Who should complete the FAFSA?
If you are exploring options for funding your education, you should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
When should you complete the FAFSA?
You should complete the FAFSA at the same time you’re applying for admission to Walden.
Which form should you complete?
- If you started your program on or after May 30, 2022, complete the 2022–2023 FAFSA.
- If you start your program on or after May 29, 2023, complete the 2023–2024 FAFSA. The 2023–2024 FAFSA will be available October 1, 2022.
The Office of Financial Aid processes offers on a rolling basis with a priority deadline of June 1, 2023, for the 2023-2024 FAFSA year. It is strongly recommended that students complete their Financial Aid Application at the same time they are applying for admission or 8 weeks prior to the renewal date of their existing loan.
How to Start Your FAFSA
Log back in at studentaid.gov and complete the FAFSA for the correct year. If you completed the FAFSA for next year, we will keep it on file for use when next year’s FAFSA is required.
A variety of factors impact the overall cost of your program, and availability of financial aid including (but not limited to):
- Length of time you are in your program
- Transfer of credit eligibility
- Fees associated with residencies
- Cost of books and/or class materials
A Walden Enrollment Specialist can help you determine a personalized estimate of program cost to help guide you in your funding decisions.
Regaining Eligibility: If you lose federal financial aid eligibility, there may be something you can do to get it back.
Lifetime Limits: There are limits to the amount of federal aid you can receive. It is important to understand how much you have used and how much you have left to complete your educational goals. Make sure to explore all your options.
Find more frequently asked questions in our Financial Aid Help Center