Financial Aid


Please click here to access the Google Drive "Walden Application Packet" for the following admissions information and forms:

   •Admissions Process (PDF)
   •Walden Financial Aid Application (PDF)
   •Application For Enrollment (Google Form)
   •ISSFBA / EBISA Recommendation Forms (PDF)

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. Financial aid is awarded on a per family basis, not a per child basis. Tuition will not necessarily be doubled when a second child attends Walden, nor be halved when a sibling graduates from Walden.

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.

>>Please access the Financial Aid Application here. <<

Step 1. DUE FEBRUARY 29, 2024
Walden Financial Aid Application 2024-25 (all forms to be uploaded on SSS System)

  • Online SSS Application
  • Walden Financial Aid Application 2024-25
  • Upload these forms
    • Copy of Federal Income Tax Return for 2022
    • Copies of 2023 W-2 and 1099 Forms

Step 2. DUE FEBRUARY 29, 2024
Copy of Federal Income Tax Return for 2023

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.