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Develop the skills and confidence to begin your nursing career in the Herzing University Licensed Practical Nursing program. Through classroom instruction and hands-on clinical experience, you'll emerge fully prepared take the National Council Licensing Examination for Practical Nurses exam (NCLEX-PN) and become a licensed practical nurse (LPN).

How long will the program take?

Students must complete 37 semester credit hours to complete the LPN program and earn the Diploma in Practical Nursing. This program typically takes 10 months to complete.

What will I learn?

Courses in the LPN program include Fundamentals of Nursing, Adult Health, Health and Illness Through the Lifespan and Psychology. You'll develop a foundation of nursing skills, an understanding of ethical and legal issues, and communication in a professional healthcare setting.

Download a complete program course sheet for Madison for more details.
Download a complete program course sheet for Birmingham for more details.
Download a complete program course sheet for Orlando for more details.

What can I do with an LPN?

You will be able to work in a wide variety of healthcare settings, including hospitals, doctor's offices and nursing homes. LPNs often work closely with patients, observing their condition and reporting those observations to a doctor or RN. Completing the LPN program also prepares you to move into the Herzing RN program.

What are the Admissions Requirements?

Admission decisions vary by campus and program, but here are some of the firm requirements:

  • Completion of high school or equivalency (Diploma, HSED or GED)
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher (students with 12 or more transferable collegiate credits will be assessed on their collegiate cumulative GPA. Candidates with GED or HSED will be assessed a 2.5 cumulative GPA)
  • Take the TEAS and meet the minimum requirements.
  • Completion of one semester of high school- or collegiate-level math, biology, and chemistry with a grade of "C" or better

How can I take The Next Step?

Classes begin at different times during the calendar year, so you can begin the program soon after acceptance. Apply onlinechat with an advisor  or call 1-800-596-0724 to talk more about the Herzing University LPN program.

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March 18, 2011 – More than 700 people attended a gala fundraising event with guest and legendary comedian/actor Dr. Bill Cosby, at an event sponsored by the Toledo Urban League and Herzing University – Toledo, at Parkway Place in Maumee, Ohio. Herzing University students directed traffic, worked set-up and break-down, and contributed to security operations for Dr. Cosby at a rally held the next day at Smith Park which attracted more than 2,000 community members. The focus of the events was to raise community awareness for taking responsibility for children, schools, families and neighborhoods.

“Our students were the volunteer leaders,” said Greg Guzmán, campus president. “We are proud of how they represented Herzing University and our community.”

Ohio state representative Michael Ashford commended Herzing students for their volunteer participation and civic awareness during a visit to campus a few days after the event.

More than $85,000 was raised to support efforts of the Toledo Urban League.

Gamasutra, the game development industry’s informant, conducts themed design challenges. This month, Josh Douglas, a Herzing Madison Game Development Student, was recognized as having one of the top 5 submissions to the competition. It is an honor to be selected, as the competition is open for all levels of entries, from game enthusiast to development professional. There are hundreds of entries, both domestic and international, that are submitted to the competition.

Josh’s game design, “The Quest for the Dinosaur Overlord,” satisfied the rules of the contest by developing a game based around the concept of having no humans or human involvement within the game itself. This is based on NASA’s announcement of having recently discovered more than 700 new planets. The game takes place on a far off planet run by dinosaurs beset with political intrigue. The player fights, campaigns, and buys their way to the top. Strategies include using public vote, causing unrest, or just plain eating the opponents. The player's goal is to work their way up the political ladder… to become the dinosaur overlord. For a unique design twist, all assets and items in the game have the appearance of being cut out of cardboard.

For more information, and a complete overview of the competition, please see the link: You can see notes about Josh's entry at:

Kenosha - Grants & Loans

Herzing University wants to help make your dream of earning a college degree a reality.

There are a number of funding opportunities through the Federal Financial Aid and State Student Aid programs. Learn more about grant and loan options here or contact an educational funding officer.

Herzing University is eligible for the following federal grant and loan programs. Grants are considered gift monies and repayment is not required, while loans need to be paid back in the future. For more information about specific grants or loans, please visit Federal Student Aid at the U.S. Department of Education.

