Are you thinking about going to beauty school but are worried about the cost? Fear not: You may qualify for many federal grants, loans, and other forms of financial aid! You can begin learning more by filling out and filing the FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid. That’s right: all you have to do is fill out one application to find out what kinds of financial aid may be available to help you manage your education costs, including tuition and other education-related expenses.
Many people think that financial aid is only available for students at traditional four-year colleges and universities, but that’s not true. Students at career schools are just as eligible for federal financial aid.
To be eligible for federal student aid, applicants must meet a few basic qualifications. You must:
- be a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen (such as a permanent resident or refugee)
- have a Social Security number
- prove that you have a financial need for aid
- be registered with the Selective Service if you are a male student
- be enrolled or accepted at a qualifying college or career school
- maintain what is called “satisfactory academic progress”
There may be other qualifications depending upon your personal circumstances. Most beauty schools have financial aid specialists that can help you apply for aid. So, what are you waiting for? Fill out the FAFSA and get ready to start your education!
For many, the dreams of going to cosmetology or esthetics school might feel like they are out of reach or perhaps even impossible. Sometimes this barrier may stem from personal barriers (“Who will watch my kids?”), stereotypes (“Beauty school is for losers”), or bad advice (“That’s not a real career”). While some of these untrue cliches can really hurt or diminish someone’s desire to fight for their dream, there is something wildly more common that can put the brakes on it all together.
We are talking here about financial investment.
It is no secret that cosmetology or esthetics School is expensive, with an average cost of $13,715.18. It still remains one of the most economical (and quickest) ways to launch yourself into a viable career, however, as CollegeData.com reports the average cost of a 4 year degree is $49,320.
While that financial burden may seem impossible to navigate, there are many options, such as scholarships and financial aid, available to you that can help to alleviate that weight.
In addition, because TSPA Dallas is a member of the AACS (American Association of Cosmetology Schools), our students have access to even more scholarships that can supplement the cost of schooling further. The AACS Scholarships, along with the Redken Scholarship, may help you lower your tuition.
If you are in need of financial assistance, or are interested in one of the many scholarships we have available, read through the list of options below, or reach out to our financial aid department, and we can guide you through your applications, every step of the way.
AACS Scholarships for 2017
In addition to the AACS Scholarships you can find dozens of others at Beauty Changes Lives.
*Financial aid is available to those who qualify.
*Scholarships are not guaranteed are are dependant upon a wide variety of requirements, please visit each individual scholarship site for more information.