Application Steps - Current Students

2015-2016 Current Student Application Steps

If you are a current student and you are interested in applying for financial aid for Summer 2015 through Spring 2016, then please select your category below for the 2015-2016 Application Steps:

Step 1: Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Step 2: Review and Return your Award Letter
Step 3: Complete Loan Requirements  
Step 4: Disbursement Requirements
Step 5: Monitor your Disbursements


Step 1: Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) 

2015-2016 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)   - Villanova Law School’s federal code is E00428.   Applications for 2015-2016 are available after January 1, 2015.   Note:  If you are still considering applying for federal aid for the 2014-2015 academic year, please complete the 2014-2015 FAFSA.  

Step 2: Review and Return Award Letter

The Office of Financial Aid will review your processed FAFSA (additional information or documentation may be requested as a result of the review).   Once the review process is complete, an Estimated Award Letter will be prepared.  This letter will outline the types and amount of financial aid that you may receive and it will also provide you with information for completing any additional requirements that may need to be satisfied before your loans can disburse.  You will be notified by email when your award letter is ready to view.   Award letters are accessed via Villanova Law School’s secure site known as My Nova .  

Step 3: Complete Loan Requirements

If you plan to borrow either the Federal Direct Stafford Loan or Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan, you must complete all of the following before any loans can disburse (Note:  final approval of all federal loans is determined by the Department of Education).  The following requirements can all be completed online at www.studentloans.gov  (you will need your FAFSA pin to access this site):

 

  • Master Promissory Notes (Only needs to be done once for each loan type for the duration of time you will be enrolled at Villanova Law School). Click on Sign Master Promissory Note at www.studentloans.gov  to complete a Master Promissory Note for the Federal Direct Stafford Loan.   The maximum Stafford Loan eligibility per academic year is $20,500 (refer to your Estimated Award Letter for your eligibility).  If you need to borrow federal funds in excess of this amount and wish to borrow the Federal Direct Graduate PLUS loan, you must also complete a separate Master Promissory Note for that loan.   
  • Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan Application 
    Click on Complete PLUS Request Process at www.studentloans.gov to apply for the Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan.  This must be done each time you apply for the Graduate PLUS loan. Make sure to include the amount you wish to borrow; refer to your Estimated Award Letter for your eligibility. 
  • Entrance Counseling  -  (Only needs to be done once for the duration of time you will be enrolled at Villanova Law School).
    Click on Entrance Counseling at www.studentloans.gov to complete the Entrance Counseling requirement.  All first time borrowers for either the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford and the Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan at Villanova Law School must complete the Entrance Counseling requirement before any loans can disburse.

 

 Step 4:  Disbursement Requirements  

  • Cash Management Authorization Statement – (Only needs to be completed once for the duration of time you will be enrolled at Villanova Law School). All first time borrowers for federal loans must complete the Cash Management Authorization Statement before any loans can disburse.   We are required to obtain your permission to use Federal Title IV funds to pay for educationally related charges other than tuition and fees.  These other charges can include, but are not limited to, items such as parking fees and health insurance fees.   This authorization will remain in force for as long as you are enrolled at Villanova Law School but can be cancelled or modified at any time with written notice to the Office of Financial Aid. You can complete the Cash Management Authorization Statement electronically by signing into My Nova and accessing VIEW MY LAW SCHOOL AWARD INFORMATION and then See Cash Management Statement.

 

  • Direct Deposit Any money that has been received on your behalf that exceeds charges on your account can be refunded either by paper check or by direct deposit.    It is recommended that you sign up for direct deposit in order for you to receive your refund in a more timely and efficient manner.     For more information and instructions on how to sign up for direct deposit, please visit the Bursar’s Office at e-Refund page.  

   

Step 5: Monitor your Disbursements

After your loans have been processed, the Office of Financial Aid will prepare a Revised Award Letter to reflect any loans that have been processed for you.  You will be notified via email that you can view your Revised Award Letter by signing into My Nova.  If you completed all of the above steps in a timely manner, then your funds will disburse to your student account at the Bursar’s Office no earlier than 10 days before the first day of classes each semester. 

If you have funds in excess of your charges, the Bursar’s Office will issue you a refund check or deposit the funds directly into your bank account if you set up direct deposit .  You will be notified via email when your refund is available to you, which will be approximately 2-5 business days after your loans have been disbursed to your student account.  The time frame for disbursing loan funds and receiving refunds cannot be changed; therefore, it is recommended that you be prepared for any expenses you may incur before your refund becomes available such as: books, moving expenses, rental deposits, etc.

