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.Find Program
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.See Opportunities
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.Check Savings
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.Learn More
Transfer of Credit
You’ve invested your time. You’ve gained experience. Transferring credit can save you time and money on your next degree.Learn More
Your success matters. That’s why we offer multiple ways to save on your degree, including limited-time savings.Explore Your Options
Grants and Loans
Walden is approved by the U.S. Department of Education to participate in a variety of grant and loan programs.Learn More
New students in 2021 who are servicemembers, veterans of the U.S. armed forces, or employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs save 15% on tuition.1Learn More
If you are an employee or member of one of our partner organizations, you may be eligible for tuition savings.Request Information
New students referred by Walden alumni save 15% on tuition over the lifetime of their degree or certificate program when they start classes in 2021.2
Walden alumni who have completed a degree program can save 25% on tuition over the lifetime of their next program.3Learn More
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.
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 20215.
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
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.
Submit your FAFSA at the same time you apply for admission.7 Walden’s Title IV Code is 025042.
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).
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.
Once you have accepted your awards and your loans have originated, your financial aid funds will be waiting for disbursement to Walden University.
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.
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.Learn More
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 awarded at another institution that overlaps your enrollment dates at Walden. The Office of Financial Aid may not be able to make an initial award offer to you or may have to cancel aid that has already been awarded 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 loan period at your prior institution ends even one day after your start quarter/semester or financial aid academic year at Walden, you have an overlapping period. In this case, 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.
- Your Walden myFinAid Account