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Understanding Your Costs

Determining your program costs and how to pay for your education may feel overwhelming—but it doesn’t have to be. Here’s how we recommend you start, as well as some resources to help you make a more informed financial decision.

Choose Your Program

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, or visit our Limited-Time Savings page.

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Help With Financing Your Education

Need help funding your degree? You’re not alone. Take a look at some of your options, including federal financial aid. You may be surprised by the number of resources available to help make your dreams a reality.

Federal Financial Aid

Filling out an application is fast, free, and easy. Get more information and start your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) today.

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Transfer of Credit

You’ve invested your time. You’ve gained experience. Transferring credit can save you time and money on your next degree.

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Program-Specific Savings

Your success matters. That’s why we offer multiple ways to save on your degree, including limited-time savings.

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Grants and Loans

Walden is approved by the U.S. Department of Education to participate in a variety of grant and loan programs.

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Military Savings

New students in 2020 who are servicemembers, veterans of the U.S. armed forces, or employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs save 15% on tuition.1

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Partnership Savings

If you are an employee or member of one of our partner organizations, you may be eligible for tuition savings.

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Alumni Referrals

New students referred by Walden alumni save 15% on tuition over the lifetime of their degree or certificate program when they start classes in 2020.2

Alumni Savings

Walden alumni who have completed a degree program can save 25% on tuition over the lifetime of their next program.3

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Certificate Completer

Walden students who have completed a certificate program can save 15% on tuition costs over the lifetime of your program when you return for your next degree program or certificate4.

Family Savings

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 20205.

Active Duty Law Enforcement and Correction Officer Savings

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).6

Accelerate Into Master’s (AIM)

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.

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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.

Fill Out A FAFSA

Submit your FAFSA at the same time you apply for admission.7 Walden’s Title IV Code is 025042.

Begin Your FAFSA


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).

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. 

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. 

Paying Your Tuition

Know your tuition payment options.

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. 

International Students

Are You an International Student?

Special offers are available for students who reside outside the United States. Our international enrollment team will review the different options with you based on your country and degree program.

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