Villanova University is honored to support the outstanding individuals who are serving or who have served in the U.S. Military while pursuing higher education. We are committed to helping those service members achieve their educational goals. At Villanova University, we offer both active military and veterans the opportunity to continue their education on-line in over 35 different non-credit certificate programs and in over 14 in our classroom based programs. These programs are designed for the working military professional who wishes to gain added skills for both military and post military employment.
The Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) determines the eligibility to receive educational assistance benefits for students.
Visit the GI Bill website for additional resources and information.
The Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) determines the eligibility to receive educational assistance benefits for students. See instructions on How to Apply for VA benefits (below), if this is the first time you will be utilizing VA benefits at Villanova University.
To check on the status of your application for benefits, time remaining for benefits, or any other general benefits questions, please contact the Veteran’s Affairs Office of the Philadelphia Education Department at 1-888-GI-BILL-1 (1-888-442-4551).
Service members wishing to transfer their unused Post 9/11 GI Bill education benefits to their children or spouses: please see the Department of Defense (DOD) website on how to apply for the Transferability of Education Benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill (TEB) before applying for Veteran’s Benefits. DVA does not determine eligibility for TEB. More information is available at the DOD website.
Benefits depend on your student status: full time, part time, or less than part time. Veterans’ benefits and certifications are processed by the Office of the Registrar, Law School Registrar and Office of Continuing Studies.
Villanova University participates in the Post 9/11 GI Bill Yellow Ribbon program. More Information about Yellow Ribbon.
Instructions for Qualifying Veterans Continuing VA benefits each term:
If you have not yet applied for Veteran's Benefits, please see the instructions on How to Apply for VA Benefits (below). Once the application process is complete, Veteran students continuing their benefits must keep a Villanova VA Certifying Official informed of their academic progress while utilizing VA benefits.
Villanova University requests that all returning Villanova University Veteran students submit the Villanova University Enrollment Verification Form for each term they are enrolled/registered. It is the student's responsibility to notify the Registrar’s Office of any change in the number of credits for which they originally register. They must also notify the Registrar’s Office if they withdraw from the program.
Villanova VA Certifying Official Contacts
Main Campus, Full-Time and Part-Time Students: Call 610-519-4045 or email email@example.com (indicate Veteran’s Affairs Certifying Official in the subject line).
Law School Students please contact the Law School Registrar at: 610-519-7002 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Continuing Studies Students please contact the Office of Continuing Studies at: 610-519-4310.
How to Apply for VA Benefits with the Department of Veteran's Affairs:
Students applying for VA benefits for the first time at Villanova, will fall into one of two categories: A) Initiating VA benefits for the first time OR B) Resuming VA Benefits. The procedures to apply for these benefits through Veteran’s Affairs differs as follows:
Initiating VA benefits for the first time
Villanova University students who are eligible for and have never utilized their educational benefits will need to submit one of the following forms:
VA Form 22-1990: Application for VA Education Benefits
- Survivors and Dependents of Veterans
VA Form 22-5490: Application for Survivors’ and Dependents’ Education Benefits
- Students approved for Transfer of Education Benefits (TEB)
under the post 9/11-GI Bill
VA Form 22-1990e
Resuming VA benefits
Villanova University students that have previously used their benefits at another institution or used their benefits at Villanova for a different program of study, will need to submit one of the following forms to the Villanova University Certifying Official who will in turn notify the VA of the change in place of training.
original VA Form 22-1995 Change of Program or Place of Training
- Survivors and Dependents of Veterans
original VA Form 22-5495 Change of Program or Place of Training
- Students approved for Transfer of Benefits (TEB) under the post 911-GI
VA Form 22-1990e
These application forms may be submitted online. The signature page at the end of the application needs to be mailed to the following address above when submitted electronically:
VA Regional Office
P.O. Box 4616
Buffalo, NY 14240-4616
Students can also obtain these forms on line at the Department of Veterans’ Affairs website.
To download the forms, click on “Education forms” on the left-hand side, and then scroll down to the appropriate form. A copy should be made and the original forms should be mailed to the address provided above.
Signed copies of the completed application forms or signature pages should be forwarded to the Villanova University VA Certifying Official at the following address:,
Attn: VA Certifying Official
Office of the Registrar
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085
All students will need to furnish a copy of their Certification of Eligibility or Benefits Award Letter upon receipt from VA. Non-active duty students will also need to furnish a copy of their DD-214 discharge paperwork. Copies of all paperwork should be forwarded to the Villanova University certifying official at the address above.