Glen Dow Academy of Hair Design and Salons, Inc. is nationally accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences (NACCAS), and participates in federal Title IV financial aid programs. Applicants should complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) before applying to Glen Dow Academy, so that any receivable financial aid can be estimated prior to beginning their course. Please visit http://www.fasfa.ed.gov to start your application for financial aid. (GDA school code: #009739)
Unlike many institutions that expect students to find their own way to pay for their education, the staff at Glen Dow Academy will assist you in every way possible. GDA is only one of a few cosmetology schools in the Inland Northwest that offers Title IV Financial Aid. Our Financial Aid Department will guide you through all the financial aid and loan options, and ensure that you receive as much assistance as is available to you.
Completing entrance and exit financial aid counseling is a requirement of both Glen Dow Academy and The Department of Education. Entrance counseling will be completed before your enrollment, and exit counseling will be completed at the end of your enrollment. Please visit www.studentloans.gov for more information.
Glen Dow Academy is a school that is approved by the US Department of Education. This means funding can be available through PELL and WSNG Grants to those who qualify. Students must meet certain criteria to be eligible for these grants, which do not have to be repaid.
These are low interest loans that can only be offered by schools like Glen Dow Academy, which is approved by the US Department of Education. You must begin loan payments six months after you complete your course of study, or terminate it. You have up to 10 years to repay the loan, with payments as low as $50 per month. And you don’t need a perfect credit rating to apply!
If a student is still considered a dependant (younger than 24, no children, not married) and their parents are interested in helping them with school expenses, there are also Parent Plus Loans available. These are low interest loans with up to 10 year repayments. The team at Glen Dow Academy will happily provide you with information and assistance.
Your tuition and fees are automatically paid from your grant awards and/or student loans, with the exception of Washington State Need Grants, which will always be given directly to students. Any remaining balance after tuition and fees will be paid to you by check. If you stop attending classes or withdraw from your course, you may be required to repay a portion of your awards. If you must stop attending classes, we urge you to stop by the Financial Aid Office in person before you withdraw, so we can explain how withdrawal dates may affect financial aid eligibility and repayment amounts.
Many schools offer loans at much higher interest rates, up to 20%, lack national accreditation, or are not approved by the US Department of Education, so be sure to consider this when selecting your school.
Our Financial Aid Office experiences its highest workload during the months of June/July and September/August. During these times you may experience a longer wait time for completion of Financial Aid, and it may be more difficult to make appointments with the Financial Aid Director. The average time it takes to complete a students financial aid is 3 to 4 weeks. Our financial aid year starts July 1st and ends June 30th. Depending on your start date and schedule, your course may take place during two (2) financial aid award years.
For help completing a FAFSA – Call 1-800-433-3243
Veterans’ Assistance – www.gibill.va.gov – 1.888.442.4551
FAFSA Information – http://www.finaid.org/ and www.studentaid.ed.gov
College navigator site – http://thecollegenavigator.com/
Enterance and exit counseling – www.studentloans.gov