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.
You are eligible if you meet the following criteria:
Students attending all Herzing campuses should include the school code for the Madison, Wisconsin, location: 009621.
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.
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 a correction  to revise your processed FAFSA.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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 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.
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:
Other supporting documentation includes, but is not limited to:
Our step-by-step instructions will guide you through the financial aid application process .