Federal Grants

  • Federal Pell Grant (PELL) is typically awarded to undergraduate students and serves as the foundation of federal student financial aid.
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) is awarded to undergraduate students with exceptional financial need. PELL recipients receive priority for FSEOG awards.
  • National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (SMART) is for undergraduate students enrolled in their third or fourth years of study who are pursuing a major in physical, life, or computer sciences; mathematics; technology; engineering; or a critical foreign language.
  • Academic Competitiveness Grants (ACG) are for undergraduate students enrolled in their first or second academic year of an eligible program in any field. Students must have completed a rigorous secondary school program of study and have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA for their first academic year.

Federal Loans

  • Federal Perkins Loan (PERKINS) is awarded by the participating school to part- or full-time undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree students who demonstrate financial need.
  • Federal Stafford Loans (Subsidized and Unsubsidized) are for part- or full-time undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree students. Subsidized loans are for students who demonstrate financial need.
  • Federal PLUS Loans (FFEL PLUS) are loans borrowed by parents for their undergraduate, dependent children.
  • Federal Direct PLUS Loans/Graduate PLUS Loans are loans borrowed by graduate and professional degree students to pay for their own education.

Institutional Grant Program

Herzing University awards Institutional Grants to students demonstrating extraordinary need, unusual conditions, or change of circumstances. Applications are due before the end of the add/drop period for each semester. Award amounts are typically $200-$700 per semester.

Military and Veterans Grants

To see a full listing of military-related benefits, please review the Military & Veterans section of our website.


For information regarding types of financial aid, please click here.

Library Services

Library Resources and Services

A variety of library resources and services are available for students in both on-campus and online Herzing programs.


  • All students, at campuses and online, have access to dozens of extensive research databases which include thousands of journals, magazines, images, e-books, newspapers, transcripts, and multimedia. These electronic resources are available 24x7 via an Internet connection at home or on-campus.
  • Campus libraries have supplemental collections including books, periodicals, and multimedia, as well as facilities for study and research.


  • A team of professional librarians work with students regarding reference questions and use of the electronic and print resources.
  • Librarians are available via toll-free phone, email, chat, and more.
  • Faculty members work with librarians to match library resources with the research resources needed for assignments and research projects.
  • Information literacy skills are integrated with the curriculum so students can develop their ability to work with resources effectively and efficiently.
  • Research collections, guides, tutorials, and other materials are available to students.

The librarians support development of independent learning skills by offering research information and assistance for both focused and general research.

Horizon Campus - Sri Lanka

Herzing University and Horizon Campus in Columbo, Sri Lanka have created an affiliation to provide U.S. degrees to Sri Lankan students.

Sri Lankan students can take online bachelor's and master's programs right from the comfort of their homes in Sri Lanka or choose to study abroad at one of Herzing University's campuses in the U.S.

In Person Support

While taking online courses in Sri Lanka, students can attend optional tutoring sessions at Horizon's Campus in Columbo.

Career Programs

Bachelor of Science students can complete the Herzing University bachelor's degree programs in a little as three years. Click here to find out about accelerated programs. MBA students can complete the program in just one and a half years. Sri Lankan students will be fully integrated into the Herzing University system, allowing any student to spend as many semesters as they wish studying in one of Herzing University’s many U.S. campuses.

MBA Degrees

The Master in Business Administration programs prepare students with the necessary skills and academic knowledge for management positions in various business enterprises, with a concentration of courses in business management. These career opportunities may be in areas such as accounting, finance, business administration, sales, marketing, human resources, information systems, and production or operations for the existing or emerging manager. The program includes the application of theory and practice, and case studies are emphasized throughout all courses. Graduates of Herzing University’s MBA degree program will be able to apply their knowledge to any field, including finance, marketing, healthcare, education, manufacturing, industrial, insurance, nonprofit, and hospitality industries. Students can choose from four MBA concentrations:

