2022–2023 Walden University Student Handbook (September 2022) 
    Nov 30, 2022  
2022–2023 Walden University Student Handbook (September 2022)

Financial Aid Application Process

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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 2022–2023 FAFSA if they started their program on or after May 31, 2022.

Students fill out the 2022–2023 FAFSA if they start their program on or after May 29, 2023. The 2023-2024 FAFSA will be available October 1, 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 .


For Washington State residents seeking information and resources about student loan repayment or seeking to submit a complaint relating to your student loans or student loan servicer, please visit www.wsac.wa.gov/loan-advocacy or contact the Student Loan Advocate at loanadvocate@wsac.wa.gov.