Alvernia University Payment Plans

The Alvernia Monthly Payment Plan is a convenient alternative to lump-sum semester payments featuring:


Veterans Administration Benefits

Junior G.I. and Veterans Educational Benefits are available for children and spouses of veterans who died or who were disabled in the service. For more information contact the Veterans Administration at 1-888-442-4551 or the Veterans Affairs Coordinator in the Financial Aid Office. The Veterans Administration will be notified if a student receiving VA benefits does not meet the academic progress requirements after serving a probationary period of two semesters.


New Scholarship for the Children of Fallen Service Members

The children of military personnel who died in the line of duty since Sept. 11, 2001 can apply for an educational scholarship similar to the new Post-9/11 GI Bill®. Benefits are retroactive to Aug. 1, 2009. The scholarship, which is administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs, are named after Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry, 28, a Texas native who died in Iraq in 2006 while disarming an explosive. He was survived by three young children. For more information, go to or read the entire U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Press Release here.

Office of Vocational Rehabilitation and Blindness and Visual Services

The Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) and Blindness and Visual Services (BVS) give educational monies to students with disabilities. To receive additional information, contact the office nearest your home. The OVR office closest to Alvernia University is located at 3602 Kutztown Rd., Suite 200, Reading, PA 19605 and can be reached at 610-621-5800 or 1-800-442-0949. The closest BVS office can be reached by dialing 1-570-826-2361.

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

Financial Aid Scholarship and Grants