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COVID-19 Update: The Office of Veterans and Military Service Members (OVMS) is available remotely to support you directly with campus resources or connect you to resources off-campus. Please use the contact our office link here on the OVMS website to ask any questions or schedule a call.

If you are looking for VA specific information about how this impacting your benefits, please contact the VA Student Hotline (1-888-442-4551), or click here to learn more about any impacts to your education benefits.


The Office of Financial Assistance at Villanova University seeks to ensure that all students have equitable and fair access to our need based funds. While, we are compassionate to our military families and all they have sacrificed, it is important to understand that we cannot exclude Post 9/11 GI Bill® benefits from the financial aid packaging process. Thus, students who receive the Post 9/11 GI Bill® benefits will have their institutional (all Villanova Sponsored Need Based Grant/Scholarships) financial aid evaluated based on the receipt of the Post 9/11 GI Bill® benefits. To ensure early notice of any change due to the student’s benefits please submit a copy of your Certification of Eligibility prior to the start of the fall semester. This COE (Certification of Eligibility) should be submitted every year as a part of your Villanova Financial Aid document packet. Please note that this is only in reference to your institutional need based aid. Federal financial aid is not affected by the Post 9/11 GI Bill® benefit. 

For a complete list of sources of financial assistance offered to students, refer to the information on the left.

Note: You must still submit your COE to our VA Certifying Official. Please continue onto the Office of Veterans and Military Service Members webpage for further VA information.


Meet Your Financial Aid Counselor

Students are encouraged to meet with their financial aid counselor prior to enrolling to learn about federal, state, and institutional aid (grants, loans, work study).  Students are assigned a counselor based upon the student's last name, please refer to our Meet Our Staff webpage to contact your counselor.


Direct Costs

What Villanova University bills directly to you for full-time enrollment for the academic year (Fall and Spring semesters).  For the complete list of direct costs (tuition, fees, room, and board) for the academic year, please visit the Bursar's Webpage.


Indirect Costs for Full-Time Students for the 2021-2022 Academic Year

These are the additional costs for the University does not bill you; however, they are included in the cost of attending Villanova in order calculate your aid eligibility.

  • Books: $940
  • Supplies: $160
  • Personal: $1,450
  • Transportation: $850
Total Cost of Attendance = Direct + Indirect Costs.
Costs above are for full-time undergraduate students in the traditional day program.  For graduate and part-time students consult with your financial aid counselor.


PA State Grant

A Pennsylvania State Grant is based on financial need for students and their parents who qualify as Pennsylvania state residents and who are accepted/enrolled in an undergraduate program and enroll for at least six credits each semester. For State Grant consideration, students are required to file either an initial FAFSA or a Renewal FAFSA by May 1. Additional information on the Pennsylvania State Grant can be found at


Aid for Military and Pennsylvania National Guard

Service to our country may qualify you or your dependents for financial aid when you pursue higher education.  Please visit:


Other State Grants

Certain States permit its own state grant funds to be used by students attending schools in Pennsylvania, such as Villanova University. Students are responsible for checking with their respective State Higher Education Agency as to the correct application process and deadlines that are necessary for state grant consideration.


12 or more credits
Three-Quarter Time 9-11 credits
Half-Time 6-8 credits
Less than Half-Time Less than 6 credits

*Graduate students should refer to their specific program of study to determine their credits needed to determine full-time, three-quarter time, and half-time status.

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New Office Hours:

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

Wednesday: 1 PM-5 PM


Office of Financial Assistance
Villanova University
800 Lancaster Ave
Kennedy Hall, Second Floor
Villanova, PA 19085


Phone: 610-519-4010


Freshman Class of 2026 Financial Assistance Application Deadlines:*

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

Early Decision I Applicants:          November 15, 2021

Early Action Applicants:               December 1, 2021

Early Decision II & Regular Decision Applicants:   January 15, 2022

Required Applications & Documents:

  • 2022-2023 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be filed online at 
  • 2022-2023 CSS Profile must be filed online at
  • Signed copies of custodial parent(s)', stepparent's, and student's 2020 US Federal or Puerto Rico Tax Return as well as 2020 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 2022-2023 Returning Students is:

May 1, 2022

Required Applications:

·2022-2023 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be filed PRIOR TO this date online at

·2022-2023 CSS Profile must be filed PRIOR TO this date online at

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

*May request 2020 tax documents at a later date