Students who are employed by or hold memberships with approved employers, organizations, or Alvernia University may be eligible for a tuition discount or a reduced tuition rate. Students may only use one discount award per semester. If the student is eligible for more than one discount award, the higher award will be offered. Students may be enrolled as a cohort or required to provide a form verifying eligibility. Verification may be required to be provided each semester enrolled to receive the award. For more information, students should contact the Graduate and Adult Ed Department or Office of Student Financial Services.

Alumni Discount

Students who have earned a bachelor’s degree from Alvernia and return to complete a second undergraduate degree in the day academic division are eligible to receive a 20% tuition discount, alumni who enroll in a graduate program are eligible to receive a 25% tuition discount, and alumni who enroll in the Ph.D. Leadership program are eligible to receive a 20% tuition discount. This discount is not available to students in the MSOT, other doctoral programs, or online undergraduate or graduate degree programs. There may be other exceptions to the award, for more information please contact the Graduate Division or Student Financial Services Office for more information.

Senior Citizen Discount

A tuition discount of 100% is given to students who are at least 65 years of age and are enrolled in undergraduate coursework at Alvernia. Fees are charged separately and are the responsibility of the student. All degree-seeking students are required to file a FASFA. The discount will be reduced by any eligible grant funds.

Tuition Exchange

Tuition exchange is available for students whose parents are employed by a higher education institution that participates in the Tuition Exchange Program. This discount covers up to 100% of tuition. Contact our Human Resources Office. The student must complete the FAFSA form.

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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