Eligibility Criteria

In order to receive Federal student aid, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a United States citizen or eligible noncitizen
  • Have a valid Social Security Number
  • Have a high school diploma or a General Education Development (GED) certificate, complete homeschooling, or pass an approved “ability to benefit” test
  • Be enrolled in an eligible program as a regular student seeking a degree or certificate
  • Be making satisfactory academic progress (see the Student Handbook for requirements)
  • Be registered with Selective Service if required
  • Not have had a drug conviction for an offense that occurred while you were receiving federal student aid
  • Not be in default on a federal student loan and do not owe money on a federal student grant
  • Demonstrate financial need (except for certain loans)

Eligibility Formulas

Eligibility for need-based financial aid (i.e. scholarships, Federal Perkins Loans and Federal Work-Study) is determined by the first formula; non need-based aid (i.e. Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loans, Federal Graduate PLUS Loans, private loans) by the second formula.

Formula 1 Formula 2
Cost of Education
Student Contribution
Eligibility for Need-Based Aid

Cost of Education
Need-Based Aid
Eligibility for Non-Need Based Aid

Notice of Eligibility

Once all of the necessary forms have been received by the Office of Financial Aid and your information reviewed, we will notify you of your eligibility for funds by an award letter, listing the aid for which you are eligible.  Aid is only processed for returning students and accepted incoming students.  Financial aid information received from students who have not been admitted will be held until such time as they are admitted.  Notification of any scholarships may come separately.

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

Important Financial
Aid Resources