Financing Your Education

Villanova’s tuition rates and fees in graduate arts and sciences are affordable and competitively priced. Teachers and educators are eligible for reduced tuition rates in most programs. Villanova also offers two forms of competitive, merit-based fellowships for full-time students: tuition scholarships and graduate assistantships, which provide a stipend as well as tuition.

Assistance with applications for student loans and a convenient payment plan are also available. We invite you to watch this video on financial assistance for graduate students. Additional information may be found in the guide issued by Villanova’s Office of Financial Assistance, “Understanding Financial Aid: Graduate Students,” available here for uploading.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees

Current tuition rates and fees in graduate arts and sciences are available at the Bursar’s Office. The University offers a convenient, interest-free Tuition Payment Plan which is open to any student. The Office of Financial Assistance also can help graduate students with their applications for student loans.

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Funding

There are two types of competitive, merit-based funding available in most graduate programs: Tuition Scholarships and Graduate Assistantships.

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Tuition Reductions for Educators

Tuition reductions are offered to teachers and other educators who enroll in most graduate programs in the arts and sciences.

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Tuition Reductions for Augustinian Volunteers

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Research Support

To support independent research by graduate students, the Dean of Graduate Studies provides assistance in the form of Summer Research Fellowships and Conference Travel Grants.

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Liberal Studies

The Enlightenment . . . The Renaissance. . . War and Peace. . . The Fall of the Roman Empire. . . The novels of Jane Austen. . . The American Founding. . . The plays of Shakespeare. . . The Civil Rights Movement. . . The Reformation. . . .

These are examples of ideas, books, people, and events that have truly changed the world. What is the best way to study them? History, literature, philosophy, theology, political science, languages – all of these disciplines have something important to say. But how is it possible to combine such different courses into just one master’s degree? The answer is Liberal Studies.