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Section 5: Financial Aid Programs:
Other Funding Options

Resources for Veterans, Dependents, and Military Personnel (Active/Reserve)

Walden University’s academic programs are approved by the Minnesota State Approving Agency for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs under the jurisdiction of the St. Louis Regional Processing Center. School Certifying Officials in the Walden Office of Military Services are trained and authorized by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to certify student enrollment in approved academic programs. Enrollment certifications are submitted using VA Form 22-1999. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs receives, processes, and issues payment after processing VA Form 22-1999.

Students planning to pay tuition by using any type of GI Bill®,* VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E), or Federal Tuition Assistance should contact the Walden University Office of Military Services in order to initiate the administrative support that will ensure the prompt availability of these financial resources. The Military Services Office at Walden University can be contacted at:

Refund Policy for Minnesota GI Bill® Program (MN OHE GI Bill®)

Minnesota GI Bill (MGIB) financial aid recipients who do not complete the required MGIB period of instruction may not be entitled to keep the full amount of MGIB financial aid disbursed to them.


The following financial resource programs for veterans, current military personnel, and dependents can be used at Walden:

  • Montgomery GI Bill®–Active Duty (Chapter 30 of Title 38, U.S. Code) Montgomery GI Bill®–CH30
  • Montgomery GI Bill®–Selected Reserve (Chapter 1606 of Title 10, U.S. Code) Montgomery GI Bill®–Selected Reserve–CH1606
  • Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP) (Chapter 1607 of Title 10, U.S. Code) REAP–CH1607
  • Dependents’ Educational Assistance (DEA) (Chapter 35 or Title 38, U.S. Code) DEA–CH35
  • Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program Service (VR&E) (Chapter 31 of Title 38, U.S. Code) Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Service
  • Post-9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33 of Title 38, U.S. Code) – The Post-9/11 Veterans Education Assistance Improvements Act of 2010 was signed by the President on January 4, 2011. This act makes changes to the Post-9/11 GI Bill®. More information can be found at: Changes to the Post-9/11 GI Bill®—CH33
  • Federal Tuition Assistance (FTA) Tuition Assistance Overview
  • Federal Tuition Assistance Top-Up Tuition Assistance Top-Up
  • Military Spouse Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts–Military OneSource
  • National Nursing Education Initiative Scholarship (NNEI) Veterans Administration Nursing Scholarships
  • Fry Scholarship (Chapter 33 of Title 35, US Code) – The Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship provides Post 9/11 benefits to the surviving of Service Members (spouses and children) who died in the line of duty while on active duty after Sept 10, 2001.
  • MN GI Bill – Benefit available for the resident of Minnesota. The Office of Financial Aid determines how much a student will be eligible to receive each term.
  • STEM Program (Chapter 33 of Title 35, US Code) – VA will provide up to 9 months of additional Post 9/11 GI Bill to certain eligible individuals.

*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. Department of Veterans Affairs website.

Securing Private Education Loans

The university can assist students in securing private education loans through various participating financial institutions. For additional information, students can review the Federal Programs page of this handbook or they may contact a Walden University financial aid representative at 1-800-925-3368.

Third-Party Tuition Assistance

A third party may pay for a student’s tuition by submitting a voucher, purchase order, or letter of credit to The following information should be included:

  • Student’s name,
  • Student’s identification number,
  • The term and course(s) being sponsored,
  • The amount of tuition the sponsor wishes to pay, and
  • The sponsor’s billing address and contact person.

Higher Education Professional Development Program

Faculty or staff members at a college or university may be able to benefit from the Higher Education Professional Development Program.

Student Employment

Employment opportunities are available for Walden undergraduate and graduate students as needed by the university’s academic programs, cocurricular centers, and service centers. When available, these positions are posted on Walden’s careers site.

There are two categories of student employment positions at Walden:

  • Undergraduate Assistant (UGA) positions are open to eligible* undergraduate students.
  • Graduate Assistant (GA) positions are open to eligible* graduate students.

*Eligibility and hiring criteria vary according to the needs of the hiring academic program, cocurricular center, or service center. At a minimum, students must be in good academic standing with no outstanding holds. Walden provides paid training, including the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), which all students hired for any UGA or GA position must complete. UGA and GA positions are temporary, not part-time or full-time, positions at the university.


Walden offers merit-based scholarships for academic and professional accomplishment. More detailed information about the following scholarships and others that may also be available to Walden students can be found in the Tuition and Financial Aid section of the Walden website.

Discount Policy Changes

Please note the following discount policy changes for:

  • Students who are starting a new program on August 28, 2023, or later.
  • Students who have been inactive for more than a year and need to go through the enrollment process again and start on August 28, 2023, or later.
  • Continuing students who change their program to one starting on August 28, 2023, or later.

If your academic program and start date allow for Walden awarded tuition discounts to be combined; Flat-rate tuition reductions like first course free, grant disbursements and scholarship disbursements will reduce tuition first, followed by percentage tuition reductions by value (highest to lowest). This does not apply to the program fee.