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Undergraduate Scholarships & Financial Aid


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Top 150 Most Affordable Colleges

Widener has been named among the top 150 most affordable colleges for incoming freshmen with financial need out of 1,700 colleges researched for the study by LendEDU.

Financing Your Education Starts Here

Taking steps to pay for college can feel overwhelming. That's why Widener's Financial Aid Services is here to help you take the guessing game out of applying for financial aid.

Our team is available to guide you through the financial aid process and provide financial counseling and planning to assist making your Widener education manageable and affordable.

Getting started is easy. Simply apply to Widener and complete the financial aid process to be automatically considered for scholarships and grants.

Making College Affordable

There are a number of ways to finance a Widener education.

97% of students receive financial aid

 Average academic merit scholarships for freshmen $100,000 over 4 yearsannually awards about $50 million in scholarships and grants








Need-based aid that does not need to be repaid comes in the form of grants. Grants are disbursed through federal and state governments as well as private institutions. Widener has its very own Grant-In-Aid program to assist eligible students.


At Widener, incoming full-time, undergraduate applicants are automatically considered for academic merit scholarships just by applying. The average merit scholarship for freshmen is $100,000 over four consecutive academic years at Widener. Meanwhile, the average merit scholarship for transfer applicants is $14,000 per academic year at Widener. Endowed, military, and additional interest/talent-based scholarships such as music and honors are also available.


Borrowed money that is repaid with interest is considered a loan. Federal Direct loans are available for both students and parents. Additional loan options include private loans disbursed through external providers.

Student Employment

A wide-range of opportunities for students to earn income by working at the university are available through the federal work-study program as well as direct university employment.

Financial Aid for Military Students and Families

Widener offers a variety of scholarships for military members and their families.

How to Calculate Financial Need

A simple equation shows how it works:

Cost of attendance*
- Merit Scholarship
- Expected Family Contribution
= Financial Need

*Widener's cost of attendance will vary based on the strength of the applicant's academic merit and family need.

  • Need help applying for financial aid or want to schedule a financial counseling session? Contact Widener's Financial Aid Services department at 610-499-4161 or
  • Want help estimating your eligibility for financial aid and your annual cost per year to attend Widener University? The Net Price Calculator can give you an idea. While every effort is made to ensure accuracy, please be aware that this estimate does not represent a final determination of aid and should not be deemed as such.