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The Yellow Ribbon Program

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  The Yellow Ribbon Program offers participating students additional funding towards the cost of tution and fees.  

Villanova will fully fund the tuition and fees for up to 55 qualifying students for the 2020/2021 academic year. Breaking down that number (55), this is how the benefit will be applied here at Villanova. 40 undergrad students, 10 graduate students and 5 law school students will be eligible for funding.

Villanova's Yellow Ribbon Program funds will be awarded to qualifying students on a first-come, first-served basis. To be considered, qualifying students must:

  • Be using Chapter 33, Post-9/11 VA Education benefits at the 100% eligibility level and be a full-time student. Full-time is 12 credits or more undergrad, 6 credits or more graduate, per term.
  • Be accepted for enrollment to a degree program or be currently enrolled in a degree program at Villanova University.
  • Submit an updated Certificate of Eligibility provided to you by the VA to Villanova University's School Certifying Official (SCO).

Recipients will be selected based upon the date the application is submitted and when all conditions are met.

Students who have been approved for Yellow Ribbon funding will continue to receive the benefit, provided the conditions above are still met. You will not be required to submit a Yellow Ribbon application each term. However, you will need to submit an Enrollment Verification form each term you plan to use your benefits. Students will be contacted by Villanova's Certifying Official (SCO) when they have been selected to receive Yellow Ribbon funds. Please submit your Yellow Ribbon application electronically utilizing the form here.

Students interested in the Yellow Ribbon Program for future terms must submit an application in order to be placed on the waitlist.  Students will be contacted by Villanova's SCO when they have been selected to participate in the program.  If you do not meet the above qualifications or have not submitted your COE your application will not warrant further consideration.


For more information about Villanova University's Yellow Ribbon Program please contact:
Office of the Registrar, Kennedy 205
Todd Robinson- School Certifying Official
Phone: (610) 519-4034
Fax: (610) 519-4033           

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September 2020 Graduates

The official conferral date for degrees awarded for Summer 2020 semester is September 1st, 2020. Posting of degrees will be completed by early September. Students will receive an email notification once their degrees have been officially posted to their records.

Fall 2020 Course Information and Registration

Access to updated Fall 2020 course information is now available and Fall registration has reopened. Freshmen schedules will be available August 10th. Standard meeting times have been adjusted to provide longer passing periods between classes. Classes requiring academic space for all or a portion of their class time are currently being roomed into spaces which accommodate University-approved social distancing protocols. 

Further information can be found here.

* Spring 2020 Enrollment Report.pdf
Includes Spring Semesters 2017 - 2020 and summarizes by type, college, major, class and credit hours.
* Fall 2019 Enrollment Report.pdf
Includes Fall Semesters 2016 - 2019 and summarizes by type, college, major, class and credit hours.