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Loan Options

Federal Loans

Herzing is approved to award students with the following loans.

Direct PLUS/Grad PLUS

Federal PLUS loans are not awarded based on student’s financial need.  PLUS loans are borrowed by parents of dependent undergraduate students and students obtaining their graduate or professional degrees.  Borrowers will need to have a credit check completed in order to qualify for a PLUS loan.  Graduate students must complete their own FAFSA and the dependent students of the parents borrowing the PLUS loan must also complete the FAFSA.  For more information regarding student eligibility, interest rates, origination fees, repayment, loan limits, and other requirements for borrowing PLUS loans please visit the following:  http://studentaid.ed.gov/types/loans/plus

Direct Subsidized Loans

Subsidized loans are awarded based on student’s financial need.  Interest does not accrue on these loans when students are enrolled in classes at half-time or greater status and during their grace periods.  Students must fill out a FAFSA in order to qualify.  For more information regarding student eligibility, interest rates, origination fees, repayment, loan limits, and other requirements for borrowing subsidized loans please visit the following: http://studentaid.ed.gov/types/loans/subsidized-unsubsidized

Direct Unsubsidized Loans

Unsubsidized loans are not awarded based on student’s financial need.  Interest accrues immediately following disbursement regardless of a student’s enrollment status or grace periods.  Students must fill out a FAFSA in order to qualify.  For more information regarding student eligibility, interest rates, origination fees, repayment, loan limits, and other requirements for borrowing unsubsidized loans please visit the following: http://studentaid.ed.gov/types/loans/subsidized-unsubsidized

Perkins Loans

Perkins loans are awarded to students who show exception financial need.  Students may be eligible for Perkins loans if they are enrolled at least half-time and are undergraduate students. Criteria for selection depend on the other types of aid being received, a student’s financial need, and funds available for disbursement by the school.  Students are required to complete entrance counseling and sign a Perkins MPN as well as filling out a FAFSA.  For more information regarding student eligibility and availability of Perkins funds please speak to the Educational Funding Department.  For more information regarding interest rates, fees, loan limits, and other requirements for borrowing Perkins loans please visit the following: http://studentaid.ed.gov/types/loans/perkins

Applying for Federal Financial Aid

All students who apply for federal financial aid are required to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Students are encouraged to visit the following website to fill out their FAFSA:  http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/

Herzing University’s school code is: 009621

Student Eligibility

In general, students may be eligible for Title IV aid if the following provisions apply:

  • The student is enrolled as a regular student in a Title IV-eligible program.
  • The student is a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
  • The student meets the need requirements specified.
  • The student makes satisfactory academic progress toward completing their program. Please visit the following URL to find information regarding Herzing University’s satisfactory academic progress (SAP) policy: http://www.herzing.edu/university-policy-statements
  • The student is not in default on a Title IV loan received at any institution.
  • The student has not met or exceeded aggregate loan limits.
  • The student is not concurrently receiving Title IV financial aid from another institution of higher education.
  • The student has not met or exceeded Pell lifetime eligibility limits.
  • The student does not owe a refund or repayment on a Federal Pell Grant, ACG, National SMART Grant, or Federal SEOG.For additional eligibility requirements please see: http://studentaid.ed.gov/eligibility/basic-criteria

Information Regarding Disbursements

All Federal loan disbursements will begin in Week 3 of each student’s start. Funds are applied to students’ ledger accounts and excess funds will be disbursed within 14 days of the disbursement date.

* Beginning October 1, 2014 first time borrowers of Title IV loans will have their first disbursement of funds applied at least 30 days after they start classes.  All loan disbursements per semester will be split into at least two loan disbursements on separate days within the semester.  Please contact the Educational Funding Department for more information regarding this change.

Exit Counseling Information

Direct Loan Exit Counseling

Direct Loan exit counseling is required for all students who leave Herzing University and have borrowed federal direct loans.  For more information regarding exit counseling please see the following:  http://www.direct.ed.gov/pubs/exitcounselguide.pdf

Please complete your exit counseling for direct loans at the following site:  https://studentloans.gov/myDirectLoan/index.action

Perkins Loan Exit Counseling

Perkins loan exit counseling is required for all students who leave Herzing University and have borrowed Perkins loans.  Herzing University is partnered with University Accounting Service (UAS).  Students can complete exit counseling online at UAS to fulfill their exit counseling requirements, learn more about loan repayment, and familiarize themselves with UAS.  Please complete exit counseling at the following site: https://www.uasexit.com/

Repayment Information

Students are required to pay back their student loans.  When repaying federal loans, students need to identify how much they have borrowed and who currently services their federal loans.  Students can access the National Student Loan Database System to find out this information here: http://www.nslds.ed.gov/nslds_SA/

Repayment calculators are available if students know their amount borrowed and interest rates on their loans:  http://studentaid.ed.gov/repay-loans/understand/plans/standard/comparison-calculator

Herzing University is dedicated to helping students understand the importance of loan repayment and the options they have available to make repayment more affordable through the help of the Alumni Support Center.  Please see the following link for information on the Alumni Support Center:  http://www.herzing.edu/alumni/alumni-support-center

 

Private Loans

Students may need to apply for additional financial assistance beyond Federal Financial Aid to help cover educational expenses.  Private loans are one such option and will require credit checks and many loans will require a co-signer.  Herzing offers FASTChoice which is a preferred lender list that will help students compare private loan lenders.  Students are not limited to applying for loans from this list of lenders and may find other methods of financing their education.   Please keep in mind that private lenders have limited repayment and loan consolidation options.  Prospective borrowers may qualify for loans or other Title IV assistance and the terms and conditions may be more favorable than private education loans.  Please contact the Educational Funding Department or visit https://studentaid.ed.gov/types/loans for more information.

Institutional Loans

Students may be eligible for a Herzing Institutional loan if federal and private funding options have been exhausted.   Students are not eligible to receive excess funding beyond their direct tuition and fees charged.  For more information regarding eligibility requirements, criteria for selection, amounts awarded, procedures, applications, and truth in lending disclosures please contact the Educational Funding Department.

