Return to: Financial Aid
Applying for federal financial assistance is a two-part process consisting of (1) completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and notification of eligibility, and (2) acceptance of the financial aid offer and completion of the Master Promissory Note (MPN) and entrance counseling. This process takes approximately two to four weeks from the initial application through the receipt of funds. New students are strongly encouraged to complete the FAFSA at the same time they are applying for admission. Continuing students are required to complete a renewal FAFSA for each award year they are enrolled. A good practice is to complete the renewal FAFSA when it becomes available in October, but at least 8 weeks prior to each award year renewal date.
Students fill out the 2021–2022 FAFSA if they started their program on or after May 31, 2021.
Students fill out the 2022–2023 FAFSA if they start their program on or after May 30, 2022.
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 financial aid offer process.
See also Verification Policy .