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.
Do you have questions about financial aid? If you haven’t yet applied to Walden, please contact an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336 in the United States. If you are a current student, please contact a financial aid advisor at [email protected] or call 1-800-WALDENU (1-800-925-3368).
Federal Pell Grants
Federal Pell Grants are generally awarded to undergraduate students who have not yet earned a bachelor’s degree. All recipients are limited to 12 semesters (or 600%) of Pell Grant eligibility during their lifetime. 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.
Grant amounts are determined by Walden based on availability of funding.
Pell Grant recipients with the lowest expected family contribution (EFC) will be considered first for an FSEOG until funds are exhausted. The FSEOG does not have to be repaid.
The Federal TEACH Grant Program is a non-need-based program that currently provides grants of up to $ 3,724 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 graduate and undergraduate students. Students must be enrolled at least half time to receive a 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