State Loans

Herzing University is eligible to award students the following state loan options.  Please contact the Educational Funding Department for more information regarding eligibility and other requirements.

Minnesota Self Loan

For more information regarding eligibility requirements, criteria for selection, amounts awarded, and procedures on how to apply please visit the following Minnesota Office of Higher Education website: http://www.selfloan.state.mn.us/index.cfm

Student Access Loan

Students must be attending the Herzing University Atlanta campus in order to qualify for the Student Access Loan.  For more information regarding eligibility requirements, criteria for selection, amounts awarded, and procedures on how to apply please visit the following Georgia Student Finance Commission website: https://secure.gacollege411.org/Financial_Aid_Planning/Financial_Aid_101/Georgia_Student_Access_Loan_Program/Georgia_Student_Access_Loan_Program.aspx

FAQs

Here you will find answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about financial aid. Please email an educational funding advisor if you need clarification or have further questions.

General Questions

How do I know if I’m eligible for Financial Aid through Herzing University?

You are eligible if you meet the following criteria:

  • You are a citizen or eligible non-citizen.
  • You have a valid social security number (unless you are from the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, or the Republic of Palau).
  • You are registered with the selective service if you are male, age 18-25. If you have not yet registered, go to http://www.sss.gov/ for more information.
  • You have a high school diploma, GED, or pass an exam approved by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • You are enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a regular student working toward a degree or certificate in an eligible program at a school that participates in the federal student aid programs.
  • You do not have a drug conviction for an offense that occurred while you were receiving federal student aid.
  • You must not owe a refund on a federal grant or be in default on a federal student loan.
  • You must demonstrate financial need (except for unsubsidized Stafford Loans).

How soon before enrolling should I start the financial aid process?

As soon as you have decided to further your education, you should start the financial aid process by first requesting your PIN and then begin filling out your FAFSA form.

What is the Herzing University school code for FAFSA?

Students attending all Herzing campuses should include the school code for the Madison, Wisconsin, location: 009621.

My FAFSA form has been processed. What is my EFC?

The EFC is your Expected Family Contribution. Based on the information you provided on your FAFSA, the government estimates the amount your family will be able to contribute for that school year. Please note: It is common for this EFC number to change once Herzing University’s Educational Funding Department reviews your application and makes any necessary updates to your FAFSA information.

What is the Student Aid Report (SAR)?

The Student Aid Report shows the information you provided on your FAFSA form, along with your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) figure, and Data Release Number (DRN). Review this information carefully. If you need to make any corrections, go to make a correction to revise your processed FAFSA.

When do I know how much financial aid I will receive?

Once you have been accepted to Herzing University and have fulfilled all requirements for the financial aid application, you will receive a Financial Aid Award Letter detailing your Financial Aid Award Package, including the dollar amount and type of aid you will receive.

How and when is my financial aid money disbursed?

Once you accept your Financial Aid Award Package and begin classes, your financial aid award money will be applied to your account at Herzing University to cover the cost of tuition. You can have any remaining money sent to you by direct deposit or mailed as a check to your address on file, according to the mail dates indicated on your award letter, unless you choose to return the unused portion to the lender. We strongly advise that you only accept the money you absolutely need, in order to lessen your loan repayment amounts in the future. Please note: It is the student’s responsibility to communicate any name and/or address changes to Herzing University.

What if financial aid does not cover my full tuition amount?

You are responsible for any balance on your account that is not covered by financial aid. Possible payment options include cash or credit card, employer tuition reimbursement, military benefits, or scholarships. Contact an educational funding advisor to learn more.

What happens if I withdraw from a course or Herzing University?

Any changes to your enrollment status may affect financial aid eligibility. If you need to withdraw from a course(s), please speak to your advisor to discuss the potential ramifications on your financial aid.

Dependent Students

According to my FAFSA form, I’m considered a dependent student. What does this mean?

Based on your age, marital status, and family status, you may be considered a dependent student and you will need your parent’s help when completing the financial aid process. If you have questions about being declared a dependent student, or if your parents are divorced and you’re not sure which parent(s) need to supply information, please contact an educational funding advisor.

What if I am a dependent student, but my parents won’t complete their portion of the financial aid forms?

Unfortunately, if your parents are unwilling to provide the required information then you will likely be ineligible for federal and state financial aid. Please contact an educational funding advisor if you have questions about your specific situation.

Verification

What is verification?

Verification is a common step in the financial aid process. If your FAFSA is selected for verification by either the U.S. Department of Education or Herzing University, you will be asked to submit additional information to verify that the questions on your FAFSA form were answered correctly.

What happens if my FAFSA is selected for verification?

If selected for verification, you will be required to submit a Verification Worksheet (provided by your Educational Funding Department) and some, or all, of the following:

  • A copy of your most recent federal tax filing, and your spouse’s or parent’s tax filing if applicable. You can request a free Tax Transcript from the IRS Tax Transcript Request Line by calling 800-829-1040 or by visiting the IRS at IRS.gov.
  • Proof of child support paid
  • Identity and Statement of Educational Purpose
  • High school diploma or GED

Other supporting documentation includes, but is not limited to:

  • W2’s
  • Birth certificate
  • Immigration papers
  • Social security card
  • Government issued identification card
  • Statement of educational purpose
  • Divorce decree or separation documentation (must have correct, current name)
  • Ward of the Court
  • Homelessness documentation
  • SNAP Benefits

I’m ready to apply for financial aid. Where do I start?

Our step-by-step instructions will guide you through the financial aid application process.

Birmingham - FAQ'S

Here you will find answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about financial aid. Please contact an if you need clarification or have further questions.

General Questions

How do I know if I’m eligible for Financial Aid through Herzing University?

