Graduate Financial Aid

Taking steps to pay for college can feel overwhelming. Our financial aid team is here to help you take the guessing game out of applying for financial aid.

Making Advancing Your Education Affordable

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85% of Grad Students Receive Financial Aid

Here, affordability is a priority—85% of full-time graduate students receive financial aid.

Alumni Tuition Discount

As an alum, you may be eligible to receive a tuition discount of up to 20% on one of our many graduate programs.

Ways to Finance Your Education


Loans are borrowed money that is repaid with interest and are helpful financial resources available after other options have been exhausted. Several loan options are available for graduate students, including the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan, the Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan, and private/alternative loans.

Assistantships, Fellowships, & Work-Study Opportunities

Opportunities to work at Widener are available through various assistantships and fellowships within specific academic programs, federal work-study programs based on financial need, as well as direct university employment.

If you are interested in opportunities specific to your academic program, please contact your graduate program's office or affiliated college or school directly for more information.

Aid for Military Students & Families

Widener is proud to offer numerous opportunities for military-affiliated students to finance their education and participate in various U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs programs.

Employer Tuition Reimbursement & Widener Partnerships

Oftentimes, employers will offer educational reimbursement benefits. We encourage you to explore these opportunities and will be glad to provide any necessary documentation.

Widener University also partners with many local organizations and corporations to offer discounted tuition and other incentives to their employees.

Need help applying for financial aid or want to schedule a financial counseling session? We'd be happy to help!