Tuition Remission and Stipends

Tuition Remission. The Office of Graduate Studies will inform the Bursar's office to credit student accounts each semester.

Graduate Stipends. For students who submit complete paperwork and visit the Graduate Studies Office in person with their ID for verification prior to the close of business of the first day of classes, your first payment will be issued on September 30. Students must budget accordingly. New Graduate Assistants must fill out several Payroll forms before the beginning of the semester in order to receive their stipend. The forms can be found on this web page. When returning the forms, students will be required to show identification as stipulated on the Federal Government's I-9 form. Once this process is completed, the student's information will be sent by the Dean's Office to the Payroll Office. Until this process is completed, it will not be possible to pay the student stipend.

Tuition Remission for Language Courses. Since graduate students in the Departments of Philosophy and Theology and Religious Studies are required to pass foreign language examinations, students in those programs who hold assistantships or tuition scholarships may receive tuition remission for language courses, under the following conditions:

  • The language course must be taken at Villanova, and taken for credit; tuition remission will not be granted for courses that are audited. (The grade will not be calculated in the graduate GPA and actually appears on a separate transcript because it is undergraduate work.)
  • An individual student may receive up to 6 credits of tuition remission for language courses during the entire duration of the student’s time at Villanova.
  • Students should register for these courses as they do their graduate courses, and must also notify Suzanne Tobin in the Graduate Studies Office of this registration.
  • The language must be one that is required for the program, i.e. the student is required to pass a competency exam in this language.
  • The policy applies to any graduate student in the Departments of Philosophy and Theology/Religious Studies who holds an assistantship or scholarship offered through and funded by the Office of Graduate Studies.
  • For each department, Graduate Studies will support a total of five students per year for a total of 6 credits per student.