Walden University is certified by the U.S. Department of Education as eligible to participate in a variety of grant and loan programs available to U.S. Citizens and eligible noncitizens.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-WALDENU (1-800-925-3368).
Federal Pell Grants
Federal Pell Grants generally are awarded only to undergraduate students who have not yet earned a bachelor’s or a professional degree. Learn more
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG) are awarded to undergraduate students who are enrolled in their first undergraduate program of study and who have exceptional financial need. Funding is extremely limited. Pell Grant recipients with the lowest expected family contribution (EFC) will be considered first for FSEOG until funds are exhausted. Having a low EFC is not a guarantee that a student will receive this grant. Grant amounts are determined by Walden based on availability of funding. Just like a Pell Grant, this grant does not have to be repaid in most circumstances.
The Federal TEACH Grant Program is a non-need-based program that currently provides grants of up to $3,752 per year,* per sequestration, to graduate students enrolled in an eligible program, as defined by Walden University, and who intend to teach full time in high-need subject areas at schools that serve students from low-income families. Learn more
In addition to Federal Pell Grants, you may be able to receive financial aid through a local state grant program funded by your state of residence. Check with the appropriate state agency.
Federal Direct Loans
Federal Direct Loans are available to undergraduate and graduate students. Students must be enrolled at least half time to receive a federal Direct Loan. Federal Direct Loans borrowed while enrolled at another institution may impact a student’s loan eligibility at Walden University. Before any funds are disbursed you must read important disclosure information regarding your student loan(s). Learn more.
Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loans
Available to graduate students enrolled at least half time and who do not have an adverse credit history. Graduate PLUS loans are part of the Federal Direct Loan Program. Learn more
Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loans
Available to all parents of dependent undergraduates regardless of income, qualification for the Federal Direct Parent PLUS loans is based solely on good credit. There are no debt-to-income ratio guidelines or employment verification requirements. Learn more
Private education loans may have significant disadvantages when compared with federal education loans. We strongly encourage you to first borrow any federal loans for which you are eligible. Learn more
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