Most beauty schools have financial aid programs available to their students. The U.S. Department of Education administers Pell Grants, Stafford Student Loans and Plus Loans. Typically, a financial aid officer will perform an evaluation of each student's financial need and design a package of financial aid that includes funding from one or more Department of Education financial aid programs if they qualify. The aid package will be designed to help each student with the cost of their total educational expenses.
Beauty schools that offer financial aid will usually provide information that explains all the various Department of Education programs. Many even have online forms that will determine if an applicant qualifies immediately.
The packaging of financial assistance and the amount provided is determined according to guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Education. It will be required that the student provide the school that they are interested in attending with information on family income, family size and other data required to determine eligibility for financial aid. Most beauty schools will be happy to have a financial aid officer assist students with filling out financial aid forms.
You can find out more about financial aid at the U.S. Department of Education.