First Time Filers

The FAFSA is available starting October 1 for students who plan to attend college between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018.  The FAFSA asks for information such as your name and Social Security number, as well as information about your financial situation. After you fill out the FAFSA you will receive confirmation of the submission and processing by the Department of Education.  This will allow students to have information about their Expected Family Contributions earlier, helping them as they’re going through the college application and selection process.


As new students apply and are accepted to Alvernia, the Office of Student Financial Planning will begin to package and mail award letters to Fall 2017 applicants beginning mid to late November.

Accepted students still have until May 1 to make a decision on where to attend.

FAFSA Free Application for Federal Student Aid