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Section 5: Financial Aid:
Veteran Students Tuition and Fees Policy

Post 9/11 and VR&E Disbursements of Funds

Pursuant to Section 103 of the Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018, any student who is receiving tuition assistance under Chapter 31- Vocational Rehabilitation or Chapter 33- Post 9/11 GI Bill® will be permitted to attend or participate in the course of education beginning on the date the individual provides Walden University a certificate of eligibility for entitlement to educational assistance under those chapters and ending on the earlier of the following dates:

  • The date on which payment is made to Walden University; or,
  • 90 days after the date Walden certified tuition and fees following the receipt of the certificate of eligibility.

Walden University will not impose any penalty, including the assessment of late fees, the denial of access to classes, library or other institutional resources or require that a covered individual borrow additional funds due to the individual’s inability to meet his or her financial obligations to Walden due to the delayed disbursement of funding from the Department of Veterans Affairs under Chapter 31 or Chapter 33.

Individuals are responsible for any balance of tuition and fees due to Walden University that is not covered by their educational assistance. Walden reserves the right to exercise collection efforts on balances that are the responsibility of the individual.

Post 9/11 and Yellow Ribbon Overpayment

Pursuant to Section 1019 of the Johnny Isakson and David P. Roe, M.D. Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2020, this changes the way education overpayments and debts are handled by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Walden University will be financially responsible, instead of the student, for returning tuition and fees overpayment under Post 9/11 GI Bill® (including under the Edith Nourse Rogers STEM Scholarship) and Yellow Ribbon program. 

These are the reasons for which a debt will be established on Walden University: 

  • The student withdrew from the course and received a “W” or “F” grade.
  • The student received a non-punitive grade. Non-punitive grades are “W” and “U” grades.

Walden University will now be liable to return any unearned Post 9/11 GI Bill® (including under the Edith Nourse Rogers STEM Scholarship) and Yellow Ribbon program to the VA. This means that once the overpayment has been returned, there may be a balance on your account less than, or equal to the amount VA has requested to be returned. Students are responsible for paying Walden University directly for any outstanding balance on their account once Walden University has returned any unearned funds to the VA on behalf of the student.

Students will continue to be responsible for returning the book stipend and housing payments to the VA.

*GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at