Graduate Degree Military Assistance and Aid Programs

Villanova Is Honored to Educate Our Nation’s Finest

Villanova University salutes the outstanding individuals who are serving in the U.S. Military while pursuing higher education. Villanova is committed to helping those servicemembers achieve their education goals, offering exclusive military savings and an online classroom that’s accessible from virtually anywhere in the world.

Veteran’s Education Benefits

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers a variety of education benefit programs, such as the Montgomery GI Bill® and Post-9/11 GI Bill. To determine your eligibility and apply for benefits, refer to the GI Bill website hosted by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Villanova University’s online graduate degree program is approved for the use of VA educational benefits. If you are planning to use VA education assistance to pay for your degree, please contact Villanova’s financial aid office at 610-519-4010 or or the Veteran's Certification office. 

Additional details are available from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; call 888-442-4551 or visit The VA website can provide details on the following veterans education programs:

  • The Post-9/11 GI Bill
  • Montgomery GI Bill – Active Duty (MGIB-AD)
  • Montgomery GI Bill – Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR)
  • Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP)
  • Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)
  • Educational Assistance Test Program (Section 901)
  • National Call to Service Program
  • Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program (DEA)

Military Tuition Assistance

The U.S. Military tuition assistance program pays up to $250 per credit hour and a personal maximum of $4,500 per fiscal year for each student. Some National Guard and Reserve units also provide tuition assistance; however, the benefits may differ from those offered by the full-time, active-duty program.

Save 10% on Your Master of Public Administration or MS in Human Resource Development Degree

Villanova University is dedicated to helping servicemembers fulfill their professional and personal goals. To help defray expenses that military tuition assistance may not cover, Villanova offers exclusive military savings of 10% off the tuition of its online Master of Public Administration or MS in Human Resource Development graduate degree programs. This exclusive pricing is extended to active-duty servicemembers, reservists, guardsmen, veterans, military spouses and dependents of deceased or disabled veterans. This can add up to considerable savings over the duration of a degree program!

Call 1-800-983-6484 to speak with a program representative or contact your education officer.

Military College Fund Programs

The Department of Defense offers a College Fund program – also referred to as a GI Bill Kicker – that can increase a servicemember’s basic monthly education benefit. Each service branch determines eligibility and benefit amounts for its College Fund. This benefit is an add-on to the GI Bill and disbursed with an individual’s monthly GI Bill payments.

Military Loan Repayment Programs

The College Loan Repayment Program is an enlistment incentive offered by several branches of the U.S. Military and Reserves. It repays a portion of eligible student loans for non-prior service enlisted personnel. The program is currently offered by the Army, Navy and Air Force as well as the Army and Navy Reserves.

For additional details on military tuition support programs, contact your program representative or visit Today’s Military online.

Military Spouse Savings

Military spouses do so much to support those who serve. That’s why Villanova University is pleased to offer them support for their own education pursuits. Spouses of active-duty servicemembers, guardsmen, reservists and veterans are eligible to receive 10% off Villanova’s online degree program tuition. This special pricing also applies to dependents of deceased or disabled veterans. To qualify, simply provide a copy of the servicemember’s valid military ID. For additional details, please contact a Villanova program representative at 800-983-6484 , or speak to your education services officer.

My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA)

My Career Advancement Account is a program sponsored by the Department of Defense to provide financial assistance to military spouses. Eligible individuals include spouses of active-duty servicemembers, activated Reservists and activated Guardsmen; spouses of the severely injured, ill, wounded or killed in action (KIA); and spouses of prisoners of war (POW) or servicemembers missing in action (MIA). For complete details, please visit or call a program representative at 1-800-983-6484.

Military Information Line: 800-983-6484

International: +1 813-612-5305

*GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government web site at