Need Financial Aid? ESI Royal Oak Can Help You!

When we think about *financial aid, we usually think about traditional universities or community colleges. Did you know you can receive federal financial aid for cosmetology school if you qualify? At Elevate Salon Institute (ESI), Royal Oak, we are proud to offer federal financial aid and scholarships to those who qualify.

What is FAFSA?

The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is a form that students can fill out to apply for federal grants and loans. Eligibility for grants and loans is typically based on financial need, which is information you will provide on your FAFSA.

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What Types of Loans Are Available?

Unsubsidized Loans

An unsubsidized loan can be awarded to any student. It’s not necessary to prove financial need. A student has full responsibility for paying back an unsubsidized loan. Interest on these loans is accrued throughout your time at school. If you don’t pay interest on the loan while you’re in school, the interest will accumulate and be added to the total amount of your loan. We recommend making payments while still in school for an unsubsidized loan.

Subsidized Loans

Direct subsidized loans are available to students who show financial need. Your school will determine the amount you can borrow and the amount that cannot be exceeded. The United States Department of Education will pay the interest on a direct subsidized loan while you’re still a student, for the first six months after graduation, and during a deferment period. These loans will accrue interest after graduation, so it’s important to make sure to pay them off as soon as possible.

What About Grants and Scholarships?

Looking for another funding option? Scholarships and grants are a great choice. Unlike loans, you don’t need to pay back any money when you receive a scholarship or grant.

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Pell Grants

Federal Pell Grants are typically given specifically to students who display outstanding financial need. There are limitations on the amounts and time frame, so visit the Federal Student Aid website to make sure you’re clear on all of the rules.

ESI Scholarships

We offer a variety of scholarship opportunities at ESI Royal Oak. To see if you qualify for one, fill out this simple form. One of our representatives will then contact you and walk you through the application process.


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Speak With Our Financial Aid Advisor

If you have questions regarding financial aid or scholarships at ESI Royal Oak, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Our financial aid advisor would be more than happy to help you decide which financial option is best for you. Give us a call or fill out our online form today!

*Financial aid may be available to those who qualify. For more information about our graduation rates, the median loan debt of students who completed the program and other information visit

Tuition Help for Beauty School

Starting cosmetology school could result in added funds for school in the form of grants and federal aid, if enrolled before June 30th.

Need Help with Tuition? Passionate about the beauty industry but don’t think you can afford the education – – we can help!

Finding the money to pay for advanced education after high school can be confusing. Elevate Salon Institute wants to offer some information about financial aid that is available to cover your beauty school tuition. Instead of being intimidated by the FAFSA, financial aid
provided by the U.S. Federal Government, learn how to get started on getting financial assistance to take your career dreams to reality.

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If you’ve tried to come to beauty school but couldn’t afford it in the past, you are going to love this! June also holds a very desirable secret, starting cosmetology school could result in added funds for school in the form of grants and federal aid. You Must be enrolled By June 30th. Text JUNE to get started!



What Is the FAFSA?

FAFSA stands for Free Application for Student Federal Aid(FASFA). It is a completely free form. You should not pay for help to apply to the FAFSA. This program provides more than $150 billion to qualified students to help them pay for school. You should apply to FAFSA. Don’t worry about your age, race, immigration status or even if you’ll qualify. In some schools, even if you don’t qualify for a federal program, you may have other financial aid opportunities, but will have file the FAFSA first.

Types of Financial Assistance

  • Grants – typically, a grant is money that you don’t have to repay. If you withdraw from school before finishing a semester, you may have to pay the money back. There are different types of grants. If you qualify, this money is invaluable in paying for your education.
  • Work-study jobs – undergraduates qualify for certain jobs that pay minimum wage. You don’t have to pay this money back.
  • Student loans – when grants don’t cover the tuition, you might be able to take out a loan to cover the remainder of your education costs. However, you need to make sure you understand the terms and conditions of any loan. Before taking out a loan, count the cost.

One important thing to note about FAFSA is that the institution has to be an accredited school to receive federal funding. Not all beauty schools are accredited, because this is an extra step that has to be taken by the school to determine whether it meets certain standards. Elevate Salon Institute is an accredited beauty school, which not only helps you get federal financial aid, but also helps your employer determine that you went to a recognized and certified institution.

Contact our admissions advisers if you want to learn more about the enrolling now or before JUNE 30th opportunity, or to learn more about how to prepare for starting school in the near future. We will guide, support & teach you everything you need to know….that you didn’t know you needed to know! Call (248)-965-3352 to get started.