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GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). For more information about VA educational benefits please visit the official Veteran Affairs website at

The VA determines student eligibility to receive educational benefits.  Students must apply for benefits with the VA before their eligibility can be determined.

Certification depends upon your VA determined eligibility, enrollment status and program of study.  Veteran certifications are processed at Villanova within the Office of the Registrar by one of our two School Certifying Officials (SCO).  SCO contact information is provided below.  Please notify the proper certifying official of any enrollment changes.

To check on the status of your application, remaining entitlement, or any other general questions, please contact the Department of Veteran Affairs educational hotline: 1-888-GI-BILL-1 (1-888-442-4551) or submit a question electronically through Ask a QuestionVillanova SCOs cannot provide advisement or counseling related to Veteran benefits. 

Villanova University participates in the Post 9/11 GI Bill® Yellow Ribbon program. 

The Office of Financial Assistance at Villanova University seeks to ensure that students have equitable and fair access to our institutional funds. While we are compassionate to our military families and all they have sacrificed, it is important to understand that we do not 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 financial aid (Villanova sponsored need based Grant/Scholarships) evaluated based on the receipt of the Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits. To ensure early notice of any effect to the student’s financial aid award a copy of the COE (Certification of Eligibility) should be submitted every year as a part of the Villanova Financial Aid application process. Please note that the inclusion of Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits in our calculation of aid affects institutional aid only.  Federal and State financial aid is not affected by the Post 9/11 GI Bill benefit.

Note: You must still submit your COE to our VA School Certifying Official (SCO).

For more information about financial aid please contact the Office of Financial Assistance:
Telephone: (610) 519-4010

Students enrolled in non-credit professional programs (Six Sigma, Project Managment, etc.): please contact the College of Professional Studies by calling 610-519-4300 or email

Students enrolled in degree programs (Bachelors, Masters, Law & Tax, PhD, etc.): please contact Justin Machain by calling 610-519-4034 or email

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203 Tolentine Hall
Phone: 610.519.4030
Fax: 610.519.4033
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Grade Deadlines
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March  7      Final
Online HRD,
                    - Campus-Based
March  14    Mid-Term 
                    - UG Fall 
                         courses only
                    - Online Business A
                    - PBIS, Fast-Forward,
                        Half-term courses
                        and workshops
March 16     Final
                   - Campus-Based
                     Grad Business A

* Fall 2017 Enrollment Report.pdf
Includes Fall Semesters 2014 - 2017 and summarizes by type, college, major, class and credit hours.
* Spring 2018 Enrollment Report.pdf
Includes Spring Semesters 2015 - 2018 and summarizes by type, college, major, class and credit hours.