Student Employment

Student employment allows you to earn funds by working for Widener University. There are two kinds of student employment available:

  • Federal Work-Study
  • Widener University Employment 

Federal Work Study

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

Under this program, students work for Widener. Community service positions (e.g. jobs as a teacher’s aide, tutor, or library service aid) are also available. Employment is not guaranteed.

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 the Office of Student Financial Services.

Widener University Employment

Though priority for job placement is 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.

A listing of of all available student jobs is available each semester within the Campus Cruiser, the student portal.