July 13, 2015
Are you thinking about going to cosmetology or esthetician school, but are concerned about the funds for it? Know that there are many options that can help make your school experience even greater than you have anticipated.
The first step is deciding which school to attend. The cosmetology school you decide on should have a staff and department available specifically to help you with your financing options and payments. Once you have decided on a school, the applying process begins. We have compiled a list of options to help you make your dream come true.
Financial Aid is a grant or scholarship, loan, or paid employment offered to help with college expenses. Usually provided by federal and state agencies, colleges, high schools, foundations, and corporations. Check with your school to see if you qualify for Financial Aid (FAFSA).
A student loan may differ from other types of loans due to the interest rates and repayment schedule (repayment can often be deferred up to 6 months after graduation). In the United States there are two types of student loans: federal loans and private student loans. Federal loans are sponsored by the government while private student loans broadly include state-affiliated nonprofits and institutional loans provided by a school. In order to apply for a federal student loan, you need to have completed and submitted an application for FAFSA first. Based on these results, your school will send you a financial aid award letter, which may include the federal student loan options that are available to you.
There are many institutions offering scholarships to prospective cosmetology students. Each scholarship is awarded based on a particular set of standards, ask your school if they have any scholarships available. Don’t just end there, continue applying for as many cosmetology school scholarships as you can, it will only increase your chances of winning.
*http://www.collegegrant.net/cosmetology/ has all sorts of options for scholarships, grants, etc.
If all else fails, try having a one-on-one conversation with one of the staff members at the cosmetology school of your choice about payment options. Many times they will be able to help you figure out a comfortable payment plan while you continue your education.
If you are serious about following your dream of cosmetology, nothing should hold you back from becoming a licensed cosmetologist. Avalon School of Cosmetology is dedicated to providing its students with every opportunity they can to complete their education at the lowest cost achievable.
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