How To Apply For Beauty School Grants

Beauty School Grants are not benefits or entitlements. A federal grant is an award for financial assistance from a federal agency to a recipient to carry out a public purpose of support or stimulation authorized by a law of the United States. Federal grants are not federal assistance or loans to individuals.

Grants and Beauty School

If you’re interested in cosmetology as a competitive career, you might want to consider applying for the American Cosmetology Education Grant funded by the American Association of Cosmetology Schools and their corporate sponsors.

You locate a school you wish to attend and apply through them. Depending on your interview and application process, along with program costs and your financial situation, you may or may not be eligible for grant money. Also, many cosmetology programs are booked, meaning you may have to wait a while particularly if you want grant subsidies.

The Model College of Hair Design in Minnesota offers students a high-quality cosmetology program that includes on-campus residence. Students may apply online for housing and tuition grants that are regularly awarded.

Toyota International gave a large sum of grant money to Southern Westchester’s Cosmetology Program all with the intent to allow cosmetology students to study their craft at a more scientific level.

The Oregon Student Assistance Commission provides students that are state residents with the opportunity to win Cosmetology Grants. The purpose is to reward students for pursuing valid career training programs. To be eligible, applicants may be required to have an approved cosmetology program that provides at least 9 months of education and training.

Vernon’s Kansas School of Cosmetology in Wichita, Kansas offers student grants based on a variety of criteria including financial need and past academic record. The program may offers competitive cosmetology programs with full-time and part-time programs available. Learn cutting edge techniques that may put you in a lucrative job. Candidates enrolled full-time may study and practice for close to a year before completion.

How you may apply for a Grant:

  1. Use your computer with internet access to visit Beautyschools.org to find a beauty school in your geographic area that you would like to attend.
  2. Locate their address, phone number and a contact person to call.
  3. Call the school and ask to speak with the contact person, at this time request to set up an appointment to speak with a financial aid officer to begin the process of applying for a beauty school grant.
  4. Jot down important notes and items that you will be required to bring to the appointment.
  5. Go to the beauty school and pick up your grant application packet and fill out all of the forms. You will also have to fill out two salon assessment forms and have them signed. This information must be completed before you can apply.
  6. Make copies of your birth certificate, drivers license, pay stubs, household income sources, bank account statements, proof of assets, high school diploma or GED equivalency and social security card.
  7. Return the completed grant application packet along with the required copies to the beauty school.
  8. Await the phone call for the financial aid officer to say that they have processed your application.
  9. Once your application has been approved, the financial aid officer will tell you how much your grant is worth.


The U.S. Department of Education provides student loans and grants that are designed to help offset the unwieldy costs of college tuition in the United States. The Pell Grants stand separately and uniquely from such a federal student loans as the Stafford, Perkins and PLUS loans because they do not require repayment. A loan is an amount of money given to a borrower for a specific amount of time for a specific purpose, such as tuition costs. Borrowers on student loans must sign promissory notes that legally bind then to repay $XX amount of dollars plus interest. In comparison, a student grant is a monetary gift with no strings attached as far as repayment goes.

The Pell Grant is awarded to students who can prove the most financial need. Students applying for the Pell Grant must complete paperwork to determine their Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) for college. The EFC is a number assigned to the borrower's application that is determined based on disclosed household financial information. If the applicant meets the criteria for receipt of a Pell Grant the award amount is based on:

  • the EFC number
  • whether the student is attending the college program on a full-time or half-time basis
  • how much of the academic year the student plans on participating in scholastic programs

The Federal Pell Grant program has born the brunt of various federal funding cuts over the years, so award amounts may vary. You can apply for the Pell Grant by filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Beyond Pell Grants
A recipient of a Pell Grant may still apply for other federal and private loans. It's no secret that most of the federal loans only offer a minimal financial leg up to college-bound students. Most students carry multiple federal and private student loans in order to best manage college expenses.

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