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Financial Aid Steps

While our Financial Aid Advisors will guide you through the Financial Aid application, feel free to begin the process by completing the steps below.

Start by going to

  1. Register for a PIN – This PIN will act as your electronic signature for your online financial aid documents. Please request that the PIN be emailed to you.
  2. Complete the current year's FAFSA using your most recent federal tax information. – You can fill this form out online and submit it with your PIN. Please remember to add two Herzing University school code to your FAFSA form (School Codes: E01110 New Orleans, LA and 009621 Madison, WI).
  3. Set up an appointment to meet with a Financial Aid Advisor.

Available Military Student Services

Military students have different needs than our civilian students. You might need to schedule courses around active duty or have transfer credit from military training. At Herzing, you’ll have the support of both a student advisor and career development specialist who have experience working with military students and meeting their needs.


We do not require a minimum high-school GPA or SAT/ACT score for acceptance to Herzing. Instead, we concentrate on who you are now and how motivated you are about earning your degree.

Student Advising

Herzing has a large student population comprised of veterans, reservists, and active duty servicemembers. As a new student, you will be appointed a student advisor who will remain with you from day one through graduation.

Career Development

Whether you are working toward advancing your rank or are looking for a civilian career, Herzing’s quality, career-focused programs and outstanding student support services will help you get there.

As a Herzing graduate, you will enjoy free access to our career development services for life. Our experienced staff are available to assist should you need to find a new position, move to an unfamiliar area, or are in the market for a civilian position once your time in the service is fulfilled.

Special Accommodations

Should you require any special accommodations due to disability or injury, please let your admissions advisor know prior to submitting your admissions application. Our accommodations specialist will then confidentially work with you regarding your needs. This early attention will help ensure everything is in place prior to your first day of class.

Herzing dental hygiene and dental assisting students are basically BFF’s with Jared Allen and the Minnesota Vikings… OK, maybe not BFF’s, but most students who attended TeamSmile’s recent event had the chance to meet and snap a quick photo with Jared Allen and other Vikings players. However, bumping elbows with Minnesota athletic fame was not what made the day great.

TeamSmile is an organization that partners with professional athletic teams nationwide to bring much-needed dental care to underserved kids in the surrounding communities. By relying on skilled volunteers, utilizing athletic team facilities, and the occasional sports celebrity, TeamSmile is able to provide kids with a range of dental services in an exciting environment.

Throughout TeamSmile’s event at the Vikings practice field last Tuesday, over 300 kids were able to receive dental care! Due to the number of kids being seen at the event, Herzing dental hygiene and dental assisting volunteers had to jump in wherever they were needed. For some hygiene students, that meant doing the work of an assistant, while dental assisting students took on a more extreme form of assisting. Due to the electrical setup of the practice field, the dental chairs were set up in the end-zone, while the majority of the supplies remained on the 50 yard line. This meant Herzing dental assisting students would literally run back and forth, from the 50 yard line to the end-zone, with trays full of supplies!

Whether it was Jared Allen comforting a nervous boy getting his teeth cleaned, Herzing hygiene students doing whatever was asked of them, or dental assisting students doing the 50-yard supply dash, it was a great event for both the kids and volunteers.

Advantages for International Students

Why Should You Choose Herzing University?

Here are some of the many reasons that international students choose Herzing University.

A High-Quality Education

The United States is recognized as having the most distinguished university system in the world. As part of that system, Herzing University has programs and courses that feature the current and future knowledge and skills employers look for in university graduates. Our expert faculty members are leaders in their fields.

We pride ourselves on giving individual attention to our students through our 18:1 average student-to-professor ratio in our classrooms. Additionally, U.S. News & World Report—a news publisher known for its authoritative educational rankings—recognized Herzing University in 2014 for having one of the “Best Online Bachelor’s Programs” in the United States.

An Authentic American Experience

All Herzing University classes are integrated and include a variety of students from the United States and around the globe. International students and U.S. students learn, collaborate, and study together in every class.

International students learn about American education and culture, and importantly, American students and faculty enhance their global knowledge and perspectives by sharing experiences with international students. Students say that these relationships formed at Herzing University are often the most valuable, both in the classroom and throughout their careers.

