Villanova seeks to ensure that each qualified student has the opportunity to join our community, regardless of the family's ability to afford the full cost of a Villanova education. If your family has made it a priority to invest in a Villanova education, we promise to work with you to make it happen. Our Villanova Promise is our commitment to bridge the gap between what the family can contribute and what it actually costs to attend the school.
In 2019-20, more than $1.7 million was awarded to over 100 families representing a broad range of income levels. Villanova utilizes objective financial analysis gathered through School and Student Services (SSS), developed by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). We invite you to have a conversation with us to discover the way, together, we can make the Villanova experience possible for your family.
Please be sure to submit all items by January 31. Awards may not be available if submitted after this due date.
School and Student Services provides many resources to help you become familiar with the financial aid process. The Parents Financial Statement (PFS) is a vital component to our financial aid application, as this national formula is meant to be a starting point. You may complete this form online at https://www.solutionsbysss.com/parents/. It is available in both English and Spanish. If you need assistance completing this form, schedule an appointment to complete this on campus with an admission officer.
The Financial Aid Committee reviews the recommendations of the School and Student Service, your tax return, and other requested information. Decision notifications for all financial aid applications completed by the due date will be emailed in early March.
Villanova makes every effort to meet the need of all eligible applicants. However, decisions are influenced by the availability of school resources, the number of qualified applicants, and overall budgetary constraints.