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. The Office of Student Financial Services is available to answer questions and guide you through any financial aid situation, email us, call us at 610-796-8201 or stop by the office in Room 203 of Francis Hall.


Undergraduate students

About 99% of our undergraduates receive some type of financial aid, including scholarships, grants, loans, and work-studyLearn 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.

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 Services at 610-796-8201. Documents may be faxed directly to us at 610-796-8336. You can also email us at


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.


Financial Aid

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Alvernia's Net Price Calculator
Alvernia's Net Price Calculator is a helpful tool to help you determine your specific financial needs.