What is Financial Aid?
Financial Aid is a way to help pay for college, and comes in many forms.
PELL Grants are grants from the Federal Government. Unlike loans, you do not have to pay these back, if you finish. PELL grants are based on family size and income. The larger the family and/or the smaller the income, the more grant money you may receive. If you receive services like cash assistance or food stamps, you may qualify for the maximum, and if you qualify for the maximum you could graduate from Wright Beauty Academy with very little out of pocket cost.
Guaranteed Student Loans are loans that the government issues. You always have to pay these back. We don't participate in this program. We keep our tuition costs low so our students can graduate without these loans hanging over their heads.
TARFF loans rural rehabilitation loans are from a private company in Marshall. These loans are issued to students from rural areas. The interest rate is tied to the student loan rate. These are a good option for students who do not live in Battle Creek or Kalamazoo/Portage, but instead live in places like Vicksburg, Hastings, Union City, Paw Paw, and Bellevue. We have applications at both locations.
Scholarships are issued from various organizations, including ours. Some places to look for scholarships are unions you or your parents may belong to, organizations and clubs (like the Elks or a book club), professional associations, and employers.
We offer several scholarships to our students. Recent High School or GED grads are eligible for scholarships, as are dedicated students. Some of our scholarships are first come - first serve, and some are given to the best, most goal oriented students.
We never want to let lack of funds stop your dreams of being a successful part of the beauty industry. Let us help you figure it all out with a free financial aid planning session. You can sit down with Cheryl in Battle Creek or Vic in Portage and find the options that will work best for you. Together we can help you make your career dreams come true!