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Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Criteria

Eligible NOVA participants must either be a first generation college student OR demonstate financial need (see chart below).

All accepted NOVA applicants must demonstrate one academic need area (i.e. math, English, or reading, as determined by ACT scores).

 

First Generation

Students are considered first generation if neither of their custodial parents have earned a bachelor's degree before the student turned 18.

 

Financial Need Criteria

Applicants must demonstrate financial need (as determined by U.S. Department of Education and must apply for federal financial assistance by submitting the FAFSA).

Size of Family Unit 48 Contiguous States, D.C., & Outlying Jurisdictions Alaska Hawaii
1 $17,820 $22,260 $20,505
2 $24,030 $30,030 $27,645
3 $30,240 $37,800 $34,785
4 $36,450 $45,570 $41,925
5 $42,660 $53,340 $49,065
6 $48,870 $61,110 $56,205
7 $55,095 $68,880 $63,345
8 $61,335 $76,680 $70,515

For family units with more than eight members, add the following amount for each additional family member: $6,240 for the 48 contiguous states, the District of Columbia and outlying jurisdictions; $7,800 for Alaska; and $7,170 for Hawaii.

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