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The Office of Financial Assistance adheres to the following policies in the administration of the federal, state and university financial aid programs.

Academic Progress Policy

Students receiving financial assistance are required by Federal regulation to be making Satisfactory Academic Progress in order to continue to receive aid while enrolled at Villanova University. read more...

Financial Aid Code of Conduct

In the administration of its student financial assistance programs Villanova University (VU) abides by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) Statement of Ethical Principles.  In addition, Villanova University has adopted a Code of Conduct for Financial Aid. read more...

Packaging Policies

Villanova University’s Office of Financial Assistance must resolve conflicting information before awarding or disbursing any financial assistance. read more...

Return of Title IV Funds

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], Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loan, Federal Direct PLUS Loan, Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan), 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). read more...


Verification is a requirement of the US Department of Education and is the process of confirming information submitted for consideration of the various Federal Title IV Funds including the Federal Pell Grant, Federal SEOG, Federal Perkins Loan and Federal Direct Loans. read more...

IRS Data Retrieval Tool

The US Department of Education in conjunction with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) introduced the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, a feature that allows students and parents to import their previous year’s tax information from their filed federal 1040 tax forms directly into the FAFSA on the Web. read more...

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The University's campus will close to the public starting on March 16, 2020.  During this period of time our office will be working remotely and will only be able to respond to emails.  Our office is unable to answer phone calls during this time as well as process any documents sent by fax or postal mail.  Please use IDOC (when submitting Federal Income Tax Returns) and our Dropbox (when submitting Villanova Forms).


Effectively immediately, the Office of Financial Assistance is implementing new office hours in order to allow time for processing.  

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
Telephone: (610) 519-4010
Email: finaid@villanova.edu

Freshman Class of 2024 Financial Assistance Application Deadlines:*

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

Early Decision Applicants:            November 1, 2019

  • Award Notification:            December 20, 2019

Early Action Applicants:               December 1, 2019

  • Award Notification:            April 1, 2020

Regular Decision Applicants:         January 15, 2020

  • Award Notification:            April 1, 2020
  • 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be filed online at https://fafsa.ed.gov 
  • 2020-2021 CSS Profile must be filed online at https://cssprofile.collegeboard.org/
  • Signed copies of custodial parent(s)', stepparent's, and student's 2018 US Federal or Puerto Rico Tax Return as well as 2018 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.

IRS Data Retrieval Tool

The IRS Data Retrieval Tool for the 2019-2020 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.


The Villanova University Financial Assistance Deadline for 2019-2020 Returning Students is:

April 1, 2019 - Completed application materials must be postmarked by this date.

·2019-2020 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be filed PRIOR TO this date online at https://fafsa.ed.gov.

·2019-2020 CSS Profile must be filed PRIOR TO this date online at https://cssprofile.collegeboard.org/.

·Completed signed copies of custodial parent(s)’, stepparent’s, and student’s 2017 US Federal or Puerto Rico Tax Return as well as 2017 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*

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