Students are billed by semester and invoices are published online approximately 30 days in advance of the due date.  Invoices must be retrieved at myAlvernia/Finances /Student Accounts.

Payment due date is the Monday prior to the start of the semester, and payment must be received on or before that date. Students registering after the due date are required to secure an invoice from the Office of Student Accounts at the time of registration with payment due immediately.

Alvernia University reserves the right to change tuition, fees and other charges from one academic semester to the next as deemed necessary in order to meet its financial commitments and to fulfill its role and mission.

Tuition & Room/Board Rates for 2019-2020
TUITION per semester
Full-time Tuition  $17,675
Part-time Tuition $970/credit
Overload  $970/credit
Audit $485/credit
Adult Education  $580/credit
Adult Education Fully Online See Fully Online
Graduate $815/credit
Graduate Fully Online See Fully Online
Graduate MBA Fully Online See Fully Online
Graduate Occupational Therapy (MSOT) $890/credit
Doctoral of Philosophy $1,000/credit
Doctoral of Nursing Practice $1,040/credit
Doctoral of Physical Therapy  Fall:
Enrollment Deposit (one time fee) $300
Insurance / Technology / Miscellaneous / Class Fees See Student Accounts
ROOM RATES per semester
Anthony & Clare Hall (shared) $3,245
Francis Hall (shared) $3,015
Veronica Hall (shared) $3,140
Anthony, Veronica, Clare, Francis Hall (single) $4,085
Assisi & Sienna (shared) $3,305
Assisi & Sienna (single) $4,225
Judge (shared) $3,730
Judge (single) $4,470
Zygmunta, Pacelli & Ehlerman (shared) $4,500
Zygmunta, Pacelli & Ehlerman (efficiency) $4,825
Zygmunta, Pacelli & Ehlerman (single) $5,220
Holleran Pods (shared) $4,025
Holleran Pods (efficiency) $4,440
Holleran Pods (single) $4,740
Housing Out of Season (for Winter or Summer) $70/week
All You Can Eat (19 meals/week + $100 bonus) $3,155
14 MP (14 meals/week + $250 bonus) $3,155
190 Block (190 meals/semester + $125 bonus) $2,985
150 Block (150 meals/semester + $150 bonus) $2,700
110 Block (110 meals/semester + $200 bonus) $2,345
75 Block (75 meals/semester + $50 bonus) $1,470
75 Block (75 meals/semester + $200 bonus) $1,620
Commuter Meal Plan (5 meal block) $37/block
(call/email Student Accounts)
Crusader Cash** 10% Bonus 
(call/email Student Accounts)
Guest Prices in Cafeteria: Breakfast-$6 / Lunch-$9 / Brunch-$9 / Dinner-$12
Housing Deposit*** $250

*Bonus Dollars may be used to purchase food at any food service location on campus. Meals may be used at the cafeteria only.  All meals & bonus dollars must be used during the semester of purchase.

**Crusader Cash may be used to purchase food at any food service location on campus.  Crusader Cash does not expire.

***Housing Deposits will be processed as follows:

1. Held in an escrow account until housing contract fulfilled.
2. Returned to the student if the student does not receive housing for the following year or chooses not to return within stated housing selection deadlines. Deposit will not be returned if the student has an outstanding balance with the university.
3. Forfeited by those students who communicate after the housing selection process deadline, that they will not be returning to Alvernia University or have chosen to live off campus. See the Student Handbook for details.

Current commuter students who desire on-campus housing must first pay a $250 housing deposit in the Office of Student Accounts and complete a housing application in the Residence Life Office. A commuter student will be assigned housing only after room selection for current resident students is complete and pending space availability. In the event there is lack of room availability, housing deposits will be refunded only if a student has no outstanding debt to the university. If a student requests placement on a housing waiting list, the deposit will not be refunded or applied to current debt until removal from the housing waiting list is requested.

Office of Student Accounts

Alvernia University
Francis Hall Room 201
400 Saint Bernardine Street
Reading, PA 19607
Phone: 610.796.8319
Fax: 610.796.8425

Mid-August to Mid-May
Monday-Thurs. 8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Mid-May to Mid-August
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Admissions & Aid