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Student Employment

Undergraduate students can earn funds by working for the university through the federal work study program as well as through direct university employment opportunities. A listing of available federal work-study and direct university employment positions is provided through Handshake.

Federal Work Study

Federal work study is the opportunity to earn funds through employment and is awarded as part of the financial aid package of students who have demonstrated financial need. Students who meet Widener University’s March 1 filing priority date are given priority consideration.

Students may work up to 15 hours per week during any week in which classes are held. Students are paid biweekly at a rate of at least the current minimum wage. Actual earnings will depend on the number of hours worked and the wage rate, but may not exceed the maximum eligibility amount determined by Financial Aid Services.

Widener University Employment

Though priority of job opportunities are given to students with federal work-study eligibility, university employment may also be available to those who are not eligible. Students are paid biweekly at a rate of at least the current minimum wage.

Students with additional questions regarding work opportunities on campus and off campus should feel free to contact Career Services at 610-499-4176 or