At Alvernia, applying for financial aid is easy. We encourage all prospective Alvernia students to apply, even if you feel you may not be eligible for assistance. The Office of Student Financial Services is available to answer questions and guide you through any financial aid situation, email us, call us at 610-796-8201 or stop by the office in Room 114 of Bernardine Hall.

 

Undergraduate students

鶹Ƶ 99% of our undergraduates receive some type of financial aid, including scholarships, grants, loans, and work-studyLearn more

 

Graduate Students

Many of today's graduate students received their undergraduate degrees with the help of financial aid. We hope this site will help remind you of the key points to remember when applying for financial aid. Learn more

 

Adult Education Students

Like most adult undergraduate students, you’re probably thinking about where you’ll get the money to pay for your tuition. There are lots of ways that 鶹Ƶ makes your tuition more affordable, including our tuition payment plan, a variety of financial aid options, and the tuition reimbursement program. Learn more

 

Financial Aid TV

 is a great tool for our students. It has a library of videos to provide just the right amount of information on vital financial aid topics students must understand.




Financial Aid Timeline

The key to financing your education is to plan early and keep your options open. The more you know about how financial aid works, the better prepared you will be to pay for college programs. The following timeline should help our prospective undergraduate families. At any time during the process, if you need help or to ask questions, contact the Office of Student Financial Services at 610-796-8201. Documents may be faxed directly to us at 610-796-8336. You can also email us at sfs@alvernia.edu.

 

August to October 

  • Apply to 鶹Ƶ via l or  (be sure to list Alvernia as one of your schools).
  • Schedule an individual visit to campus or join us for one of many Admissions Visit Events.
  • Take the or .
  • All contributors to the FAFSA should sign up for an FSA ID. FSA ID’s are linked to your Social Security number and may take from 1-3 days to validate. It’s best to before filling out the FAFSA.

 

October to May

  • . For the 2024-25 academic year, the FAFSA will be available in December 2023; for the 2025-26 academic year and going forward, the FAFSA should be available on Oct. 1st. Please refer to the FAFSA Simplification page for more info. To do this you will refer to your prior prior year’s Federal Tax Return (1040, 1040A, 1040EX). Be sure to write down your personal FSA ID for future logins to your account.
  • PA State Residents: Be sure to complete your FAFSA by May 1st to be considered for the PA State Grant. Residents of states other than PA: Please check your state’s FAFSA filling deadline and if they consider reciprocal grants.
  • Apply for scholarships. Be aware that deadlines for these will vary. Admitted students may use their Alvernia logins to use the Scholarship Universe search tool.

 

April to May

 

June to July

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Alvernia's Net Price Calculator
Alvernia's Net Price Calculator is a helpful tool to help you determine your specific financial needs.