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 Advice: Avoid deciding whether to apply on the tuition sticker price alone.
Nearly 100% of new students receive significant financial aid offers that reduce out-of-pocket costs and make a Widener education not only affordable, but well worth the investment.
In fact, once your total financial aid is calculated, the cost of a Widener education is often equal to if not lower than other competitive universities–but with far superior outcomes for your career and earning potential.
Our financial aid team is committed to bringing an exceptional education within reach for talented and deserving students, like you, of all financial backgrounds. We're here to help you every step of the way.
Our Investment in You: A Commitment to Affordability
Nearly 100% of Undergrads Receive Financial Aid
We help bring your education within reach by offering significantfinancial 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.
We offer $50+ million in scholarships and grantsto 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.
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
Third-Year & Beyond
$8,980 (Residence hall)
Meal Plan: Required*
$7,200 (unlimited meals + 200 Dining Dollars)
Meal Plans: Required*
$7,200 for suite-style (unlimited meals + 200 Dining Dollars)
$6,440 for apartment-style (unlimited weekday meals + 300 Dining Dollars)
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
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.
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.
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.