You serve your country with honor every day. As an institution that’s been guided by the Augustinian tradition of serving others since 1842, Villanova University invites you to become part of our community by enrolling in a degree or certificate program online. Build knowledge and skills that can help your military career – or any profession you choose to pursue beyond your time in the service – through programs that provide the flexibility your fast-changing life requires. Our programs allow you to earn university degree credits or complete clock hour-based certificate programs.
Active-duty servicemembers, Guardsmen and Reservists are eligible to receive 15% savings per certificate course, and 10% per course on degree programs. These savings can often be combined with tuition assistance and/or Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits based upon your individual eligibility.
Military Tuition Assistance
The U.S. military’s tuition assistance program provides benefits for full-time, active-duty servicemembers in any branch of the military. Each service has its own criteria for eligibility, obligated service, application process and restrictions. This money is usually paid directly to the institution by the individual services. 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.
VA Education Benefits
The VA offers a variety of education benefit programs. To check on the status of your application, remaining entitlement, or any other general questions, please contact the Department of Veterans Affairs educational hotline: 1-888-GI-BILL-1 (1-888-442-4551) or submit a question electronically through Ask a Question. Villanova School Certifying Officials cannot provide advisement or counseling related to veterans' benefits.
Additional details are available from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; call 888-442-4551 or visit www.GIBill.VA.gov. The VA website can provide details on the following veterans education programs:
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.
*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 www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.