A complete listing of tuition rates, mandatory fees, dining and meal plans, residence hall rates, and more can be found here: 2020/2021 Tuition and Fees.
Billing and Student Account Statements
Students can view their account and billing statements through my.widener.edu and search “My Online Student Account”. To access an online statement, students will need their Widener student ID and pin numbers. Contact Enrollment Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 610-499-4161 if you do not have your Widener student ID or pin number. All electronic statements will be sent to the student’s @widener.edu account and to any authorized users that have been set up by the student.
Payment Due Dates
Due date may vary. Tuition and fees are due on the first day of classes. For payment due dates, please refer to the 2019-2020 Tuition Guide Undergraduate Programs
Late Payment Fee
A late payment fee of $125 is assessed to all student accounts that are not financially cleared as of the payment due date noted on the bill. Late payment fees will be assessed regardless of the source of payment. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that all payments have been received, payment plan enrollment has been completed, financial aid paperwork has been completed, and any third-party authorizations have been received by the published due dates. A $25 late fee will be assessed to payment plan accounts for each payment that is past due.
Fee for Insufficient Funds
A fee of $25 will be assessed for insufficient funds, including insufficient funds due to invalid account numbers, returned checks, and stop payments.
How to Pay
To pay online with a credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, or Direct Debit)*:
- Log on to my.widener.edu account
- Search “My Online Student Account”
- Follow the step-by-step instructions to log in to your online student account
Important Note: You will need your Widener student ID and pin number to log on to your online student account.
* Credit card payments are charged a 2.85% service fee by our vendor.There is no charge for using direct debit.
If you would like to mail your payment:
Make your check payable to Widener University, and write your student identification number on the check. The cancelled check will serve as your receipt. Please send payment to:
One University Place
Chester, PA 19013
Caution: Do not send cash through the mail.
If you would like to pay your account in person:
You may make your payments (cash, check, or money order) in person at Enrollment Services in Lipka Hall (Main Campus). Regular semester office hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
If you have a sponsor or third-party guaranteed payment:
If a company or a government agency is paying your tuition, please direct them to forward all appropriate paperwork to Enrollment Services. Their fax number is 610-499-4576.
Once documentation is received, your student account will be updated for financial clearance and your sponsor will be billed after the drop/add period is ended. This information must be received by Enrollment Services prior to the payment deadline to avoid late payment fees. It is the student’s responsibility to make sure the paperwork is received by the deadlines.
If you have an employer tuition reimbursement payment plan, contact Enrollment Services regarding tuition payment options.
University Payment Plans
Payment plans are designed to assist students in managing the “gap” or balance remaining after all charges and financial aid have been applied to the student account. Widener University assesses fees by semester; the statement of account will reflect charges for the current semester. A student’s financial aid award letter also breaks up annual award by semester and applies financial aid to the student’s account by semester. Widener offers three semester-based payment plans designed to assist in covering each semester’s balance. To find out about Widener’s payment plans, visit Enrollment Services - Bursar’s Office web page, e-mail email@example.com, or call 610-499-4161.
Withdrawal Refund Schedule
If you completely withdraw from the university, tuition and fees are refunded based on the date. Refer to the 2019-2020 Tuition Guide Undergraduate Programs for the semester refund schedule. Adjustments to charges for complete withdrawal or drops in credit hours are effective on the date written notice is received by the appropriate program office of Widener University.
CAUTION: If you completely withdraw from the university and have received financial aid, you may be responsible for returning financial aid funds you have received based on the eligibility requirements set by the federal government.
Receiving Excess Financial Aid
Enrollment Services disburses financial aid to student accounts daily. All financial aid is applied to outstanding charges on the student’s account. If a student has more financial aid than charges, the student is entitled to have these funds remitted.
To sign up for direct deposit, which is our preferred method of delivery, the electronic form is available through my.widener.edu and search “Direct Deposit”. Financial aid refunds are available through direct deposit or paper check option. Paper checks will be automatically mailed to the address on file.
Widener University Collection Policy
All university charges, fines, and services are subject to the University Collection Policy.
Delinquent accounts will be sent to the address on file periodically throughout each semester, however all fees and charges must be paid by the published deadlines regardless of receipt of a billing statement. It is the sole responsibility of the student to pay all fees when due. All registration, housing, and miscellaneous student fees, including parking fines and library fines must be paid in the semester in which they are incurred. All accounts that are 90 days or more past due are subject to being sent to an external collection agency. The student is responsible for all additional costs associated with collecting the debt.
Holds will be placed on future registration activity, transcripts, and other university services until the debt is paid in full. For the complete University Collection Policy, contact Enrollment Services at 610-499-4161.
For questions or concerns regarding the billing statement or the status of financial aid clearance, please contact Enrollment Services, Lipka Hall, Widener University, One University Place, Chester, PA 19013-5792; phone: 610-499-4161; fax: 610-499-4576; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.