Per the U.S. Department of Education, Walden University is required to verify the accuracy of financial aid application information for a random selection of students. If you are selected for verification, the documents that you will need to submit to the Office of Financial Aid will be scheduled on your myFinAid page under the “Documents” tab. Once the required documents are received in the Office of Financial Aid, the normal processing time is 7–14 business days. These documents may include, but are not limited to: Verification Worksheet, previous year’s IRS Tax Transcript, and additional financial documents as needed.
Participation in the verification process is not optional. If you do not complete it by the end of the enrollment period, you will not be able to receive federal financial assistance for that award year.
Please be aware that if you intentionally misreport information and/or alter documentation for the purpose of increasing aid eligibility or fraudulently obtaining federal funds, you will be reported to the U.S. Department of Education Office of the Inspector General or to local law enforcement officials.