Villanova Preparatory School is committed to enrolling outstanding and qualified applicants regardless of their families’ financial circumstances. We strive to meet the demonstrated need for each student we enroll.  

    Villanova uses the online analysis system of School and Student Services (SSS) to assess need. The school defines “need” as the difference between the total cost of attendance at Villanova and a family’s ability to pay that cost. The need assessment is based upon a comprehensive set of factors including income and family expenses, assets and liabilities, family size, cost of living and the number of children for whom a family must pay tuition. 

    If you are uncertain about your eligibility for aid or have questions about the process, we urge you to contact the Admission office at (805)-646-1464.




    Will applying for Financial Aid affect the Admissions decision?

    Financial Aid Applications and Student Applications are separate.  Because of our Financial Aid budget and school size, we may not be able to offer the amount of financial aid needed by a family, however we will work with each applicant and their family to the best of our abilities. 

    Can we apply for financial aid after going to Villanova for a year or two?

    If your family’s financial situation has changed significantly, then yes, we encourage you to apply for aid. Financial aid awards are assessed annually. 

    How much aid will my family receive?

    We expect each of our families to do all they reasonably can to provide for their students' education--financial aid makes up the difference between cost of education and what the family can reasonably spend.

    Does Villanova offer Merit Scholarships?

    YES!  Students applying to high school who score in the 90th percentile or higher on the HSPT or SSAT are automatically awarded Merit Scholarships. We also have a list of Augustinian Scholarships that we offer for high school and middle school applicants here.

    What should I do if my financial situation is very complicated?

    Do your best to present your situation on both the SSS application and the Villanova Family Budget worksheet.   Over the years, we have seen all types of complicated financial situations.  The Director of Financial Affairs might request an individual family financial aid meeting to provide an opportunity for clarification of any areas we do not fully understand.