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 a class(es) any time after the add/drop period are not entitled to a refund.


Withdrawal from the University
Total withdrawal from the university applies only to students who submit in writing to the Registrar’s Office their intention to completely withdraw from all courses. Reapplication and acceptance is required for these students to be readmitted after withdrawing. 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%
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%

During 1st week of classes 100%
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 programs. The University will use the Title IV refund policy to determine the portion that must be repaid to the Title IV programs. Any refunds otherwise due to a withdrawing student will be reduced by such Title IV refunds. See The Office of Student Financial Planning for a complete description of the Title IV Refund Policy. For information on the refund policy for Continuing Studies call 610-796-8319.


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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