Paying for your continuing education after high school may be quite expensive, even if you decide not to take-up any four-year courses in colleges or universities. But you do not need to be discouraged, as there are several financial aids available for individuals who want to have proper education in vocational schools.
If you are into hair styling, manicures, hair cutting and other beauty treatments, then find a rewarding occupation in cosmetology. You can start by enrolling in any state-certified cosmetology schools near you. Cosmetology courses may require you to spend a little on tuition but if you think you cannot afford to, you can avail of the various cosmetology scholarships and grants offered by a number of institutions, salon chains, and companies specializing in beauty products or even the school itself to help you pay your way to a successful and worthwhile career.
• Set off the momentum by contacting community associations in your area and enquire if they have available scholarships for cosmetology or grants that you can get hold of.
• Look for the financial aid officer in the cosmetology school you want to enrol in and discuss with him possible scholarships and grants offered by the school.
• Visit different websites on the internet such as OPI products, American Association of Cosmetology Schools, or the Subject-Based Scholarship of the Online Education Database. Look for scholarships and grants you can use to finance your way in a beauty school.
Generally, the funds are handed over directly to the school the scholar is enrolled in. Any extra amount after all the necessary fees are paid is apportioned to the scholar. How much financial aid you get on scholarships would depend on the applicant’s personal circumstances and need. These grants and scholarships are financial gifts since individuals who have been awarded of such do not need to pay back the amount given.