Frequently Asked Questions

When will I receive my tuition bill?

The annual tuition charge is billed half in the Fall and half in the Spring. Fall semester bills are processed in July and have an August due date; Spring semester bills are processed in November and have a December due date. Bills are available through the web. You will be able to register to view your bills online after we have produced your first billing. The link to access your bill online is:  

PLEASE NOTE: Students will not receive a paper bill. Students must access their bills using our electronic V-bill service.

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Does Villanova offer a budget payment plan?

YES, if you would like to spread your educational expenses over monthly payments, you can contact the outside agency used by Villanova, Tuition Management Systems (TMS), at 800-722-4867 for additional information about their tuition payment plans.

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Will my Stafford and/or PLUS loans appear on my 1st bill?

YES, your Stafford Loan and/or PLUS Loan will appear as a memo/authorized item on the first bill you receive at the beginning of the semester. This memo/authorized amount can be deducted from the balance due provided all financial aid requirements have been satisfied.

Students are encouraged to borrow federal loan funds through an approved EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer) lender. Funds delivered via EFT will be deposited directly to the student’s tuition account.

If the student has borrowed through a non-participating EFT lender, he/she will be required to come to the Bursar's Office to endorse the loan check. PLUS Loan checks will be sent by the Financial Assistance Office to the parent for endorsement. Federal regulations prohibit the deposit of loan proceeds, either check or EFT, prior to 10 days before the classes start.

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If I receive outside scholarships, what should I do?

Please send a copy of the scholarship award letter directly to the BURSAR'S OFFICE, Attention: Charlotte Merker.

If an invoice is required, please send a copy of your Villanova invoice directly to the scholarship foundation. This should expedite payment of any private scholarship. If the scholarship foundation requires an invoice directly from Villanova University, please send the billing authorization to Charlotte Merker as soon as possible. If faxing information, please fax to 610-519-5302.

Recipients of private scholarships should note that outside scholarships are mailed directly to the University in most cases. These scholarship checks must be in the students’ accounts by the first official day of class or a late fee may be incurred.

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Do you have third party billing?

Yes, the employee/student should provide an authorization form (Tuition Voucher, Letter of Credit, etc.) each semester to the Bursar's Office. The Bursar's Office will credit the student's account. This is only a paper credit. The Bursar's Office will send an invoice to the employer. Payment must be made upon receipt or/within 30 days. The Bursar's Office does not wait until the end of the semester for payment.

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Does the university charge late fees?

All charges are required to be paid by the official first day of the semester.  Late charges will be assessed after that time.  If a balance remains unpaid after the late fee is assessed, additional late fees will be charged.

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Does the university accept credit card payments?

Villanova University does not accept credit cards for payment of student account charges.  Tuition Management Systems  (TMS) will accept credit cards for your monthly payments or to pay the entire balance in one payment. Please be aware that TMS charges the cardholder a convenience fee of between two and three percent.

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The V-bill is your web accessible student account invoice. Students and parents have the ability to view, print, and pay the invoice through the web.

Contact Us

Bursar's Office
Villanova University, Kennedy Hall 
800 Lancaster Avenue 
Villanova, PA 19085
Phone: 610.519.4258
Fax: 610.519.4446

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Summer Hours Beginning the Friday before Graduation:
Monday - Thursday 8:30am to 4:30pm
Friday 8:30am to Noon