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Frequently Asked Questions
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.
Students attending all Herzing campuses should include the school code for the Madison, Wisconsin location: 009621.
The Student Aid Report shows the information you provided on your FAFSA, 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 FAFSA.ed.gov to revise your processed FAFSA.
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) needs to supply information, please contact a financial aid advisor.
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.
Once you have been accepted to Herzing University and have fulfilled all requirements for the financial aid application, you will receive a Financial Aid Offer notification detailing your Financial Aid Package, including the dollar amount and type of aid you will receive.
If selected for verification, you will be required to submit a Verification Worksheet (provided by your Financial Aid 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 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:
- 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
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 Financial Aid Department reviews your application and makes any necessary updates to your FAFSA information.