February 23, 2017

How to Pay for Beauty School

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Do you want to attend beauty school but are worried about the cost? Don’t let the cost hold you back from your dreams! While beauty school can be costly, many resources can make it more affordable! Like all higher education, beauty school is an investment in your future and career. From financial aid*, scholarships, and private loans, there are plenty of ways to help you pay for beauty school! 



Financial aid is specifically used to help pay for college or career schools and can come from federal, state, schools, or private sources. There are a variety of different financial aid available and these includes, but are not limited to:

The first step to seeing if you are eligible for financial aid is by filling out The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®). *Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

Here at Salon Success Academy, we want to make your education in beauty as accessible as possible! Call us at (877) 987-4247 and members from our admissions team will be happy to help! Our staff can educate you on all your options and can help fill out paperwork so you know what you can qualify for.


Scholarships are a type of ‘free’ money that typically comes from nonprofit organizations. They are a great way to help you pay for beauty school because they usually don’t need to be paid back!

We want to help keep student loans to a minimum. Along with financial aid, there are many different scholarships available for beauty school students. The American Association of Cosmetology Schools (AACS) partners with industry sponsors to provide deserving cosmetology students with scholarships and grants.

For a full list of scholarships available to Salon Success Academy students, visit this page


When you receive a student loan, you are borrowing money that will eventually need to be repaid along with interest. You can apply for private loans through banks and credit unions. For help or a list of our preferred lenders, contact us at (877) 987-4247! A member of our admissions teams would be happy to answer any questions you may have!


If you don’t qualify for financial aid and you don’t want to take a private loan, try talking with our financial aid team about payment plans. Schools will often work with you one-on-one to figure out manageable payment plans.


If you’re serious about attending beauty school, then nothing should stand in the way of your goals! Here at Salon Success Academy, we are approved through the U.S. Department of Education and offer several different types of financial assistance. Check out our Beauty School Guide for more information on how to afford beauty school!

Our programs include:

Ready to start your beauty school journey? Contact us today at (877) 987-4247 to learn more about our programs and how to get started!

*Financial aid available to those qualify


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