To make your education at Shear Excellence Hair Academy more affordable our Financial Aid Office can help you identify, understand, and qualify you for a variety of financing and financial aid options. Financial Aid is intended to assist prospective and current students with education and essential cost-of-living expenses. Funds are awarded primarily on the basis of financial need and are coordinated to supplement parental support, student employment earnings, savings, and assistance from other sources. Available assistance includes federal financial aid programs and other aid, such as GI Bill and scholarships.
Shear Excellence Hair Academy’s primary goal is to assist students in achieving the educational career goals by providing appropriate financial resources. The Financial Aid office is committed to:
Our staff will walk you through the process step by step and answer any questions you may have.
Federal Financial Aid Programs
Federal financial aid programs are available for students who qualify. These include both grants, which do not need to be repaid, and loans, which must be repaid after six months from your last date of enrollment.
For more information or to apply for federal financial aid, click here. For information on disbursements and disbursement of credit balances and repayments, see Shear Excellence Hair Academy Catalog.
Employer Tuition Assistance
Many companies provide tuition benefits to their employees in the form of either direct payment to the school, or by reimbursing tuition expenses directly to the employee/student. Please check with your company’s Human Resources or Training and Education Department for more information about the education benefits available to you.
Military Educational Benefits
There are a number of opportunities provided by the government to both active duty military and veterans to finance their education. Certifying Officials on campus will guide you through the application process.
A scholarship is a financial aid award given based upon prior academic achievement or a range of other non-academic criteria. Scholarships do not need to be repaid.
The Academy offers scholarships periodically throughout the year, depending on current funding. ACE Grants are designed to help you begin your career in cosmetology. Scholarships are sponsored by three major beauty industry associations: the American Association of Cosmetology Schools (AACS), the Cosmetology Advancement Foundation (CAF), and the Beauty and Barber Supply Institute (BBSI). ACE Grants are the first ever industry-wide effort to encourage highly motivated and qualified individuals to join the world of cosmetology, restricted barber and nail technology.
A number of websites offer students information and the opportunity to search thousands of scholarships to find ones for which they qualify (including other military scholarships). To begin your search for scholarships, visit the Department of Education’s website by clicking here.
Please note that the loan cost offered by such lenders may not be the lowest available.
Students are encouraged to visit lender websites in order to find the rates, terms, and services that are right for them. Students considering private loans should realize that they may qualify for loans or other assistance under Title IV (Federal Financial Aid). The terms and conditions of loans made, insured, or guaranteed under Title IV may be more favorable than the provisions of private education loans. For more information on Federal Financial Aid programs, please visit http://studentaid.ed.gov.
At Shear Excellence Hair Academy, we are committed to providing students the best customer service and information regardless of the choice of lender. However, Shear Excellence Hair Academy is not a lender and is not providing legal, accounting, or financial planning services. Any agreements entered into with the lenders exist solely between the lender and the student, and Shear Excellence Hair Academy assumes no obligation or liability in connection with any of those agreements. That is why Shear Excellence Hair Academy recommends that students consult with their own advisors before making educational financing decisions.
Shear Excellence Hair Academy In-House Payment Program
Shear Excellence Hair Academy offers its students zero interest in-house payment programs in addition to the above illustrated funding services. Affordable contracted payment schedules are available for persons wishing to pay their tuition on their own or to supplement their payment schedule along with other payment options offered. Inquire with the Financial Aid Department for more details.
Financial Aid Links
Below are helpful links for financial aid assistance: