Congratulations on your acceptance to Alvernia University!

So, now what do you do? Don't worry, we're here to help. Use the following information as your step-by-step guide to becoming a member of Alvernia's campus community. Check out our First-Year Student Timeline to help guide as you get ready to become a Golden Wolf! 

If you have questions, don't hesitate to contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office with any questions. Email us any time or call 610-796-8269. The office is open every weekday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Undergraduate Admissions

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Confirm Your Enrollment
Complete your Confirmation of Enrollment Form online by logging into your Alvernia account. Then you should submit it - along with your $300 non-refundable enrollment deposit - by May 1 (or within 2 weeks of your acceptance if it occurs after May 1). By completing this task, you essentially save your space as a student - in classes, in a residence hall, on a team, etc. - for the coming academic term. Use your Alvernia login to submit this important document as soon as you can.
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Apply For Financial Aid
100% of Alvernia undergraduate students receive some form of financial aid, so this is a vital aspect for all our students. Usually, the FAFSA is available to complete on Oct. 1; the release date for the 2024-2025 FAFSA is Dec. 31, 2023. This is only temporary. After the 2024-2025 aid year, the FAFSA will return to its usual availability. To learn more about the FAFSA and what you can prepare for now, please visit and see information under ‘Resources’ and ‘First-Time Students’. As always, contact our office with any questions at
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Check Out Campus
Visiting Alvernia is even more meaningful for you now that you've been admitted. We strongly encourage you to register for an Admissions event or schedule your own individual visit to learn more about the fulfilling academic and social life you can experience on campus. While you're with us you can meet with Admissions and Financial Aid staff, see campus (including residence halls), and meet with professors, coaches and current students to ask them any questions you may have about life as an AU student.


Housing Deposit Information

Incoming Residential Students:

Beginning with the incoming class in August 2023, housing deposits ($250) will be accepted to secure a student’s spot in our residential facilities.  This housing deposit will be applied to the students first semester charges.  We will no longer escrow the housing deposit. If a student chooses to cancel their enrollment prior to May 1, the housing deposit will be refunded to the student.  If a student chooses to cancel their enrollment after May 1, the housing deposit is forfeited.

Commuter Students:

Additionally, a housing deposit will be required of any non-residential students (commuter/off-campus) who wish to apply for housing at any point.  Commuter/off-campus students who desire on-campus housing must first pay a $250 housing deposit in the MyAlvernia portal and complete a housing application in the Alvernia Residential Communities Portal. A commuter/off-campus 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. 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.  After a commuter/off-campus student is assigned housing, if a student chooses to cancel their housing request prior to May 1, the housing deposit will be refunded to the student.  If a student chooses to cancel their enrollment after May 1, the housing deposit is forfeited.  If the commuter/off-campus student is offered housing, the deposit will be applied to the students first semester charges. 

Residential Students Prior to August 2023:

Any students who have entered into a residential life contract prior to the fall 2023 will continue to have their housing deposit ($250) held in escrow until the housing contract is fulfilled, as expressed below.  Students will also have the option to donate their escrowed housing deposit to the HOPE fund, unless there is an outstanding balance due to Alvernia University. Housing deposits will be processed as follows:

  • Held in an escrow account until housing contract fulfilled.
  • 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.
  • 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.