DEPARTMENTAL AND COLLEGE FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
Most graduate programs in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offer two types of competitive, merit-based funding for matriculated degree-seeking students who are studying full-time: Tuition Scholarships, which provide tuition remission for the total number of credits required for the degree; and Graduate Assistantships, which include a stipend along with tuition remission. International students as well as students from the U.S. are eligible for these merit-based funding options.
With the support of the Office of the President, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences also offers a limited number of Graduate Presidential Fellowships, which provide full tuition remission and a stipend.
Other University programs and offices have a limited number of graduate assistantships, which require a separate applications. Learn more about other funding opportunities.
Graduate Assistantships and Tuition Scholarships
Graduate assistants and tuition scholars are expected to attend the University full-time, and perform various duties for their individual department, such as research assistance to faculty, tutoring, and classroom or laboratory teaching assistance. Learn more about graduate assistant and tuition scholar assignments and responsibilities.
- Prospective students may apply for funding at the time of their application for admission, as part of the online application.
- Applications for merit-based funding are reviewed by the faculty in the individual programs, who make recommendations to the Graduate Dean.
- Students already enrolled in a graduate program should contact their graduate program director if they wish to be considered for a tuition scholarship or assistantship.
In order to support Villanova’s commitment to a diverse student body, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers a limited number of Graduate Presidential Fellowships, which provide full tuition remission and a stipend.