  • MBA in Business Management
  • MBA in Human Resources
  • MBA in Project Management
  • MBA in Technology Management

Bachelor's Degrees

  • Business Management with a Concentration in Business Administration - This degree prepares students with a generalist approach to management education by providing the skills and knowledge for entry-level general management training positions. These career opportunities may be in areas such as accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivables, business administration, human resources, and hospitality.
  • Business Management with a Concentration in Entrepreneurial Studies - Students gain an understanding of the roles and responsibilities, functions, and challenges of today’s entrepreneurs. Students will take classes to increase their knowledge and understanding of the importance of entrepreneurial law, social responsibility, product development, and innovation. The goal of the program is to provide students with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to start a small business or develop an existing business upon graduation. By the end of the program, students should be able to develop a comprehensive business plan, which includes a well-constructed financial and marketing component.
  • Business Management with a Concentration in International Business - The roles and strategies of businesses in a global environment will be examined. Students will be equipped with the necessary skills and academic knowledge for entry-level positions in international companies. Areas of focus in international business include marketing, banking, finance, economics, exporting, importing, cultural protocol, and foreign language. Students will learn the social, cultural, legal, political, and technological barriers to international business and understand international trade and investment opportunities while demonstrating how to manage international business affairs.
  • Business Management with a Concentration in Marketing - Study of the complex relationship between markets and customers and the practical and theoretical skills needed to market a product in a competitive business environment are covered in this program. The core components of the marketing program concentration are advertising, marketing on the internet, consumer behavior, marketing research, marketing strategy, new product development, international marketing, professional selling, and sales management.
  • Graphic Design with a Concentration in Print Design and Graphic Design with a Concentration in Web Design- These degrees prepare students with the necessary academic knowledge and technical competencies required for a wide range of positions in graphic arts. The curriculum is focused on designing and producing work for print, the web, television, cinema, multimedia, and digital entertainment. This degree enables students to specialize in topics appropriate for an entry-level position in interactive and graphic arts.
  • Information Technology with a Concentration in Network Management - and Information Technology with a Concentration in Security Technology - Students in these programs will be prepared with the necessary academic knowledge and technical competencies required for a range of positions and careers in the administration and management of information technology. The curriculum is focused on designing, implementing, and supporting solutions to business problems in the general categories of information technology, information management, and business communications. The program keeps pace with changing technology by offering courses that focus on emerging technologies.
  • Software Development with a Concentration in Computer Programming - This degree prepares students with the necessary academic knowledge and technical competencies required for a range of positions. The curriculum is focused on designing, implementing, or supporting computer application solutions to problems in industries such as business, government, and health information management.

Learn more

Contact Horizon Campus for more information about earning an online U.S. Herzing University degree in Sri Lanka; study abroad opportunities at one of Herzing University's many campuses in the U.S.; and more.
Hotline: +94-718 622 727

In the U.S., please contact Matthew Schneider at +1-414-908-0276 or email

Brookfield - Tuition & Financial aid

Financial Aid Steps

To begin the funding process, please complete the following steps:

Complete FAFSA

  1. Register for a PIN - Go to: This PIN will act as your electronic signature for your online financial aid documents.
      -  If you have never created a PIN select 'Apply for a PIN'
      -  If you already have a PIN but can't remember it select 'Request Duplicate PIN'
      -  Once your PIN is created or retrieved, select 'Display Now' from the drop down box in order to view your PIN immediately
  2. Complete the current year's FAFSA using your most recent federal tax information – You can fill this form out online and submit it with your PIN. Please remember to add Herzing University's school code to your FAFSA (School Code: 009621).

Additional Documentation

Once your file has been submitted to our Financial Aid Department your FAFSA may be "Selected for Verification" by the Federal Government. If you are selected, you will be asked to supply additional documents. In order to complete the process in a timely manner, we highly recommend having the following documents ready for submission:

  • Federal Tax Forms (1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ) – A copy of your most recent Federal tax forms (and your spouse's or parent's if applicable) directly from the IRS. Please call the IRS Tax Transcript Request Line at 1-800-829-1040 (fastest service) or go to
  • W2's – Your most recent W2's (and your spouse's or parent's if applicable).

