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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 2020-2021 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.

 

PHEAA Grant

A Pennsylvania State Grant 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 www.pheaa.org.

 

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: https://www.pheaa.org/funding-opportunities/aid-for-military-national-guard/

 

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.

 

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT ENROLLMENT FOR FEDERAL STATE AND INSTITUTIONAL AID
CREDITS PER SEMESTER
Full-Time
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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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.