Veteran's Benefits

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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 2019-2020 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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Please contact us with any questions.

The Office of Financial Assistance will close for processing at Noon on Friday, November 1st and will not be responding to any incoming phone calls, emails, or walk-ins.  The office will re-open on Monday, November 4th.

Office of Financial Assistance
Villanova University
800 Lancaster Ave
Kennedy Hall, Second Floor
Villanova, PA 19085
Telephone: (610) 519-4010
Fax: (610) 519-7599
Email: finaid@villanova.edu

Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Eastern Time

 

Freshman Deadlines

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

Early Action Applicants:               December 1, 2019

Regular Decision Applicants:         January 15, 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.

Returning Student Deadlines

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.

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.