January 25, 2013
Future cosmetology students should consider applying for beauty school scholarships. These scholarships will pay a large portion of the school’s course fees. For many people, getting a scholarship may mean the difference between attending the school of their choice or attending a cheaper alternative.
Why Should People Enroll in Beauty School?
Due to an unstable economy, people all over the world are looking for new career opportunities. The trades are becoming increasingly popular as they are considered to be “recession proof”. Men and women who attend beauty school can become cosmetologists, nail technicians, make-up artists or hairdressers. These jobs are enjoyable and pay well.
Paying for Beauty School With Scholarships, Grants and Financial Aid
Unfortunately attending beauty school can be an expensive endeavor. Most beauty courses cost at least $5,000 per year. Students will also have to pay for their equipment. Thankfully, there are a few different ways that students can finance their education. Some of these are listed below.
- Those who are eligible can apply for financial aid.
- There are number of grants available to future and current beauty students.
- Students can apply for cosmetology school scholarships.
What Are the Benefits of Applying for Beauty School Scholarships?
Many students pay for their education with student loans. While this is a good option it is not ideal as this money will have to be paid back to the lender. Scholarships and grants are preferable to loans as they do not have to be paid back. Students can get scholarships which range from $300 to $2,000 annually. This figure will vary depending on the applicant’s academic record and abilities.
Where to Find Cosmetology Scholarships
There are hundreds of scholarships and grants available through the state and federal governments and private entities. The private entities which offer grants and scholarships are often private individuals and sponsoring organizations. Listed below are some well-known scholarship opportunities.
- The American Cosmetology Education Grant. (Click here for more information)
- The Federal Pell Grant. (Click here for the U.S. Department of Education)
- The NCEA Scholarship.
- ACE Grant.
Students can find out about scholarship opportunities by contacting the school of their choice. The staff at the school will be able to send students information on scholarships. Students can also conduct independent research on these opportunities online. As scholarships are abundant, they should not be too difficult to find. It is important to apply for beauty school scholarships early as this will ensure that students have the money to pay their course fees on time.
If you are interested in attending beauty school, you should contact us for more information. We will be able to send you brochures on our available courses. Our staff will can also answer questions about career opportunities and course funding.