You are eligible if you meet the following criteria:

  • You are a citizen or eligible non-citizen.
  • You have a valid social security number (unless you are from the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, or the Republic of Palau).
  • You are registered with the selective service if you are male, age 18-25. If you have not yet registered, go to http://www.sss.gov/ for more information.
  • You have a high school diploma, GED, or pass an exam approved by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • You are enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a regular student working toward a degree or certificate in an eligible program at a school that participates in the federal student aid programs.
  • You do not have a drug conviction for an offense that occurred while you were receiving federal student aid.
  • You must not owe a refund on a federal grant or be in default on a federal student loan.
  • You must demonstrate financial need (except for unsubsidized Stafford Loans).

How soon before enrolling should I start the financial aid process?

As soon as you have decided to further your education, you should start the financial aid process by first requesting your PIN and then begin filling out your FAFSA form.

What is the Herzing University school code for FAFSA?

Students attending all Herzing campuses should include the school code for the Madison, Wisconsin, location: 009621.

My FAFSA form has been processed. What is my EFC?

The EFC is your Estimated Family Contribution. Based on the information you provided on your FAFSA, the government estimates the amount your family will be able to contribute for that school year. Please note: It is common for this EFC number to change once Herzing University’s Educational Funding Department reviews your application and makes any necessary updates to your FAFSA information.

What is the Student Aid Report (SAR)?

The Student Aid Report shows the information you provided on your FAFSA form, along with your Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) figure, and Data Release Number (DRN). Review this information carefully. If you need to make any corrections, go to Make Corrections to a Processed FAFSA.

When do I know how much financial aid I will receive?

Once you have been accepted to Herzing University and have fulfilled all requirements for the financial aid application, you will receive a Financial Aid Award Letter detailing your Financial Aid Award Package, including the dollar amount and type of aid you will receive.

How and when is my financial aid money disbursed?

Once you accept your Financial Aid Award Package and begin classes, your financial aid award money will be applied to your account at Herzing University to cover the cost of tuition. Any remaining money will be mailed as a check to your address on file according to the mail dates indicated on your award letter, unless you choose to return the unused portion to the lender. Please note: It is the student’s responsibility to communicate any name and/or address changes to Herzing University.

What if financial aid does not cover my full tuition amount?

You are responsible for any balance on your account that is not covered by financial aid. Possible payment options include cash or credit card, employer tuition reimbursement, military benefits, or scholarships. Contact an educational funding officer to learn more.

What happens if I withdraw from a course or Herzing University?

Any changes to your enrollment status may affect financial aid eligibility. If you need to withdraw from a course(s), please speak to your advisor to discuss the potential ramifications on your financial aid.

Dependent Students

According to my FAFSA form, I’m considered a dependent student. What does this mean?

Based on your age, marital status, and family status, you may be considered a dependent student and you will need your parent’s help when completing the financial aid process. If you have questions about being declared a dependent student, or if your parents are divorced and you’re not sure which parent(s) need to supply information, please contact an educational funding officer.

What if I am a dependent student, but my parents won’t complete their portion of the financial aid forms?

Unfortunately, if your parents are unwilling to provide the required information then you will likely be ineligible for federal and state financial aid. Please contact an educational funding officer if you have questions about your specific situation.

Verification

What is verification?

Verification if a common step in the financial aid process. If your FAFSA is selected for verification by either the U.S. Department of Education or Herzing University Financial Aid, you will be asked to submit additional information to verify that the questions on your FAFSA form were answered correctly.

What happens if my FAFSA is selected for verification?

If selected for verification, you will be required to submit a Verification Worksheet (provided by your Educational Funding Department) and some, or all, of the following:

  • A copy of your most recent federal tax filing, and your spouse’s or parent’s tax filing if applicable. You can request a free Tax Transcript from the IRS Tax Transcript Request Line by calling 800-829-1040 (fastest service) or go to http://www.irs.gov/Individuals/Order-a-Transcript.
  • Proof of child support paid
  • Identity and Statement of Educational Purpose
  • High school diploma or GED

Other supporting documentation includes, but is not limited to:

  • W2’s
  • Birth certificate
  • Immigration papers
  • Social security card
  • Divorce decree or separation documentation (must have correct, current name)
  • Ward of the Court
  • Homelessness documentation
  • SNAP Benefits

I’m ready to apply for financial aid. Where do I start?

Our step-by-step instructions will guide you through the financial aid application process.

Brookfield - FAQ'S

Here you will find answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about financial aid. Please contact an if you need clarification or have further questions.

General Questions

How do I know if I’m eligible for Financial Aid through Herzing University?

You are eligible if you meet the following criteria:

  • You are a citizen or eligible non-citizen.
  • You have a valid social security number (unless you are from the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, or the Republic of Palau).
  • You are registered with the selective service if you are male, age 18-25. If you have not yet registered, go to http://www.sss.gov/ for more information.
  • You have a high school diploma, GED, or pass an exam approved by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • You are enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a regular student working toward a degree or certificate in an eligible program at a school that participates in the federal student aid programs.
  • You do not have a drug conviction for an offense that occurred while you were receiving federal student aid.
  • You must not owe a refund on a federal grant or be in default on a federal student loan.
  • You must demonstrate financial need (except for unsubsidized Stafford Loans).

How soon before enrolling should I start the financial aid process?

As soon as you have decided to further your education, you should start the financial aid process by first requesting your PIN and then begin filling out your FAFSA form.

What is the Herzing University school code for FAFSA?

Students attending all Herzing campuses should include the school code for the Madison, Wisconsin, location: 009621.

My FAFSA form has been processed. What is my EFC?

The EFC is your Estimated Family Contribution. Based on the information you provided on your FAFSA, the government estimates the amount your family will be able to contribute for that school year. Please note: It is common for this EFC number to change once Herzing University’s Educational Funding Department reviews your application and makes any necessary updates to your FAFSA information.

What is the Student Aid Report (SAR)?

The Student Aid Report shows the information you provided on your FAFSA form, along with your Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) figure, and Data Release Number (DRN). Review this information carefully. If you need to make any corrections, go to Make Corrections to a Processed FAFSA.

When do I know how much financial aid I will receive?

Once you have been accepted to Herzing University and have fulfilled all requirements for the financial aid application, you will receive a Financial Aid Award Letter detailing your Financial Aid Award Package, including the dollar amount and type of aid you will receive.

