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Affording Law School

Widener is committed to putting an excellent legal education within your financial reach. We have worked to maintain competitive tuition rates, offer a generous scholarship program, and will assist you in taking advantage of every available form of assistance.

The law school seeks to maximize scholarship opportunities for all applicants.  Your application to the law school is your application for scholarship consideration.  All of Widener's scholarships awarded to incoming students are renewable provided the student remains in good academic standing.

For most students, an important form of assistance is loans, including those available through the William D. Ford Direct Loan program, which currently allows students to borrow the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan and Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan.

The first step in the application process is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), available at We encourage new students to submit the FAFSA as soon as they apply for admission. Returning students have a priority filing deadline of April 1.

Students can check their financial aid status and information through Campus Cruiser at any time throughout the semester. Once accepted, the Admissions Office will send new students their Campus Cruiser login information via email. Once received, use the login instructions below to check your financial aid status.

  • Log-in to Campus Cruiser using your login and password.
  • Click on the WebAdvisor tab at the top of your page.
  • Click Financial Aid on the left side of the screen.

For additional information on resources and debt management, new students can review the forms and publications provided by the Financial Aid Office at Campus Cruiser.

If you have questions concerning financial aid at Widener Law Commonwealth, do not hesitate to contact the Financial Aid Office.

 Campus Cruiser is closing their doors as of December 31, 2018, but the portal may be available until March 15, 2019. Widener University ITS is actively working on options to house Campus Cruiser information so users outside the Widener community will be able to view the content.  In the interim, if you notice a link to Campus Cruiser or a link on Campus Cruiser is not working, please contact [email protected] with detailed information about the document or page you’re trying to access.  Thank you for your patience during this unexpected transition period.



Contact Information

Financial Aid Office
3737 Vartan Way
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Phone: 717.541.3961
Fax: 717.541.1964
Email: [email protected] 


Percentage of students who received scholarships during the 2017-2018 academic year

Related Podcast Episode

Financial Aid Process Explained
featuring Financial Aid Counselor Allura Lawrence