Disbursements and Refunds

Once a student's financial aid requirements are complete financial aid (which includes federal and institutional grants, scholarships, and loans as well as any private educational loans) is disbursed at the beginning of each semester for which the aid was awarded.  To view the disbursement dates for the 2017-2018 Academic Year please see the chart below.

All student loan funds will be disbursed to your account no earlier than 10 days before the first day of class each semester.   The time frame for disbursing loan funds cannot be changed; therefore, we recommend that you be prepared for any expenses (moving expenses, rental deposits, etc.) you may incur before your refund becomes available.

If your total aid exceeds the charges on your bill you will have a credit balance on your student account.  You can request this credit balance, generally referred to as a refund, from the Bursar's Office by sending an email to bursar@villanova.edu.  Please note that refunds are not issued until after the add/drop period of each semester.  It is highly recommended that you set up e-Refund to get your credit balance direct deposited into your banking account.  For instructions on setting up e-Refund please visit the Bursar's Webpage.  Any questions regarding the V-Bill, amount due, billing/charges, refunds, and refund amount  please direct them to the Bursar's Office.

If a student withdraws or requests a Leave of Absence from the University and has utilized Federal Title IV funds during the semester in which they withdraw, the Office of Financial Assistance will determine if any amount of funding will be returned to the Federal program(s) based on the federally mandated calculation. A withdrawal or Leave of Absence from the University is defined as a student who drops all of their courses after the add/drop period for that given semester. Please view the complete policy regarding Return of Title IV Funds.  For information regarding tuition refunds due to a withdraw, please visit the Bursar's webpage.

 

 

2017-2018 Disbursement Schedule 

Full-Time Undergraduate Day Programs

Summer 2017 May 26, 2017
Fall 2017 August 18, 2017
Spring 2018 January 12, 2018

2017-2018 Disbursement Schedule

College of Professional Studies  

Summer 2017 May 26, 2017
Fall 2017 August 18, 2017
Spring 2018 January 12, 2018

2017-2018 Disbursement Schedule 

Graduate Students in an On-Campus Program

Summer 2017 May 26, 2017
Fall 2017 August 18, 2017
Spring 2018 January 12, 2018

2017-2018 Disbursement Schedule 

Programs through Bisk

Summer I 2017 May  8, 2017
Summer II 2017 July 10, 2017
Fall I 2017 September 5, 2017
Fall II 2017 October 30, 2017
Spring I 2018 January 16, 2018
Spring II 2018 March 12, 2018

2017-2018 Disbursement Schedule 

BSN-Express Program

Summer 2017 May 26, 2017
Fall 2017 August 18, 2017
Spring 2018 January 12, 2018

2017-2018 Disbursement Schedule 

Master of Accounting (MAC)

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Master of Finance (MSF)

Summer 2017 May 19, 2017
Fall 2017 August 18, 2017
Spring 2018 January 12, 2018

2017-2018 Disbursement Schedule 

MBA FAST & FLEX Track Programs

Summer 2017 May 17, 2017
Fall 2017 August 18, 2017
Spring 2018 January 12, 2018

2017-2018 Disbursement Schedule 

VSB Online Programs

Summer 2017 May 22, 2017
Fall 2017 August 28, 2017
Spring 2018 January 22, 2018
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Please contact us with any questions.

Office of Financial Assistance
Villanova University
800 Lancaster Ave
Kennedy Hall, Second Floor
Villanova, PA 19085
Telephone: (610) 519-4010
Fax: (610) 519-7599
Email: finaid@villanova.edu

*Starting May 19, 2017 Villanova University will be operating on its summer calendar in which the University will close at noon on Fridays.

Freshman Deadlines

Freshman Class of 2021 Financial Assistance Application Deadlines:

  • January 15, 2017 -- 2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be filed PRIOR TO this date online at www.fafsa.gov 
  • January 15, 2017 -- 2017-2018 College Board Profile must be filed PRIOR TO this date online at profileonline.collegeboard.com
  • January 15, 2017* -- Completed signed copies of custodial parent(s)', stepparent's, and student's 2015 US Federal or Puerto Rico Tax Return as well as 2015 Federal W-2's, 1099/1099R's, and all tax schedules must be submitted to IDOC.

    *As early as November 1, 2016, but no later than January 15, 2017

**Financial Aid Awards will be available for viewing on April 1

Returning Student Deadlines

The Villanova University deadline for 2017-2018 financial aid for returning students is:

April 1, 2017 - Completed application materials must be postmarked by this date.

·2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be filed PRIOR TO this date online at www.fafsa.gov.

·2017-2018 College Board Profile must be filed PRIOR TO this date online at profileonline.collegeboard.com.

·Completed signed copies of custodial parent(s)’, stepparent’s, and student’s 2015 US Federal or Puerto Rico Tax Return as well as 2015 W-2’s, 1099/1099R’s, and all tax schedules must be submitted to IDOC. *Do not submit tax documents to the Office of Financial Assistance*

IRS Data Retrieval Tool

Please Note: The IRS Data Retrieval Tool is currently unavailable.  While this tool is down, anyone selected for the Federal Verification Process must submit Signed Federal Income Tax Returns, for tax filers, and/or the Signed Non-Tax Filer Statement, for non tax-filers. Please refer to Step 4: Federal Verification for complete instructions.