An education with the College of Hair Design is an investment in your future. Do not let financial concerns prevent you from following your dream of a satisfying and rewarding career. There are a variety of loan and financing options available to qualified students. We will work with you to develop a financial plan that is manageable and affordable. Please get in touch for more information on the financial aid options available to you. 

Director of Financial Aid
402-817-0970 – Downtown
402-323-3324 – East Campus

Federal Student Financial Aid Programs

Federal financial aid is available to students who qualify, and those programs include:

  • Federal Pell and Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (SEOG), Federal Stafford Student Loans, and the Federal Parent Loan.
  • A Federal Pell Grant, unlike a loan, does not have to be repaid. Pell Grants are considered a foundation of federal financial aid, to which aid from other federal and nonfederal sources might be added.

The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) is like the Federal Pell Grant, in that it is not a loan but a grant that does not need to be repaid. The FSEOG program is for students with exceptional financial needs. You can receive between $100 and $4,000 a year, depending on when you apply, your financial need, the funding at the school you’re attending, and the policies of the financial aid office at your school.

Federal Stafford Student Loans are low-interest loans made to students and often pay for the majority of a student’s tuition. Repayment begins 6 months after a student graduates or leaves the program. The first disbursement of this loan will be made 30 days after the borrower begins school.

Federal Parent Loans are low-interest loans made to parents to help pay for their child’s educational expenses.
You may determine your eligibility for any of the above federal loan programs by using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This form is available from our office, high school counseling offices, or online at

Federal Financial aid awards are contingent upon student completion and the return of necessary paperwork in a timely manner.

Veteran’s Benefits

Students with qualified veteran benefits for approved VA programs may use them at the College of Hair Design. Any student using veteran’s benefits will be charged the same tuition amount as all other students.

Explore Veterans Benefits for Students

State Student Financial Aid Program

Students eligible for Federal Pell Grants may receive small amounts from the State Scholarship Assistance Program (SSAP) and the Scholarship Assistance Program (SAP). Additional help may be available for those who qualify from Vocational Rehabilitation, and Veterans Administration.

Hair Art Scholarship for High School Seniors

The Hair Art Scholarship is funded by the College of Hair Design. The scholarship is available to high school seniors with a desire to pursue a career in hair design, be it for the public or the fashion world. Recipients are chosen for their desire to pursue such a career and the potential they have shown from their past successes in school and community activities. Scholarships are limited to those that qualify.

Qualification details can be found in this downloadable PDF.

EducationQuest has released a FAFSA Demo Video!

This five-minute video will walk you through the FAFSA, and provide helpful tips as you prepare to apply for student financial aid.

Available Scholarships

Discover numerous scholarship opportunities available to help you pursue your beauty education at the College of Hair Design.


Here are other FAFSA Tools to help families apply for financial aid:

FAFSA Checklist – lists items needed to complete the FAFSA
FSA ID Handout – explains how to get an FSA ID