Cultural Support for You and Peace of Mind for Your Family

At Herzing University, we understand that international students need support when they move to the U.S. Herzing University professionals in student services can help in a variety of areas such as dietary, religious, or other cultural needs. We can also help you find the place you’ll call home during your stay at Herzing University.

All international students will be connected with an on-campus Herzing University ambassador—a knowledgeable, accessible person who can provide one-on-one assistance with any questions, concerns, or needs you might have. You’ll have peace of mind, and so will your family back home.

We’re Focused on Your Success

At Herzing University, we’re not just interested in enrolling you as a student. From the day you arrive to the day you graduate, we help you succeed. Whatever you need, help is just a phone call or an email away.

Whether it’s assistance with time management, a personal issue, or a difficult course, Herzing University’s dedicated faculty and staff will provide the individual attention you need to overcome any obstacles and get back on the road to success.

An Education Experience that is Personal

Herzing University’s supportive, personalized approach to education ensures that all Herzing University students have the tools and assistance they need to maximize their educational and career success. Herzing University’s leadership, faculty, and staff will get to know you as an individual. At Herzing University you will feel like a valued member of our learning community, not like a number.

Complete Your Degree in Three Years or Earn a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Four Years

While most U.S. universities have a two semester academic year, Herzing University has a three semester academic year. So, if you’d like to accelerate your bachelor’s degree completion to pursue your career or to save a year of U.S. living expenses, you can earn your degree in three years instead of four. Or, to help you take maximum advantage of your available study time in the U.S., Herzing University also offers an accelerated program where you can earn both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in four years total.

Gain Practical Work Experience Through OPT

Optional Practical Training [OPT] is U.S. work experience that Herzing University international students with F-1 status can gain for up to one year after completing their degrees, through the permission of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. If you are approved for this program, you can extend your student visa for one year while you gain valuable U.S. work experience.

Simple, Facilitated Admissions Process and Online Enrollment

At Herzing University, our admissions process is completed entirely online. The process is simple, and each international student is matched with a personal advisor for step-by-step assistance in submitting online all required documentation and information, including transcripts and diplomas. Once you are accepted into Herzing University, enrollment in your courses is also entirely online for maximum convenience.

Fast Acceptance and Three Start Dates Per Year

At Herzing University, we typically provide acceptance decisions within one week of receiving all required application materials.  Most other U.S. universities take much longer.  We also have three start dates each year for students to begin their Herzing University programs in the U.S. This helps students begin their studies in the U.S. as soon as possible.

Favorable Tuition and Fees

In the U.S., in-state tuition is the best available tuition rate. This is the tuition that a U.S. citizen residing in a given state pays to attend universities located in that state.

Herzing University’s tuition is very competitive, and it compares favorably to U.S. in-state tuition rates. This often makes Herzing University’s competitive tuition rate even more affordable than schools offering scholarships.

Online – About Herzing

You need a degree to get ahead, but it’s difficult to find a quality program that fits your busy schedule. Herzing's online degree program could be just the answer.

Online Offerings

Our online program offers the flexibility, personalization, and support you need to succeed in today’s ever-changing job market. We offer undergraduate, graduate, and associate degrees, as well as diplomas in over 50 programs and a continuing education program.

Flexible and Convenient

Earn your degree from the comfort of your own home. Don’t worry about missing class. You can log into your virtual classroom when it’s convenient for you.

Personalized Attention

You’ll receive the same personalized attention and career-focused education that we offer in our traditional classroom. We work closely with industry leaders and employers to ensure our college degree and diploma programs lead to long-term career success. Discover why our hands-on coursework, experienced faculty, and student-first approach set us apart from other online universities.

About Herzing University

Career-focused, convenient, and caring — these ideas define an education from Herzing University. We offer personalization and support to help you earn your degree and advance your career. Our innovative career programs provide flexible learning options and convenient scheduling for busy students with campuses in eight U.S. states. We have a variety of academic offerings to meet student's needs wherever they are in life, including undergraduate, graduate, online, and continuing education programs.

