What Type of Aid Suits You?

Financial Aid can often be the difference between attending college – or not. At NOVA, we are committed to helping qualified students overcome any financial barriers to higher education.

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Financial Aid That Works for You

Finding the right type of Financial Aid sounds confusing. But, at NOVA, it doesn't have to be.

We have a wide range of financial aid options available: scholarships, grants, loans and work-study opportunities that help alleviate the stress of college tuition. It’s enough to worry about your studies, without the additional burden of worrying how you’re going to afford tuition.

[Note: For most financial aid options, you will need to complete a FAFSA to confirm your eligibility.]

Loans

It's pretty simple: borrow money now, and start paying it back after graduation. 

Loans are money that you or your parents borrow and repay with interest. Education loans are offered at low interest rates with long repayment terms. Some loans require a demonstration of need; others do not.

All About Loans

Scholarships

Apply for a scholarship, and let someone else make an investment in your education.

Scholarships are awards that do not have to be paid back and are based on student performance and talent. Some scholarships consider financial need when determining eligibility.

All About Scholarships

Grants

A grant might be just what you need to start your journey into higher education.

Grants are financial awards that are based on demonstration of financial need and do not have to be paid back.

All About Grants

Work-Study

Get the extra money you need, and learn valuable job skills at the same time.

Work-study is a program that allows eligible students to earn money toward their educational expenses by working a part-time job at one of the NOVA campuses. 

All About Work-Study

Contact a Campus Representative

  • Alexandria Campus

    Jimmy Mauger (Manager), Sarah Morales, Eleanor Ripton, Luis Diaz and Ryann Dancel

    Bisdorf Building, Room 148
    5000 Dawes Avenue
    Alexandria, VA 22311

    Monday and Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Tuesday and Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Friday: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    Phone: 855.323.3199
    VTTD: 703.323.3744

  • Annandale Campus

    Raphael Soberano (Manager), Ferdie Respicio, Magda Valencia, and Sahar Cheema

    CA Building, Room 113
    8333 Little River Turnpike
    Annandale, VA 22003-3743

    Monday and Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Tuesday and Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Friday: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    Phone: 855.323.3199
    VTTD: 703.323.3744

  • Loudoun Campus/Reston Center

    Jack Zegeer (Manager), Nathanael Arthur and Olivier Agbota

    LR Building, Room 249
    21200 Campus Drive
    Sterling, VA 20164-8699

    Monday and Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Tuesday and Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Friday: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    Phone: 855.323.3199

  • Manassas Campus

    Lisa Branson (Manager), Christine Stuffle, and Robel Tesfaye

    Student Services Center, MH 110
    10950 Campus Drive
    Manassas, VA 20109-2399

    Monday and Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Tuesday and Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Friday: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    Phone: 855.323.3199
    VTTD: 703.368.3748

  • Medical Education Campus

    John Riemer (Manager) and Audra Budiman

    Student Services Center, HE 202
    6699 Springfield Center Drive
    Springfield, VA 22150-1913

    Monday and Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Tuesday and Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Friday: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    Phone: 703.822.2018 or 703.822.9056
    VTTD: 703.822.6150

  • Woodbridge Campus

    Tatiana Hunter ( Manager ), Sanchia Alleyne, and Josephine Jakpa

    Student Services Center, WC 229
    15200 Neabsco Mills Road
    Woodbridge, VA 22191-4099

    Monday and Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Tuesday and Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Friday: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    Phone: 855.323.3199
    VTTD: 703.878.5790

Questions About Financial Aid?

Let our Financial Aid advisors guide you through the process of paying for college. Start pursuing your academic goals at NOVA.

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