Tuition and Financial Aid

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Higher Education Is One of the Most Rewarding Ways to Invest in Yourself—And Your Future

At Walden, we’ll help you make tuition and related expenses more affordable by connecting you to a wide array of resources. Financial assistance can come from:

  • U.S. federal and state programs or international funding options.
  • Grants and scholarships.
  • Military assistance programs, education alliances, employer reimbursement, and more.

Let Us Help Support You on Your Educational Journey

We are committed to helping you put your degree within reach by providing millions of dollars in tuition assistance across many programs through scholarships, grants, and other tuition savings.*

Call one of our enrollment specialists to discuss your funding options today at 8552035779.

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Understanding Your Costs

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Your tuition and fees will depend on the program you choose. Select a degree program for specific details about cost and an overview of fees.

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Explore Tuition Reductions


You may be eligible for tuition savings based on your affiliation with Walden or other organizations. Find out if you qualify for additional savings.

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Find Out How You Can Save


Limited-time tuition savings offers can help you take your impact further. Talk to an Enrollment Specialist to learn more.

Help With Financing Your Education

If you're a U.S. citizen or an eligible noncitizen, you may be able to receive federal financial aid to help you fund your higher education. Walden University is approved by the U.S. Department of Education to participate in a variety of grant and loan programs.

If you plan on using financial aid, we recommend that you start your FAFSA now.

You’ve invested your time. You’ve gained experience. Transferring credit can save you time and money on your next degree.
Your success matters. That’s why we offer multiple ways to save on your degree, including limited-time savings.
Walden is approved by the U.S. Department of Education to participate in a variety of grant and loan programs.
New students in January, February, or March 2022 who are servicemembers, veterans of the U.S. armed forces, or employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs save 15% on tuition.1
New students referred by Walden alumni save 15% on tuition over the lifetime of their degree or certificate program when they start classes in January, February, or March 2022.2
Walden alumni who have completed a degree program can save 25% on tuition over the lifetime of their next program.3
Save 20% on all tuition over the lifetime of your program for new students who are an active duty public law enforcement staff or public or private correction officer (including correction, probation, parole officers).4
With the AIM option, you can save up to 50% off of your Walden master’s program tuition costs by choosing certain electives as a Walden bachelor’s student.
Save 25% on tuition over the lifetime of your degree program if you are the spouse, parent, or child of an enrolled Walden University student and start classes in 20226.

Paying Your Tuition

Your education is a major financial investment. Flexible payment options are available to help make your costs more manageable. We offer credit card payments and monthly payment plans and accept third-party assistance, among other options.

The Financial Aid Process

We make the financial aid process easy. (Promise!)

For many of our students, enrolling at Walden starts with financial aid. This may seem like a daunting task—but we're here to put your fears at ease. Our dedicated financial aid team has helped thousands of students seamlessly apply for and receive their financial aid packages. The key is to start the process as soon as possible to ensure your financial aid package is offered prior to your intended start date. To get started, follow the steps to the right or contact us to speak with an Enrollment Specialist who will walk you through the process.

1. FILL OUT A FAFSA

Submit your FAFSA at the same time you apply for admission.5 Walden's Title IV Code is 025042.

Begin Your FAFSA

2. CHECK YOUR STATUS

Once your Student Aid Report (SAR) is received by the Office of Financial Aid, you can monitor the status of your financial aid application on Walden's online financial aid system (myFinAid).

3. REVIEW YOUR OFFER

Once your eligibility is determined, you will receive an e-mail from the Office of Financial Aid notifying you that your financial aid offer is available for review.

4. RECEIVE YOUR AWARDS

Once you have accepted your awards and your loans have originated, your financial aid funds will be waiting for disbursement to Walden University.

Financial Aid FAQ

No. The Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan is available to students regardless of their income level or assets. The Federal Direct Subsidized Loan is a need-based loan for undergraduate students. To qualify for this loan, you must demonstrate need as determined by federal methodology. The Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan is available to students who either do not qualify for the Federal Direct Subsidized Loan, in part or whole, or require additional funds to pay for their education.

Federal aid received at another institution may impact the amount of federal aid that you may receive at Walden. As required by federal regulations, Walden participates in the transfer monitoring process whereby the U.S. Department of Education may take up to 90 days into the start of your first term or payment period to notify Walden that you have federal aid offered at another institution that overlaps your enrollment dates at Walden. The Office of Financial Aid may not be able to make an initial financial aid offer, may make an initial offer at a reduced amount, or may have to cancel or reduce aid that has already been offered if we receive information that you have applied for and/or received federal aid at another institution for an overlapping period. For example, if the academic year at your prior institution ends even one day after your start quarter/semester, subscription period, or financial aid academic year at Walden, you have an overlapping period and Walden must deduct aid received at the other institution from your annual eligibility at Walden.

For Walden programs that allow mid-term starts, the start date of the full term is used to determine if there is an overlap with the prior institution.

