Financing Your Education

Villanova’s tuition rates and fees in theology are affordable and competitively priced. Teachers and educators are eligible for reduced tuition rates in all programs. Villanova also offers competitive, merit-based fellowships for full-time students. Assistance with applications for student loans and a convenient payment plan are also available.

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.



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


Tuition Reductions for Educators

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


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.


Campus Ministry Internship

Villanova's Center for Pastoral Ministry Education and Internship admits a limited number of graduate students (approximately four) to the Villanova Campus Ministry Graduate Internship Program (CMI).


Theology Institute Scholarship

The Theology Institute offers one stipend per year in the amount of 1/2 of a regular Graduate Assistantship stipend. Qualified applicants have strong interpersonal, managerial, and editorial skills. Please contact our Director of Admission for availability.

  • Theology Institute
  • Director of Admission


We review and approve applications on a rolling basis and admit applicants to the fall, spring, or summer semesters. To insure a timely review, consider submitting your application well ahead of the posted deadlines. 

For priority consideration, individuals applying for an assistantship or a scholarship should submit credentials by March 1 to be considered for the following fall semester. We consider late applications on a space-available basis.