As a student at Alvernia University, you are billed by semester, and your invoice is available online on your myAlvernia account about 30 days prior to the due date. Payment is due one week prior to the beginning of each semester. If you decide to add or drop a course, you must obtain an invoice from the Office of Student Accounts and make a payment immediately.
With Alvernia’s monthly payment plan option, you can better manage your educational expenses and limit borrowing.
Interest-Free Monthly Payment Option
Manage your tuition costs with multiple interest-free payments. Available for a small enrollment fee, this option allows you to conveniently make payments online through your myAlvernia account using an e-check with your bank account (free) or credit card (2.75% convenience fee).
How to Enroll
To enroll in the monthly payment option, log into your myAlvernia account, click on Finances, then Student Accounts. An enrollment fee of $30 per semester or $50 per academic year is assessed. The payment plan is only available for fall and spring semesters; it is not available for summer semesters.
Signup Deadlines and Due Dates
Payments are due one week prior to the start of the semester.
Enrollment dates for the payment plan and the amount of monthly payments are as follows:
Academic Year Payment Plan
|If you register before July||10 monthly payments|
|If you register in July||9 monthly payments|
|If you register in August||8 monthly payments|
Fall Semester Payment Plan
|If you register by July 10||5 monthly payments|
|If you register after July 10||3 or 4 monthly payments|
Spring Semester Payment Plan
|If you register by Dec. 10||5 monthly payments|
|If you register after Dec. 10||3 or 4 monthly payments|
Alvernia University accepts checks, money orders, electronic payments through your bank account with e-checks and credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express). No fees are assessed when you pay with an e-check; however, a 2.75% convenience fee is charged when paying via credit card.
To pay by mail, send a check or money order to:
Attention: Student Accounts
400 St. Bernardine St.
Reading, Pennsylvania 19607
To pay via e-check or credit card, log into your myAlvernia account and click on Finances, then Student Accounts.
If you would like to add another authorized payer, such as a parent, to your account to pay online on your behalf, you may do so through myAlvernia by clicking on Finances and then Student Accounts. Authorized payers may be granted access to make payments and view payment history, balances and invoices.
Past due balances may be assessed a $100 late fee.
Should a past due balance occur, you will not be able to register, receive transcripts, grade reports or diplomas until all past due obligations are paid. Past due obligations include, but are not limited to, tuition and fees, library materials or fines and parking fines. Additionally, Alvernia University reserves the right to submit past due accounts to its collection agent. Collection costs amounting to at least 25 percent of the outstanding balance, plus past and future monthly service charges as defined above, will be added.
Note: Alvernia University reserves the right to cancel a schedule and require repeat of registration for any student who does not pay his or her invoice by the due date.
A return of a check or e-check for any reason constitutes non-payment, and a $25 fee will be assessed for each check returned unpaid by your bank.
Errors and Disputes
Any inquiries regarding errors or disputes should be referred to the Office of Student Accounts before the invoice due date.
If your balance exceeds total charges because of overpayment or extra financial aid, we will automatically process a refund. We recommend that you enroll in direct deposit to help reduce processing and mailing time, allowing you to access your funds sooner. You may enroll for direct deposit through your myAlvernia account by clicking on Finances, then Student Accounts.