How and when is my financial aid money disbursed?

Once you accept your Financial Aid Award Package and begin classes, your financial aid award money will be applied to your account at Herzing University to cover the cost of tuition. Any remaining money will be mailed as a check to your address on file according to the mail dates indicated on your award letter, unless you choose to return the unused portion to the lender. Please note: It is the student’s responsibility to communicate any name and/or address changes to Herzing University.

What if financial aid does not cover my full tuition amount?

You are responsible for any balance on your account that is not covered by financial aid. Possible payment options include cash or credit card, employer tuition reimbursement, military benefits, or scholarships. Contact an educational funding officer to learn more.

What happens if I withdraw from a course or Herzing University?

Any changes to your enrollment status may affect financial aid eligibility. If you need to withdraw from a course(s), please speak to your advisor to discuss the potential ramifications on your financial aid.

Dependent Students

According to my FAFSA form, I’m considered a dependent student. What does this mean?

Based on your age, marital status, and family status, you may be considered a dependent student and you will need your parent’s help when completing the financial aid process. If you have questions about being declared a dependent student, or if your parents are divorced and you’re not sure which parent(s) need to supply information, please contact an educational funding officer.

What if I am a dependent student, but my parents won’t complete their portion of the financial aid forms?

Unfortunately, if your parents are unwilling to provide the required information then you will likely be ineligible for federal and state financial aid. Please contact an educational funding officer if you have questions about your specific situation.

Verification

What is verification?

Verification if a common step in the financial aid process. If your FAFSA is selected for verification by either the U.S. Department of Education or Herzing University Financial Aid, you will be asked to submit additional information to verify that the questions on your FAFSA form were answered correctly.

What happens if my FAFSA is selected for verification?

If selected for verification, you will be required to submit a Verification Worksheet (provided by your Educational Funding Department) and some, or all, of the following:

  • A copy of your most recent federal tax filing, and your spouse’s or parent’s tax filing if applicable. You can request a free Tax Transcript from the IRS Tax Transcript Request Line by calling 800-829-1040 (fastest service) or go to http://www.irs.gov/Individuals/Order-a-Transcript.
  • Proof of child support paid
  • Identity and Statement of Educational Purpose
  • High school diploma or GED

Other supporting documentation includes, but is not limited to:

  • W2’s
  • Birth certificate
  • Immigration papers
  • Social security card
  • Divorce decree or separation documentation (must have correct, current name)
  • Ward of the Court
  • Homelessness documentation
  • SNAP Benefits

I’m ready to apply for financial aid. Where do I start?

Our step-by-step instructions will guide you through the financial aid application process.

Atlanta - FAQ'S

Here you will find answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about financial aid. Please contact an if you need clarification or have further questions.

General Questions

How do I know if I’m eligible for Financial Aid through Herzing University?

You are eligible if you meet the following criteria:

  • You are a citizen or eligible non-citizen.
  • You have a valid social security number (unless you are from the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, or the Republic of Palau).
  • You are registered with the selective service if you are male, age 18-25. If you have not yet registered, go to http://www.sss.gov/ for more information.
  • You have a high school diploma, GED, or pass an exam approved by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • You are enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a regular student working toward a degree or certificate in an eligible program at a school that participates in the federal student aid programs.
  • You do not have a drug conviction for an offense that occurred while you were receiving federal student aid.
  • You must not owe a refund on a federal grant or be in default on a federal student loan.
  • You must demonstrate financial need (except for unsubsidized Stafford Loans).

How soon before enrolling should I start the financial aid process?

As soon as you have decided to further your education, you should start the financial aid process by first requesting your PIN and then begin filling out your FAFSA form.

What is the Herzing University school code for FAFSA?

Students attending all Herzing campuses should include the school code for the Madison, Wisconsin, location: 009621.

My FAFSA form has been processed. What is my EFC?

The EFC is your Estimated Family Contribution. Based on the information you provided on your FAFSA, the government estimates the amount your family will be able to contribute for that school year. Please note: It is common for this EFC number to change once Herzing University’s Educational Funding Department reviews your application and makes any necessary updates to your FAFSA information.

What is the Student Aid Report (SAR)?

The Student Aid Report shows the information you provided on your FAFSA form, along with your Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) figure, and Data Release Number (DRN). Review this information carefully. If you need to make any corrections, go to Make Corrections to a Processed FAFSA.

When do I know how much financial aid I will receive?

Once you have been accepted to Herzing University and have fulfilled all requirements for the financial aid application, you will receive a Financial Aid Award Letter detailing your Financial Aid Award Package, including the dollar amount and type of aid you will receive.

How and when is my financial aid money disbursed?

Once you accept your Financial Aid Award Package and begin classes, your financial aid award money will be applied to your account at Herzing University to cover the cost of tuition. Any remaining money will be mailed as a check to your address on file according to the mail dates indicated on your award letter, unless you choose to return the unused portion to the lender. Please note: It is the student’s responsibility to communicate any name and/or address changes to Herzing University.

What if financial aid does not cover my full tuition amount?

You are responsible for any balance on your account that is not covered by financial aid. Possible payment options include cash or credit card, employer tuition reimbursement, military benefits, or scholarships. Contact an educational funding officer to learn more.

What happens if I withdraw from a course or Herzing University?

Any changes to your enrollment status may affect financial aid eligibility. If you need to withdraw from a course(s), please speak to your advisor to discuss the potential ramifications on your financial aid.

Dependent Students

According to my FAFSA form, I’m considered a dependent student. What does this mean?

Based on your age, marital status, and family status, you may be considered a dependent student and you will need your parent’s help when completing the financial aid process. If you have questions about being declared a dependent student, or if your parents are divorced and you’re not sure which parent(s) need to supply information, please contact an educational funding officer.

What if I am a dependent student, but my parents won’t complete their portion of the financial aid forms?

Unfortunately, if your parents are unwilling to provide the required information then you will likely be ineligible for federal and state financial aid. Please contact an educational funding officer if you have questions about your specific situation.

