Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

Tuition for Herzing University Madison is $13,000 for the 2017/2018 academic year. This is 53% cheaper than the national average private non-profit four year college tuition of $27,755. The cost is 32% cheaper than the average Wisconsin tuition of $19,200 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 21st in Wisconsin amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 34th most expensive 4 year college in the state. Price does not vary by residence.

The school charges an additional fees of $850 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $13,850.

Housing Costs

Herzing University Madison doesn't offer on campus housing. If you're not living with family you will need to budget for food and housing in the Madison area just like you would for a college with dorms. The estimated rent and meal expense per academic year for off campus housing is $9,819.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $0.

Other Living Expenses

Off-campus students should budget for $5,526 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The annual tuition and living expense budget to go to Herzing University-Madison was $29,195 for the 2017/2018 academic year. The cost is the same for all students regardless of Wisconsin residence status as there is no in-state discount. Students residing at home with parents providing food and housing can expect a total cost of $21,527.

Citation: Price data from the U.S. Department of Education's 2017-2018 and 2016-2017 IPEDS survey response for Herzing University Madison and represent reported costs for the 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.

Costs and Tuition for Herzing University Madison
Estimated Budgets
Wisconsin Resident Total Budget (Living Off Campus)$29,195
   In-State Tuition$13,000
   Other Fees$850
   Off-Campus Housing Budget$9,819
   Off-Campus Other Budget$5,526
   Books and Supplies$0
Wisconsin Resident Total Budget (Living with Parents)$21,527
   In-State Tuition$13,000
   Other Fees$850
   Family Provided Room and Board$0
   With-Family Other Living Budget$7,677
   Books and Supplies$0
Non-Resident Total Budget (Living Off Campus)$29,195
   Out-of-State Tuition$13,000
   Other Fees$850
   Off-Campus Housing Budget$9,819
   Off-Campus Other Budget$5,526
   Books and Supplies$0


What it Really Costs

Depending on many factors including student and parent income and assets, the total cost of attendance may be less than the $29,195 published price if scholarship or grant aid is made available to you.

Net Price

The net out-of-pocket total cost you end up paying or financing though student loans is known as the net price. The reported Herzing University-Madison net price for in-state students is $19,364* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

92% of Herzing University Madison students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $3,479. 86 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2014/2015 was $3,541. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Herzing University Madison, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for Herzing University Madison
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$19,364*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid92%
Average Total Grant Aid$3,479
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants86%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$3,541

Average Net Price by Family Income

The average net total cost of attendance for different levels of family income after federal, state or local government, institutional grant and scholarship aid are awarded. Data last published for the 2014/2015 academic year.

Family Income Avg. Net Price
$0 to $30,000$19,658
$30,001 to $48,000$17,933
$48,001 to $75,000n/a
$75,001 to $110,000n/a

Average Financial Aid Mix - $29,195 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $29,195. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.


Grants and Scholarships

 15% - $3,479

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education, Herzing University Madison or other organizations. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

Federal Loans

 29% - $6,806

Low interest student loans funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This amount will need to be repaid.

Out of Pocket

 57% -  $13,384

Covered by family savings, work or private student loans which you will have to repay.

*Reported Average Annual Net Price for students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's Academic Year 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.

Cost of a Degree

When considering ability to pay for college, the annual cost is often discussed but it's the "all in" multi-year degree cost which matters in the end. Let's take a look at what it could really cost for four years at Herzing University Madison.

Estimated 4 Year Cost at Published Tuition

At the current published rates, an estimated total tuition, fees and living expense price for a 4 year bachelor's degree at Herzing University-Madison is $116,780 for students graduating in normal time. This methodology for estimating the 4 year cost is a straight multiple of the most recent reported annual total cost and does not factor in tuition increases during the time you're in school. It also assumes you receive no grant or scholarship aid and pay the full list price.

A potentially more accurate but less conservative estimate of a degree cost can be made by using the school's annual $15,815 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 4 would estimate the cost of a degree at $63,260**

If you end up on the "five year plan" and need an additional year to graduate, your five year cost could be as high as $145,975 or $79,075 using an average net price.

