Financial Aid Process Overview

At Alvernia, applying for financial aid is easy. We encourage all prospective Alvernia students to apply, even if you feel you may not be eligible for assistance.

 

Undergraduate students:

About 98% of our undergraduates receive some type of financial aid, including scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study. Learn more

 

Graduate Students:

Many of today's graduate students received their undergraduate degrees with the help of financial aid. We hope this site will help remind you of the key points to remember when applying for financial aid. Learn more

 

Adult Education Students:

Like most adult undergraduate students, you’re probably thinking about where you’ll get the money to pay for your tuition. There are lots of ways that Alvernia University makes your tuition more affordable, including our tuition payment plan, a variety of financial aid options, and the tuition reimbursement program. Learn more

 

Financial Aid TV

FATV is a great tool for our students. It has a library of videos to provide just the right amount of information on vital financial aid topics students must understand.

 

Net Price Calculator

Find out how affordable Alvernia can be with our Net Price Calculator.

 




Financial Aid Timeline

The key to financing your education is to plan early and keep your options open. The more you know about how financial aid works, the better prepared you will be to pay for college programs. The following timeline should help our prospective undergraduate families. At any time during the process, if you need help or to ask questions, contact the Office of Student Financial Planning at 610-796-8356. Documents may be faxed directly to us at 610-796-8336. You can also email us at financialaid@alvernia.edu.

 

August to October 

 

October to May

  • Apply for outside scholarships through various organizations, civic groups, and foundations. Check with your local library, high school guidance office, or search the Internet.
  • Complete the FAFSA online. To do this you will refer to your previous year’s Federal Tax Return (1040, 1040A or 1040 EZ). Be sure to write down your personal FAFSA ID for future logins to your account.
  • Apply for scholarships. Be aware that deadlines for these will vary.

 

April to May

 

June to July

  • Complete all loan applications.

 

 

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