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State Grants and Scholarships

Alabama State Grants only apply to students enrolled at the Herzing University- Birmingham campus. Herzing University is approved to award students with the following grants. Please contact the Financial Aid Department for further information.

Alabama Student Assistance Program

For more information regarding eligibility requirements, criteria for selection, amounts awarded, and procedures on how to apply please visit the following Alabama Commission on Higher Education website: https://ache.edu/StudentAsst.aspx

Florida State Grants only apply to students enrolled at the Herzing University- Orlando campus. Herzing University is approved to award students with the following grants. Please contact the Financial Aid Department for further information.

Florida Bright Futures

For more information regarding eligibility requirements, criteria for selection, amounts awarded, and procedures on how to apply please visit the following Florida Department of Education website: http://www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org/SSFAD/bf/bfmain.htm

Florida Student Assistance Grant

For more information regarding eligibility requirements, criteria for selection, amounts awarded, and procedures on how to apply please visit the following Florida Department of Education website: http://www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org/SSFAD/factsheets/FSAG.pdf

José Martí Scholarship Challenge Grant Fund

For more information regarding eligibility requirements, criteria for selection, amounts awarded, and procedures on how to apply please visit the following Florida Department of Education website: http://www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org/SSFAD/factsheets/JoseMarti.pdf

Scholarships for Children and Spouses of Deceased or Disabled Veterans

For more information regarding eligibility requirements, criteria for selection, amounts awarded, and procedures on how to apply please visit the following Florida Department of Education website: http://www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org/SSFAD/factsheets/CSDDV.pdf

Georgia State Aid programs only apply to students enrolled at the Herzing University – Atlanta campus. Herzing University is approved to award students with the following grants. Please contact the Financial Aid Department for further information.

Georgia Tuition Equalization Grant

For more information regarding eligibility requirements, criteria for selection, amounts awarded and procedures on how to apply, please visit the Georgia Student Finance Commission website: https://www.gafutures.org/hope-state-aid-programs/scholarships-grants/georgia-tuition-equalization-grant/

Public Safety Memorial Grant

For more information regarding eligibility requirements, criteria for selection, amounts awarded and procedures on how to apply, please visit the Georgia Student Finance Commission website: https://www.gafutures.org/hope-state-aid-programs/scholarships-grants/public-safety-memorial-grant/

HOPE Scholarship

For more information regarding eligibility requirements, criteria for selection, amounts awarded and procedures on how to apply, please visit the Georgia Student Finance Commission website: https://www.gafutures.org/hope-state-aid-programs/hope-zell-miller-scholarships/

REACH Georgia Scholarship Program

For more information regarding eligibility requirements, criteria for selection, amounts awarded and procedures on how to apply, please visit the Georgia Student Finance Commission website: https://www.gafutures.org/hope-state-aid-programs/scholarships-grants/reach-georgia/

Zell Miller Scholarship

For more information regarding eligibility requirements, criteria for selection, amounts awarded and procedures on how to apply, please visit the Georgia Student Finance Commission website: https://www.gafutures.org/hope-state-aid-programs/hope-zell-miller-scholarships/

Dual Enrollment

For more information regarding eligibility requirements, criteria for selection, amounts awarded and procedures on how to apply, please visit the Georgia Student Finance Commission website: https://www.gafutures.org/hope-state-aid-programs/scholarships-grants/

Georgia HERO

For more information regarding eligibility requirements, criteria for selection, amounts awarded and procedures on how to apply, please visit the Georgia Student Finance Commission website: https://www.gafutures.org/hope-state-aid-programs/scholarships-grants/georgia-hero/

Georgia National Guard (GNG) Service Cancelable Loan (SCL)

For more information regarding eligibility requirements, criteria for selection, amounts awarded and procedures on how to apply, please visit the Georgia Student Finance Commission website: https://www.gafutures.org/hope-state-aid-programs/military/gng-scl/

Student Access Loan

For more information regarding eligibility requirements, criteria for selection, amounts awarded and procedures on how to apply, please visit the Georgia Student Finance Commission website: https://www.gafutures.org/hope-state-aid-programs/loans/

Louisiana State Aid programs only apply to students enrolled at the Herzing University – New Orleans campus. Herzing University is approved to award students with the following grants. Please contact the Financial Aid Department for further information.

Ohio State Grants only apply to students enrolled at the Herzing University- Akron and Herzing University- Toledo campuses. Herzing University is approved to award students with the following grant. Please contact the Financial Aid Department for further information.

Ohio College Opportunity Grant

For more information regarding eligibility requirements, criteria for selection, amounts awarded, and procedures on how to apply please visit the following Ohio Higher Education website: https://www.ohiohighered.org/ocog

Minnesota State Grants only apply to students enrolled at the Herzing University- Minneapolis campus. Herzing University is approved to award students with the following grants. Please contact the Financial Aid Department for further information.

