Other sources of Aid

Institutional Payment Plan

The Alverno College Student Accounts offers payment plans to help you break your tuition balance into affordable payments.  To learn more about payment options, go to Payment Policies.


You can work on campus around your class schedule. The wage you earn from your work study job is not treated as income on your next application for need-based aid.  To see open positions, go to Jobs On Campus.

Employer Tuition Reimbursement

Many employers offer tuition reimbursement for their employees and sometimes their employee’s families. Check with your employer as well as your spouse’s or parent’s employers to see if tuition reimbursement is available. Even if tuition reimbursement is not available, scholarships for employees or employee family members may be available.

Military Scholarships and Benefits

The military offers a number of excellent ways to get all or a big chunk of your college education paid for. This decision should be based on a careful examination of whether serving in America’s armed forces is right for you. If you are the dependent of a military veteran, active duty servicemember or veteran, you may be eligible for benefits. Visit http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/ to learn more or talk to your Education Liaison Representative.


If you’re looking for a great way to help others, make a meaningful contribution to society, and earn some college funding on the side, volunteering with AmeriCorps may be right for you.  Learn more at Americorps.

Tribal Benefits

If you’re 25% or more Native American, there may be funds available to you both through your affiliated tribe and/or through state agencies.  Contact your tribal benefit coordinator to see if you are eligible.

Department of Vocational Rehabilitation

If you receive DVR funds for living expenses there may be a training grant available to use toward your education. Contact your local Department of Vocational Rehabilitation to see if you qualify.