Students who are not U.S. citizens are not eligible to receive federal student aid. If you do not meet the eligibility criteria for federal student aid, then it may be possible for you to borrow a private loan provided a U.S. citizen or permanent resident is willing to co-sign the loan.   Complete the following steps to be certified for a private loan:   
 
Step 1: Complete Financial Aid Paperwork 
Step 2: Review and Return your Estimated Award Letter
Step 3: Complete Loan Paperwork
Step 4: Monitor your Disbursements

Step 1: Complete Financial Aid Paperwork

Villanova Law School International Student Aid Application along with a valid I-20 form and a copy of your I-94 card.

Step 2: Review and Return your Award Letter

The Office of Financial Aid will review your completed file (additional information or documentation may be requested as a result of this review).   Once the review process is complete, an Estimated Award Letter will be prepared for you.    You will be notified via email when your award letter is ready to view.   Award letters are accessed via Villanova Law School’s secure site known as My Nova.    

 

Step 3: Complete Loan Paperwork

Choose a lender for your private loan and apply and complete loan paperwork with that lender.   The lender will determine your eligibility for the loan.  After you have been approved for a loan, the lender will send the Office of Financial Aid a school certification form to complete.   Your loan will be certified by our office once Step 1 & 2 is completed.   Please be aware that the terms and conditions for private loans may vary from lender to lender, but with most you will be required to have an eligible U.S. cosigner. 

 

Step 4: Monitor your Disbursements

After your loans have been processed, the Office of Financial Aid will prepare a Revised Award Letter.  You will be notified via email that you can view your Revised Award Letter by signing into My Nova.  If you completed all of the above steps in a timely manner, then your funds will disburse to your student account at the Bursar’s Office no earlier than 10 days before the first day of classes each semester.

 

If you have funds in excess of your expenses, the Bursar’s Office will issue you a refund check or deposit the funds directly into your bank account if you set up direct deposit through My Nova.  You will be notified via email when your refund is available to you, which will be approximately 2-5 business days after your loans have been disbursed to your student account.  It is recommended that you be prepared for any expenses you may incur before your refund becomes available such as: moving expense, rental deposits, etc.

As a J.D. M.B.A. student, you are eligible to receive loan funds not only for your J.D. expenses, but also for your expenses incurred for taking M.B.A. classes during the regular academic year.  Summer M.B.A. costs can also be included in your financial aid package if you are enrolled at least half-time during the summer.    

Step 1: Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Step 2: Review and Return your Award Letter
Step 3: Complete Loan Requirements  
Step 4: Disbursement Requirements 
Step 5: Monitor your Disbursements


Step 1: Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)


Step 2: Review and Return Award Letter

The Office of Financial Aid will review your processed FAFSA (additional information or documentation may be requested as a result of the review).   Once the review process is complete, an Estimated Award Letter will be prepared.  This letter will outline the types and amount of financial aid that you may receive and it will also provide you with information for completing any additional requirements that may need to be satisfied before your loans can disburse.  You will be notified by email when your award letter is ready to view.   Award letters are accessed via Villanova Law School’s secure site known as My Nova.  

Step 3: Complete Loan Requirements

If you plan to borrow either the Federal Direct Stafford Loan or Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan, you must complete all of the following before any loans can disburse (Note:  final approval of all federal loans is determined by the Department of Education).     The following requirements can all be completed online at www.studentloans.gov  (you will need your FAFSA pin to access this site):

 

  • Master Promissory Notes (Only needs to be done once for each loan type for the duration of time you will be enrolled at Villanova Law School). Click on Sign Master Promissory Note at www.studentloans.gov  to complete a Master Promissory Note for the Federal Direct Stafford Loan.   The maximum Stafford Loan eligibility per academic year is $20,500 (refer to your Estimated Award Letter for your eligibility).  If you need to borrow federal funds in excess of this amount and wish to borrow the Federal Direct Graduate PLUS loan, you must also complete a separate Master Promissory Note for that loan.

  • Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan Application 
    Click on Complete PLUS Request Process at www.studentloans.gov to apply for the Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan. This must be done each time you apply for the Graduate PLUS loan. Make sure to include the amount you wish to borrow; refer to your Estimated Award Letter for your eligibility. 

