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Financing Information

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A strategy for financing your educational expenses

In the process of paying for college, your objective should be to satisfy the balance of tuition costs without spending too much on interest from loans. Our objective is to provide you with a strategy to accomplish this. We developed the customizable Other Funding Opportunities to encompass the best available financing options to meet your needs.

Other Funding Opportunities includes the following recommendations, in order of cost-efficiency:

  • Through the help of TMS (Tuition Management Systems), we are proud to offer the Villanova Tuition Payment Plan. This is a method of paying out-of-pocket over 10 monthly payments in the amount of your choice.
  • The cornerstone of all financial aid notices is the Federal Direct Loan. It offers the best available rates and repayment terms, regardless of credit history. In many cases, the Direct Loan is completely subsidized (interest-free) during the period of school attendance.
  • Another financing option includes the Federal Direct PLUS Loan. Federal Direct PLUS loans have competitive rates and repayment terms, but the parents’ creditworthiness must be assessed first.

If the options above do not satisfy your balance, a Private Educational Loan may fill in the gap. 

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New Office Hours:

Monday, Tuesday & Thursday:             8:30 AM-5 PM

Wednesday: 1 PM-5 PM

Friday: 8:30 AM-1 PM

 

Office of Financial Assistance
Villanova University
800 Lancaster Ave
Kennedy Hall, Second Floor
Villanova, PA 19085
Email: finaid@villanova.edu

Freshman Class of 2025 Financial Assistance Application Deadlines:*

*Financial Aid Applications will be available to complete starting October 1st.

Early Decision I Applicants:            November 15, 2020

Financial Aid Notification:  December 21, 2020

 

Early Action Applicants:               December 1, 2020

Financial Aid Notification:  April 1, 2021

 

Early Decision II & Regular Decision Applicants:    January 15, 2021

Financial Aid Notification:   April 1, 2021

 
  • 2021-2022 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be filed online at https://fafsa.ed.gov 
  • 2021-2022 CSS Profile must be filed online at https://cssprofile.collegeboard.org/
  • Signed copies of custodial parent(s)', stepparent's, and student's 2019 US Federal or Puerto Rico Tax Return as well as 2019 Federal W-2's, 1099/1099R's, and all tax schedules must be submitted to IDOC.

*If the student is selected for federal verification, additional documents will be requested.

The Villanova University Financial Assistance Deadline for 2021-2022 Returning Students is:

May 1, 2021 - Completed application materials must be postmarked by this date.

·2021-2022 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be filed PRIOR TO this date online at https://fafsa.ed.gov.

·2021-2022 CSS Profile must be filed PRIOR TO this date online at https://cssprofile.collegeboard.org/.

*If the student is selected for federal verification, additional documents will be requested.

*May request 2019 tax documents at a later date

Villanova University is providing emergency financial aid grants to students whose lives have been disrupted by the COVID-19 crisis, many of whom are facing financial challenges and struggling to make ends meet.

In Spring 2021, grants are being funded by the federal government through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) II and by the University’s Student Hardship Fund, made possible by institutional funds as well as generous donations from Villanova faculty, staff, alumni and parents.