Financing Information

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A strategy for financing your educational expenses

In the process of paying for college, your objective should be to satisfy the balance of tuition costs without spending too much on interest from loans. Our objective is to provide you with a strategy to accomplish this. We developed the customizable Family Financing Option to encompass the best available financing options to meet your needs.

The Family Financing Option includes the following recommendations, in order of cost-efficiency:

  • Through the help of TMS (Tuition Management Systems), we are proud to offer the Villanova Tuition Payment Plan. This is a method of paying out-of-pocket over 10 monthly payments in the amount of your choice.
  • The cornerstone of all financial aid award packages is the Federal Direct Loan. It offers the best available rates and repayment terms, regardless of credit history. In many cases, the Direct Loan is completely subsidized (interest-free) during the period of school attendance.
  • Another financing option includes the Federal Direct PLUS Loan. Federal Direct PLUS loans have competitive rates and repayment terms, but the parents’ creditworthiness must be assessed first.

If the options above do not satisfy your balance, a Private Educational Loan may fill in the gap. 

Contact Us

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

Class of 2020 Financial Aid Awards are available for viewing in your MyNova portal.

 

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 U.S. 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

 

Freshman Class of 2020 Financial Assistance Application Deadlines:

  • February 7, 2016 -- 2016-2017 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be filed PRIOR TO this date online at www.fafsa.gov 
  • February 7, 2016 -- 2016-2017 College Board PROFILE must be filed PRIOR TO this date online at profileonline.collegeboard.com
  • March 1, 2016* -- Completed signed copies of custodial parent(s)', stepparent's, and student's 2015 U.S. 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 February 7, 2016, but no later than March 1, 2016

 

THE VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY DEADLINE FOR 2016-2017 FINANCIAL AID FOR RETURNING STUDENTS IS:

April 30, 2016 - Completed application materials must be postmarked by this date.

·2016-2017 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be filed PRIOR TO this date online at www.fafsa.gov.

·2016-2017 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 U.S. 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*