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.  Charges are assessed for undergraduate students at a flat rate for full-time students and by the credit hour for part-time students.  Graduate, doctoral, or online program students may be charged either at a flat rate or by credit hour depending on their program of study.


All outstanding charges must be paid in full (payment plans, financial aid, or combination of both) by the statement due date.  Students who have outstanding balances prior to the student’s respective move-in date and/or start of the semester will not be allowed to move into the residence hall and/or begin classes with the start of the semester. Students registering after the due date will receive an invoice published online with payment due immediately. Invoices must be retrieved at myAlvernia/Finances /Student Accounts


In addition to tuition and residential costs, Alvernia assesses various fees for services that are not covered under a student’s academic charges for tuition or class fees for individual academic courses. For a complete list of fees, please review the University & Class Fees.


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
TUITION (per semester) 2020-2021 2021-2022
Full-time Tuition  $18,340 $18,890
Part-time Tuition $1,005/credit $1,035/credit
Overload  $1,005/credit $1,035/credit
Audit $500/credit $515/credit
Adult Education  $600/credit $620/credit
Adult Education Fully Online See Fully Online See Fully Online
Graduate $845/credit $870/credit
Graduate Fully Online See Fully Online See Fully Online
Graduate MBA Fully Online See Fully Online See Fully Online
Graduate Occupational Therapy (MSOT) $925/credit $955/credit
Doctoral of Philosophy $1,040/credit $1,070/credit
Doctoral of Nursing Practice $1,080/credit $1,110/credit
Doctoral of Physical Therapy - 21/22 Cohort


Year 1 - Fall: $15,800

Year 1 - Spring: $15,800

Year 1 - Summer: $11,230

Doctoral of Physical Therapy - 20/21 Cohort

Year 1 - Fall: $15,200

Year 1 - Spring: $15,200

Year 1 - Summer: $10,800

Year 2 - Fall: $15,800

Year 2 - Spring: $15,800

Year 2 - Summer: $11,230

Doctoral of Physical Therapy - 19/20 Cohort

Year 2 - Fall: $15,200

Year 2 - Spring: $15,200

Year 2 - Summer: $10,800

Year 3 - Fall: $17,900

Year 3 - Spring: $17,900

Enrollment Deposit (one time fee) $300 $300
Insurance / Technology / Miscellaneous / Class Fees See Student Accounts See Student Accounts
ROOM RATES (per semester) 2020-2021 2021-2022
Anthony & Clare Hall (shared) $3,365 $3,465
Francis Hall (shared) $3,130 $3,225
Veronica Hall (shared) $3,260 $3,360
Anthony, Veronica, Clare, Francis Hall (single) $4,240 $4,370
Assisi & Sienna (shared) $3,430 $3,535
Assisi & Sienna (single) $4,380 $4,485
Judge (shared) $3,870 $3,985
Judge (single) $4,640 $4,780
Zygmunta, Pacelli & Ehlerman (shared) $4,670 $4,810
Zygmunta, Pacelli & Ehlerman (efficiency) $5,005 $5,155
Zygmunta, Pacelli & Ehlerman (single) $5,415 $5,580
Holleran Pods (shared) $4,175 $4,300
Holleran Pods (efficiency) $4,605 $4,745
Holleran Pods (single) $4,920 $5,065
Residences at CollegeTowne (double bedroom) NA $4,000
Residences at CollegeTowne (single bedroom) NA $5,125

Residences at CollegeTowne (one double bedroom w/ kitchen & living room)

NA $5,155
Housing Out of Season (for Winter or Summer) $75/week $80/week
BOARD RATES (per semester)* 2020-2021 2021-2022
All You Can Eat (19 meals/week + $100 bonus) $3,275 $3,375
14 MP (14 meals/week + $250 bonus) $3,275 $3,375
190 Block (190 meals/semester + $125 bonus) $3,095 $3,190
150 Block (150 meals/semester + $150 bonus) $2,800 $2,885
110 Block (110 meals/semester + $200 bonus) $2,435 $2,510
75 Block (75 meals/semester + $50 bonus) $1,525 $1,570
75 Block (75 meals/semester + $200 bonus) $1,680 $1,730
Commuter Meal Plan (5 meal block) $38/block $40/block
Personal Dollars** 10% Bonus  10% Bonus 
Guest Prices in Cafeteria: Breakfast-$6 / Lunch-$9 / Brunch-$9 / Dinner-$12
Housing Deposit*** $250 $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.

**Personal Dollars may be used to purchase food at any food service location on campus.  Personal Dollars do not expire. When purchasing personal dollars, patrons are given a 10% bonus of the dollar amount requested.

***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 Financial Services 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.



The University, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to suspend, limit, restrict, or terminate in-person classes and/or substitute in-person classes with virtual, online or remote educational sessions or classes for reasons beyond the University's reasonable control (detailed in the Alvernia University Student Handbook). In these instances, the University will not be held responsible or liable to refund, reimburse or credit tuition, aid, award paid or remitted.



Office of Student Financial Services

Alvernia University
Francis Hall Room 203
400 Saint Bernardine Street
Reading, PA 19607
Phone: 610.796.8201
Fax: 610.796.8336

Fall/Spring Hours
Monday-Thurs. 8am - 6pm
Friday 8am- 4:30pm

Winter/Summer Hours
Monday-Friday 8am - 4:30pm

Student Accounts