1. Apply for admission to Alvernia University. Both the admissions and financial aid applications should be submitted as early as possible. Don’t wait to apply for financial aid until you receive an admissions decision. In order to receive a financial aid offer, you must be accepted for admission. Scroll down to watch helpful financial aid videos via our Alvernia FATV, for quick answers to questions.

2. As soon as possible after October 1, you should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which can be submitted online. Adult Education students who are Pennsylvania residents should file the FAFSA before the May 1 state grant deadline. Be sure to list Alvernia University as one of the schools that will receive your information. Our school code is 003233. Your information will be processed and forwarded to Alvernia within approximately two weeks.

3. A financial aid offer is prepared and mailed only when your FAFSA has been received, you have been accepted to Alvernia University, and you are registered for classes. If you have any questions after you have reviewed your package, please contact our Office of Student Financial Services at sfs@alvernia.edu.

4. If you are a Pennsylvania resident, you may be eligible for the state grant program. Your FAFSA application will serve as the initial application for state grant eligibility, and your FAFSA must be processed by May 1 to be considered for the award in the next academic year. If you are transferring to Alvernia University from another institution, please let the state know by logging onto your Account Access at www.PHEAA.org, or by calling 800-692-7392. Please respond to any requests from PHEAA (Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency) as soon as possible.

5. In addition to grants that may be included in your award package, you may see student loan options as well. Complete any loan applications as early as possible. The Federal Stafford Loan Master Promissory Note and Entrance Counseling can be completed at www.studentaid.gov.

6. Log on to your Self Service - Finances regularly to review billing statements, aid information, and document status.

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

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