Let’s Talk About Financial Aid

If you have never looked into financial aid before, then keep reading! Has the idea of paying for education overwhelmed you or caused you to second-guess school? It doesn’t have to. Here is everything you need to know about financial aid!

First Thing’s First

At Elevate Salon Institute(ESI), Durham, financial aid may be available for those who qualify. Do you? Schedule an appointment with our financial aid administrators to learn the details and potential options that might be available to you. This is also your time to ask any questions.

Apply easily online using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®).

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Financial Aid: What You Should Know

  • The application is made up of 100 questions. Allow 30 minutes to get it done.
  • Submitting an application is absolutely free. You have nothing to lose except a chance!
  • Just because you suspect you can’t qualify doesn’t mean you won’t. Several eligible people pass on applying. Don’t be one of them!
  • There is no specified income/earning cap for financial aid as qualification is dependent on several factors.

Financial Aid by Type

State Financial Aid

This is financial aid offered to students at a state level. Each state decides what grants to issue to accredited institutions. If you don’t qualify for federal financial aid, you may still qualify for state.

Federal Financial Aid

Federal Financial Aid is issued by the federal government nationwide, covering expenses such as fees, tuition, room and board, supplies, and transportation.


Unsubsidized loans are available to undergrads. The amount is determined by your school and you are responsible for paying interest.


Subsidized loans are available to undergrads. The amount is determined by your school and the interest is paid for by the U.S. Department of Education.

Pell Grants

Grants are provided by the federal government and is determined by income levels. No refund or payback is required.

Financing your future shouldn’t have to be an additional stress added to your plate. Don’t let money keep you from your goals and dreams. Schedule an appointment today to see if you qualify!


Contact us with questions! Between emailing, calling, visiting or scheduling an appointment, we are here to help you reach your professional goals.

Interested in applying for a scholarship? Submit an online application.

To learn more about financing your beauty school dreams, click here. Ready to learn more about us and what we can do for your future? Meet the ESI Durham family!

{Financial aid may be available to those who qualify. For more information about our graduation rates, the median loan debt of students who completed the program and other information visit www.esidurham.com}

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