Dropped Courses

During the first week of classes (the add/drop period) a student may drop a course and receive full tuition credit if applicable. Any course-affiliated fees and/or comprehensive fees will be adjusted accordingly.


Withdrawal From Classes

Students withdrawing from any class(es) after the final day of the add/drop period are not entitled to a refund.


Withdrawal from the University

Any student who wishes to withdraw totally from the university must submit a written notification to the Registrar’s Office of their intention to completely withdraw from all courses.


Any verbal or written notice to another university office will not suffice for a total withdrawal.  However, please note that separate notifications may be required for initiating department from University housing or other services.  Please check with the appropriate office for more details.


The effective date of withdrawal is the date a completed official withdrawal notice is returned to the Registrar’s Office. Students who do not comply with the withdrawal procedure forfeit their right to any refund. The tuition refund schedule for students who withdraw is as follows:


Withdraw from the University Tuition Only Credit Schedule


  • During 1st week of classes: 100% (credited to student)
  • During 2nd week of classes: 90%
  • During 3rd week of classes: 80%
  • During 4th week of classes: 60%
  • During 5th week of classes: 40%
  • After 5th week of classes 0%


Modules (Mods)

  • During 1st week of classes 100% (credited to student)
  • During 2nd week of classes 80%
  • During 3rd week of classes 40%


Note: In the case of a financial aid recipient, the portion refunded may include monies that must be returned to Federal Title IV financial aid programs. The University will use the Title IV refund policy to determine the portion that must be repaid to the federal government. Any refunds otherwise due to a withdrawing student will be reduced by such Title IV refunds. Information about the Title IV Refund Policy can be found at the Office of Student Financial Services.  


Continuing Studies students should call (610) 796.8319 for information on its refund policy.


After a total withdrawal from Alvernia University, students are required to reapply and be accepted to complete readmission to the University.


Board/Meal Refund

Students withdrawing or moving out of a university residence are entitled to a prorated refund (minus a one-week deposit).


Room/Housing Refund

Students moving out of a university residence during a semester are not entitled to a refund of room charges. Students should follow the room check-out procedure in the Student Handbook.


Miscellaneous Fees/Other Charges

There will be no refund of miscellaneous fees or other charges.


Medical Leave

Students who are placed on medical leave during the first five weeks of class and do not return during the semester will receive tuition refunds in accordance with the previously described tuition refund schedule for “Withdrawal from the University.”



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
email: sfs@alvernia.edu

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

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




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.



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