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Costs & Funding: Overview

Although the intensives cost money and involve time, it is money well spent. Each time I've attended an intensive, I've emerged more motivated and focused and using the direction I received at the intensives, I've been able to continue making progress on my dissertation. …I would strongly recommend the intensives.

Nancy Ricciotti, PhD Candidate, 2016 intensive participant

Fee and Inclusions Capstone Intensives (PhD, DBA, DIT, EdD, DNP)

In 2017, the capstone intensive retreat fee is $2,450. Fees for retreats taking place outside the 48 contiguous U.S. states is higher. The fee for Paris 2017 is $2,850.

The retreat fee includes the following:

  • Lodging (all participants stay at the host venue and single-room occupancy sleeping room arrangements are made by Walden);
  • Daily, individual and group sessions with research faculty;
  • Daily, individual and group sessions with writing center staff;
  • High-speed internet access in your sleeping room and meeting spaces;
  • Daily breakfast;
  • Daily lunch;
  • Daily healthy snacks and caffeinated beverages;
  • Access to well-lit, communal, and quiet spaces to write.

Intensive retreat fees and related travel expenses are not included in your program tuition.

Lodging, breakfast, and lunch daily are included in the registration fee. The cost of travel and evening meals is the responsibility of each participant.

Fee and Inclusions Skills Intensives (CSI, FPSTI)

In 2017, the fee for Consulting Skills Intensives and Forensic Psychology Special Topics Intensives is $1,450.

The retreat fee includes the following:

  • Daily, individual and group sessions with experienced Walden faculty;
  • Daily healthy snacks and caffeinated beverages during session breaks;
  • High-speed internet access in the meeting spaces;
  • Access to well-lit, communal, and quiet spaces to work.

Intensive retreat fees and related travel expenses are not included in your program tuition.

The cost of travel, lodging and meals is the responsibility of each participant.

Financial Aid

Students must be registered for at least one course in addition to a residency in order to be considered for financial aid.  The Financial Aid Office reviews registrations at the start of each term and cancels federal aid for any students registered for a residency only.  Students who do not register for a regular course along with the residency may apply for a loan through a private lender. 

Visit the Tuition and Financial Aid page on the WaldenU website for more funding options. Please consult with a Financial Aid advisor to determine whether you may qualify for financial aid. 

If you are expecting a financial aid refund to help cover non-tuition residency expenses, refunds are released by the Bursar's Office 14 days after the date of disbursement.  The Bursar’s Office cannot expedite refunds.  Please keep this in mind as you make plans to cover the costs of attending a residency.

If you have questions about financial aid, disbursements, and residency fees, contact either the Office of the Bursar at bursar@waldenu.edu or the Office of Financial Aid at finaid@waldenu.edu. Both can be reached at 1-800-444-6795.

Website: www.waldenu.edu/financial-aid

Email: finaid@waldenu.edu

Payment Policy

Capstone intensive retreat fees listed above are billed in the term of the retreat and collected in accordance with the university’s billing cycle.

Cancel Your Intensive Registration

To cancel your intensive retreat registration, please review Walden’s cancellation policy.

To cancel before the deadline:

  1. Log in to your myWalden university portal.
  2. Select the Student Services tab.
  3. Select Review Schedule or Drop Courses.
  4. On the next page, select the term in which the residency takes place.
  5. Find your intensive retreat among the list of courses you are registered for in that term.
  6. From the drop-down menu that appears to the left of the residency, select Web Drop from the list of options and then click Submit Changes.

 
Please note: You will not be able to use the above directions after the cancellation deadline for the residency has passed.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy for Residencies Occurring in the 48 Contiguous United States

You may cancel your registration within your myWalden university portal without penalty, provided the cancellation request is made at least 30 days prior to the start of the residency. Cancellations between 30 and 11 days prior to the residency start date will result in a refund minus a 5 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel after this deadline, you will be billed in full for the residency.

Cancellation Policy for Residencies Occurring Outside the 48 Contiguous United States

You may cancel your registration within your myWalden university portal for an international or non-contiguous U.S. residency without penalty, provided the cancellation request is made at least 84 calendar days (12 weeks) prior to the start of the residency. Cancellations between 84 and 42 days prior to the residency start date will result in a refund minus a 5 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 42 days (6 weeks) of the start date, you will be billed in full for the residency.

Cancel Due to Emergency / Petitions

If you are cancelling your intensive retreat due to an emergency, you may submit a Residency Petition form and supporting documents within 14 days after the event to request a possible refund of retreat registration fees. Submitting a petition does not mean that your registration will be cancelled. Students will be asked to provide documentation supporting the student’s need to cancel the registration after the deadline. Documentation needs to provide evidence that the reason for late cancellation was unavoidable and unforeseeable.

Petitions and supporting documentation must be submitted to your academic advisor no later than 14 calendar days after the intensive retreat ends. There are no exceptions to this policy. If you do not cancel before the cancellation date and do not have an approved petition through the above petition process, you will be billed and expected to pay the intensive retreat fee, whether or not you attend(ed).

Contact your academic advisor for additional details about cancelling your intensive retreat due to an emergency.