Most financial aid is disbursed in three equal payments over the award period. Generally, financial aid begins disbursing on the 12th day of the term. However, disbursements may be delayed if you are subject to academic progress review for a prior term.

Students in good standing may have an excess balance in their account returned to them to pay for indirect education expenses. Any time financial aid proceeds credited to a student’s account exceed direct charges, the bursar’s office will automatically forward the credit balance to the student, no later than 14 calendar days after the credit balance occurs. Credit balance refund distributions are made in accordance with applicable federal guidelines.

Students are responsible for payment of tuition and fees incurred after a full credit balance refund has been released (e.g., added courses and residencies fees). Any outstanding debt to Walden University as a result of a required credit balance refund is the responsibility of the student.

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  • Completing Your FAFSA

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