We’ve built up a supportive community of faculty, staff, and fellow learners. Founded in 1965 by Henry and Suzanne Herzing, we continue the family legacy with their daughter, Renée Herzing, as our president. Under her leadership, Herzing is the only accredited, private, woman-owned university in the U.S. and is WBE certified by the National Women Business Owners Corporation. We are also, once again, recognized as a member of the GI Jobs list of “Military Friendly Schools” for 2014.

Moving forward, we will remain focused on providing students with a caring learning environment that fosters long-term career success. Discover for yourself why students choose Herzing University every year.

The Herzing University Dental Hygiene Clinic welcomes the public to come in for low cost dental hygiene care. Service is available to those who are 5 years old and above. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian for the entire appointment.

A senior discount of 50% is offered to all patients 55 year of age and older on most services. Current students and faculty are seen free of cost in our clinic and alumni are seen at a 50% discount.

Work is done by dental hygiene students while supervised by dental hygiene faculty and a supervising staff dentist. The treatment needed will be determined by the student, hygiene faculty and/or the supervising dentist. The average appointment time is 2.5 to 3 hours. More than one appointment may be necessary to complete treatment.

Services provided include:

Adult Prophy - $30

Child Prophy - $20

Full Mouth Debridement - $30

Periodontal Maintenance - $30

Sealants (per tooth) - $6

2 Bitewing Radiographs - $6

4 Bitewing Radiographs - $10

Full Mouth Set (18 films) - $30

Pedodontic Full Mouth Se t- $25

Single PA Radiograph - $2

Site Specific Antibiotic - $20 (no discount given)

The following services are provided at no charge:

Head and Neck Exam

Assessment of blood pressure

Dental Chartings

Periodontal Assessment

Oral Hygiene Instruction

Nitrous Oxide

Fluoride Treatment

The clinic does not accept any insurance for payment of treatment.

Accepted payment methods are cash, debit or credit cards.

To schedule an appointment, call 763-231-3174

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014

Jessica Olle

I was a full-time online student earning my Bachelor’s Degree. I was pleased with the work that I was doing and the performance of the work that I was turning in. The online courses were formed to my lifestyle and made school easy to attend. 

There was a point in my studies that I needed additional assistance, and I had to make an appointment to visit the Academic Success Center. While receiving the additional help, I also inquired about my schedule. This question led me to my academic advisor. When I was introduced to my advisor, she asked if I was willing to take one of my upcoming classes on campus that she was teaching. I accepted her offer.

Being on ground gave me a great insight on all of the additional benefits that the campus had to offer. I learned of Phi Beta Lambda (the collegiate level of Future Business Leaders of America) from my advisor. I was intrigued with what the Business group had to offer me, and what I could give back to PBL in return. 

My first meeting was amazing! I signed up to be a member on my first day. I attended every meeting that was held and volunteered as much time as I could. My efforts and support in the Business club paid off. I was offered an officer position just a few months in. I accepted this as an opportunity to help myself grow along with the others that I helped lead. I had a way to give back to my fellow students. 

I have grown dramatically in my leadership skills. I took steps to prepare for state competitions and am currently preparing for National Competitions. Phi Beta Lambda has helped me strengthen my leadership goals by allowing me to be a leader, make mistakes, and grow in my confidence and abilities.

Undergraduate Admissions

Start a New, Fulfilling Career Today

At Herzing University, a college education is within your reach. Whether you are a recent high school grad, an international student, a transfer student, or a working adult, we’ll help you find the right undergraduate program for your educational and career goals.

We offer a personal approach to college admissions. Our admissions advisors are with you every step of the way to answer questions, provide guidance, and help you realize your dream of a college degree.

Let’s Get Started

We’ve made our undergraduate admissions process simple and straightforward. Here is what you need to know to get started.

Admission stages

Step 1 of 4: Meet with an Admissions Advisor
Schedule an interview with one of our admissions advisors. You’ll learn important information about our programs, scheduling, start dates, enrollment requirements, student services, and employment opportunities for graduates. We will also review your prior education, explore our program options with you, and answer any questions you have regarding your education.

For those looking to attend one of our local campuses, we will also take you on a tour to familiarize you with the campus and to provide you with a better understanding of what you can expect from your educational experience.

