Financial Aid

Inner State Beauty School accepts most types of financial aid. Financial aid is available to those
who qualify. Financial aid sources can be used for the Cosmetology, Cosmetology Manager, Esthetician Manager, Manicuring and Manicuring Manager courses. The specific aid available depends on various factors such as the course, your personal situation and the financial aid you would like to use.


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PELL Grant
Available Cosmetology & Esthetician; not available for nails.

The PELL grant may be filled out at the school or online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. To fill out the FAFSA you will need proof of income for the most recent tax year. Proof of income can be based on your tax return, money received such as child support, social security, welfare. or money given to you to pay bills from a family member or friend. Students must have a high school diploma or GED. Ability To Benefit tests (ATB) cannot be used. The maximum Pell pays over 90% of the cost of the cosmetology or cosmetology management courses and over 80% of the cost of the esthetician manager course. Federal Pell Grants may be used for a maximum of 12 semesters or the equivalent of 12 semesters. After 12 semesters the student is responsible for paying the balance due the school.

Website: www.fafsa.ed.gov. Inner State School Code 017070.


College Now Greater Cleveland
(Formerly Cleveland Scholarship Program)

The eligible student will be at least 19 years old and out of school for at least one year.

200 Public Square, Suite 3820
Cleveland, OH 44114
Phone: 216.241.5587
Website: www.collegenowgc.org


Indian Nations
If you can document your ancestry in an American Indian tribe, you may be able to get some funding through the nation. Including, but not limited to:



Veteranís Administration
If you are a veteran, spouse or child of a veteran, you may be eligible for assistance.
To see if you are eligible, call VA Information at 888.442.4551 or Veterans Affairs at


Ohio Means Jobs
Through the WIA adult, dislocated worker, and youth programs formerly known Employment Connection and The United Labor Agency
There are many resources available through Employment Connection and United Labor Agency as they help people use education to enter or new field or advance in their current field.
A Pell grant application is required for Cosmetology and Esthetician students. This is a jobs program so to receive funding you are required to graduate, receive your license, and get a job in the field.

1020 Bolivar Rd, Cleveland, 44115
(216) 664-4673

11699 Brookpark Rd, Parma 44130
(216) 898-1366

5398 Northfield Rd, Maple Hts, 44137
(216) 518-4954

Quincy Place
8111 Quincy Avenue Cleveland, 44104
(216) 561-5649

9830 Lorain Avenue Cleveland, 44102
(216) 939-2599


National Leased Housing Association
1900 L Street, NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-785-8888
Fax: 202-785-2008
Website: www.hudnlha.com
Email: info@hudnlha.com
Awards education grants and scholarships to low income individuals residing in federally assisted rental housing affiliated with NLHA.


Lake County Employment Connection
Website: www.lake1stop.org
Phone: (440) 350-4000

Geauga Employment Connection
12480 Ravenwood Drive
Chardon, Ohio 44024
Phone: (440) 285-9141
Email: workplace@geaugajfs.org

Summit Employment Connection
The Job Center
1040 East Tallmadge Ave. Akron, Ohio
Phone: (330) 633-1050


Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation
Learning, physical, mental, emotional disabilities may be eligible for funding.

14650 Detroit Ave., Ste. 300
Lakewood, OH 44107
Phone: 216.227.3250
Toll Free: 866.325.0026
Fax: 216.227.3293

161 South High Street, Ste. 103
Akron, OH 44308
Phone: 330.643.3080


Contact your county worker to see if the PRC program can help pay part of the cost of your kit, books and uniform. It will not pay tuition.


Ohio Education Credit Union
The Ohio Educational Credit Union offers a full range of quality financial services. Loans checking and savings accounts, term certificates, credit, debit, ATM cards and much more. Established 1933.
Website: www.ohioedcu.com

2554 East 22nd Street
Phone: (216) 621-6296

5001 Mayfield Road, Suite 109
Phone: (216) 382-1800

17526 Madison Avenue
Phone: (216) 221-3800


HFLA-Hebrew Free Loan Association
23300 Chagrin Blvd. Suite 204
Beachwood, Ohio 44122
Phone: (216) 378-9042
Email: team@hflaclev.org
Website: www.hflaclev.org


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