Financial Aid


The Staunton School of Cosmetology Incorporated is nationally accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences. We are certified to operate by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia. 

Finanical Aid available to those who qualify


Federal Pell Grant: The Federal Pell Grant Program provides financial assistance to students that meets financial need set by the federal government. They are available to students who demonstrate financial need, based on a federal formula and who have not already received a Bachelor’s degree. Grants do not have to be repaid.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG): Supplemental Grants are based on the funds available and do not have to be repaid.

Federal Direct Loan Program:

Subsidized Federal Direct Loan: Subsidized Federal Direct Loans will carry a fixed interest rate. Eligibility is based on financial need. This is a loan that must be paid back. If you are eligible, you may borrow once per academic year as long as all the required paperwork has been completed. The federal government pays the interest on a Subsidized Federal Direct Loan while you attend school, during the grace period (first six months after you leave school) and during periods of deferment. Your first payment is due six months after you leave school.

Unsubsidized Federal Direct Loan: Unsubsidized Federal Direct Loans carry a fixed interest rate . This is a loan that must be paid back. You are responsible for the interest that accrues on the Unsubsidized Loan while you are in school and during your grace period. Your first payment is due six months after you leave school unless you choose to pay the interest on this loan while you are in school.

Federal Direct Plus Loan (Parent Loan): These loans are borrowed by the parents of dependent students. Plus loan has a fixed interest rate. The parent starts paying on the Plus loan within 60 days after the loan is fully disbursed.

Additional Funding Sources: For students who do not qualify for federal financial aid Staunton School of Cosmetology offers a cash installment option plan. 

  • Students desiring information regarding the various aids available should contact the Financial Aid office. 540-885-0808


NACCAS Accreditation means that a school has met national standards of educational performance which have been established by an impartial non-government agency. Through the years, accreditation has been the most authoritative and reliable index of a school’s concern for integrity toward its students and quality education.

The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) is the Commonwealth’s coordinating body for higher education.