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Scholarships and Grants
Financial Aid

Herzing University provides students with scholarship and grant opportunities from many different sources.

Scholarships and grants are an excellent option for covering expenses related to attending Herzing University. Typically, scholarships and grants do not need to repaid which helps reduce educational debt after leaving school.

Federal Grant Options Top
Applying for Title IV aid

Anyone interested in applying for financial aid should begin by filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Visit https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa to complete you FAFSA today! Prefer a mobile app? The FAFSA form is on the myStudentAid app, available on the App Store (iOS) or on Google Play (Android).

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The FAFSA Process graphic—Walks through the process of preparing for, completing, and submitting a FAFSA form. This includes info on what happens after the form is submitted. You can also visit https://studentaid.gov/apply-for-aid/fafsa/filling-out for more information.

Herzing University’s school code is: 009621

Eligibility for Tile IV aid

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 10 days after the start of each qualifying student’s award period. Funds are applied directly to students' ledger accounts. If available, excess funds will be released within 14 days after the funds have been received be the Department of Education. The cost of required textbooks are included in applicable fees, therefore Title IV eligible students will not receive early disbursements of the Federal Pell Grant.

Please contact the Financial Aid Department for further information.

Federal Pell Grant

Federal Pell Grants are given to undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need. Students are required to fill out a FAFSA 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 with an EFC of 0 in the applicable award year. Students are required to fill out a FAFSA 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

State Scholarship and Grant Options Top

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.

Herzing Provided Scholarship and Grant Options Top

Herzing University offers several scholarships and grants designed to benefit students. These may be awarded based on academic achievement, financial need, or community affiliations and do not have to be repaid. An application and supporting documentation may be required to determine eligibility. Please contact the Financial Aid Department to obtain an application, determine your eligibility, or request additional details.

As we review scholarship applications, we strive to uphold a diverse, equitable and inclusive review process that ensures a fair recipient selection. We are aware of the potential biases that can affect our goal of an equitable process, and are committed to working together as a University to reduce the impact of bias through training, acknowledgment, and civil discourse.

Additional Educational Grant Opportunities Top

Herzing University is honored to have the opportunity to offer students additional educational grant opportunities to assist in reducing the financial burden of attending school. The below opportunities are available for select programs and at select locations. Contact the Student Services Department with questions about eligibility for any of these additional educational grant opportunities.

Workforce Opportunity for Rural Communities (WORC) Grant

Candidate Description

For students enrolled in Herzing New Orleans Campus in qualifying programs that provide certifications leading to high-quality, vertical career trajectory in jobs in Jefferson Parish and the surrounding DRA region.

Eligibility Requirements

Students living in the Jefferson Parish or neighboring parishes located within the DRA, including LaFourche, St. Charles, Orleans, Plaquemines, St Bernard, and St. Tammany.

Students newly enrolled in one of the following programs:  

  • Sterile Processing Diploma (SPD)
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  • Master of Science in Nursing Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Degree

Special consideration will be given to dislocated workers in the hospitality and energy industries and incumbent RNs interested in entering the mental health field.

Amount

Varies based on program and other eligibility criteria

Disbursements

Varies based on program and other eligibility criteria


Every Experience Counts Grant

Candidate Description

Scholars interested in pursuing a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner degree to utilize in a career working with medically underserved and underfunded communities can receive $10,000 to be applied towards Herzing University tuition.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Enrolled in Herzing University’s Master of Science in Nursing Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (MSNPMHNP) program as an RN-MSN or MSN student; completing all coursework and program requirements
  • Maintain a minimum 3.25 GPA
  • Prepare to enter Class NU 673 Psychiatric Mental Healthcare I
  • Complete all required clinical placement at HRSA-eligible organization
  • Participate in an integrative healthcare project with a focus on mental illness in a medically underserved area of the community
  • Maintain one-year post-graduation employment status working with person in underserved and underfunded areas of the community

Amount

$10,000 total grant to be applied towards Herzing University tuition

Disbursement

Varies based on individual student schedule


Child Care Access Means Parents in School Program (CCAMPIS) Grant

Candidate Description

Available to student parents and primary caretakers of children 5 or younger to assist with the cost of keeping their children enrolled in a quality child care center.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Enrolled in classes at Herzing University minimum of 6 credits/semester
  • Maintain overall 2.0 GPA
  • Eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant
  • Primary caretaker for dependent child under the age of 5 or over the age of 5 and have a disability requiring constant care
  • Have children enrolled in an approved licensed and accredited childcare center
  • Apply for other childcare funding services (State Subsidized care, external scholarships, university scholarships, etc.)

Amount

Varies and is subject to change

Disbursement

Monthly paid directly to Child Care Center

Application

CCAMPIS at HU Application

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