Undergraduate Tuition & Financial Aid

When it comes to paying for college, value is as important as cost. Our financial aid team is here to guide you in applying for financial aid and discovering the various options available to make your education affordable.

Our Investment in You: A Commitment to Affordability

Nearly 100% of Undergrads Receive Financial Aid

We help bring your education within reach by offering significant financial aid to nearly 100% of new full-time undergraduate students.

Scholarships Start at $100,000

Undergraduate academic scholarships start at $100,000 over 4 years

$50+ Million in Scholarships & Grants

We offer $50+ million in scholarships and grants to undergraduates, thanks to our generous donors.

$20,000 Transfer Scholarships

Scholarships for undergrad transfer students start at $20,000 per academic year.

Supporting Your Financial Aid Journey (Video)

A Widener education is an investment in your future. And it begins with our investment in you. Through our generous financial aid, we are committed to helping families and students like you manage the costs and find your path forward.

Widener University vs. Other Colleges

Large, public universities can't match our personal approach. Many private colleges lack our blend of modern facilities, well-connected alumni, and leading academic programs. What does that mean for you? Everything.

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Limitless Support + Opportunities = Proven Results

The people of Widener will embrace your goals and challenges. Faculty will provide one-on-one mentorship. Alumni will help build your network. The relationships you build, skills you develop, and knowledge you gain will set you up for long-term success. Just ask our alumni:

  • 95% of our 2022 grads achieved their career goals within six months of graduation.
  • $70,000+ starting salary: median for 2022 graduates.
  • $104,000+ mid-career salary: median for bachelor's degree alumni (top 22% nationwide). 

Undergraduate Tuition & Costs (2024-2025)

Keep in mind, nearly 100% of incoming students receive generous scholarships. Costs shown do not factor in this substantial savings. To view your personal costs to attend Widener, submit your admission application and FAFSA. Actual costs depend on selected housing and meal plan, as well as additional fees for specific majors.

Tuition & Fees: $55,730
Room & Board Varies By Year & Selection
First-Year StudentsSecond-Year StudentsThird-Year & Beyond 

Campus Housing:

  • $8,980 (Residence hall)

Meal Plan: Required*

  • $7,200 (unlimited meals + 200 Dining Dollars)

Campus Housing:

  • $9,980 (Suite-style)
  • $10,580 (Apartment-style)

Meal Plans: Required*

  • $7,200 for suite-style (unlimited meals + 200 Dining Dollars)
  • $6,440 for apartment-style (unlimited weekday meals + 300 Dining Dollars)

Campus Housing:

  • $9,980 (Suite-style)
  • $10,058 (Apartment-style)

Meal Plans: Optional

  • Meal block plans start at $585
  • Weekday unlimited meal plans start at $6,440

*First-year housing costs are based on a double room in an air-conditioned residence hall; triples are available starting at $7,980 per year. Meal plans are required for first- and second-year students living on campus. Commuter students, and students in year three and beyond who live on campus, are not required to have a meal plan.

Your investment in Widener's tuition and fees powers our high-caliber faculty, facilities, student resources, events, amenities, and technology across campus. It's the financial contribution that makes a Widener education the platform for success that it is today.

Room and board, required health insurance, as well as books/course materials are not included in your tuition. For a complete breakdown tuition and fee costs, visit the Bursar's Office.

Health Insurance Requirement: If you do not have health insurance coverage, you may accept university-sponsored student health insurance at an additional expense. Visit health services for more information.

Additional Fees for Specific Majors

  • Engineering majors - additional $2,395 per academic year
  • Nursing majors - additional $1,090 per academic year

Nursing Programs with Varied Tuition Structures

Online, Part-Time Programs

Online, part-time undergraduate programs follow the adult and continuing studies tuition structure.

Financial Aid & Affording Your Education

What is financial aid?

Financial aid is funding used to cover college expenses in the form of scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study. This funding can be used to pay for the bulk of college expenses, like tuition and fees, room and board, books, and more.

Widener offers generous financial aid. Once you apply to Widener, you'll automatically be considered for merit scholarships and grants awarded not only for academic achievements, but also for diverse talents and skills that enhance our vibrant community.

In addition to aid made available through Widener, you can also receive government-sponsored funds in the form of federal student aid.

Widener FAFSA Code 003313

What is the FAFSA and why is it so important?

This free, online application is the gateway to grants, loans, and other forms of financial aid. Every year, the U.S. Department of Education offers billions of dollars in financial aid to eligible students. Widener gets in on the action, too, annually awarding aid to students with need. 

There's only one way to determine your eligibility for this funding: by completing the FAFSA.

Widener University's FAFSA school code is: 003313

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Learn more about the 2024-25 FAFSA updates

The FAFSA simplification act has brought many changes to the form, including a more streamlined application process and a better user experience. 


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Estimate your cost of attendance

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.

More Ways to Finance Your Education

Scholarships and grants provide helpful ways to fund your education, and the best part is you don't have to pay them back after graduation!

Scholarships recognize your hard work, achievements, and unique talents! Apply to scholarships such as academic, merit scholarships; Maguire Foundation Endowed Scholarships, and more. 

Grants are aid made available by the federal and state governments based on financial need or personal experiences like military affiliation or being a student that was in foster care. Widener also has its very own Grant-In-Aid program to assist eligible students. Apply to grants such as Federal Pell Grant, state grants, and more.

Learn more about scholarships & grants

Loans are borrowed money that is repaid with interest and are helpful financial resources available after other options have been exhausted.

Learn more about loans

Many options are available for students to earn income by working at the university through the federal work-study program and direct university employment.

Learn more about student employment

Widener is proud to offer numerous opportunities for military-affiliated students to finance their education.

Learn more about military-related aid

Have a question? We're here to help. The same mentorship you can expect as a student is available in helping you navigate the important process of finding your "right fit" college.