Financial Aid



Financial aid eligibility differs depending upon the degree program in which you are enrolling. Please select your student type to determine your minimum eligibility requirements for financial aid.

Undergraduate Day Student

Adult Education Student

Graduate Student


Minimum Eligibility Requirements for Undergraduate Day Students


To receive Alvernia University grants, scholarships and awards, a student must:

  • Enroll full-time (at least 12 credits)
  • Be accepted into a traditional day degree program
  • Be seeking a first bachelor's degree
  • Be a United States citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • Not be in default on any previous loan or owe a refund on any previous grand award
  • Be making satisfactory progress according to the University's requirements for each program


In order to receive Title IV federal and state grants, loans and work programs, a student must:

  • Be a United States citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • Be accepted into a degree program
  • Be seeking a first bachelor's degree
  • Not be in default on any previous loan or owe a refund on any previous grant
  • Be making satisfactory progress according to the University's requirements (State requirements for PA State grants)
  • Not be convicted for possession of sale of drug (federal programs only)
  • Register with the U.S. Selective Service System. This requirement is for citizens of the U.S. and male immigrant aliens 18-25 years old. Men can register at any post office or online at the Selective Service System web site.  

Minimum Eligibility Requirements for Continuing Studies Students

To receive Federal and State aid, a student must:

  • Enroll in at least half-time (6 credits)
  • Accepted into an evening school program or teachers certification program
  • Be seeking a first bachelor's degree
  • Be a United States citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • Not be in default on any previous loan or owe a refund on any previous grant award
  • Be making satisfactory progress according to the university's requirements for each program
  • Not be convicted for possession of sale of drug (federal programs only)
  • Register with the Selective Service System. This requirement is for citizens of the U.S. and male immigrant aliens 18-25 years old. Men can register at any post office or online at the Selective Service System Web site.

In order to receive Title IV federal and state grants, loans and work programs, a student must:

  • Be a United States citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • Accepted into a degree program
  • Be seeking a first bachelor's degree
  • Not be in default on any previous loan or owe a refund on any previous grant
  • Be making satisfactory progress according to the university's requirements (State requirements for PA State grants)

Minimum Eligibility Requirements for Graduate Students

In order to receive Title IV federal loans, a student must:

  • Be a United States citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • Accepted into a degree program or teacher certification
  • Not be in default on any previous loan or owe a refund on any previous grant
  • Be making satisfactory progress according to the university's requirements
  • Not be convicted for possession of sale of drug (federal programs only)
  • Register with the U.S. Selective Service System. This requirement is for citizens of the U.S. and male immigrant aliens 18-25 years old. Men can register at any post office or online at the Selective Service System Web site

The Office of Student Financial Planning

400 Saint Bernardine Street
1st Floor – Bernardine Hall
Room 104
Reading, PA 19607
Phone: 610.796.8356
Fax: 610.796.8336
financialaid@alvernia.edu

Office Hours
Mon - Th: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Fri - 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Summer Office Hours*
Mon - Th: 8:00 am – 5 pm
Fri - 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
*Starting on June 2nd

 

 

 




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