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Sometimes it’s necessary to get a little help when it comes to funding your future. We want every student to be able to thrive both during school and after graduation. That’s why offering financial aid is so important to us.

*For a more detailed explanation of Financial Aid, student loans and grant dollars, please contact our Financial Aid Office at 678-990-0762 ext. 227. Financial Aid is available only to those students that qualify

Determine Financial Need

The basis of determining a student’s financial needs begins with an analysis of the financial status of the student’s and/or the parent’s income. This analysis is accomplished by completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) distributed by the U.S. Department of Education. Learn more on the website or hotline 1.800.4.FED-AID. When entering your personal information on the FAFSA website, please include our school code: 041509, then we can go over your financial aid options with you.


The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available online at, or in paper form from high school counselors and at public libraries. The amount of the award depends upon the determination of the student’s eligibility, his or her enrollment status, cost of attendance, and payment schedule issued by the US Department of Education, Office of Student Financial Assistance.


Previous Education Scholarship

Any potential student who has had previous education and training in an accredited cosmetology school and successfully completed 450 clock hours, he or she can be eligible for a scholarship in the amount of $3000.00. In order to receive this scholarship, the academy must have a copy of the potential student’s “official” or “unofficial” transcript from the previous school. Once transcripts have been evaluated, the student will be informed if he/she is eligible to receive the scholarship. Any transfer hours are determined solely at the discretion of Keune Academy by 124 management.

Vocational High School Education

Any potential student who has had education and training during high school and successfully completed 350 clock hours, he or she can be eligible for a scholarship in the amount of $1500.00. In order to receive this scholarship, the academy must have a copy of the potential student’s “official” transcript from the previous school. Once transcripts have been evaluated, the student will be informed if he/she is eligible to receive the scholarship. Any transfer hours are determined solely at the discretion of Keune Academy by 124 management.

Beauty Changes Lives Scholarships

Established as a 501c3 in 2013, Beauty Changes Lives is a non-profit organization awarding beauty school tuition scholarships generously funded by leading beauty brands. The Beauty Changes Lives scholarship portfolio includes tuition scholarships for aspiring hairstylists, nail professionals, estheticians, makeup artists, massage therapists and barbers. In addition to “basic” scholarships, Beauty Changes Lives offers “advanced” scholarships for licensed professionals, including beauty educators. Since its inception, Beauty Changes Lives has awarded more than 500 scholarships, opening doors of opportunity that range from working behind the scenes at New York Fashion Week, to opening thriving businesses.

For more information, visit

European Wax Center & Beauty Changes Lives

European Wax Center is partnering with Beauty Changes Lives to offer the “Experts in Wax” Scholarship, which is intended to provide an educational opportunity for all current or newly enrolled students of an esthetics or cosmetology program at an accredited school in the U.S. to help offset the cost of tuition. These scholarships help the recipients refine their skills, embrace a career in the personal care industry and become the experts we know they can be so they can help bring out the confidence in their clients.

For details on how to apply, click here.

Great Clips Great Scholarship Program

The annual Great Scholarship Program, given in memory of Alice Madden Barton, offers financial assistance to students across North America totaling over $100,000. The program supports those students pursuing careers in cosmetology by providing tuition assistance. Alice Madden Barton saw firsthand how a career in cosmetology provided opportunity for growth and financial stability. Her hope was that more “young folks” have the same opportunity, so Ray and Rhoda (Great Clips Chairman and Co-Chair of the Board) started the Great Scholarship Program in her memory.

Scholarship values provided by Great Clips, Inc.

Great Clips, Inc. funds this national recruiting program. A total of twenty-two $5,000 scholarships will be given annually to students throughout the United States and Canada.

How students apply:

The application is open year-round. Students will fill out an application and essay question by visiting or texting “SCHOLARSHIP” to 98765.

Scholarship applicants will have an opportunity for award during two calendar periods, spring, and fall. Students applying from January 15-September 1 are eligible for the current calendar year Great Scholarship Program. Students that apply after September 1, will be eligible for the Great Scholarship Program for the following year if they remain students and have a balance on their tuition. Applicants must comply with the Terms and Conditions of the Great Scholarship Program. Checks will be made out to the cosmetology schools (or financial institution that holds the loan) to be used towards the winner’s balance.

Beauty Schools Directory $2,500 Cosmetology Scholarship

The team is proud to offer a $2,500 scholarship for students and professionals changing others’ lives through wellness and beauty. If you’re ready to begin a fulfilling and rewarding career in the beauty and wellness industry, or if you are continuing your education to pursue your next career goal, submit the application form below for the chance to win a $2,500 scholarship toward your tuition and education expenses.

For more information go to cosmetology school scholarships.

For a full list of scholarships from Beauty Schools Directory go to scholarships.

The Joe Francis Haircare Scholarship Foundation

The Joe Francis Haircare Scholarship Foundation was established in 1994 by his wife of 39 years, Flo Francis, and the many people whom Joe Francis advised and mentored to their own success in the industry. The mission of the foundation is to help deserving students receive financial assistance for the professional training necessary to build successful, long-term careers in the cosmetology industry. Applications are accepted January 1st through June 1st each year.

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Keller Cosmetology Scholarship

Keller International now offers a unique cosmetology scholarship opportunity for one student each year as a way to alleviate some of the financial burden they accrue during their educational journey. The winner of this contest will be rewarded $1000.00 towards their tuition fees!* This scholarship is open to cosmetology and barber students.

For more information click here.

Rosy Salon Software Cosmetology Scholarship

Introducing the ROSY REWARDS scholarship program by Rosy Salon Software. A $10,000 annual scholarship fund just for future salon professionals! Are you a Cosmetology student? Are you as passionate about the industry as we are? Do you know somebody else who is? Enter for a chance to win one of 12 scholarships offered annually! Awarded quarterly.

For more information click here.

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Other Funding Options


We offer ACE Grants at Keune Academy. An ACE Grant is a grant awarded specifically by the American Association of Cosmetology. It’s designed to help you start your cosmetology career and can help cover up to $1,500 of your tuition. This is the first industry-wide scholarship effort designed to encourage qualified students to apply for cosmetology school.

Smart Option Student Loan for Career Training

The Smart Option loan is a private, credit-based loan with multiple flexible repayment options. There are also competitive interest rate options available. This loan covers expenses that are not covered by scholarships or federal student aid. Visit their website at Smart Option Student Loan for Career Training for more information on their programs.

GI Bill Benefits

Keune Academy by 124 programs are approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs. The *GI Bill ® was created to help active service members and veterans cover the cost of education. There are several programs that fall under the GI Bill ® . Funding is given based on each individual’s eligibility and duty status. Visit their website at for more information on their programs.

*GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at


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