Financial aid is an important part of the transfer process. At Alvernia, about 99% of transfer students receive some form of financial aid.
Transfer Students (Non-International)
The following scholarships are given to qualified full-time day undergraduate transfer students working towards their first bachelor's degree:
ACT (Alvernia Connects with Transfers) Scholarship*
This $4,000 scholarship is given to students who have 3.0 or higher grade point average.
ARC (Alvernia and RACC Connection) Scholarship
This $2,000 scholarship is given to students who have a 3.0 grade point average or higher that transfer from Reading Area Community College.
ARPA (Alvernia/RACC Partnership Agreement) Scholarship**
All full-time students transferring from RAAC to Alvernia University in a traditional day program will receive the new Alvernia/RACC Partnership Award. This $6,000 annual award is guaranteed to all qualifying students.
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship*
This $1,000 scholarship is awarded to students holding current membership in Phi Theta Kappa.
*Students receiving the ACT Scholarship are also eligible to receive the ARC and/or Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships.
**Students receiving the ARPA Scholarship are not eligible to receive the ACT or ARC Scholarships, but are still eligible for the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship.
International Transfer Students
Beginning in the fall of 2015, an annual $10,000 award will be offered to all full-time International Students entering Alvernia University as a transfer student in the Undergraduate Day program. The award is renewable up to four semesters for new transfer students enrolling in the fall of 2015.
Eligible students need to hold an F-1 Student Visa. Students must have met all admissions criteria and must confirm enrollment by May 1 for fall enrollment and by October 1 for spring enrollment. Confirmations of enrollment completed and received after these deadlines may be considered on a funds-available basis.