To receive federal financial aid, you must be enrolled at least half time for the entire period of your award. If you enroll for fewer credits than full time, your federal financial aid will be adjusted at the end of the add/drop period to reflect your current enrollment status. Enrollment statuses vary based upon your program level.

Enrollment Status Graduate
Preparatory Courses for the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)  Undergraduate Students*
Full time 6 credits per term 12 credits per term 12 or more credits per term
Three-quarter time   n/a 9–11 credits per term 9–11 credits per term
Half time   3–5 credits per term 6–8 credits per term 6–8 credits per term
Less than half time 1–2 credits per term 1–5 credits per term 1–5 credits per term

*Undergraduate students enroll in two sequential courses over the 12-week quarter. Students should register for both courses before the start of the 12-week quarter to avoid disbursement delays. Please note that if both courses are in the second six weeks of the quarter, the disbursement will be delayed until day 12 of the course.

Study Abroad

If you enroll in certain programs of study at another school or a study abroad program approved for credit by Walden, you may still be eligible for Federal Title IV financial aid programs. If you are approved by Walden to take coursework at a host institution, a consortium agreement should be made between Walden University (home school) and the host school. You will access financial aid through the home school, which then disburses federal aid for courses taken at the host school. Learn more about our Study Abroad programs.

Do you have questions about financial aid? If you haven’t yet applied to Walden, please contact an enrollment advisor at 855-646-5286 in the United States. If you are a current student, please contact a financial aid advisor at or call 1-800-WALDENU (1-800-925-3368).

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