The last several months have been unsettling, to say the least, and it has left many people with plenty of time for reflection. As people stick close to home and consider what their life may be like in the new normal, they may be feeling like now is the perfect time for a career change.

If you are one of the people who are looking to start fresh in the new normal, then now may be the best time to think about a career in hairdressing and cosmetology. At the Long Island Beauty School, we have financial aid options available that will allow you to afford this career change:

Beauty Education Scholarships

There are several different types of scholarships available for students who are interested in pursuing a career in cosmetology at a beauty school. In most cases, scholarships are awarded based on merit. Each individual scholarship may have different eligibility requirements. Students may be able to find local, state and federal scholarship programs that they are able to apply for. In addition, there are many private organizations and businesses in the beauty industry that offer scholarships to aspiring beauty students.

Grants for Beauty School

Grants are another financial aid option that may be available to you. Grants are similar to scholarships in the sense that most do not have to be repaid. However, grants are typically reserved for those who have a specific financial need. ACE Grants, for instance, are specifically available to students who are interested in beginning a career in the beauty industry. They are the first grants available to beauty school students, and are designed to provide more opportunities for those who want to launch a cosmetology career.

Loans for Hairdressing and Cosmetology Programs

Prospective students also may be able to apply for federal student loans in order to finance their education costs. Unlike grants and scholarships, federal student loans must be repaid after the student has stopped attending classes. You should review the terms of the loan in order to make sure that it is a feasible financing option for you.

Even in this uncertain time, you can count on having resources available to you that can help you make your dreams come true. To learn more about our hairdressing and cosmetology programs and to find out if you qualify for financial aid, contact the Long Island Beauty School today.