexandria Campus AA377 – Student Financial Wellness: What Part Do You Play?

Just as NOVA is 6 campuses but integrated, Financial Wellness is comprised of many different components but they also impact one another. The work that each department does influences a different component of a student’s financial well-being. Learn in this seminar what part you play and how your work impacts the financial wellness of our students.

Friday, April 4, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Manassas Campus, MP 354  “Harnessing Community Resources to Support Student Performance in the Classroom” 

The Northern Virginia/DC Metro area is plush with community organization that provide incredible services. These serves are open and available to our students! Learn about how you play a key role in helping students find and utilize these services, whether it’s regarding housing, transportation, food, clothing, legal advice, tax preparation services, homelessness, medical/health insurance information, child care, emergency financial assistance, and more.

Video Webinar Recording – Coming Soon!

Tuesday, April 17, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM – Loudoun Campus, LC 211 “Working with Students Who Need Financial Help: What Do I Say?” 

This workshop will prepare you to have those difficult conversations with students you suspect may need additional financial help. What do you say? How do you broach the topic? What resources should you recommend? We’ll answer all these questions and more.