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For Parents

As parents, or perhaps grandparents, or guardians of a future college student, you may have questions about your student’s college path. Nevertheless, a college or university degree is a good investment for the future.

But don’t take our word for it. Give us the opportunity to tell you why Widener is a good choice for your son or daughter. We’ll give you our backstory. And we’ll talk about our points of pride.

You’ll also hear about our Widener values, as they shape the kind of education and leadership that you as well as your son or daughter can expect from our faculty, staff, and administration until they graduate. Our emphasis on experiential learning, leadership, and civic engagement, is second to none.

Now you’re probably thinking to yourself that all sounds good; too good, maybe? So, how much is this going to cost? Most of our freshman students (greater than 90%) receive merit (no separate application required) and/or financial aid; need-based aid is based on the results of the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Our tuition and fees information is online for your review.

Are you concerned about career choices? Our career services team has it covered with: cooperative education, internships (paid and unpaid), study abroad, and opportunities for in-the-field and clinical experiences.

We know choosing a college or university is an important decision. If you are the parent of a graduating high school senior, the College Board website offers suggestions to finalize the college admissions process.

Contact a member of our Admissions staff if you have questions or concerns. We’ll be glad to help.