In the spectrum of educational funding, scholarships and grants are the "free money." These awards do not need to be repaid. In general, scholarships are given based on merit, defined by the scholarship program, and grants are given based on demonstrated financial need. A student is considered for Federal, State and Villanova need-based grants simply by applying for financial assistance from Villanova University. Some Merit-based scholarships require an application process while others do not. Please refer to the Merit-based scholarship information for details about the Merit-based Scholarships at Villanova.
For all other outside grants and scholarships, it is the student's responsibility to verify application procedures and deadlines.