University description (as per official university website)
Heritage University is a fully-accredited, private institution offering a wide array of academic programs and degrees. It is grounded in the belief that a college education should be accessible to anyone with the talent and drive to pursue a degree; regardless of economics, culture, or geographic locations.
Students at Heritage University enjoy a world-class, multi-cultural education and personalized attention. Classes are small, averaging only 11 students in each class. Professors are skilled practitioners with ties deep in their respective fields.
Heritage University makes it possible to earn a college degree near where you live and work. Many undergraduate courses are offered during the evenings and graduate courses are offered on the weekends. In addition to the main campus located in Toppenish, Washington, five regional sites in Moses Lake, Wenatchee, Tri-Cities, South Seattle, and Yakima bring classes closer to students.
The Heritage Pledge
Heritage helps students pay for college through The Heritage Pledge—a scholarship program that rewards you for your unique talents and skills. The Heritage Pledge takes the guess work out of planning your education. You’ll know before you enroll just how much in institutional scholarships you’ll receive throughout the duration of your studies. Our pledge to you is good for as long as you attend school full time and make adequate academic progress.
How can you afford it?
More than 95% of Heritage students receive financial aid—and so could you. Heritage University’s Financial Aid office specializes in helping you find the resources to afford your education. You’ll have access to the same state and federal financial aid¬ found at any public institutions, such as grants, work study and student loans. Plus, you’ll be eligible for additional aid Heritage raises privately that is only available to our students. This combination of public and private financial aid means that the portion you pay for an education at Heritage could be much less than at other four-year schools (see pie chart above).
Once students complete their freshman year, financial aid grants tend to increase.
Continuing and transfer students often find 100% of their tuition and fees are covered.
Plus, there are other forms of financial aid to help pay additional expenses like books, childcare and transportation.
Making it Possible.
At Heritage University, we’re committed to making sure nothing stands in the way of your college education, especially finances. With financial assistance in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs available to all qualified students, you can reach your educational goals without putting a huge financial burden on your life.
Both federal and state financial aid is available to students through FAFSA, and, since Heritage is a private university, we’re able to further supplement student aid through institutional scholarships. Currently, Heritage awards nearly $1-million annually, and over 95% of our students are able to take advantage of some sort of financial aid. So no matter what your situation, continuing your education and achieving your goals is more possible than ever.
Attending a private university that offers personalized attention, low student-to-faculty ratios, a highly-involved and supportive alumni and a professional faculty with ties to real-world contacts is no longer reserved for people with money. Our financial aid packages allow students to get this type of education without worrying about the large tuition fees that you would typically see from a private university. Oftentimes, a Heritage student’s total out-of-pocket amount is much lower than they would ever expect.