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Walden’s Military Services

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You serve our country—now, let us help you reach your goals. Walden is proud to support the brave men and women of the U.S. armed forces.

A University That Understands Military Students

No matter which military branch you’re in, earning your degree can help you set a clear course for your future. Whether you’re looking to advance your rank or embark on a civilian career path, we offer more than 80 online degree programs to support your growth.

Being in the military means having an ever-changing schedule. You need a school with the flexibility to accommodate your unpredictable life. With more than 6,000 military students, Walden understands your unique needs—and we share your commitment to service.

Military Tuition Reduction

Walden is honored to give back to our military personnel through this special tuition reduction. Save 15% on tuition over the lifetime of your degree program if you are a servicemember, a veteran of the U.S. armed forces, or an employee of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and start classes in 2021.1

This tuition reduction is also available if you are a spouse of a servicemember, veteran, or employee of the VA. It cannot be retroactively applied.

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Dedicated Military Support

VA Certifying Officials

Our VA Certifying Officials are available to assist you with information about veterans benefits, funding options, and government programs.

Military Leniency

The Request for Leniency process accommodates you when you’re unable to participate in your program for a period of time due to your military commitments.

Leave of Absence

If a deployment, military operation, or national emergency arises and you need to take a break from your program, we’ve got you covered.

Student Veterans Group

Walden’s chapter of the Student Veterans of America (SVA) is committed to fostering positive social change in the military community.

Transfer of Credit

Military experience and training is evaluated for transfer credit based on American Council on Education (ACE) guidelines and recommendations.

Community Involvement

To honor our nation’s military, Walden helps organize activities and events in many communities across the United States.

Yellow Ribbon Program

Walden is proud to be a full participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program, which provides tuition scholarships for eligible veterans.

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As a military member, your schedule is different—and unpredictable. That’s why we’re available to assist you around the clock.
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Active Duty and Veterans Tuition Benefits

  • A 15% tuition reduction is available for servicemembers, veterans of the U.S. armed forces, employees of the VA, and spouses of servicemembers.1 This tuition reduction applies to new students over the lifetime of their program.

  • The Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB)® reimburses tuition costs through an educational assistance allowance.

  • The Post-9/11 GI Bill® applies direct funds to cover a portion of costs for tuition, fees, and books.

  • Tuition Assistance gives a portion of funds to cover costs of tuition and fees. This program is sponsored by the specific branch of the military you serve.
  • The Tuition Assistance Top-Up Program provides the remaining funds for tuition costs that are not covered under the Tuition Assistance program.

  • The VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment program offers benefits to veterans with service-connected disabilities.

  • The Yellow Ribbon Program covers up to 100% of tuition cost that exceeds the Post 9/11 maximum tuition allowance2

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