File your FAFSA—this takes 3-5 business days for us to receive your FAFSA data from the Dept of Education. Include NOVA's school code, 003727. If you are selected for verification, we must "verify" the information that you put on the FAFSA against information from documents that we request (i.e. verification worksheet, signed tax returns, W2s, etc.).
After we receive your submitted documents and your file is reviewed, we will submit any corrections to the Department of Education—this process takes 3-5 days.
When your corrected FAFSA summary (ISIR) is received, you will be officially awarded; this process takes 2-3 days.
If you are not selected for verification, your file will be reviewed by a counselor, which could take 5-7 days depending on the time of the year.
The counselor could, at that time, request additional information or set your file to "Ready to Award".