  • Entrance Counseling   -  (Only needs to be done once for the duration of time you will be enrolled at Villanova Law School).
    Click on Entrance Counseling at www.studentloans.gov to complete the Entrance Counseling requirement.  All first time borrowers for either the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford and the Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan at Villanova Law School must complete the Entrance Counseling requirement before any loans can disburse. 

  

Step 4:  Requirements before Disbursement 

  •  Cash Management Authorization Statement– (Only needs to be completed once for the duration of time you will be enrolled at Villanova Law School). All first time borrowers for federal loans must complete the Cash Management Authorization Statement before any loans can disburse.   We are required to obtain your permission to use Federal Title IV funds to pay for educationally related charges other than tuition and fees.  These other charges can include, but are not limited to, items such as parking fees and health insurance fees.   This authorization will remain in force for as long as you are enrolled at Villanova Law School but can be cancelled or modified at any time with written notice to the Office of Financial Aid. You can complete the Cash Management Authorization Statement electronically by signing into My Nova and accessing VIEW MY LAW SCHOOL AWARD INFORMATION and then See Cash Management Statement.

 

  • Direct Deposit - Any money that has been received on your behalf that exceeds charges on your account can be refunded either by paper check or by direct deposit.    It is recommended that you sign up for direct deposit in order for you to receive your refund in a more timely and efficient manner. For more information and instructions on how to sign up for direct deposit, please visit the Bursar’s Office at e-Refund page.  

 

Step 5: Monitor your Disbursements

After your loans have been processed, the Office of Financial Aid will prepare a Revised Award Letter to reflect any loans that have been processed for you.  You will be notified via email that you can view your Revised Award Letter by signing into My Nova.  If you completed all of the above steps in a timely manner, then your funds will disburse to your student account at the Bursar’s Office no earlier than 10 days before the first day of classes each semester.  

If you have funds in excess of your charges, the Bursar’s Office will issue you a refund check or deposit the funds directly into your bank account if you set up direct deposit .  You will be notified via email when your refund is available to you, which will be approximately 2-5 business days after your loans have been disbursed to your student account.  The time frame for disbursing loan funds and receiving refunds cannot be changed; therefore, it is recommended that you be prepared for any expenses you may incur before your refund becomes available such as: books, moving expense, rental deposits, etc.

As a J.D. LL.M. in International Studies student, you are eligible for financial aid through the federal loan program or from a private loan depending on the eligibility status of the foreign institution you are attending.  The amount of aid you will receive will be based on a budget consisting of the tuition charges for Villanova Law School (which includes the foreign school tuition charge) plus living expenses based on your particular abroad program.  Students with scholarships may not be able to use all or part of their scholarship for this program as there are special restrictions that apply to Villanova Law School scholarships.  

It is important to note that it may take considerably more time to finalize your financial aid package for these international programs; therefore, you must be prepared for any advance costs that you may incur before your refund will be ready.  You should also be prepared for any financial documentation that may be necessary to obtain your VISA before a Financial Aid Estimated Award Letter can be prepared for you.  

Step 1: Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Step 2: Review your Award Letter
Step 3: Complete Loan Requirements 
Step 4: Disbursement Requirements
Step 5: Monitor your Disbursements


Step 1: Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Step 2: Review and Return Award Letter

The Office of Financial Aid will review your processed FAFSA (additional information or documentation may be requested as a result of the review).   Once the review process is complete, an Estimated Award Letter will be prepared.  This letter will outline the types and amount of financial aid that you may receive and it will also provide you with information for completing any additional requirements that may need to be satisfied before your loans can disburse.  You will be notified by email when your award letter is ready to view.   Award letters are accessed via Villanova Law School’s secure site known as My Nova.  

Step 3: Complete Loan Requirements

Important Note:    If the program is through a foreign school that is not eligible for federal loans, you must choose a commercial lender for a private educational loan and apply directly with that lender.   After you have been approved for a loan, the lender will send the Office of Financial Aid a school certification form to complete, which we will do after you have completed Step 1 and 2 above.  Please be aware that the terms and conditions for private loans may vary from lender to lender and it may be necessary for you to obtain a co-signer.    

