2017-2018 Walden University Student Handbook (March 2018) 
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2017-2018 Walden University Student Handbook (March 2018) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Student Eligibility Requirements

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To receive aid from any of the federal student aid programs administered  by Walden University’s Office of Financial  Aid, a student must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible  noncitizen;
  • Have a high-school diploma  or a recognized equivalent such as a General Education Development (GED) certificate, or completed a high school education in an approved homeschool setting;
  • Enroll in an eligible  program as a regular  student seeking a degree or certificate;
  • Enroll at least half-time to be eligible for Direct Loan program funds;
  • Register (or have registered) with the Selective  Service, if required;
  • Have a valid Social Security Number (with the exception of students from the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia,  or the Republic  of Palau);
  • Meet satisfactory academic progress (SAP) standards;
  • Not be in default on any federal student loan nor owe money (overpayment)  on a federal student grant; and
  • Not exceed the lifetime  aggregates or annual loan limits  without  documentation that the debt has been reaffirmed.

Be advised that a federal or state conviction for any offense involving the possession or sale of illegal drugs during a period of enrollment  for which a student is receiving Title IV financial  aid, will affect the eligibility for federal financial aid.