Student Hardship Fund
Villanova University's Student Hardship Fund provides emergency support to address the needs of students who are facing unexpected financial stresses. This fund is made possible by institutional funds as well as generous donations from Villanova faculty, staff, alumni and parents.
Open to all students at Villanova, the Student Hardship Fund is meant to cover costs including:
- Course materials
- Those impacted by natural disasters
- Other personal or family emergencies
In the spirit of serving as many of Villanova University's students with the greatest need, awards are generally capped at $200 to $500 per student. Higher amounts may be requested and awarded to those who, in the University’s discretion, demonstrated circumstances of extreme hardship. All awards are subject to availability of funds.
Those with continuing financial need should contact the University's Office of Financial Assistance (undergraduate and graduate) or the Law School's Office of Financial Aid (law students) for further information.
COVID-19 Related Federal Funding
HEERF III (Fall 2021)
In Fall 2021, grants are being funded by the federal government through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) III, established by the American Rescue Plan (ARP), and by the University’s Student Hardship Fund, made possible by institutional funds as well as generous donations from Villanova faculty, staff, alumni and parents.
HEERF II (Spring 2021)
CARES Act (Spring/Summer 2020)
In Spring and Summer 2020, Villanova University provided emergency financial aid grants to students whose lives were disrupted by the COVID-19 crisis. The majority of these grants were funded by the federal government through the CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund-IHE/Student Aid. Additional funds were made available to our students thanks to generous donations from Villanova faculty, staff, alumni and parents.
PLEASE NOTE: As of August 12, 2020, Villanova is no longer accepting applications for the student assistance portion of the Federal CARES Act funding or the Spring 2020 COVID-19 related Hardship Fund applications. The details presented on CARES Act page are provided for informational purposes only. Students in need should visit the University's HEERF II webpage (Spring 2021).