The cost of education for purposes of determining financial need includes actual costs for tuition and fees and reasonable estimated costs for such items as rent and food, books and other living expenses. Such items as the cost of purchasing a computer and parking tags may be added onto your budget on an individual basis.


Law School Budget: 2024-2025 Entering Class

Housing Status Off Campus With Parents or Relatives
Tuition & Fees $58,815 $58,815
Books/Course Supplies
$1,523 $1,523
Food/Sundries  $4,896 $3,351
Housing/Utilities $13,330 $2,873
Misc. Personal Expenses $1,900 $1,453
Transportation $2,008 $1,891
Federal Loan Fees $1,258 $1,090
Total Budget $83,730 $70,995

Note: Summer semester is assessed a $100 general fee.

Students enrolled in the Graduate Tax Program will pay $1,630 per credit hour for tuition in the 2024-2025 academic year. There is also a $100 General Fee assessed each semester. Living expenses will be calculated based on the terms attending and modality of courses selected and will be included in the budget. Please note that determination of living expenses may vary as different cost expenditures are used for in-person versus online courses.    

Students in the JD/MBA program will pay per credit hour for tuition of any MBA classes. Additionally, students will pay their standard JD tuition & fees and a $100 General Fee for enrollment in Summer MBA Courses. MBA books are estimated at $46 per credit hour.  Living expenses for the summer semester while taking MBA classes can be included in a student's budget. Students can find additional information on Graduate Program Rates with the Bursar's Office.

Financial aid for students admitted into one of Villanova’s JD/LLM International Studies Programs is offered according to the following guidelines:

  1. Payments due to Villanova Law. Students enrolled in the JD/LLM program will pay Villanova’s tuition but will not pay any fees (e.g., SBA fee) normally due to Villanova;
  2. Federal loans and Private loans. For the year abroad, students are eligible to borrow federal loan funding or Private loan funding;
  3. Scholarships. Please note that if you are the recipient of certain scholarships, you may not be able to use some or all of your scholarship toward the third year of law study because the funds from these scholarships cannot be applied toward payments to schools other than Villanova.
    1. For example, if you receive a Dean’s Merit Scholarship of $42,000 annually, the following would be in effect if you spend the year at Villanova: Assume that tuition (without fees) for the academic year at Villanova is $47,915. You receive the full $42,000 and may apply it 100% toward your Villanova tuition. You would be responsible for paying the remaining $5,915 due to Villanova.
    2. However, if you spend your third year abroad in a JD/LLM program at a host school abroad where the tuition is the equivalent of $35,000, this will leave a balance due to Villanova of $12,915. You may use $12,915 of your $42,000 scholarship to offset the balance due to Villanova; however, you may not use the remaining $29,085 of the scholarship toward payments due to your host school. Therefore, you will remain responsible for paying the $35,000 balance due. In other words, your scholarship funds may only be used to offset any balance due to Villanova. Students who expect to need financial aid during the year abroad should contact the Financial Aid Office as soon as possible to discuss what kinds of funding may be available. It is never too early to plan ahead if you would like to be able to participate in this unique experience.

All full-time JD students must be covered by health insurance. You must either enroll in the school-sponsored plan or show proof of other comparable coverage and waive out of the Villanova University sponsored plan. If you are unable to waive out of the school-sponsored plan, you may contact the Office of Financial Aid to request additional loan funding. Requests will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. If your request is approved, we will increase your budget to cover the estimated 12-month premium for the Villanova University-sponsored insurance plan. Please click here for more information.

The Bursar’s Office handles all billing and payments. Fall semester bills are typically available for viewing in July and Spring semester bills are usually available in November. Paper bills will not be mailed. You can access your bill through your myNova account in the Student Tab under Bursar Links.

Students will receive an email alert each time a new V-bill is available.  New students should note that V-bills are available only after the registration and billing process is completed.  All tuition and fee charges must be paid no later than the first day of classes or a late fee may be assessed by the Bursar’s Office.

Fall/Spring Semester Refund Policy

(For Summer Semester policy, please click here)

Tuition reversals as a result of official withdrawal will be made according to the following schedule. Excluded from the reversal calculation will be the costs related to on-campus housing and university meal plans. Activity, library, and medical fees are not reversible. There will be no reversal for unauthorized withdrawals. Students who do not register or who notify the Registrar's Office prior to the first day of class that they will not enroll are entitled to a full tuition reversal.

In addition to the University's reversal schedule and in accordance with the Higher Education Amendments of 1992, if a student completely withdraws from the University and has utilized Federal Title IV funds (e.g. Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant [SEOG], Academic Competitiveness Grant, National SMART Grant, Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Direct Stafford Student Loan, Federal Direct PLUS, Federal Direct Graduate PLUS), during the semester in which they withdraw, the University will observe the federally mandated process in determining what, if any amount of money must be returned to the federal program (s). For more information on the Return of Title IV Funds please click here.

Tuition Reversal schedule for classes that run the full semester

Segment of Semester
Tuition Reversal
Up to first week
Up to second week
Up to third week
Up to fourth week
Beyond fourth week
No reversal

Tuition Reversal schedul for classes that run less than the full semester (i.e. Fast Forward, 8 week classes, on-line 8 week classes, etc.)

Segment of Semester                 Tuition Reversal      
Up to first week
Up to second week 75%
Beyond second week No reversal  

Drop / Add / Withdrawal

Course Drop / Add
A student may drop and/or add courses during the first five (5) class days of a semester without incurring academic penalty or affecting the student's official transcript.

Course Withdrawal
A student may withdraw from a course any time until the official deadline date. There is no academic penalty for a withdrawal, but the student will receive a grade of WX for that course on his or her official transcript. A student seeking course withdrawal after this time must petition the dean of his or her college. Unauthorized withdrawals lead to a grade of Y, which is counted as an F in the Grade Point Average.

University Withdrawal
Official withdrawal from the University must be authorized by the dean of the student's college.