Financial Aid

For complete information on our financial aid policies and process, please see the Walden Financial Aid Application.

Financial Aid Policies

Walden Center & School is committed to being financially accessible. It is our goal to maintain a school that reflects the socioeconomic diversity of the Bay Area. All families are welcome to apply for financial aid. Walden's tuition assistance is available to all families regardless of who they are or how they identify, including, but not limited to gender, race, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, religion, or family structure. Financial aid is awarded to those families that demonstrate financial need through Walden's application process.

Financial aid decisions are made independently from admission decisions and in no way affect an applicant's chances for admission.

Process and Eligibility

Walden uses School and Student Services for Financial Aid (SSS) to process our financial aid applications. SSS is a service of the National Association of Independent Schools. Walden supplements the SSS form with an internal application. The two applications provide the information Walden uses to determine a family's need for financial assistance.

The following are important dates in the financial aid application process:
Form Due Date
Walden Financial Aid Application 2019-20 January 18, 2019
Form 4506t 2019-20 January 18, 2019
Online SSS Application January 18, 2019
Copy of Federal Income Tax Return for 2017 January 18, 2019
Copies 2018 W-2 Forms January 18, 2019
Copy of Federal Income Tax Return for 2018 February 8, 2019
See the Walden Financial Aid Application for a detailed list of due dates and requirements.

New families should apply for financial aid at the same time they apply for admissions. Priority is given to families who meet all requirements and who apply for aid by the stated deadline and provide all required documentation.