Cost of college went up for all students at Widener University


Tuition and fees rose 4 percent for 2018-19 at Widener University, according to recent data from the U.S. Department of Education.

Pennsylvania students paid $45,948 to attend the four-year private not-for-profit institution this year – $1,782 more than the $44,166 charged for 2017-18.

Data shows 99 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 755 students received grants or scholarships totaling $21.3 million and 632 students took out student loans totaling more than $7.8 million.

Including all undergraduates (6,621), 2,897 students used grants or scholarships totaling $73.5 million, and 2,385 students took out $17.4 million in federal student loans.

The cost of attending
Enrollment
2015-16
2016-17
2017-18
2018-19
Change in tuition and fees 2015-16 to 2018-19
In-state
~3,906
$41,224
$42,870
$44,166
$45,948
11.5%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at Widener University in 2015-16.
Type of Aid
Number of students receiving aid
Percent receiving aid
Total amount of aid received
Average amount of aid per student
Federal grants
190
25%
$949,991
$5,000
State / local grant or scholarship
179
23%
$617,884
$3,452
Institutional grants or scholarships
744
96%
$19,692,896
$26,469
Grant or scholarship aid total
755
98%
$21,260,771
$28,160
Federal student loans
622
80%
$3,679,104
$5,915
Other student loans
212
27%
$4,091,248
$19,298
Student loan aid
632
82%
$7,770,352
$12,295
Total student aid
766
99%
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