Most financial aid is disbursed in three equal payments over the award period. Students in good standing may have any excess balance in their account returned to them to pay for indirect education expenses. Any time financial aid proceeds credited to a student’s account exceed direct charges, the bursar’s office will automatically forward the credit balance directly to the student, no later than 14 calendar days after the credit balance occurs.
Students are responsible for payment of tuition and fees incurred after a full credit balance refund has been released (e.g., added courses and residencies fees). Credit balance refund distributions are made in accordance with applicable federal guidelines. Any outstanding debt to Walden University as a result of a required credit balance refund is the responsibility of the student.
Generally, financial aid begins disbursing on the 12th day of the term and refunds are released to eligible students by day 26 of the term (14 days after funds have been disbursed to the student’s account). You must participate in your online coursework to establish eligibility and remain eligible for federal aid. Failure to participate in academically related activity will result in loss of eligibility for all or part of the term. If two sequential courses make up your quarter or semester and you do not register for the first half of the quarter/semester, federal aid cannot disburse until day 12 of the second half of the term. Disbursements may be delayed if you are subject to academic progress review for a prior term.
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@example.com or call 1-800-WALDENU (1-800-925-3368).