Return to: Financial Aid
Applying for federal financial assistance is a two-part process consisting of (1) application and notification of eligibility, and (2) completion of the Master Promissory Note (MPN), entrance counseling, and online Financial Aid Policy Review (FAPR) information. This process takes approximately 2–4 weeks from the initial application through the receipt of funds. Students are strongly encouraged to begin the application process at least 6 weeks prior to the beginning of their start date or renewal date to ensure the following deadlines are met.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) should be submitted at least 6 weeks prior to the student’s effective start date, as well as prior to each subsequent loan renewal date.
A fully executed MPN, entrance counseling, and online FAPR must be on file in the financial aid office no later than 14 calendar days after the student is notified of the award.
Fill out the 2017–2018 FAFSA if you are starting your program on or after May 30, 2017.
Fill out the 2018–2019 FAFSA if you are starting your program on or after May 29, 2018.
Note: Walden University’s Title IV code is 025042. Students will need the code when filling out their FAFSA.
Walden University strongly suggests that all students who are eligible and who filed a federal tax return use the IRS Data Retrieval tool when filling out their FAFSA on the Web. Using the IRS Data Retrieval tool may expedite the verification and awarding process.
See also Verification Policy .