Net Price Calculator

Welcome to Alvernia University’s Net Price Calculator! We're happy you are beginning to explore how to plan and pay for your college education. This calculator is designed to help you estimate your eligibility for financial aid and your out-of-pocket expenses. Results from the net price calculator will show you how affordable an Alvernia University education can be. Colleges and universities have different resources and financial aid policies, so your "net price" will vary from institution to institution.

How does it work?

The calculator uses financial and academic information you provide to estimate the amount of grants, scholarships and other financial aid that is likely to be available to you. Your "net price" is the difference between that amount and the cost of attendance.
This calculator has been designed to allow you to make early estimates regarding eligibility for need-based financial aid as an undergraduate at Alvernia University. Based on the information you enter about your family financial situation you will be presented with a sample award with the following caveats:

  • This is not an application for admission or an application for financial aid. Your information will not be retained or transmitted to Alvernia in any way.
  • Results are dependent on the accuracy and completeness of the information entered and intended to provide only a general guide to your eligibility for financial aid.
  • Any award is not guaranteed by Alvernia and is meant to be an indication of the aid you may be eligible to receive and an estimate of your net price and aid eligibility. The Office of Student Financial Planning is the final authority for determining the family contribution and any financial aid award.
  • You must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after October 1 of the year prior to when you plan to attend college. For example, if you plan to attend Alvernia beginning in the Fall of 2022, you can file your FAFSA as of October 1, 2021.

Completing the calculator should take no more than 20 minutes of your time. You will need to answer some basic questions about your parents' financial situation so it might be helpful to have recent tax forms or pay stubs on hand before you begin.


Alvernia's Financial Aid Staff are available to respond to any inquiries you have regarding the results you have received using the calculator. Our conversation regarding these results will be most useful once you have completed your financial aid application for Alvernia and have received an offer of admission.

If you have general questions, concerns, or comments about the Net Price Calculator, please feel free to contact us. However, please note that we are not equipped to troubleshoot individual technical issues.

The Office of Student Financial Services

400 Saint Bernardine Street
Francis Hall, Room 203
Reading, PA 19607
Phone: 610.796.8201
Fax: 610.796.8336

Office Hours
Mon - Th: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Fri - 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Summer Office Hours*
Mon - Th: 8:00 am – 5 pm
Fri - 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
*Starting on May 31

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