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A quality education is one of the best investments you can ever make. So, how do you find a way to afford your dream career? With our help! We are committed to the idea that finances should not stand in the way of career education. Not only are our institutions eligible for federal financial aid *, but we have an entire menu of grants, loans, scholarships, etc. designed to help those who qualify, afford the training they really want.

* While the Advanced Manicuring program does not qualify for federal financial aid, limited financing options may be available to those who qualify.

Give us a call or fill out a form on the site and we can walk you through the process of any questions you may have about applying for financial aid or financing options for the Advanced Manicuring program.

Federal Financial Aid

Start Your FAFSA Application Now

Learn More About:

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) Options
Federal Direct Stafford & Plus Loans Application
Direct Loan Entrance And Exit Counseling
Tax Benefits For Education
Payment Plans
How to Get Started

FAFSA® Codes

Use these codes when filling out your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®)

  • Heath/Marion #015932
  • Spa School #009531
  • Canal Winchester #013509

Federal Financial Aid

Start Your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) Now

Our schools are all designated Institutions of Higher Education by the United States Department of Educations and, as such, are classified “Eligible Institutions” for participation in Federal Financial Aid programs for Cosmetology, Advanced Cosmetology, Hair Design and Advanced Esthetics (at The Spa School only).

For those who qualify, we offer:

Pell Grants

Pell Grants are a great way to help pay for your beauty school education. These are typically awarded to those with financial need but don’t normally have to be paid back like student loans.

Direct Loans

Depending on your financial situation, there are multiple types of loans that could help you pay for your education. Here are some of the loan options that might be right for you.

  • Direct subsidized loans are only available to students with financial need. Students with this loan will not need to pay interest as a student or for the first six months after graduation.
  • Direct unsubsidized loans are available to any student and there’s no requirement to demonstrate financial need. The students who make this loan will be responsible for paying the interest once the loan is disbursed.

PLUS Loans

The Parent PLUS loan can be given to parents of dependent undergraduate students to help pay for their student’s education. Parents must have qualifying credit to be approved for this type of loan. To find out more about PLUS loans and start filling out the application, click here.


What is Entrance Counseling?

If you’ve never applied for or received a direct loan before, the federal government requires you to complete entrance counseling. This is so you can understand more about the financial aid process and what you would be agreeing to if you decided to take out a loan. This can be completed in one session and should only take you about 20-30 minutes.

What is Exit Counseling?

Every student who has taken out a loan needs to take exit counseling to help them prepare to repay the amount borrowed. Students will be required to take this if they leave school or have graduated. Like entrance counseling, this can be completed in one 20-30 minute session.

*Master Promissory Note (MPNs)

Tax Benefits For Education

Depending on your financial situation, it’s possible that you can get back some of the money from your education’s tuition or your loan payment through tax benefits. Read more about how this could help you pay for your education.
You can also give our financial aid department a call and we’d love to walk you through any questions you may have about applying for financial aid!

Please use the following information to contact the FSA Student Loan Ombudsman Group.
Via on-line assistance:

Via telephone:877-557-2575 FREE
Via fax:202-275-0549
Via mailU. S. Department of EducationFSA Ombudsman Group
830 First Street, N. E., Mail Stop 5144
Washington, D.C. 20202-5144

Payment Plans

For our programs, we do offer payment plans for students who qualify for them. Depending on your situation, we may be able to set you up with an interest-free payment plan or one that could be extended beyond your graduation. These payment plans are based on each students’ unique needs. Get in touch with our financial aid team to learn more about this financial aid option and if you qualify.


If you are a high school senior at a Columbus City Schools High School – you can apply for the I Know I Can Grant! This grant is only for Columbus City Schools Students and can be awarded for anywhere from 2 to 4 years (depending on your program of study)

Each grant is worth up to $1,200!!

To learn more about this grant and to determine if you qualify talk to your high school guidance counselor or click here to go to the I Know I Can website.

How To Get Started

We’re lucky to have a professional team who have a combined 46 years of financial aid experience. If you have any questions about the financial aid process, you can schedule an appointment with one of our financial aid advisors either in person or on the phone. We’ll help you answer questions that are specific to you so you can get ready to take the next step of your beauty education!

If you can, we encourage you to fill out your FAFSA® form before your appointment so we can get you started. However, we can also walk you through how to complete your form if you’re unsure how to begin.

Contact us today to learn more and set up your appointment!

*Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

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