Step 2 of 4: Apply
Submit your application online or in person at one of our campus locations. We accept applications for admission on a continuous basis, and application requirements vary by location or program. Provide your official high school transcript, GED, or HSED. If you don’t have a copy, please fill out a High School Transcript Request Form to have Herzing request the transcript on your behalf. Upon acceptance to your program, you will be automatically registered into the appropriate classes needed for your program of study.

Follow the links within to learn more about additional admissions requirements or information for military students and veterans, international students, or if you’re transferring from another institution.

Step 3 of 4: Complete Your Enrollment
In addition to working with you to complete your admission requirements, we will continue to work with you to complete your enrollment. This includes putting together a comprehensive funding plan. If you are planning on using the Federal Financial Aid program to help fund your education, you can complete the first step in that process now by completing your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Additionally, you can pay the $50 enrollment fee. Please note that the enrollment fee for Akron and Toledo is $25.

Step 4 of 4: Start classes
This is why you came here and when the fun really begins! We have classes starting every month. We are ready to work with you through all of the required steps to keep you moving forward toward your academic and career goals. (Note: some of our selective programs do not start every month, but your advisor will review this with you when you meet). We will continue to be with you every step of the way through your program of study to assure that your experience with Herzing is second to none.

For a complete listing of all admissions requirements, please refer to the admissions section found in the Undergraduate Course Catalog.

AKRON, OH, (May 20, 2013) – Herzing University – Akron has just earned accreditation for its Dental Assisting programs from the American Dental Association’s Commission on Dental Accreditation, an important credential for graduates to earn the credentials needed for their careers.

Dental assisting is one of the fastest-growing careers with an increase of 31 percent more jobs expected from 2010 - 2020, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Dental assistants play an important and growing role in today’s busy dental offices, working alongside dentists. The dental assistant’s work includes operating dental equipment, sterilizing instruments, taking and processing x-rays, applying cavity-preventing dental sealants to teeth, performing laboratory functions, coordinating treatment plans and providing patient education.  They also frequently schedule and confirm appointments, maintain treatment records, handle patient payments and order supplies, which are important administrative functions in the dental office.

“Our dental assisting students are exceptionally well prepared to succeed in their careers, and we are thrilled to have achieved the accreditation necessary for them to sit for their Certified Dental Assisting exam when they complete their studies,” said David L. LaRue, Campus President, Herzing University – Akron. “As the healthcare industry continues to move toward having dental assistants play an even greater role in providing patient care, we are proud to provide high quality education and training for tomorrow’s dental assisting professionals.”

Herzing University – Akron’s programs in Dental Assisting are accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. The Commission’s web address is Upon completion of the Dental Assisting program at Herzing University – Akron, including radiology instruction and application for the Ohio State Dental Board (OSDB) radiology certification, students are eligible to sit for the Certified Dental Assisting (CDA) exam offered by the Dental Assisting National Board (

To learn more or register for classes, students are encouraged to contact the admissions department of Herzing University – Akron at (330) 724-1600 or toll free at (800) 311-0512 or visit

About Herzing University Akron

Serving the local community since 1970, Herzing University – Akron boasts state-of-the-industry classrooms and labs to provide a real-world, hands-on learning environment, consistent with its “career-focused, convenient, and caring” educational mission. Its 43,000 square-foot facility is specifically designed to prepare students for dynamic careers in the fields of technology, business, healthcare, design, and public safety.  Students have the convenient option to take courses either on-campus or online toward their bachelor’s or associate degree or diploma, and can also earn graduate degrees through Herzing University Online.  Information about Herzing University – Akron is available at

 About Herzing University

Herzing University encompasses 11 campuses in eight states, a continuing education division, plus Herzing University Online. Founded in Milwaukee, Wis. in 1965, today the University offers career-focused, convenient, and caring education for master’s, bachelor’s, and associate degrees, diplomas and continuing education in the fields of technology, business, healthcare, design, and public safety. Herzing University is the only woman-owned accredited university in the United States and is WBE certified by the National Woman Business Owners Corporation (NWBOC). It also has been recognized as a member of the 2013 GI Jobs magazine list of “Military Friendly Schools” and by U.S. News & World Report as one of the “Best Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs” nationally for 2013. The University provides education to approximately 6,000 students per year.  Herzing University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association; or (800) 621-7440. More information about Herzing University is available at: