Complete the 2016-2017 Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
This application is active for the academic year which covers: Fall 2016, Winter 2017, Spring 2017, Summer 2017.  You will need to reapply every academic year by the deadline date listed on the application. The FAFSA can be completed free at www.fafsa.gov  Do not use fafsa.com site because that site charges a large amount of money to process the same data that the Department of Education site does for nothing.

Who is eligible for financial aid?
  • A student that has financial need
  • Is enrolled at least half-time in an eligible program
  • Is a U.S. Citizen or a U.S. Permanent Resident (which requires a copy of an I-151 or I-551 card)
  • Is performing Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • Is NOT in default of any Federal Student Aid program (Perkins, Pell, SEOG, Stafford)
  • Is registered with Selective Service, if required

Please note these additional requirements:

  • Must be enrolled in a degree program or an approved certificate program.
  • Master's degree students must be enrolled in master's level courses.
  • Courses taken as an audit are not eligible for financial aid.

How do I apply for the Walsh Scholarship Programs?

Scholarships are limited to prospective, incoming students.  Students currently enrolled at Walsh are not eligible to be considered for scholarship funding.

Prospective, incoming undergraduate and graduate students may complete the scholarship application. This application is active for the academic year. You will need to apply by the deadline date listed on the scholarship application.

Eligible continuing scholarship recipients will be mailed a renewal scholarship application each year in late May or earlier June. You will be asked to indicate what semesters you plan on attending for that academic year. 

Who is considered to be an independent student according to the Federal Government for the 2016-2017 award year?

  • Born before January 1, 1993
  • Graduate or professional student
  • A married student
  • A veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces
  • An orphan or ward of the court
  • Someone with legal dependents that receive more than half of his/her support from the applicant.

You are considered to be a dependent student if you do not meet at least one of these criteria.  Possible exceptions could be:  if both of your parents were deceased, if you were in a legal guardianship,  and if you were homeless or living in a shelter.

Remember filing deadline June 30, 2017. The recommended filing deadline for state funding is March 1, 2016.

* Remember to list Walsh College on the top line in Step 6 of the FAFSA. Our Federal School Code is 004071.