Student Billing

Billing Procedures and Payment Information

Students are billed by semester and invoices are published online approximately 30 days in advance of the due date.  Invoices must be retrieved on myAlvernia / Finances / Billing.

Payment due date is one week prior to the start of the semester, and payment must be received on or before that date. Students registering after the due date are required to secure an invoice from the Student Billing Office at the time of registration with payment due immediately.

Students adding a course(s) during the add/drop period are required to obtain an invoice and settle any financial obligations at that time. The amount due on the Student Invoice is the total amount of unpaid charges less any unapplied financial aid or scholarships reflected on the invoice. Unapplied aid is aid for which a student is eligible, but which has not yet been received by the University.

Students may not receive scholarships, grants and awards from all Federal, State, college and private sources in excess of tuition and fees for commuters and in excess of tuition, fees, and room and board for resident students. These scholarships, grants and awards also include, but are not limited to Resident Assistant discount, Student Ambassador Award, employee/dependent tuition remission. See The Office of Student Financial Planning for details.

Interest Free Monthly Payment Option

Education expenses are easier to pay when spread over predictable, interest-free monthly payments. Our Interest-Free Monthly Payment Option, offered in partnership with Higher One, is an alternative to large annual or term payments and helps limit borrowing. It is available for a small enrollment fee and includes:

  • Convenient, interest-free monthly payments 
  • 24-hour account access through Higher One's web site:  tuitionpaymentplan.com/alvernia
  • Toll-free automated account information
  • Toll-free personal service Monday-Saturday at 1-800-635-0120

Higher One Payment Plan Provider

Payments

Checks or money orders should be made payable to Alvernia University. If sent by mail, they should be addressed to: Alvernia University, 400 St. Bernardine Street, Reading, PA 19607. Payment may also be made online using MyAlvernia, accessible on the Alvernia website. Electronic payments from your bank account (e-checks) are simple and free. Convenience fees will apply when utilizing a credit card (Visa, MC, Discover, AmEx) as form of payment.

Note: The university reserves the right to cancel a schedule and require a repeat of registration for any student who does not pay his/her invoice by the due date.

If another individual is responsible to pay online tuition on your behalf, you may elect to provide access to your financial information only. Parents or other authorized payers may be granted access to make a payment, view payment history, balance and invoices. Enroll a parent or authorized payer on myAlvernia / Finances / Billing.

Student Refunds

If your financial aid exceeds your total charges, a refund will automatically be processed. It is recommended that you enroll for direct deposit (e-refunds). This will reduce processing and mailing time and allow you to access your funds faster. Enroll on myAlvernia / Finances / Billing.

Late Charges

A $100 late charge may be assessed on past due balances.

Past Due Obligations

Past due obligations include, but are not limited to, tuition and fees, room and board, library materials or fines, telephone charges and parking fines. Students will not be permitted to register, receive a transcript, grade report, or diploma until past due obligations are paid. In addition, the University reserves its right to submit past due accounts to its collection agent. Collection costs which amount to at least 25% of the outstanding balance, plus past and future monthly service charges as defined above, will be added.

Errors or Disputes

Inquiries concerning charges should be referred to the Student Billing Office prior to the due date of the invoice.

Returned Checks

The return of a check or e-check for any reason constitutes non-payment. A $20 fee will be assessed for each check returned unpaid by the bank.

Icon: CalendarStudent Billing Office

Alvernia University
Francis Hall Room 201
400 Saint Bernardine Street
Reading, PA 19607
Phone: 610.796.8319
Fax: 610.796.8425
eMail: Student.Billing@alvernia.edu

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Fall/Winter/Spring
Mid-August to May
Monday-Thurs. 8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Summer
June to Mid-August
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.