Minnesota Child Care Grant

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.ohe.state.mn.us/mPg.cfm?pageID=140

Minnesota Indian Scholarship

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.ohe.state.mn.us/mPg.cfm?pageID=149

Minnesota State Grant

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.ohe.state.mn.us/mPg.cfm?pageID=138

Wisconsin State Grants only apply to Wisconsin residents, enrolled at the Herzing University - Online, Herzing University - Brookfield, Herzing University - Kenosha, and Herzing University - Madison campuses. Herzing University is approved to award the following grants to students who qualify. Please contact the Financial Aid Department for further information.

Wisconsin Grant

The Wisconsin Grant program provides grant assistance to undergraduate, Wisconsin residents enrolled at least half-time in degree or certificate programs at nonprofit, independent colleges or universities based in Wisconsin. Awards are based on financial need and partially based on that portion of tuition in excess of UW-Madison tuition. The maximum award amount is established annually by HEAB. Eligibility cannot exceed ten semesters. To apply, students must complete the FAFSA prior to HEAB’s waitlist date. For more information, contact the Financial Aid Department or visit http://heab.wisconsin.gov/.

Indian Student Assistance Grant

Awards under this program are made to Wisconsin residents who are at least 25% Native American and are undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in degree or certificate programs. To apply, students must complete the FAFSA and Indian Student Assistance Grant Application. Award amounts vary, but cannot exceed $1,100. If you think you may qualify, please contact the Financial Aid Department to obtain an application. 

Minority Undergraduate Retention Grant

Awards under this program are made to Wisconsin resident minority undergraduates, excluding first year students, enrolled at least half-time. According to the statutes, a minority student is defined as a student who is either an African American; American Indian; Hispanic; or Southeast Asian from Laos, Cambodia, or Vietnam admitted to the U.S. after December 31, 1975. Award amounts vary, but cannot exceed $2,500. To apply, students must complete the FAFSA and be nominated by Herzing. Please note: Herzing University receives a limited allocation of funds for the Minority Undergraduate Retention Grant, and not all students who meet basic eligibility requirements for this grant will be able to receive grant funds.

Hearing & Visually Handicapped Student Grant

The Handicapped Student Grant Program was established to provide funding for undergraduate Wisconsin residents, enrolled at least half-time, that show financial need and have a severe or profound hearing or visual impairment. For purposes of this grant the hearing loss must be 40 decibels or greater in the better ear and/or the vision loss must be 20/200 or less in the better eye or the field of vision must be 20 degrees or less in the better eye. Award amounts vary, but cannot exceed $2,500. To apply, students must complete the FAFSA and Hearing & Visually Handicapped Student Grant Application. If you think you may qualify, please contact the Financial Aid Department to obtain an application.

Academic Excellence Scholarship

Academic Excellence Scholarships are awarded to Wisconsin high school seniors who have the highest grade point average in each public and private high school throughout the State of Wisconsin. In order to receive a scholarship, a student must be enrolled on a full-time basis by September 30th of the academic year following the academic year in which he or she was designated as a scholar, at a participating University of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Technical College, or independent institution in the state. Students must be continually enrolled from term to term and maintain at least a 3.00 cumulative GPA. There is no application process – recipients are designated by their high school based on GPA. Award amount is $2,250 per year, to be applied towards tuition. Eligibility cannot exceed 8 semesters.

Wisconsin Covenant Program

Each student who has fulfilled the Wisconsin Covenant pledge is recognized as a Wisconsin Covenant Scholar and will receive a Wisconsin Covenant Scholars Grant of at least $250 for up to 8 semesters. Note: The Wisconsin Covenant Program was discontinued and the last cohort of students able to sign the pledge was in September, 2011; therefore, 2015 high school graduates are the last cohort of students who will continue to receive this benefit, if eligible. For more information about how the Wisconsin Covenant Program determines eligibility, visit: http://heab.state.wi.us/covenant/hard_copy.html. Students must be enrolled at least half-time and maintain SAP. If a student fails to meet SAP for one semester, they cannot regain eligibility. To continue to receive the grant, students must complete the FAFSA each year. If you think you may qualify, please contact the Financial Aid Department.

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 Grant disbursements will begin in Week 3 of each qualifying student’s award period. Funds are applied to students' ledger accounts. If available, excess funds will be disbursed within 14 days after the date of disbursement. Textbooks are included in the cost of tuition and charges, therefore Title IV eligible students will not receive early disbursements of the Federal Pell Grant.

Please contact the Financial Aid Department for further information.

Applying for Title IV 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

Federal Pell Grant

Federal Pell Grants are given to undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need. Students are required to fill out a FAFSA in order to qualify. For more information regarding eligibility requirements, criteria for selection, amounts awarded, and procedures on how to apply please visit the following Federal Student Aid website: https://studentaid.gov/understand-aid/types/grants/pell

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants are awarded to students who demonstrate exceptional financial need. Students must be Pell eligible undergraduate students, attending at a half-time or greater status, who have not earned a bachelor’s degree. Students are required to fill out a FAFSA in order to qualify. For more information regarding eligibility requirements, criteria for selection, amounts awarded, and procedures on how to apply please visit the following Federal Student Aid website: https://studentaid.gov/understand-aid/types/grants/fseog

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