University description (as per official university website)
HOME AWAY FROM HOME.
Going away to college is exciting. But, it can also be a little scary. No worries. At Avila, it'll take you 10 seconds to make friends. Your professors, other students, coaches, RA, advisor, and even Ron, our President, will make you feel welcome and answer your questions. You'll find it doesn't take long to make Avila your home. The friends you make at Avila will be your friends for life!
At Avila, we receive a broad education that sets a strong life foundation. We are taught advanced critical thinking and communication skills, enabling us to compete in an ever-shrinking world. Avila degrees are highly respected in the community, and when we graduate, we'll know that we are prepared to take on any challenge. DIVERSITY.
College is meant to be fun and at Avila, it's the people who make the difference. Not only will you find other students who share your same interests, but also students who will introduce you to new experiences. We have students from Japan, Africa, China, South America, the Middle East and a dozen other countries. We also have students from almost every state, bringing their regional differences with them. The diversity rate at Avila is among the highest for universities in the Kansas City area and we're proud of that mix. At Avila, your world will expand.
Advisors are professors in your academic area and they meet with you every semester to plan your classes and make sure you are meeting the requirements of graduation. You get your own time to discuss options and ask questions. Your personal advisor is the best resource for networking, internships, and job searches. They can also write recommendation letters for you (because they actually know you, not just your social security number on a class roster).
Avila Financial Aid Programs
Avila University Awards
Avila University seeks to make our quality educational programs affordable to all students. Financial Aid awards are not official until a student has been admitted and has received, signed and returned and award letter to the Office of Financial Aid. All Avila financial aid is renewable as long as a student is enrolled full-time, meets renewal criteria and/or continues to demonstrate financial need.
Academic Merit Awards
The value of an academic merit scholarship is determined at the time of a student's admission to the University. Students may qualify for only one of the following academic merit schoarships, but may also be awarded aid from other programs (outlined below) to assist with financing an Avila education.
Avila is dedicated to helping our students develop personally, spiritually, and professionally. We strongly believe in our community values, and strive to create an environment where these values can grow. Avila University believes that every student should choose a college based on the academic quality of the institution, not based on the cost. Our goal in the Financial Aid Office is to work with you to make Avila University an affordable choice.