How one university is opening the door for cash-strapped students

Working adults who support their families deserve the chance to earn college degrees, too, and Walden University is here to prove it with its Believe and Achieve Scholarship.

Walden University is offering an innovative new program for working adults who want another go at earning an accredited college degree: the Believe and Achieve Scholarship.

The online school will be offering its Believe and Achieve Scholarship starting in February, offering undergraduate, graduate, and flex-learning students a chance at free college credits. Most of their course-based programs will be eligible for the scholarship while some programs may provide less or more.

“Many Walden University students are working professionals who carry not only the stresses of an ongoing career but also quite often the responsibility of supporting a family,” said Walden University Associate President and Provost Sue Subocz. “The Believe and Achieve Scholarship helps make our great programs even more affordable for students while maintaining the flexibility working professionals need.”

Here is what students can earn with the Believe and Achieve Scholarship depending on their college level:

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Bachelor’s Programs

Students will initially receive $1,500 toward tuition, followed by one tuition-free course for every three 5-credit courses they pass at Walden.

There are caveats; specifically, for their Bachelor’s Programs in Nursing, Elementary Education, and Social Work. Learn more here.

Master’s Programs

Two tuition-free courses for select programs.

Other Walden University programs provide more perks, such as for Master of Public Health students, who will receive three tuition-free courses. Students interested in an MS in clinical mental health or school counseling can expect four tuition-free courses. Read more on the website.

Tempo Learning

Tempo learning is a subscription-based, learn-at-your-own-pace program offering a tuition-free subscription for every four paid subscription periods completed.

Note: Every level had different caveats that might preclude certain programs from being eligible for the scholarships listed. Check the scholarship’s website to learn more.

The Believe and Achieve Scholarship is applicable to new and readmitted students. Students must be enrolled in an eligible program and have not withdrawn for more than a year.

Alcino Donadel
Alcino Donadel
Alcino Donadel is a UB staff writer and Florida Gator alumnus. A graduate in journalism and communications, his beats have ranged from Gainesville's city development, music scene, and regional little league sports divisions. He has triple citizenship from the U.S., Ecuador, and Brazil.

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