May 20, 2018

How to Pay for Beauty School

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Are financial concerns holding you back from enrolling in beauty school and pursuing your dreams? Here at Hair Professionals Career College, we don’t want anyone with a passion to be scared of overcoming obstacles. We’re here to help.

Hair Pros has a variety of means to help you fund your education:

Excited about your future and all the possibilities it holds? Read more about our funding options.

Financial Aid

According to the Federal Student Aid website, “Federal Student Aid is responsible for managing the student financial assistance programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965. These programs provide grants, loans, and work-study funds to students attending college or career school.”

That means that, if you qualify, you may be eligible to receive a certain amount of funding to pay for your education at Hair Pros in the form of a grant, loan, or work-study fund. To start the process, first get an FSA ID. Your FSA ID is your username and password that is used to login to view your federal aid documents. Click here to get started setting up your FSA ID.

Once you’ve setup your login information, fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®). You’ll need a variety of personal information to complete the application, including:

  • Your FSA ID.
  • Your Social Security Number (SSN).
  • If you are not a U.S. citizen, you will need your Alien Registration Number.
  • Your federal income tax returns, W-2s, and any other records of money earned.
  • Bank statements or records of investments if you have them.
  • Records of untaxed income if applicable.
  • The school code for the school of your choice. (Hair Pros Oswego Campus: 015970. Sycamore Campus: 016504. Palos Hills Campus: 025877.)

Here is a resource to help you learn more about what you will be asked on your application.

Fill out your application now! Click here!
Everyone should fill out a FAFSA®, whether or not they believe they qualify. It’s always worth a try to find out if you will qualify for some type of aid.

What Happens After I Fill Out My Application?

There is a waiting period that can last anywhere between three days and three weeks. After the waiting is over, you’ll receive a Student Aid Report(SAR), which will contain all the info you submitted for the application. After verifying all your info, your school will calculate how much aid you can receive and you will receive what is sometimes called an award letter, that lets you know what you qualified for.

Why Should Everyone Fill Out an Application?

What if you qualify and you don’t know? What if you qualify for more than you expecting? Don’t be afraid to see what’s out there for you. Financial aid might be your path to a future that you’ve been dreaming of. This is just another way to fund your dream.

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Year-Round Scholarship Opportunities

Hair Pros not only offers scholarships for new students, but we also have scholarships for returning alumni! Our alumni scholarships range in value from $1,500 to $2,500 depending on your needs and wants.

For new students our scholarship values range based on the scholarship and availability. To learn more about our year-round scholarships, click here. Some scholarships require application, are based on need, or are available only to a certain amount of students. Contact a financial aid representative at Hair Pros to learn more about our current scholarships!

Why Scholarships?

Scholarships are a way to fund your education that don’t require you to pay anyone back. You may also be able to combine a variety of scholarships and other funding in order pay for your education in larger portions. There are also so many scholarship opportunities out there! Browse all your options!

Seasonal Scholarships

These scholarships are pretty straightforward, they are only available during certain times of the year. They may still available to only a certain amount of students, but don’t be afraid to explore your options!

Hair Pros updates their seasonal scholarships as they come, and you can reference our scholarship page for the most up-to-date information. Some examples of these scholarships include:

How Do I Receive a Scholarship?

The requirements for applying and receiving a scholarship depends on the outlines of the award. Some scholarships require an application of sorts, and some may be based entirely off of need. For more information on getting a scholarship to fund your education, contact us!

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What Do I Do Next?

If you’re excited and armed with information about your funding options, contact Hair Professionals now! We’re ready and willing to help you pursue your education!

If you’re still feeling uneasy or a bit confused about your options, you can always give us a call. Our helpful financial aid team can talk you through any questions you still have. Don’t be afraid to reach out!

Want to Read More About Beauty School?

“How an Education Can Help You Become a Beauty Blogger”
“About Hair Pros – Excellence in Education”
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