Office of Financial Assistance

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Villanova is committed to making our high-quality education affordable for students.

Villanova University is dedicated to providing students with financial assistance, which may include a combination of grants, scholarships, loans and student employment that will closely meet their family's need as well as payment options to assist in meeting educational expenses.

You may be surprised by how favorably Villanova University compares to "lower-cost" schools! The actual out-of-pocket cost to attend Villanova is often the same as that of  less-costly institutions, because grants, loans, and other forms of aid can fill the financial gap between the total cost of attendance and what your family can afford.

Prospective students entering 2018-2019 and Spring 2018 transfers: Find out more information on how to apply for federal and institutional financial assistance.

Prospective students entering 2018-2019 can check the status of their admissions application, financial aid applications, and requirements through their Applicant Status Page 

Financial Aid Process

Financial Aid Process

Villanova's Office of Financial Assistance is available to help students and their families through the financial aid application process, which can seem like an overwhelming task without the proper guidance. read more...

Financing Information

Financing Information

In the process of paying for college, your objective should be to satisfy the balance of tuition costs without spending too much on interest from loans. Our objective is to provide you with a strategy to accomplish this. read more...

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Please contact us with any questions.

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

Freshman Deadlines

Freshman Class of 2022 Financial Assistance Application Deadlines:

Early Decision Applicants:            November 1, 2017

Early Action & Regular Decision Applicants: January 15, 2018

  • 2018-2019 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be filed online at 
  • 2018-2019 CSS Profile must be filed online at
  • Signed copies of custodial parent(s)', stepparent's, and student's 2016 US Federal or Puerto Rico Tax Return as well as 2016 Federal W-2's, 1099/1099R's, and all tax schedules must be submitted to IDOC.

**Early Decision Award Notification: December 15, 2017

**Early Action & Regular Decision Award Notification: April 1, 2018

Returning Student Deadlines

The Villanova University Financial Assistance Deadline for 2018-2019 Returning Students is:

April 1, 2018 - Completed application materials must be postmarked by this date.

·2018-2019 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be filed PRIOR TO this date online at

·2018-2019 CSS Profile must be filed PRIOR TO this date online at

·Completed signed copies of custodial parent(s)’, stepparent’s, and student’s 2016 US Federal or Puerto Rico Tax Return as well as 2016 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*

IRS Data Retrieval Tool

The IRS Data Retrieval Tool for the 2018-2019 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.

Please Note: The IRS Data Retrieval Tool is still unavailable for the 2017-2018 academic year.  While this tool is down, anyone selected for the Federal Verification Process for the 2017-2018 academic year must submit Signed Federal Income Tax Returns, for tax filers, and/or the Signed Non-Tax Filer Statement, for non tax-filers.