Veteran’s Benefits

We're proud of our veterans and the fact that 100% of Alvernia students receive some form of financial aid. Along with Tuition Assistance and various Montgomery GI Bill® Benefits, service members can apply for federal assistance. To determine if you qualify for federal grants and/or loans, as well as state and Alvernia University assistance, you must complete your FAFSA application.

Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education, has a website that contains valuable information and guidance on how to select a school, apply for admission, and to receive federal financial assistance.

Other forms of assistance available to veterans include the Post 9/11 GI Bill (a.k.a. Chapter 33 Benefits) and the Yellow Ribbon Program. For resources available to military spouses, visit the website. The VA also has information on its website about educational benefits, as does the U.S. Department of Labor Veterans Employment & Training Service.

Please don't hesitate to contact the Alvernia Office of Student Financial Planning with questions, you can email with specific veterans' matters, or the general inbox at You can also call the office at 610-796-8356.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

Veteran's Benefits
Alvernia University Veteran Center
Alvernia Veteran's Center
A special place to study, socialize or relax just for our valued veteran students.
Francis Hall aerial view
Established School for Veteran Students
Alvernia has been a named a Military-Friendly School® since 2012.
Students in Adirondack chairs
AU Veterans Club
Fun, learning and camaraderie for student veterans and their families.
Flags at Campus Commons
Student Financial Planning
Office of Student Financial Planning
400 Saint Bernardine Street
Bernardine Hall, Room 1103
Reading, PA 19607
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: from June through mid-August, the office closes at 5pm Mondays through Thursdays