Complete Entrance Counseling

  • Before any school can disburse your Federal Stafford Loan (subsidized or unsubsidized), regulations require that you complete an entrance counseling session. The counseling session provides information about how to manage your student loans, both during and after college.
  • Go to
  • To Select Herzing University Brookfield Campus as your school, click on the 'Add a School' button in Step Three.
    If you type in 'Herzing', a number of locations will pull up. The Brookfield Campus OPE ID is 009621 and the associated city is Madison, WI. Please be sure to select the proper school, or it will not appear in our records that the Entrance Counseling has been completed.
  • Print or save the confirmation page for your records.

Complete the Master Promissory Note

  • The Master Promissory Note (MPN) is your agreement to pay back any student loans taken out on your behalf.
  • You will need your PIN number to complete the MPN.
  • Please go to: and select 'Sign In'. Enter your personal information and select 'Sign In', verify that your information is correct and then provide your email address. Select 'Complete Master Promissory Note' then select 'Subsidized/Unsubsidized'. When asked for the school select Herzing University Madison Campus. Follow the directions as prompted and when you are done print or save the confirmation page for your records.

Enrollment Fee

  • This is a $50 fee ($125 fee for Nursing students) that can be paid online. You can also pay on campus using cash, money orders, or certified checks (no personal checks)

If you have any questions, please call the Brookfield campus at (262) 649-1710 and ask for Financial Aid.

Kenosha - Scholarships

Herzing University supports academic achievement and offers a variety of scholarship opportunities, awards and an institutional grant to help our students achieve their educational goals.

Continued eligibility for all scholarships and awards is the maintenance of a minimum of 2.0 CGPA and full-time status.

Herzing High School Merit Scholarship

High school seniors whose Herzing University entrance scores are in the upper one-tenth of the students accepted by Herzing University in the prior year may qualify for a $500.00 Herzing High School Merit Scholarship ($250.00 per semester of full time study for the first two semesters of the student's attendance at Herzing University). The student must have applied to Herzing University by August 1 of the year in which the student graduates and apply for the scholarship by that date. The student must also start full-time studies at Herzing University in the same year of graduation from high school. An application for a Herzing High School Merit Scholarship can be obtained from the admissions or financial aid departments. Students will be informed of the results within two weeks of making application for the scholarship, but not prior to January 15 of their year of graduation. This scholarship is not available to those students enrolled through Herzing University Online.

Henry G. Herzing Scholarship

A Henry G. Herzing Scholarship, if available, is awarded at each Herzing campus to a current high school graduate who commences full-time studies at Herzing University in the same year the student graduates from high school. The scholarship consists of $500.00 per semester of full-time study for four semesters. This scholarship is not awarded in addition to the High School Merit Scholarship. An applicant must meet the following criteria:

  1. Demonstrate a need for financial assistance;
  2. Receive a recommendation from two references of the applicant's high school teaching or counseling staff; and
  3. Submit a qualifying essay of 150 to 300 words as to why he/she is pursuing the field of study being applied for and why he/she chose Herzing University.

To apply for a Henry G. Herzing Scholarship, interested high school seniors can obtain an application from an admissions interviewer at Herzing University, complete it, and submit it to the University by April 15. Scholarship winners will be informed by May 15.

Adult Learner Scholarship

An Adult Learner Scholarship is available at each campus each semester. The scholarship amount and the awarding of the scholarship for any semester will be determined by the Scholarship Selection Committee. The scholarship will be for an amount not exceeding $500 per semester of full time study for two semesters. An applicant must meet the following criteria:

  1. Does not qualify for the Herzing High School Merit Scholarship or the Henry G. Herzing Scholarship;
  2. Demonstrates the need for financial assistance;
  3. Receives two written recommendations from employers or educators; and
  4. Submits a qualifying essay of 150 to 300 words as to why he/she is pursuing the field of study being applied for and why he/she chose Herzing College.