Verification

What is verification?

Verification if a common step in the financial aid process. If your FAFSA is selected for verification by either the U.S. Department of Education or Herzing University Financial Aid, you will be asked to submit additional information to verify that the questions on your FAFSA form were answered correctly.

What happens if my FAFSA is selected for verification?

If selected for verification, you will be required to submit a Verification Worksheet (provided by your Educational Funding Department) and some, or all, of the following:

  • A copy of your most recent federal tax filing, and your spouse’s or parent’s tax filing if applicable. You can request a free Tax Transcript from the IRS Tax Transcript Request Line by calling 800-829-1040 (fastest service) or go to http://www.irs.gov/Individuals/Order-a-Transcript.
  • Proof of child support paid
  • Identity and Statement of Educational Purpose
  • High school diploma or GED

Other supporting documentation includes, but is not limited to:

  • W2’s
  • Birth certificate
  • Immigration papers
  • Social security card
  • Divorce decree or separation documentation (must have correct, current name)
  • Ward of the Court
  • Homelessness documentation
  • SNAP Benefits

I’m ready to apply for financial aid. Where do I start?

Our step-by-step instructions will guide you through the financial aid application process.

Kenosha - FAQ's

Here you will find answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about financial aid. Please contact an if you need clarification or have further questions.

General Questions

How do I know if I’m eligible for Financial Aid through Herzing University?

You are eligible if you meet the following criteria:

  • You are a citizen or eligible non-citizen.
  • You have a valid social security number (unless you are from the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, or the Republic of Palau).
  • You are registered with the selective service if you are male, age 18-25. If you have not yet registered, go to http://www.sss.gov/ for more information.
  • You have a high school diploma, GED, or pass an exam approved by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • You are enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a regular student working toward a degree or certificate in an eligible program at a school that participates in the federal student aid programs.
  • You do not have a drug conviction for an offense that occurred while you were receiving federal student aid.
  • You must not owe a refund on a federal grant or be in default on a federal student loan.
  • You must demonstrate financial need (except for unsubsidized Stafford Loans).

How soon before enrolling should I start the financial aid process?

As soon as you have decided to further your education, you should start the financial aid process by first requesting your PIN and then begin filling out your FAFSA form.

What is the Herzing University school code for FAFSA?

Students attending all Herzing campuses should include the school code for the Madison, Wisconsin, location: 009621.

My FAFSA form has been processed. What is my EFC?

The EFC is your Estimated Family Contribution. Based on the information you provided on your FAFSA, the government estimates the amount your family will be able to contribute for that school year. Please note: It is common for this EFC number to change once Herzing University’s Educational Funding Department reviews your application and makes any necessary updates to your FAFSA information.

What is the Student Aid Report (SAR)?

The Student Aid Report shows the information you provided on your FAFSA form, along with your Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) figure, and Data Release Number (DRN). Review this information carefully. If you need to make any corrections, go to Make Corrections to a Processed FAFSA.

When do I know how much financial aid I will receive?

Once you have been accepted to Herzing University and have fulfilled all requirements for the financial aid application, you will receive a Financial Aid Award Letter detailing your Financial Aid Award Package, including the dollar amount and type of aid you will receive.

How and when is my financial aid money disbursed?

Once you accept your Financial Aid Award Package and begin classes, your financial aid award money will be applied to your account at Herzing University to cover the cost of tuition. Any remaining money will be mailed as a check to your address on file according to the mail dates indicated on your award letter, unless you choose to return the unused portion to the lender. Please note: It is the student’s responsibility to communicate any name and/or address changes to Herzing University.

What if financial aid does not cover my full tuition amount?

You are responsible for any balance on your account that is not covered by financial aid. Possible payment options include cash or credit card, employer tuition reimbursement, military benefits, or scholarships. Contact an educational funding officer to learn more.

What happens if I withdraw from a course or Herzing University?

Any changes to your enrollment status may affect financial aid eligibility. If you need to withdraw from a course(s), please speak to your advisor to discuss the potential ramifications on your financial aid.

Dependent Students

According to my FAFSA form, I’m considered a dependent student. What does this mean?

Based on your age, marital status, and family status, you may be considered a dependent student and you will need your parent’s help when completing the financial aid process. If you have questions about being declared a dependent student, or if your parents are divorced and you’re not sure which parent(s) need to supply information, please contact an educational funding officer.

What if I am a dependent student, but my parents won’t complete their portion of the financial aid forms?

Unfortunately, if your parents are unwilling to provide the required information then you will likely be ineligible for federal and state financial aid. Please contact an educational funding officer if you have questions about your specific situation.

Verification

What is verification?

Verification if a common step in the financial aid process. If your FAFSA is selected for verification by either the U.S. Department of Education or Herzing University Financial Aid, you will be asked to submit additional information to verify that the questions on your FAFSA form were answered correctly.

What happens if my FAFSA is selected for verification?

If selected for verification, you will be required to submit a Verification Worksheet (provided by your Educational Funding Department) and some, or all, of the following:

  • A copy of your most recent federal tax filing, and your spouse’s or parent’s tax filing if applicable. You can request a free Tax Transcript from the IRS Tax Transcript Request Line by calling 800-829-1040 (fastest service) or go to http://www.irs.gov/Individuals/Order-a-Transcript.
  • Proof of child support paid
  • Identity and Statement of Educational Purpose
  • High school diploma or GED

Other supporting documentation includes, but is not limited to:

  • W2’s
  • Birth certificate
  • Immigration papers
  • Social security card
  • Divorce decree or separation documentation (must have correct, current name)
  • Ward of the Court
  • Homelessness documentation
  • SNAP Benefits

I’m ready to apply for financial aid. Where do I start?

Our step-by-step instructions will guide you through the financial aid application process.

Madison - FAQ's

Here you will find answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about financial aid. Please contact an if you need clarification or have further questions.

General Questions

How do I know if I’m eligible for Financial Aid through Herzing University?