If this program is through a foreign school that is eligible for federal funds and you plan to borrow either the Federal Direct Stafford Loan or Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan, you must complete all of the following before any loans can disburse (Note:  final approval of all federal loans is determined by the Department of Education).     The following requirements can all be completed online at www.studentloans.gov  (you will need your FAFSA pin to access this site):

 

  • Master Promissory Notes (Only needs to be done once for each loan type for the duration of time you will be enrolled at Villanova Law School). Click on Sign Master Promissory Note at www.studentloans.gov  to complete a Master Promissory Note for the Federal Direct Stafford Loan.   The maximum Stafford Loan eligibility per academic year is $20,500 (refer to your Estimated Award Letter for your eligibility).  If you need to borrow federal funds in excess of this amount and wish to borrow the Federal Direct Graduate PLUS loan, you must also complete a separate Master Promissory Note for that loan.

  • Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan Application 
    Click on Complete PLUS Request Process at www.studentloans.gov to apply for the Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan. This must be done each time you apply for the Graduate PLUS loan. Make sure to include the amount you wish to borrow; refer to your Estimated Award Letter for your eligibility.

  • Entrance Counseling   -  (Only needs to be done once for the duration of time you will be enrolled at Villanova Law School).
    Click on Entrance Counseling at www.studentloans.gov to complete the Entrance Counseling requirement.  All first time borrowers for either the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford and the Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan at Villanova Law School must complete the Entrance Counseling requirement before any loans can disburse. 

 

  Step 4:  Disbursement Requirements  

  • Cash Management Authorization Statement – (Only needs to be completed once for the duration of time you will be enrolled at Villanova Law School).All first time borrowers for federal loans must complete the Cash Management Authorization Statement before any loans can disburse.   We are required to obtain your permission to use Federal Title IV funds to pay for educationally related charges other than tuition and fees.  These other charges can include, but are not limited to, items such as parking fees and health insurance fees.   This authorization will remain in force for as long as you are enrolled at Villanova Law School but can be cancelled or modified at any time with written notice to the Office of Financial Aid. You can complete the Cash Management Authorization Statement electronically by signing into My Nova and accessing VIEW LAW SCHOOL AWARD INFORMATION and then See Cash Management Statement.

 

  • Direct Deposit Any money that has been received on your behalf that exceeds charges on your account can be refunded either by paper check or by direct deposit.    It is recommended that you sign up for direct deposit in order for you to receive your refund in a more timely and efficient manner. For more information and instructions on how to sign up for direct deposit, please visit the Bursar’s Office at the e-Refund page.  

 

Step 5: Monitor your Disbursements

After your loans have been processed, the Office of Financial Aid will prepare a Revised Award Letter to reflect any loans that have been processed for you.  You will be notified via email that you can view your Revised Award Letter by signing into My Nova.  If you completed all of the above steps in a timely manner, then your funds will disburse to your student account at the Bursar’s Office no earlier than 10 days before the first day of classes at the foreign school.   

If you have funds in excess of your charges, the Bursar’s Office will issue you a refund check or deposit the funds directly into your bank account if you set up direct deposit .  You will be notified via email when your refund is available to you, which will be approximately 2-5 business days after your loans have been disbursed to your student account.  The time frame for disbursing loan funds and receiving refunds cannot be changed; therefore, it is recommended that you be prepared for any expenses you may incur before your refund becomes available such school and rental deposits and airfare.

You may apply for federal student aid if you have been granted permission to participate in a study abroad program either through Villanova Law School or through another institution.  You are not eligible for any institutional scholarships, the Villanova Law School Loan or the Federal Perkins Loan during your study abroad.  For study abroad programs that are not through Villanova Law School, a Consortium Agreement and the Cost-of-Attendance must be completed by the host school.  Your loan eligibility will be determined by the tuition, fees and living expenses as determined by the host school and listed on the Cost-of-Attendance form.  Disbursements will be scheduled according to the start date of the program as defined by the host school.  If the study abroad program is over the summer semester, your summer session loan certified amounts will be determined by Villanova Law School in compliance with federal regulations.

Visiting Out

You may apply for federal student aid if you have been granted permission to visit away at another institution.  You are not eligible for any institutional scholarships or the Federal Perkins Loan during the time you are visiting out. A Consortium Agreement and the Cost-of-Attendance must be completed by the host school. Your loan eligibility will be determined by the tuition, fees and living expenses as determined by the host school and listed on the Cost-of-Attendance form.  Disbursements will be scheduled according to the start date of the program as defined by the host school. 

