Welcome Public Safety Professionals

Every day, you play a pivotal role in making the community safe. Herzing University is grateful for all you do and we want to thank you for your service.  Herzing has created an exclusive program called our Badge to Grad scholarship program, designed to help law enforcement professionals like you maximize your career potential.

Badge-to-Grad Scholarship

Public safety professionals are eligible to receive a tuition scholarship*:

Scholarship For Most UndergraduatePrograms Nearly


(Tuition approximately $310/credit)

Scholarship For Most Graduate Programs Nearly


(Tuition approximately $500/credit)

Programs in the following areas are eligible for a 10% scholarship: Nursing (including Nursing RN-BSN programs), Surgical Tech, Massage Therapy, Occupational and Physical Therapy, Dentistry, Medical Lab Tech, and Tech Academy.

Credit for Approved Academy Training

Police & Sheriffs   Herzing University will grant up to 32 undergraduate semester credit hours to your Public Safety program for your academy training. To qualify, the state or federally approved law enforcement academy must qualify the graduate to become a sworn peace officer in the jurisdiction or agency supported by the academy. Official documentation must be provided by the student showing the approved program was completed in its entirety. Credit may be granted towards programs other than Public Safety, but the total number of credits awarded will depend on the number of electives available within the program.
Corrections/Detention   College credit may be awarded for corrections and detention officer training depending on the structure of the training through your state.
EMT/Paramedics   Herzing University will grant up to 47 undergraduate semester credit hours for EMT/Paramedic certification. A valid, current copy of a state license must be provided to receive the credit recommendation. To receive credit, the license must be from (1) a NREMT (National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians) approved state or (2) the state must require EMT training to be held at a CoAEMSP accredited institution.
Firefighters   National Fire Academy courses have been evaluated by ACE (American Council on Education). Herzing University can review National Fire Academy Training for direct transfer credit into a degree program and will provide a FREE non-committal evaluation of NFA training for prospective students.
Probation/Parole   College credit may be awarded for probation and parole officer training depending on the structure of the training through your state.


Badge-to-Grad Scholarship Eligibility

The student must:

  1. Be a certified public safety professional (police officer, deputy, corrections officer, EMT/paramedic, dispatch, firefighter, parole, probation, detention)
  2. If choosing to use federal financial aid, the student agrees not to borrow more than the cost of tuition and fee expenses
  3. Answer a short essay questions: "How will I use my degree from Herzing University to advance my career in public safety?"