You are eligible if you meet the following criteria:

  • You are a citizen or eligible non-citizen.
  • You have a valid social security number (unless you are from the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, or the Republic of Palau).
  • You are registered with the selective service if you are male, age 18-25. If you have not yet registered, go to http://www.sss.gov/ for more information.
  • You have a high school diploma, GED, or pass an exam approved by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • You are enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a regular student working toward a degree or certificate in an eligible program at a school that participates in the federal student aid programs.
  • You do not have a drug conviction for an offense that occurred while you were receiving federal student aid.
  • You must not owe a refund on a federal grant or be in default on a federal student loan.
  • You must demonstrate financial need (except for unsubsidized Stafford Loans).

How soon before enrolling should I start the financial aid process?

As soon as you have decided to further your education, you should start the financial aid process by first requesting your PIN and then begin filling out your FAFSA form.

What is the Herzing University school code for FAFSA?

Students attending all Herzing campuses should include the school code for the Madison, Wisconsin, location: 009621.

My FAFSA form has been processed. What is my EFC?

The EFC is your Estimated Family Contribution. Based on the information you provided on your FAFSA, the government estimates the amount your family will be able to contribute for that school year. Please note: It is common for this EFC number to change once Herzing University’s Educational Funding Department reviews your application and makes any necessary updates to your FAFSA information.

What is the Student Aid Report (SAR)?

The Student Aid Report shows the information you provided on your FAFSA form, along with your Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) figure, and Data Release Number (DRN). Review this information carefully. If you need to make any corrections, go to Make Corrections to a Processed FAFSA.

When do I know how much financial aid I will receive?

Once you have been accepted to Herzing University and have fulfilled all requirements for the financial aid application, you will receive a Financial Aid Award Letter detailing your Financial Aid Award Package, including the dollar amount and type of aid you will receive.

How and when is my financial aid money disbursed?

Once you accept your Financial Aid Award Package and begin classes, your financial aid award money will be applied to your account at Herzing University to cover the cost of tuition. Any remaining money will be mailed as a check to your address on file according to the mail dates indicated on your award letter, unless you choose to return the unused portion to the lender. Please note: It is the student’s responsibility to communicate any name and/or address changes to Herzing University.

What if financial aid does not cover my full tuition amount?

You are responsible for any balance on your account that is not covered by financial aid. Possible payment options include cash or credit card, employer tuition reimbursement, military benefits, or scholarships. Contact an educational funding officer to learn more.

What happens if I withdraw from a course or Herzing University?

Any changes to your enrollment status may affect financial aid eligibility. If you need to withdraw from a course(s), please speak to your advisor to discuss the potential ramifications on your financial aid.

Dependent Students

According to my FAFSA form, I’m considered a dependent student. What does this mean?

Based on your age, marital status, and family status, you may be considered a dependent student and you will need your parent’s help when completing the financial aid process. If you have questions about being declared a dependent student, or if your parents are divorced and you’re not sure which parent(s) need to supply information, please contact an educational funding officer.

What if I am a dependent student, but my parents won’t complete their portion of the financial aid forms?

Unfortunately, if your parents are unwilling to provide the required information then you will likely be ineligible for federal and state financial aid. Please contact an educational funding officer if you have questions about your specific situation.

Verification

What is verification?

Verification if a common step in the financial aid process. If your FAFSA is selected for verification by either the U.S. Department of Education or Herzing University Financial Aid, you will be asked to submit additional information to verify that the questions on your FAFSA form were answered correctly.

What happens if my FAFSA is selected for verification?

If selected for verification, you will be required to submit a Verification Worksheet (provided by your Educational Funding Department) and some, or all, of the following:

  • A copy of your most recent federal tax filing, and your spouse’s or parent’s tax filing if applicable. You can request a free Tax Transcript from the IRS Tax Transcript Request Line by calling 800-829-1040 (fastest service) or go to http://www.irs.gov/Individuals/Order-a-Transcript.
  • Proof of child support paid
  • Identity and Statement of Educational Purpose
  • High school diploma or GED

Other supporting documentation includes, but is not limited to:

  • W2’s
  • Birth certificate
  • Immigration papers
  • Social security card
  • Divorce decree or separation documentation (must have correct, current name)
  • Ward of the Court
  • Homelessness documentation
  • SNAP Benefits

I’m ready to apply for financial aid. Where do I start?

Our step-by-step instructions will guide you through the financial aid application process.

Minneapolis - FAQ's

Here you will find answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about financial aid. Please contact an if you need clarification or have further questions.

General Questions

How do I know if I’m eligible for Financial Aid through Herzing University?

You are eligible if you meet the following criteria:

  • You are a citizen or eligible non-citizen.
  • You have a valid social security number (unless you are from the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, or the Republic of Palau).
  • You are registered with the selective service if you are male, age 18-25. If you have not yet registered, go to http://www.sss.gov/ for more information.
  • You have a high school diploma, GED, or pass an exam approved by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • You are enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a regular student working toward a degree or certificate in an eligible program at a school that participates in the federal student aid programs.
  • You do not have a drug conviction for an offense that occurred while you were receiving federal student aid.
  • You must not owe a refund on a federal grant or be in default on a federal student loan.
  • You must demonstrate financial need (except for unsubsidized Stafford Loans).

How soon before enrolling should I start the financial aid process?

As soon as you have decided to further your education, you should start the financial aid process by first requesting your PIN and then begin filling out your FAFSA form.

What is the Herzing University school code for FAFSA?

Students attending all Herzing campuses should include the school code for the Madison, Wisconsin, location: 009621.

My FAFSA form has been processed. What is my EFC?

The EFC is your Estimated Family Contribution. Based on the information you provided on your FAFSA, the government estimates the amount your family will be able to contribute for that school year. Please note: It is common for this EFC number to change once Herzing University’s Educational Funding Department reviews your application and makes any necessary updates to your FAFSA information.

What is the Student Aid Report (SAR)?

The Student Aid Report shows the information you provided on your FAFSA form, along with your Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) figure, and Data Release Number (DRN). Review this information carefully. If you need to make any corrections, go to Make Corrections to a Processed FAFSA.

