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Villanova student's love the diverse campus community. Villanova works diligently to attract students from around the world who are the right fit for our dedication to exciting academics, fun-filled athletics, and heartfelt traditions. Our need-based financial aid system is in place to aid families for whom tuition costs are an obstacle to obtaining that 'Villanova Experience'.

how to apply for financial aid

The Financial Aid Committee reviews applications in February of each year. Decision notifications for all financial aid
applications are completed at the same time as an admission decision whenever possible to allow a family
to have financial information when making their decision about enrolling in Villanova.
Financial aid is an annual assessment.

Financial Aid Applications

Please note the two steps in completing a financial aid application below. International students, whose families do not file taxes in the US, have a separate application.

STEP 1: Family Budget Worksheet

The Family Budget Worksheet is step one for all domestic (US) families in applying for financial aid at Villanova. Information and documents collected with this worksheet will be useful when completing the online portion of the application. Please download and fill out, you will upload this and other supporting documents to SSS in step two, below.

Download Application

Step 2: "SSS" online application

All domestic financial aid applicants use the SSS system, an independent, outsourced, online financial aid application. You will be asked to upload supporting documents like recently filed taxes and W-2s at the end of the online application.

Go to application

international student financial aid

Please fill out and return with support documentation such as recently filed taxes, bank statements, and paystubs as applicable.

Download Application


Villanova makes every effort to meet the needs of all eligible applicants. However, decisions are influenced by the availability of school resources, the number of qualified applicants, and overall budgetary constraints.

Villanova actively seeks students with academic promise and a range of talents, skills and interests and we believe that financial status shouldn’t stop the student from attending.  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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Many of our families considering and interested in their student attending Villanova Prep have similar questions and concerns about financial aid.

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.

Does Villanova offer Merit Scholarships?
Can we apply for financial aid
after going to Villanova for a year or two?
How much aid will my family receive?
Will applying for Financial Aid
affect the Admissions decision?
What should I do if my financial
situation is very complicated?