Disbursement and Refunds

Villanova Univeristy Charles Widger School of Law’s tuition refund policy and schedule are available here. Financial aid is disbursed at the beginning of each semester in which funds are awarded. For traditional fall/spring terms, one half of the total loan amount minus any loan origination fees will be disbursed directly to your student account each term. Please note: due to federal regulations, the deadline for requesting federal direct loan funding for the 2017-2018 academic year is May 10, 2019. Any loans requested after this date cannot be disbursed. If you received a scholarship, moral obligation grant, or a Federal Perkins Loan, a credit will be reflected on your account. 

All student loan funds will be disbursed to your account no earlier than 10 days before the first day of class each semester.  If the total aid applied to your account creates a credit balance, then you will typically receive a refund within 7-10 business days. The time frame for disbursing loan funds and receiving refunds cannot be changed; therefore, we recommend that you be prepared for any expenses you may incur before your refund becomes available such as: moving expense, rental deposits, etc. 


Direct Deposit - If you have signed up for direct deposit, any refund you receive will be deposited directly into your personal bank account. You will receive an email from the Procurement Office when this is taking place and you can then check with your bank to see if the deposit has been made. You can also go to My Nova and check your student account to see if there is a refund transaction listed there and if so, your deposit should be in your account within 2-3 business days.

  • To sign up for direct deposit, please log into your My Nova account and then click on Student, Financial Aid Award, Student and Financial Aid - Student Account Information - E-Refund Signup. Please be aware that the setup and verification process takes approximately two weeks. For more general information on direct deposit, please visit the Bursar’s Office e-Refund page


You have the right to cancel your loans at any time by notifying the Office of Financial Aid in writing.



The Bursar’s Office handles all billing and payments. Fall semester bills are typically available for viewing in July and Spring semester bills are usually available in November. Paper bills will not be mailed. You can access your bill through your myNova account in the Student Tab under Bursar Links.

Students will receive an email alert each time a new V-bill is available.  New students should note that V-bills are available only after the registration and billing process is completed.  All tuition and fee charges must be paid no later than the first day of classes or a late fee may be assessed by the Bursar’s Office.


Office of Financial Aid

Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
299 North Spring Mill Road
Villanova, PA  19085-1682

Academic Year Office Hours:
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Summer Office Hours:
Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m. to Noon

: 610-519-7015
Fax: 610-519-6597

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