When do I know how much financial aid I will receive?

Once you have been accepted to Herzing University and have fulfilled all requirements for the financial aid application, you will receive a Financial Aid Award Letter detailing your Financial Aid Award Package, including the dollar amount and type of aid you will receive.

How and when is my financial aid money disbursed?

Once you accept your Financial Aid Award Package and begin classes, your financial aid award money will be applied to your account at Herzing University to cover the cost of tuition. Any remaining money will be mailed as a check to your address on file according to the mail dates indicated on your award letter, unless you choose to return the unused portion to the lender. Please note: It is the student’s responsibility to communicate any name and/or address changes to Herzing University.

What if financial aid does not cover my full tuition amount?

You are responsible for any balance on your account that is not covered by financial aid. Possible payment options include cash or credit card, employer tuition reimbursement, military benefits, or scholarships. Contact an educational funding officer to learn more.

What happens if I withdraw from a course or Herzing University?

Any changes to your enrollment status may affect financial aid eligibility. If you need to withdraw from a course(s), please speak to your advisor to discuss the potential ramifications on your financial aid.

Dependent Students

According to my FAFSA form, I’m considered a dependent student. What does this mean?

Based on your age, marital status, and family status, you may be considered a dependent student and you will need your parent’s help when completing the financial aid process. If you have questions about being declared a dependent student, or if your parents are divorced and you’re not sure which parent(s) need to supply information, please contact an educational funding officer.

What if I am a dependent student, but my parents won’t complete their portion of the financial aid forms?

Unfortunately, if your parents are unwilling to provide the required information then you will likely be ineligible for federal and state financial aid. Please contact an educational funding officer if you have questions about your specific situation.

Verification

What is verification?

Verification if a common step in the financial aid process. If your FAFSA is selected for verification by either the U.S. Department of Education or Herzing University Financial Aid, you will be asked to submit additional information to verify that the questions on your FAFSA form were answered correctly.

What happens if my FAFSA is selected for verification?

If selected for verification, you will be required to submit a Verification Worksheet (provided by your Educational Funding Department) and some, or all, of the following:

  • A copy of your most recent federal tax filing, and your spouse’s or parent’s tax filing if applicable. You can request a free Tax Transcript from the IRS Tax Transcript Request Line by calling 800-829-1040 (fastest service) or go to http://www.irs.gov/Individuals/Order-a-Transcript.
  • Proof of child support paid
  • Identity and Statement of Educational Purpose
  • High school diploma or GED

Other supporting documentation includes, but is not limited to:

  • W2’s
  • Birth certificate
  • Immigration papers
  • Social security card
  • Divorce decree or separation documentation (must have correct, current name)
  • Ward of the Court
  • Homelessness documentation
  • SNAP Benefits

I’m ready to apply for financial aid. Where do I start?

Our step-by-step instructions will guide you through the financial aid application process.

New Orleans - FAQ's

Here you will find answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about financial aid. Please contact an if you need clarification or have further questions.

General Questions

How do I know if I’m eligible for Financial Aid through Herzing University?

You are eligible if you meet the following criteria:

  • You are a citizen or eligible non-citizen.
  • You have a valid social security number (unless you are from the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, or the Republic of Palau).
  • You are registered with the selective service if you are male, age 18-25. If you have not yet registered, go to http://www.sss.gov/ for more information.
  • You have a high school diploma, GED, or pass an exam approved by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • You are enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a regular student working toward a degree or certificate in an eligible program at a school that participates in the federal student aid programs.
  • You do not have a drug conviction for an offense that occurred while you were receiving federal student aid.
  • You must not owe a refund on a federal grant or be in default on a federal student loan.
  • You must demonstrate financial need (except for unsubsidized Stafford Loans).

How soon before enrolling should I start the financial aid process?

As soon as you have decided to further your education, you should start the financial aid process by first requesting your PIN and then begin filling out your FAFSA form.

What is the Herzing University school code for FAFSA?

Students attending all Herzing campuses should include the school code for the Madison, Wisconsin, location: 009621.

My FAFSA form has been processed. What is my EFC?

The EFC is your Estimated Family Contribution. Based on the information you provided on your FAFSA, the government estimates the amount your family will be able to contribute for that school year. Please note: It is common for this EFC number to change once Herzing University’s Educational Funding Department reviews your application and makes any necessary updates to your FAFSA information.

What is the Student Aid Report (SAR)?

The Student Aid Report shows the information you provided on your FAFSA form, along with your Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) figure, and Data Release Number (DRN). Review this information carefully. If you need to make any corrections, go to Make Corrections to a Processed FAFSA.

When do I know how much financial aid I will receive?

Once you have been accepted to Herzing University and have fulfilled all requirements for the financial aid application, you will receive a Financial Aid Award Letter detailing your Financial Aid Award Package, including the dollar amount and type of aid you will receive.

How and when is my financial aid money disbursed?

Once you accept your Financial Aid Award Package and begin classes, your financial aid award money will be applied to your account at Herzing University to cover the cost of tuition. Any remaining money will be mailed as a check to your address on file according to the mail dates indicated on your award letter, unless you choose to return the unused portion to the lender. Please note: It is the student’s responsibility to communicate any name and/or address changes to Herzing University.

What if financial aid does not cover my full tuition amount?

You are responsible for any balance on your account that is not covered by financial aid. Possible payment options include cash or credit card, employer tuition reimbursement, military benefits, or scholarships. Contact an educational funding officer to learn more.

What happens if I withdraw from a course or Herzing University?

Any changes to your enrollment status may affect financial aid eligibility. If you need to withdraw from a course(s), please speak to your advisor to discuss the potential ramifications on your financial aid.

Dependent Students

According to my FAFSA form, I’m considered a dependent student. What does this mean?

Based on your age, marital status, and family status, you may be considered a dependent student and you will need your parent’s help when completing the financial aid process. If you have questions about being declared a dependent student, or if your parents are divorced and you’re not sure which parent(s) need to supply information, please contact an educational funding officer.

