Financial Aid

Invest in yourself and your future.

Please know that if affording your education goal is an issue for you, financial assistance is available to those who qualify; and we're here to help!

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Rather than tackling the financial aid system on your own, Blush School of Makeup has a full-time staff member to assist you through the entire process as well as review all potential options available to you, such as federal grants, federal loans, and/or educational benefits for veterans. Contact us today!
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It takes dedication. I'm super glad that I decided to go through with the program. It was long, hard, but in the end it pays off.
Recent Grad "Ruby Talavera"

Overview of Process


To start you on the process, it's best to understand the financial aid steps ahead in plain English.

In order to determine your eligibility to aid, the first action you'll need do is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  It can be done directly online at www.fafsa.ed.gov (using an ID set up at https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.html).  That said, Blush School of Makeup suggests that you consider the well-reviewed and free service Frank (www.withfrank.org) as a user-friendly alternative for filling out the FAFSA - think of it as a TurboTax for FAFSA.

Please know that additional documentation may be required if your FAFSA is selected for a process called verification.  We will work with you to gather this information, but your timely cooperation with providing documentation will speed the process along.

Based on the information from the FAFSA, Blush School of Makeup then will provide you with an award letter that details the federal aid programs you are eligible for and the amounts that are available to you. We will then assist you you in deciding what resources are best suited to your circumstances.  

Lastly, federal grants and loans will be disbursed to student accounts to cover educational costs. Any excess will be refunded to the student (or parent, in the case of a parent PLUS loan), or in some cases refunded back to the respective lender.

Always remember that students who obtain a loan to pay for their education will be responsible for repayment of the full amount of the loan, plus interest, less the amount of any refund. If a student withdraws, a refund calculation will be completed and a refund of non-federal aid funds may be provided.

Eligibility Requirements


Now that you understand the process, please be aware that you must meet the following eligibility requirements for Federal Financial Aid:

  • Demonstrate financial need (for most programs);
  • Be a citizen of the United States or an eligible non-citizen;
  • Enroll in an eligible program, like Blush School of Makeup's Master Makeup Artist program;
  • Have a valid Social Security number;
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress toward graduation;
  • Have a high school diploma or have obtained a High School Equivalency (HSE) or the equivalent;
  • Not be in default on a financial aid loan nor owe a refund to a financial aid grant received at any post-secondary college or institution; and,
  • Have registered with the U.S. Selective Service, if applicable.

Federal Financial Aid Programs


Blush School of Makeup is proud to make the following financial aid programs available for students who qualify.

Federal Pell Grant


The Federal Pell Grant Program is designed to assist students at Blush School of Makeup with financial need who have not yet earned a bachelor’s or professional degree. Eligibility for this grant program is determined by a standard formula that is revised and approved every year by the federal government. Unlike loans, grants do not have to be paid back unless a student withdraws from school and owes a refund.

Federal Direct Subsidized & Unsubsidized Stafford Loans


Federal Stafford loans are low-interest loans made to the student by the U.S. Department of Education.  The loan must be used to pay for direct and/or indirect educational expenses.  Subsidized loans are need-based, while un-subsidized loans are not.  Repayment begins six months after the student graduates or withdraws from School.  Current interest rates and further loan details can be found at https://studentloans.gov.

Federal Parent Loan For Undergraduate Students (PLUS)


The Federal Direct PLUS Loan is available to parents of dependent undergraduate students.  These loans are not based on need; however, when combined with other resources, the loan value cannot exceed the students cost of attendance.  A credit check is required, and either or both parents may borrow through this program.  Repayment begins within 60 days of final disbursement of the loan within a loan period.

For information, guidance and tools about federal student assistance, you can also visit the U.S. Department of Education's website on federal student aid at https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/.

Benefits for Veterans


Blush School of Makeup is approved by the California State Approving Agency for Veterans Education (CSAAVE) to enroll veterans and other eligible persons.  We are committed to providing a high quality makeup education to dedicated veterans.  Available programs include:

  • Montgomery GI Bill - Chapter 30
  • Vocational Rehabilitation - Chapter 31
  • Post-9/11 GI Bill - Chapter 33
  • Dependents Educational Assistance - Chapter 35
  • Reserve GI Bill - Chapter 1606
  • Yellow Ribbon Program

Detailed information about these programs also be obtained by visiting the Veterans Administration's site at benefits.va.gov

My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) Scholarship Program


The Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) program provides financial assistance for military spouses.  MyCAA helps military spouses pursue licenses, certificates, or associate degrees necessary to gain employment in portable career fields and occupations.

If you're veteran, you may qualify for VA education benefits.  You are encouraged to contact Blush School of Makeup for further assistance.