**Based on a 4 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Other Costs

Estimated Cost Per Semester

Most colleges don't charge students on an annual basis but instead require payment semester by semester. If you ever need to take an additional semester of classes to complete you degree you shouldn't have to pay for a full academic year. These our estimated costs for a semester at Herzing University Madison.

Wisconsin Resident Tuition Per Semester$6,500
Wisconsin Resident Total Cost Per Semester$14,598

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost for a Class

Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at Herzing University Madison are as follows. Per credit costs are for reference only as many schools will not allow students to pay by credit hour.

Cost per credit hour and per class at Herzing University Madison
Price per credit hour$570
Cost for one class (3 credit hours)$1,710
Cost for one class (4 credit hours)$2,280


Student Loans and Debt

The second consideration after understanding the cost of college is determining how to finance it. Some students are fortunate enough to have some form of family financial assistance, but student loans end up financing a significant portion of higher education in the U.S. 82% of Herzing University Madison students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $6,806.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for Herzing University Madison? Obviously this varies based on a number of factors - offsetting financial aid you receive, percentage of fee you pay upfront while enrolled and the interest rate on your loans. We've modeled a sample student loan based on current Stafford loan rates to give you an approximate idea.

The following are the costs for a loan if you borrowed $63,260, 100% of the estimated average net price for a four year program and paid nothing while enrolled. The total of all payments including interest would sum $78,491.15. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at Herzing University Madison. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 92% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $15,815. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our Herzing University Madison student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.

Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.

Herzing University Madison Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$654.09
Amount Borrowed$63,260.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$15,231.15
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$78,491.15

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend Herzing University-Madison? In the end, the answer comes down a determination if you will earn enough to comfortably pay back a student loan with your post graduation salary. This is an extremely important point to consider. In order to afford student loan payments and still meet all your other costs of living, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income earned after graduation. If you're considering attending Herzing University Madison, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using the 10% of salary threshold, an annual income of $78,491.15 would be needed to afford a $654.09 monthly payment in the example $63,260.00 loan modeled above. You will need to determine if it is at all realistic that you will be earning this type of salary after graduation. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to Herzing University Madison in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $11,150 to $13,000. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 3.3%. Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you could expect to pay for a 4 year degree assuming tuition increases at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current 4 year cost of $116,780.00. Use the college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for Herzing University Madison.

Annual4 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2024$40,150$160,600
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2029$51,243$204,970
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2034 $65,400$261,600
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2037 $75,709$302,835

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Herzing University Madison to the national average for all other colleges offering the same major. Use this comparison to determine particular programs where this school offers value relative to other colleges.

Area of Study Graduates vs National Avg
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder Associate's Degree 103 42% costlier
Medical Office Management/Administration Associate's Degree 51 51% costlier
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's Degree 35 45% costlier
Medical/Clinical Assistant Associate's Degree 25 44% costlier
Graphic Design Associate's Degree 24 31% costlier
Legal Assistant/Paralegal Associate's Degree 23 44% costlier
Business Administration and Management, General Associate's Degree 20 35% costlier
Health/Health Care Administration/Management Bachelor's Degree 20 11% cheaper
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General Associate's Degree 17 70% costlier
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Associate's Degree 17 38% costlier
Game and Interactive Media Design Bachelor's Degree 12 23% cheaper
Accounting Bachelor's Degree 12 22% cheaper
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications Associate's Degree 10 55% costlier
Computer Science Associate's Degree 9 40% costlier
LEGAL PROFESSIONS AND STUDIES Bachelor's Degree 7 28% cheaper
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General Bachelor's Degree 6 16% cheaper
Accounting and Business/Management Bachelor's Degree 5 25% costlier
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator Bachelor's Degree 4 9% cheaper
Telecommunications Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 1 47% costlier
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other Associate's Degree 1 39% costlier


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About Herzing University Madison

Herzing University Madison is a four year private college located in Madison, Wisconsin.  Full time enrollment is 1,015 and part time is 1,365.

Students attending this school may pursue both undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Herzing University Madison
5218 E. Terrace Dr.
Madison, Wisconsin

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Herzing University Madison is a private not for profit institution.

Herzing University Madison cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=240392 IPEDS survey data.