Applicants must complete the application and submit it along with the recommendations and qualifying essay no later than two weeks prior to the start of the first semester to qualify for the Adult Learner Scholarship for that semester start. Students who miss that deadline may submit an application prior to the start of their second semester, but after that time this scholarship is no longer available to them.

Academic Award

Students with a cumulative grade point average in the upper 5% of the student body after their second or subsequent semester (completion of at least 24 credits at Herzing University) will receive an academic award of $150. The award is a credit to the next semester's tuition if the student is carrying a course load of at least 12 credit hours. No application is required. The award will be determined by the Financial Aid department and the student will be informed.

Academic Persistence Award

This award is made available to students who initially enroll at Herzing University in an associate or bachelor degree program and continue through to completion of a bachelor degree on a full-time basis with no interruption in their education. To qualify for this award, transfer students must complete 75% of the credits required for the bachelor degree at Herzing University. The award is $400.00 as a credit to the tuition account of the student during the last semester. Students who believe they qualify for the award must obtain an application from the Financial Aid department and submit it to that department prior to starting their last semester of study at Herzing University that would qualify them for a bachelor degree. Institutional Scholarship for Completion of Second Degree/Major A student who is in the process of completing a second degree program (major) or second minor or concentration within a bachelor degree program will be entitled to receive a institutional scholarship for one of the courses at his/her choice in the final semester that would qualify the student for award of the degree.

Badge-to-Grad Scholarship

Public safety professionals are eligible to receive a tuition scholarship and credit for their academy training. Details can be found on the Badge-to-Grad program web page.

Institutional Grants

Based upon extraordinary student need and/or unusual conditions or change of circumstances, students may be awarded an institutional grant. Such determination is made by the Institutional Grant Committee composed of the University President, Director of Financial Services, and one other staff member. The standard application for financial aid can also be used as the application for this grant. The deadline for submission of the application for this grant is prior to the end of the add/drop period of each semester. Awards will be made based upon the number of students with extraordinary need and the degree of the need. The amount of the award is normally between $200 and $700 per semester. The average award is typically $300.

Campus Specific Scholarships

Herzing Atlanta - HOPE Scholarships

From the Hope Scholarship web site: "HOPE - Helping Outstanding Pupils Educationally - is Georgia's unique scholarship program that rewards students with financial assistance in degree, diploma, and certificate programs at eligible Georgia public and private colleges and universities, and public technical colleges. Since the HOPE Program began in 1993, more than $2.7 billion in HOPE funds has been awarded to more than 850,000 students attending Georgia's colleges, universities, and technical colleges."

Learn more about HOPE Scholarships.

Additional Scholarship for Career College Students

Imagine AmericaThe Imagine America Foundation provides scholarships for education with a focus on career schools. Find the best scholarships for education today.


For information regarding types of financial aid, please click here.

Frequently Asked Questions by International Students

Is Herzing University the right university for me or my student?

We believe that Herzing University is right for you or your student, and we’re excited to welcome you into the Herzing University family. Herzing University advantages include:

  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association (; in the United States, regional accreditation is a prestigious institutional accreditation that is awarded to universities that abide by stringent guidelines
  • Programmatic accreditation in various specific degree programs
  • High-quality degree programs providing knowledge and skills that employers want
  • Simple, facilitated admissions process with notification of admission decision within 7 days
  • Step-by-step assistance with the U.S. education visa application process and requirements
  • Personalized attention and individualized support from Herzing University leadership, faculty, and staff
  • Cultural support and one-on-one assistance from a Herzing University international student ambassador
  • Practical, hands-on learning through Optional Practical Training [OPT] internships
  • Accelerated degree programs: earn a Bachelor’s degree in just 3 years or a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in 4 years
  • 11 campus locations and complete online programs
  • Recognized by U.S. News & World Report—a news publisher known for its authoritative educational rankings—in 2014 as one of the “Best Online Bachelor’s Programs” in the U.S.

Is it expensive to attend Herzing University?

No. When evaluating universities and colleges in the U.S., it is important to review the tuition structure. In the U.S., in-state tuition is the best available tuition rate. This is the tuition that a U.S. citizen residing in a given state pays to attend universities located in that state.

