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COLLEGE PROFILE

Widener University

Chester, PA

TUITION AND EXPENSES

Cost of Attendance$59,369
Tuition and Fees
$42,870
Room and Board
$13,616
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Other Expenses
$1,683
Payment PlansCredit card, installment plan

APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID

Financial Aid Office
E-mail
Web SiteFinancial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL Net Price Calculator URL
Application Process
Application Deadline 
Award NotificationOn a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology for Awarding
Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms RequiredCost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003313
Free

PROFILE OF 2016-17 FINANCIAL AID

Freshmen
Financial Aid Applicants684 (94.0%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need617 (90.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid616 (99.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met132 (21.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met81%
Average Award$34,200
Need-Based Gift
Received by 607 (98.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $29,160
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 577 (93.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,450
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 604 (98.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift61 (8.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $26,500
All Undergraduates
Financial Aid Applicants2,593 (87.6%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need2,343 (90.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid2,336 (99.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met521 (22.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met80%
Average Award$32,580
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,280 (97.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $26,700
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,159 (92.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,240
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 2,165 (92.7%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift216 (7.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $23,800
Borrowing
2016 Graduates Who
Took Out Loans
Not reported
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
Not reported
Parents Borrowing PLUS Loans 
Parents of Students
Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not
Receiving Aid
Not reported

FINANCIAL AID PROGRAMS

Loans
Federal LoansDirect subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans 
Other LoansCollege/university loans
Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based AvailableFederal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based AvailableAcademic scholarships, Music/Drama scholarships, ROTC scholarships, Leadership scholarships
Non-Need Awards
Academic Interest/Achievement
Award Areas
Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education
Number of Awards
2,555
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance
Award Areas
Dance, Music
Number of Awards
88
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities
Award Areas
Community Service, Leadership
Number of Awards
47
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics
Award Areas
Adult Students, Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background, International Students
Number of Awards
86
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
 
Employment
Work-Study ProgramsFederal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from
On-Campus Employment
$1,960
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CLASS OF 2022 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M ERW  
Average 3.55 3.58 572 586 26
Low 3.20 3.00 500 520 21
High 3.97 4.02 650 680 29
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