Important Note

Processing aid for these programs will take extra time; therefore, you should file all necessary paperwork as early as possible and be prepared for potential delays in receiving funds.  You must be prepared to cover any advance costs or expenses such as travel expenses, housing deposits, etc. until such time as your loan funds will be available.  If you are participating in a study abroad program it is strongly recommended that you sign up for direct deposit as soon as possible to be able to access your funds while abroad. If direct deposit is not set up, you will need to make arrangements with the Bursar’s Office regarding your refund check. 


Step 1: Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Step 2: Review and Return your Award Letter
Step 3: Complete Loan Requirements  
Step 4: Disbursement Requirements 
Step 5: Monitor your Disbursements

 

Step 1: Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

 

Step 2: Review and Return Award Letter

The Office of Financial Aid will review your processed FAFSA (additional information or documentation may be requested as a result of the review).   Once the review process is complete, an Estimated Award Letter will be prepared.  This letter will outline the types and amount of financial aid that you may receive and it will also provide you with information for completing any additional requirements that may need to be satisfied before your loans can disburse.  You will be notified by email when your award letter is ready to view. Award letters are accessed via Villanova Law School’s secure site known as My Nova.  

 

Step 3: Complete Loan Requirements 

If you plan to borrow either the Federal Direct Stafford Loan or Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan, you must complete all of the following before any loans can disburse (Note:  final approval of all federal loans is determined by the Department of Education). The following requirements can all be completed online at www.studentloans.gov  (you will need your FAFSA pin to access this site):

  • Master Promissory Notes (Only needs to be done once for each loan type for the duration of time you will be enrolled at Villanova Law School).
    Click on Sign Master Promissory Note at www.studentloans.gov  to complete a Master Promissory Note for the Federal Direct Stafford Loan. The maximum Stafford Loan eligibility per academic year is $20,500 (refer to your Estimated Award Letter for your eligibility).  If you need to borrow federal funds in excess of this amount and wish to borrow the Federal Direct Graduate PLUS loan, you must also complete a separate Master Promissory Note for that loan.  

  • Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan Application 
    Click on Complete PLUS Request Process at www.studentloans.gov to apply for the Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan.   This must be done each time you apply for the Graduate PLUS loan. Make sure to include the amount you wish to borrow; refer to your Estimated Award Letter for your eligibility.

  • Entrance Counseling   -  (Only needs to be done once for the duration of time you will be enrolled at Villanova Law School).

 


Step 4:  Disbursement Requirements 

  •  Cash Management Authorization Statement – (Only needs to be completed once for the duration of time you will be enrolled at Villanova Law School).
    All first time borrowers for federal loans must complete the Cash Management Authorization Statement before any loans can disburse.   We are required to obtain your permission to use Federal Title IV funds to pay for educationally related charges other than tuition and fees. These other charges can include, but are not limited to, items such as parking fees and health insurance fees. This authorization will remain in force for as long as you are enrolled at Villanova Law School but can be cancelled or modified at any time with written notice to the Office of Financial Aid.  You can complete the Cash Management Authorization Statement electronically by signing intoMy Nova and accessing VIEW MY LAW SCHOOL AWARD INFORMATION and thenSee Cash Management Statement.   

 

  • Direct Deposit 
    Any money that has been received on your behalf that exceeds charges on your account can be refunded either by paper check or by direct deposit. It is recommended that you sign up for direct deposit in order for you to receive your refund in a more timely and efficient manner. For more information and instructions on how to sign up for direct deposit, please visit the Bursar’s Office at e-Refund page.  

 

Step 5: Monitor your Disbursements

After your loans have been processed, the Office of Financial Aid will prepare a Revised Award Letter to reflect any loans that have been processed for you.  You will be notified via email that you can view your Revised Award Letter by signing into My Nova.  If you completed all of the above steps in a timely manner, then your funds will disburse to your student account at the Bursar’s Office no earlier than 10 days before the first day of your program. 

You are eligible to receive loans to cover your living expenses if you have been approved to participate in a summer externship for education credits.   You cannot receive funding for an externship if you are receiving work-study funds working for the same employer during the same period of time.   Please note, we can only fund up to 10 weeks of living expenses over the summer while working your externship.  

