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Verification

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. Applicants should be aware that this federal regulation requires them to submit tax data and other requested information to the Office of Financial Assistance before the processing of student loan applications and/or the awarding of funds.  Students must submit the required information to complete the verification process no later than 45 days before the last day of the student’s enrollment.

Items to be verified include: adjusted gross income; US income taxes paid; number of family members for whom parents provide more than half of their support; the number of children in post secondary schools who are enrolled at least half time; dependency status; untaxed income; eligible non‑citizen status and any other item for which conflicting information has been submitted to the Office of Financial Assistance.

Documents/Data Required:

  • (For dependent students): signed copies of custodial parents’, stepparent’s (if applicable) and student’s US or Puerto Rico income tax returns from the prior year, W-2 form(s) and 1099 form(s).
  • Transfer of financial data from the IRS Data Retrieval Tool or submission of US Tax Return Transcript (see IRS DATA Retrieval Tool for more information)
  • (For independent students): signed copy of the student’s (and spouse’s if applicable) prior year US or Puerto Rico income tax return and W-2 forms.
  • If the student or custodial parent or stepparent (if applicable) did not file taxes or if a foreign tax return was filed, a signed non‑tax filer statement and copies of all W‑2 forms or proof of earnings must be submitted.  Non‑taxable income verification such as VA Benefits, Social Security Benefits for all household members and Public Assistance Letters must be submitted to the Office of Financial Assistance.
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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.

IRS Data Retrieval Tool

The IRS Data Retrieval Tool for the 2021-2022 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 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