No. Federal law requires that student loans be disbursed in multiple payments of equal amounts.
Walden receives your student loan funds from the federal government and disburses the funds directly into your student account. Any time proceeds from loans/grants credited to a student’s account exceed direct charges, the Office of the Bursar will automatically forward the balance directly to the student. This occurs no later than 14 days after funds are credited to the student’s account.
Yes, there may be some education tax benefits if you receive financial aid. Learn more by reading “Tax Benefits for Higher Education” from the IRS.
Student loan recipients reapply for federal financial aid assistance in three-term intervals. If you begin the program in September, you will borrow from September through May (September, December, and March terms). You will then renew your application for a loan period of June through February (June, September, and December terms), and so on.
No, you will not be penalized if your financial aid application was completed by the tuition due date. The Office of Financial Aid and the Office of the Bursar are in constant communication about your status during this time of the term, and Walden understands that federal loan funds will not be received prior to tuition due dates.

Walden provides multiple resources to students while attending Walden. There are two key financial aid sites you will be using when receiving financial aid:

  • Your Walden myFinAid Account: Once you’re admitted and we receive your FAFSA, we’ll inform you of your federal financial aid options via your Walden myFinAid portal. Your myFinAid portal will be your source for Walden-specific tasks and financial aid messaging. It is recommended that you visit this site periodically, especially when transitioning from one term to the next.
  • Your Federal Student Aid Account at StudentAid.gov: This is your federal portal which provides you with a lifetime view of your federal financial aid account. You will also be directed to this site to complete federal financial aid requirements such as completing the FAFSA, Master Promissory Note, Entrance Counseling, and Exit Counseling. This is where you can view a summary of the federal grants and loans you have received. You can also find information about loan repayment here. Your FSA ID gives you access to this site.

All tuition reductions, grants, or scholarships are subject to specific eligibility requirements. Contact a Walden University enrollment specialist for details.

*Please note: There are program-specific transfer of credit criteria. Students should check the Transfer Maximum by Program table in the Walden University Student Handbook.

Many countries have their own accrediting bodies, and degree recognition differs from country to country. Prospective students who reside outside of the United States are advised to review accreditation requirements for their own country to confirm recognition of their Walden program of choice.

1Save 15% on all tuition over the lifetime of your degree program for new students who are a servicemember, a veteran of the U.S. armed forces, or an employee of the Department of Veterans Affairs and start classes in January, February, or March 20212. This tuition reduction is also available if you are a spouse of a servicemember, veteran, or employee of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Tuition reductions are applicable to tuition only and do not apply toward books, materials, and other supplies or fees needed for a course. This tuition reduction cannot be retroactively applied. May not be combined with other tuition reductions, unless specified in other offer.

2New students who are referred by Walden alumni can save 15% on tuition over the lifetime of their degree or certificate program when they start classes in January, February, or March 2022. Tuition reductions are applicable to tuition only and do not apply toward books, materials, and other supplies or fees needed for a course. This tuition reduction excludes Walden’s Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) – Family Nurse Practitioner program. May not be combined with other tuition reductions, unless specified in other offer.

3Walden alumni who have completed a degree program can save 25% on tuition over the lifetime of their program when they return for their next degree or certificate program and start classes in 2022. Tuition reductions are applicable to tuition only and do not apply toward books, materials, and other supplies or fees needed for a course. May not be combined with other tuition reductions, unless specified in other offer.

4Applicants must reside in the U.S. and enroll in Walden’s Graduate Certificate in Criminal Justice, Royal Bahama Police Force Executive Leadership Graduate Certificate, MS Forensic Psychology, PhD Forensic Psychology, PhD Forensic Psychology Fast Track, BS Criminal Justice, MS Criminal Justice, PhD Criminal Justice, PhD Criminal Justice Fast Track, MS Criminal Justice LEM, MS Criminal Justice Tempo, BS Human Services, MS Psychology, MS I/O Psychology, MS Developmental Psychology, MS Human Services, MPA, MS Nonprofit Management + Leadership, PhD I/O Psychology, PhD Psychology, PhD Developmental Psychology, PhD Clinical Psychology, PsyD, DPA, PhD Public Policy, or PhD Human Services program in 2022. Tuition reductions are applicable to tuition only and do not apply toward books, materials, and other supplies or fees needed for a course. This tuition reduction cannot be retroactively applied. May not be combined with other tuition reductions, unless specified in other offer.

5Fill out the 2020–2021 FAFSA if you started your program on or after June 1, 2020. Fill out the 2021–2022 FAFSA if you are starting your program on or after May 31, 2021. Please make sure to use 2018 tax and financial information when completing your 2020–2021 FAFSA, and 2019 tax and financial information when completing the 2021–2022 FAFSA. Upon receipt of your FAFSA, the Federal Processing Center will analyze your application and forward a Student Aid Report (SAR) to you and Walden’s Office of Financial Aid within three to five business days. Read the report carefully as it contains important information about your eligibility for aid. If you have any questions while completing the FAFSA, call the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-433-3243.

6Save 25% on tuition over the lifetime of your degree program if you are the spouse, parent, or child of an enrolled Walden University student and start classes in January, February, or March 2022. Tuition reductions are applicable to tuition only and do not apply toward books, materials, and other supplies or fees needed for a course. May not be combined with other tuition reductions, unless specified in other offer.