Veteran’s Benefits

Along with Tuition Assistance and various Montgomery GI Bill® Benefits, service members can apply for federal assistance.

Financial Aid is available for to those who qualify. Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education, was established to ensure that all eligible individuals benefit from federal financial assistance in the form of grants, loans, and work study programs for education beyond high school. The Federal Student Aid website, contains valuable information on how to select a school, how to apply for admissions, and how to receive federal financial assistance. To determine if you qualify for federal grants and/or loans, as well as state and Alvernia University assistance, you must complete the FAFSA online at

Learn more about the New Post 9/11 GI Bill (a.k.a. Chapter 33 Benefits).

Learn more about the Yellow Ribbon Program.

For resources available to military spouses, go to www.MilSpouse.Org.

Military Resources—MyHELPList: Information and Assistance for Military Service and Family Members During Tough Economic times

For other information on VA Benefits, please visit

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at


Fast Facts

  • Alvernia was named one of the top 15% Military Friendly Schools in the U.S.
  • 61 veteran students enrolled at Alvernia this academic year.
  • Alvernia has seen a 40% increase in veteran enrollment since 2008.



The Office of Student Financial Planning

400 Saint Bernardine Street

2nd Floor – Bernardine Hall Room 1103

Reading, PA 19607

Phone: 610.796.8356

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 June 4th






Veteran's Benefits