At Avila, inspiration is found both in and outside of the classroom.
College can be overwhelming. The last thing you need are surprise fees and charges. That's why with the Avila Promise your books and standard campus fees are included in your full-time traditional, resident undergraduate tuition. Plus, your tuition is protected from unexpected, hikes while you're continuously enrolled. And, with Avila's four-year, on-time graduation guarantee, you won't need extra semesters to complete your degree.
We believe you should have the tools and experiences necessary to succeed in your studies and enhance your life as a student. That includes a guaranteed internship or research experience opportunity for every traditional undergraduate student, in every major. You can even apply for a travel award of up to $1,000 to help pay for studies abroad.
All required books and learning materials
As a central part of the Avila Promise is that all books and group-assigned content will be bundled up and ready for pickup at the beginning of the term, so you can head into your first day of class confidently ready to learn (supplies not included).
Lightning fast Wi-Fi
Google Fiber provides connection speeds up to 1,000 mbps. Connect virtually anywhere on campus.
Parking is available in any of 11 campus parking lots with a permit from Campus Safety.
Access to Learning Commons and Hooley-Bundschu Library services
Services include computer access, laptops available for checkout, an IT helpdesk, library access, and group study rooms.
Private academic tutoring and learning services
Services include tutoring and reading and writing assistance.
Access to the Fitness Center
Mabee Fieldhouse houses a fitness center with fitness equipment and an indoor track.
Health and wellness services
Services include basic health services, health counseling, non-prescriptive medication and more.
Valuable career services and mentoring
Services include career counseling, mentoring, job boards and tips on resume writing and job interview skills.
Confidential counseling for all students is included to promote quality of life and personal wellness.
Print and scan services
Services allow you to print at least 200 pages per semester or scan an unlimited number of pages.
Admission to athletic events
All Avila home games for men’s and women’s sports are included.
Admission to campus theatre, music and art events
Admission to a variety of theatre productions, music performances and art exhibits are included.
Admission to special campus events
Annual events such as the Ethnic Food Festival, Harry S Truman Lecture Series and many other student experiences are included.
We're here to help you succeed at Avila University. Go Eagles!
Student & Parent Frequently Asked Questions regarding books included in tuition
What if a student wants to buy or keep a book?
This is a book rental program, however, students may keep any of the books they receive. Some books (e.g. workbooks and access codes) can be kept at no additional cost, and marked “Yours to Keep.” For others that need to be returned, students would pay 50% of list price to keep any book – a discount of 20-35% (or more) off the retail price for used books.
May students write or highlight in the books?
Absolutely. But it is asked that they be kind to the next student who will get the book. A reasonable amount of writing and highlighting is definitely ok – just don’t turn it into a work of art.
What is the format of the books?
Books may be in print or electronic (eBook) format, depending on the format the instructor adopts for the course. Some instructors may adopt both the print and electronic formats for the same title, thus giving students the choice of which to use.
What is the condition of the books?
Many books are brand new, and all used books are in good-or-better condition.
What if students add or change a class?
If students add a class after they’ve picked up their other books, they should go to the bookstore to get the books for their added classes. If students add a class and haven’t picked up their books, the books for the added class will be ready for them when they pick up the rest of their books.
What if students drop a class?
They will receive an email reminder to return the book to the bookstore.
When do the books have to be returned?
Books need to be returned by the last day of finals, or within seven days of dropping a course. Students will receive email reminders to help them remember.
Can students go online to view information on their course materials?
Yes. Students may access their personal course materials dashboard online. Login details will be made available before classes begin in the fall. They will also receive email confirmations when they check out and return books.
What if students lose or forget to return a book?
Students will be charged 50% of the list price so that the book can be replaced. If you need a replacement book, the bookstore staff will coordinate a replacement order.
What if a book was accidentally damaged?
Some normal wear and tear is expected, but if the book is damaged to the point of not being acceptable, students will be charged a non-returned item charge (50% of list price) and can keep the book.
How do students find out the exact cost for keeping, losing or damaging a book?
The bookstore staff will be able to tell students the non-returned item charge for each of their books.