Scholarships & Financial Aid
Financial aid, which includes scholarships, grants, loans, and student work-study, is money, or the opportunity to earn money to help pay for education expenses. With the exception of scholarships, which are usually merit-based, most financial aid is awarded on a demonstrated need.
A student will be eligible to participate in financial aid funding programs if they meet the following criteria:
- Have a high school diploma, or have a GED.
- Are beyond the age of compulsory high school attendance in the state in which the school is located.
In addition, a student may not be concurrently enrolled in an elementary or secondary institution.
Our undergraduate financial aid program is generous, as we offer numerous scholarships and can help you with obtaining additional financial aid to make your costs, here at Widener, manageable and affordable. More than 90% of our full-time, first-year undergraduate students received assistance through scholarships and grants in the current academic year.
The 1821 Experience
In this pre-orientation program, you will explore how multiculturalism adds to the college experience and connect with other students on campus.
This multi-day backpacking trip, led by members of the Outdoor Adventure Club, offers incoming Widener students a chance to build self-confidence and a social network of like-minded students on campus while having fun in the Appalachian Mountains.
This student life leadership program, Enhancing Leadership Experience Via Activities, Training, and Engagement, aka ELEVATE, allows you to build or hone your leadership skills with learning tracks for emerging student leaders.
The Oskin Leaders program inspires and equips Widener undergraduates to courageously leverage their passion and leadership skills to create significant, positive change.