What if I am a dependent student, but my parents won’t complete their portion of the financial aid forms?

Unfortunately, if your parents are unwilling to provide the required information then you will likely be ineligible for federal and state financial aid. Please contact an educational funding officer if you have questions about your specific situation.

Verification

What is verification?

Verification if a common step in the financial aid process. If your FAFSA is selected for verification by either the U.S. Department of Education or Herzing University Financial Aid, you will be asked to submit additional information to verify that the questions on your FAFSA form were answered correctly.

What happens if my FAFSA is selected for verification?

If selected for verification, you will be required to submit a Verification Worksheet (provided by your Educational Funding Department) and some, or all, of the following:

  • A copy of your most recent federal tax filing, and your spouse’s or parent’s tax filing if applicable. You can request a free Tax Transcript from the IRS Tax Transcript Request Line by calling 800-829-1040 (fastest service) or go to http://www.irs.gov/Individuals/Order-a-Transcript.
  • Proof of child support paid
  • Identity and Statement of Educational Purpose
  • High school diploma or GED

Other supporting documentation includes, but is not limited to:

  • W2’s
  • Birth certificate
  • Immigration papers
  • Social security card
  • Divorce decree or separation documentation (must have correct, current name)
  • Ward of the Court
  • Homelessness documentation
  • SNAP Benefits

I’m ready to apply for financial aid. Where do I start?

Our step-by-step instructions will guide you through the financial aid application process.

Orlando - FAQ's

Here you will find answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about financial aid. Please contact an if you need clarification or have further questions.

General Questions

How do I know if I’m eligible for Financial Aid through Herzing University?

You are eligible if you meet the following criteria:

  • You are a citizen or eligible non-citizen.
  • You have a valid social security number (unless you are from the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, or the Republic of Palau).
  • You are registered with the selective service if you are male, age 18-25. If you have not yet registered, go to http://www.sss.gov/ for more information.
  • You have a high school diploma, GED, or pass an exam approved by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • You are enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a regular student working toward a degree or certificate in an eligible program at a school that participates in the federal student aid programs.
  • You do not have a drug conviction for an offense that occurred while you were receiving federal student aid.
  • You must not owe a refund on a federal grant or be in default on a federal student loan.
  • You must demonstrate financial need (except for unsubsidized Stafford Loans).

How soon before enrolling should I start the financial aid process?

As soon as you have decided to further your education, you should start the financial aid process by first requesting your PIN and then begin filling out your FAFSA form.

What is the Herzing University school code for FAFSA?

Students attending all Herzing campuses should include the school code for the Madison, Wisconsin, location: 009621.

My FAFSA form has been processed. What is my EFC?

The EFC is your Estimated Family Contribution. Based on the information you provided on your FAFSA, the government estimates the amount your family will be able to contribute for that school year. Please note: It is common for this EFC number to change once Herzing University’s Educational Funding Department reviews your application and makes any necessary updates to your FAFSA information.

What is the Student Aid Report (SAR)?

The Student Aid Report shows the information you provided on your FAFSA form, along with your Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) figure, and Data Release Number (DRN). Review this information carefully. If you need to make any corrections, go to Make Corrections to a Processed FAFSA.

When do I know how much financial aid I will receive?

Once you have been accepted to Herzing University and have fulfilled all requirements for the financial aid application, you will receive a Financial Aid Award Letter detailing your Financial Aid Award Package, including the dollar amount and type of aid you will receive.

How and when is my financial aid money disbursed?

Once you accept your Financial Aid Award Package and begin classes, your financial aid award money will be applied to your account at Herzing University to cover the cost of tuition. Any remaining money will be mailed as a check to your address on file according to the mail dates indicated on your award letter, unless you choose to return the unused portion to the lender. Please note: It is the student’s responsibility to communicate any name and/or address changes to Herzing University.

What if financial aid does not cover my full tuition amount?

You are responsible for any balance on your account that is not covered by financial aid. Possible payment options include cash or credit card, employer tuition reimbursement, military benefits, or scholarships. Contact an educational funding officer to learn more.

What happens if I withdraw from a course or Herzing University?

Any changes to your enrollment status may affect financial aid eligibility. If you need to withdraw from a course(s), please speak to your advisor to discuss the potential ramifications on your financial aid.

Dependent Students

According to my FAFSA form, I’m considered a dependent student. What does this mean?

Based on your age, marital status, and family status, you may be considered a dependent student and you will need your parent’s help when completing the financial aid process. If you have questions about being declared a dependent student, or if your parents are divorced and you’re not sure which parent(s) need to supply information, please contact an educational funding officer.

What if I am a dependent student, but my parents won’t complete their portion of the financial aid forms?

Unfortunately, if your parents are unwilling to provide the required information then you will likely be ineligible for federal and state financial aid. Please contact an educational funding officer if you have questions about your specific situation.

Verification

What is verification?

Verification if a common step in the financial aid process. If your FAFSA is selected for verification by either the U.S. Department of Education or Herzing University Financial Aid, you will be asked to submit additional information to verify that the questions on your FAFSA form were answered correctly.

What happens if my FAFSA is selected for verification?

If selected for verification, you will be required to submit a Verification Worksheet (provided by your Educational Funding Department) and some, or all, of the following:

  • A copy of your most recent federal tax filing, and your spouse’s or parent’s tax filing if applicable. You can request a free Tax Transcript from the IRS Tax Transcript Request Line by calling 800-829-1040 (fastest service) or go to http://www.irs.gov/Individuals/Order-a-Transcript
  • Proof of child support paid
  • Identity and Statement of Educational Purpose
  • High school diploma or GED

Other supporting documentation includes, but is not limited to:

  • W2’s
  • Birth certificate
  • Immigration papers
  • Social security card
  • Divorce decree or separation documentation (must have correct, current name)
  • Ward of the Court
  • Homelessness documentation
  • SNAP Benefits

I’m ready to apply for financial aid. Where do I start?

Our step-by-step instructions will guide you through the financial aid application process.

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