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 Family Financing Option to encompass the best available financing options to meet your needs.

The Family Financing Option 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 award packages 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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Financial aid packages for admitted Freshmen to the Class of 2022 who completed an application for need-based aid are now posted to the Applicant Status Page.

Please contact us with any questions.

Office of Financial Assistance
Villanova University
800 Lancaster Ave
Kennedy Hall, Second Floor
Villanova, PA 19085
Telephone: (610) 519-4010
Fax: (610) 519-7599

**Starting Friday, May 18th the University is operating on a summer schedule in which the University closes at noon on Fridays.  

Freshman Deadlines

Freshman Class of 2022 Financial Assistance Application Deadlines:

Early Decision Applicants:            November 1, 2017

Early Action & Regular Decision Applicants: January 15, 2018

  • 2018-2019 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be filed online at 
  • 2018-2019 CSS Profile must be filed online at
  • Signed copies of custodial parent(s)', stepparent's, and student's 2016 US Federal or Puerto Rico Tax Return as well as 2016 Federal W-2's, 1099/1099R's, and all tax schedules must be submitted to IDOC.

**Early Decision Award Notification: December 15, 2017

**Early Action & Regular Decision Award Notification: April 1, 2018

Returning Student Deadlines

The Villanova University Financial Assistance Deadline for 2018-2019 Returning Students is:

April 1, 2018 - Completed application materials must be postmarked by this date.

·2018-2019 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be filed PRIOR TO this date online at

·2018-2019 CSS Profile must be filed PRIOR TO this date online at

·Completed signed copies of custodial parent(s)’, stepparent’s, and student’s 2016 US Federal or Puerto Rico Tax Return as well as 2016 W-2’s, 1099/1099R’s, and all tax schedules must be submitted to IDOC. *Do not submit tax documents to the Office of Financial Assistance*

IRS Data Retrieval Tool

The IRS Data Retrieval Tool for the 2018-2019 academic year is available as of October 1st to complete the FAFSA and Federal Verification Process.  We strongly recommend utilizing this tool when completing the FAFSA to ensure that all information is accurate.  Please refer to Step 4: Federal Verification for complete instructions.

Please Note: The IRS Data Retrieval Tool is still unavailable for the 2017-2018 academic year.  While this tool is down, anyone selected for the Federal Verification Process for the 2017-2018 academic year must submit Signed Federal Income Tax Returns, for tax filers, and/or the Signed Non-Tax Filer Statement, for non tax-filers.