Herzing University’s tuition is very competitive and compares favorably to U.S. in-state tuition rates. This often makes Herzing University’s competitive tuition rate even more affordable than universities offering scholarships. And our tuition for international students is the same as our tuition for U.S. students; most U.S. universities charge much higher tuition rates for their international students.

Besides tuition, what other costs must I consider?

You’ll need to consider housing costs and personal expenses such as health insurance, a laptop computer, food, clothing, travel and transportation, mobile phone, entertainment, etc. These costs will vary by individual.

And while most U.S. universities have a two semester academic year, Herzing has a three semester academic year. So if you’d like to accelerate your Bachelor’s degree completion to save a year of U.S. living expenses, you can earn your undergraduate degree in three years instead of four.

Or if you prefer, to help you take maximum advantage of your available study time in the U.S. while minimizing costs, Herzing also offers an accelerated program where you can earn both a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in four years total. You can also earn a Master’s degree only in as few as 16 months.

What is the annual cost to live in the U.S.?

Herzing University estimates that the annual cost is:

Housing $3,600 – $6,200
Food $2,400 – $3,600
Transportation $600 – $1,200
Health Insurance $500 – $1,000
Other Expenses $2,400 – $3,000
Estimated Annual Total $9,500 – $15,000

Note: the average cost of international airfare to a Herzing University U.S. campus is $700 – $1,200.

Is a U.S. visa difficult to obtain?

If you follow the established process, obtaining an F-1 student visa is not as difficult as you might think. And at Herzing University, we’re here to assist every step of the way. The vast majority of our qualified international students receive an F-1 student visa.

The staff at Herzing University is very familiar with the U.S. government F-1 visa process. We meet regularly with the consular officers. They know us personally and recognize that our students are high-quality, qualified F-1 applicants.

We assist our students in critical areas of the visa process such as demonstrating the intent to return to a home country upon study completion; the ability to finance school, transportation, and living expenses; and English language capability at a sufficiently high level for student success.For complete details, please refer to the visa instructions in your packet.

Do you have dormitories?

No. We have considered it, but our students overwhelmingly prefer apartments (flats). Apartments are nicer, larger, less expensive, and allow students to cook their own food. Apartments also provide a more authentic American living experience than dormitories do. Additionally, apartments are a nicer place to live during American holidays when students vacate the dormitories.

What kind of support system is available to me as a student?

Herzing University offers broad support in a wide variety of areas including academic and student services, housing, transportation, and medical and insurance support.

Additionally, once international students are accepted for enrollment—even prior to arrival in the U.S.—they are paired with a Herzing University on-campus, international student ambassador. The student ambassador is a knowledgeable, accessible Herzing University person who will provide one-on-one assistance with any questions, concerns, or needs you might have. The ambassador is just a call, text, or email away, from the time you are accepted at Herzing University to the moment you graduate. So you’ll have peace of mind, and so will your family back home.

How do I decide which Herzing University campus is right for me?

All Herzing University campuses have the same credentials for academic excellence, so you should choose a campus that offers the program you want to study and fits your preferences for lifestyle, geographic location, and climate. Our Herzing University advisors will work closely with you to help find the campus that is just right for you.

Is Herzing University’s smaller campus size right for me?

Yes, if you are looking for a more personal educational experience. Herzing University’s supportive, personalized approach to education ensures that all Herzing University students have access to the tools and assistance they need to maximize their educational and career success. We pride ourselves on this approach. Herzing University’s leadership, faculty, and staff will get to know you as an individual. This is very different from the experience at a large state university where you may feel like you are just a number. At Herzing University, you will feel like a valued member of our learning community; many students say they feel like they are part of a family at Herzing.

How do I get health insurance in the U.S.?

Herzing University coordinates with leading U.S. health insurance providers. A variety of plans are available for students to purchase, and the plans cover most major medical expenses after any deductible or co-payment requirements have been met. We recommend that you review the available plans in detail to ensure that you select the best plan for your individual health situation.