Once you make the decision to go to beauty school, figuring out how to pay for it is the next big step. For many people, this is one of the main things that hold them back from pursuing a beauty education. Luckily there are some great resources you can take advantage of to help you get through beauty school.

We’ll walk through some of the options that are available to help you get through school with as little stress as possible, but if you’re ready to get started now you can contact us and we will help you.

How Much Does Beauty School Cost?

A lot of people want to know how much their beauty education is going to cost them in the first place. The answer to this question is different depending on where you live and where you want to go to school. Each school has its own price tag. There are a few different costs that you’ll be paying for too like books, a kit, and tuition. The price of your beauty education can also depend on which program you decide to enroll in. Going to cosmetology school will have a different cost than going into an esthetics program.

cosmetology school kit tools

Once you decide that beauty school is the direction you want to take for your education, these are some of the financial aid possibilities that you can pursue:

Federal Financial Aid

For help paying for school, this is the first place to go. There is a variety of great financial aid resources for those who qualify. At College of Hair Design, we can help you apply for federal financial aid when you are ready to get started on your education. When you come in, the process for applying will go something like this:

  • Create an FSA ID: Your Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID is basically your login that you will use to submit and sign all the forms you will need to apply for federal student aid. You will be able to use this login to check the status of your applications and awards as well.
  • Submit a FAFSA®: FAFSA® stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid and you will use your FSA ID to log in and fill it out. Filling out your FAFSA® may take some time because it requires information about your income, marital status, employment, children, and taxes (or your parents’ taxes) to name a few. So, when you are filling out your FAFSA® be sure to set aside a couple hours so you have the time to finish it. Also, before starting, make sure you have the necessary documents.

cosmetology student filling out fasfa on computer

Another part of filling out a FAFSA® is that it can also help you access low interest student loans that are available to those who qualify. If you are going to go the route of taking out student loans, this is a great way to go because they don’t have to be paid back until after you have graduated from beauty school. There is a buffer of time for you to find a job and start working in the industry before you have to start making payments on these types of loans. This can be an affordable way to pay for the leftover cost of your education.

Once you have submitted your FAFSA® there is a wait time for your information to be reviewed. If you qualify, an appropriate amount will be awarded. This will go directly to the accredited school where you are enrolled and will be applied to the costs of your education.

Apply for Scholarships

While you wait for your FAFSA® to be reviewed and processed, start applying for scholarships. There are millions of dollars worth of private scholarships that are available. Each scholarship has a unique application process and qualification criteria. There are tools that you can use to search for scholarships that you may qualify for. The more scholarships you apply for, the better.

Don’t Hold Back

Paying for an education in beauty is one of the main roadblocks that keeps people from pursuing the career of their dreams. There is a great number of possibilities that you can use to help you cover the costs of your beauty school expenses so don’t hold back. Get started on your enrollment process and start applying for the different types of financial aid. You can do this!


If you are still a little shaky about enrolling and paying for beauty school, don’t worry. Contact us. We can help you get started and answer any questions you may still have. At College of Hair Design we can help you begin your training to become a beauty professional, and guide you through the financial aid process.

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