Step 1: Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Step 2: Review and Return your Award Letter
Step 3: Complete Loan Requirements  
Step 4: Disbursement Requirements 
Step 5: Monitor your Disbursements


Step 1: Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

   

Step 2: Review and Return Award Letter

The Office of Financial Aid will review your processed FAFSA (additional information or documentation may be requested as a result of the review).   Once the review process is complete, an Estimated Award Letter will be prepared.  This letter will outline the types and amount of financial aid that you may receive and it will also provide you with information for completing any additional requirements that may need to be satisfied before your loans can disburse.  You will be notified by email when your award letter is ready to view.   Award letters are accessed via Villanova Law School’s secure site known as My Nova.  

Step 3: Complete Loan Requirements 

If you plan to borrow either the Federal Direct Stafford Loan or Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan, you must complete all of the following before any loans can disburse (Note:  final approval of all federal loans is determined by the Department of Education).     The following requirements can all be completed online at www.studentloans.gov  (you will need your FAFSA pin to access this site):

  • Master Promissory Notes (Only needs to be done once for each loan type for the duration of time you will be enrolled at Villanova Law School).
    Click on Sign Master Promissory Note at www.studentloans.gov  to complete a Master Promissory Note for the Federal Direct Stafford Loan.   The maximum Stafford Loan eligibility per academic year is $20,500 (refer to your Estimated Award Letter for your eligibility).  If you need to borrow federal funds in excess of this amount and wish to borrow the Federal Direct Graduate PLUS loan, you must also complete a separate Master Promissory Note for that loan. 

  • Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan Application 
    Click on Complete PLUS Request Process at www.studentloans.gov to apply for the Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan.   This must be done each time you apply for the Graduate PLUS loan. Make sure to include the amount you wish to borrow; refer to your Estimated Award Letter for your eligibility.

  • Entrance Counseling  -  (Only needs to be done once for the duration of time you will be enrolled at Villanova Law School). Click on Entrance Counseling at www.studentloans.gov to complete the Entrance Counseling requirement.  All first time borrowers for either the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford and the Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan at Villanova Law School must complete the Entrance Counseling requirement before any loans can disburse.  

Step 4:  Disbursement Requirements 

  • Cash Management Authorization Statement – (Only needs to be completed once for the duration of time you will be enrolled at Villanova Law School).
    All first time borrowers for federal loans must complete the Cash Management Authorization Statement before any loans can disburse.   We are required to obtain your permission to use Federal Title IV funds to pay for educationally related charges other than tuition and fees.  These other charges can include, but are not limited to, items such as parking fees and health insurance fees.   This authorization will remain in force for as long as you are enrolled at Villanova Law School but can be cancelled or modified at any time with written notice to the Office of Financial Aid.  You can complete the Cash Management Authorization Statement electronically by signing intoMy Nova and accessing VIEW MY LAW SCHOOL AWARD INFORMATION and thenSee Cash Management Statement.   

 

  • Direct Deposit 
    Any money that has been received on your behalf that exceeds charges on your account can be refunded either by paper check or by direct deposit.    It is recommended that you sign up for direct deposit in order for you to receive your refund in a more timely and efficient manner. For more information and instructions on how to sign up for direct deposit, please visit the Bursar’s Office at e-Refund page.  

 

Step 5: Monitor your Disbursements

After your loans have been processed, the Office of Financial Aid will prepare a Revised Award Letter to reflect any loans that have been processed for you.  You will be notified via email that you can view your Revised Award Letter by signing into My Nova.  If you completed all of the above steps in a timely manner, then your funds will disburse to your student account at the Bursar’s Office no earlier than 10 days before the first day of classes each semester.

If you have funds in excess of your charges, the Bursar’s Office will issue you a refund check or deposit the funds directly into your bank account if you set up direct deposit .  You will be notified via email when your refund is available to you, which will be approximately 2-5 business days after your loans have been disbursed to your student account.  The time frame for disbursing loan funds and receiving refunds cannot be changed; therefore, it is recommended that you be prepared for any expenses you may incur before your refund becomes available. 

Office of Financial Aid

Villanova University School of Law
299 North Spring Mill Road
Villanova, PA  19085-1682

Academic Year Office Hours:
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Summer Office Hours:
Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m. to Noon

Email
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: 610-519-7015
Fax: 610-519-6597

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