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ACE Grant

ACE Grants are designed to help you begin your career in cosmetology. 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.

Joe Francis Haircare Scholarship Foundation

The Joe Francis Haircare Scholarship Foundation is dedicated to helping support deserving students receive the professional training necessary to build successful, long-term careers in hairstyling. Applicants are evaluated for their potential to successfully complete school, their financial need, and their commitment to a long-term career in cosmetology.

FAFSA on the Web

There is a feature here that gives you the ability to create a personalized folder to record your interests, career and college searches, and any relevant personal information. Track your progress in the college planning and application process, pre-populate fields on the FAFSA before applying, and compare financial aid award letters when deciding on a final school. Many accredited cosmetology colleges participate in the grant and loan programs offered here.

Great Clips for hair

A leader in the salon business world wants to encourage others to join in the exciting profession of cosmetology. Small scholarships are available in some areas for a few lucky individuals. You will be required to complete an application, essay, and a letter of recommendation. If you are not selected for a scholarship sponsored by Great Clips, your name and related information may be passed on to other organizations or schools that may be able to provide additional information to you on the field of cosmetology.

e Student Loan

the first service to compare a wide range of "alternative loans" (non-federal loans) through a search engine that matches the student's needs with a short list of appropriate loans that are available.

GI Bill

The GI Bill is financial assistance with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Many cosmetology schools participate in the GI Bill. If you qualify, be certain to find out if your prospective school is accredited and if they participate in this program.


A student guide to financial aid.

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