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 2012-13, more than $800,000 was awarded to 130 families representing a broad range of income levels. Villanova utilizes objective financial analysis gathered through the School and Student Service (SSS) for Financial Aid applications, administered 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.
The SSS by NAIS provides the Family Guide to Financial Aid to help you become familiar with the financial aid process. This publication can be found at the SSS website http://sss.nais.org/parents, along with the necessary Parents Financial Statement (PFS) that is a vital component to this financial aid application. You may complete this form online. 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 mailed 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.