Veteran's Benefits

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The Office of Financial Assistance at Villanova University seeks to ensure that all students have equitable and fair access to our need based funds. While, we are compassionate to our military families and all they have sacrificed, it is important to understand that we cannot exclude Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits from the financial aid packaging process. Thus, students who receive the Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits will have their institutional (all Villanova Sponsored Need Based Grant/Scholarships) financial aid evaluated based on the receipt of the Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits. To ensure early notice of any change due to the student’s benefits please submit a copy of your Certification of Eligibility prior to the start of the fall semester. This COE (Certification of Eligibility) should be submitted every year as a part of your Villanova Financial Aid document packet. Please note that this is only in reference to your institutional need based aid. Federal financial aid is not affected by the Post 9/11 GI Bill benefit.

Note: You must still submit your COE to our VA Certifying Official. Please continue on the Registrar webpage for further VA information.

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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

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.