Veterans' Certification

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at

The VA determines student eligibility to receive educational assistance benefits.  Students must apply for benefits directly with the VA.

Certification depends upon your VA determined eligibility, student status (full time, part time, or less than part time) and program of study.  Veteran certifications are processed at Villanova in the Office of the Registrar, Law School Registrar and Office of Continuing Studies, by one of our 3 School Certifying Officials (SCO).   SCO contact information is provided below.

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).  Villanova SCOs cannot provide advisement or counseling related to Veteran benefits. 

  • If this is the first time you will be utilizing VA benefits at Villanova University, see instructions on How to Apply for VA benefits.
  • Each term/semester/session, returning students wishing to utilize VA Benefits must Request Veteran Certification from their SCO and keep the SCO updated on any changes in their enrollment. 

Transfer of Benefits:
Service members wishing to transfer their unused Post 9/11 GI Bill education benefits to their children or spouses must do so before applying for Veteran's Benefits: please see the Department of Defense (DOD) website for instructions to apply for the Transferability of Education Benefits (TEB) under the Post-9/11 GI Bill.  The VA does not determine eligibility for TEB.

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


Villanova SCO Contact Information

Continuing Studies (non-credit) Students: please contact the Office of Continuing Studies at:  610-519-4310.

Law School Students: please contact the Law School Registrar at: 610-519-7002 or

Main Campus, Full-Time and Part-Time Students: Call 610-519-4045  or email (indicate Veteran’s Affairs Certifying Official in the subject line).


Grade Deadlines (summer courses)
all deadlines are 12:00 noon

August 6    Session II & II
                    SBI - Module III
                    Nurse Anesthetist

August 15  Graduate Business
                    MAC, MSCM,
August 22  Graduate Business
                    Full Summer
                    (MBA, MSF)
                    Session B
August 27   UA
                    Session II
                    MPA, HRD, 


* Fall 2013 Enrollment Statistics Final.pdf
Enrollment Statistics: Fall Semesters 2010 - 2013
* Spring 2014 Enrollment Statistics Final.pdf
Enrollment Statistics: Spring Semesters 2011 - 2014