Here you will find a wealth of information concerning financial assistance programs, including all the steps necessary to sign up for financial aid, which types of financial aid can be accepted by Glen Dow Academy, links to official resources, as well as a collection of forms that may be necessary.
If you have any questions that you are unable to find the answer to, please contact our Financial Aid Director using the contact information below.
Glen Dow Academy of Hair Design
Financial Aid Director
509-624-3244 ext 3
309 W Riverside
Spokane, WA 99201
Begin your FAFSA by clicking the following link: Start New FAFSA
Recent changes to FAFSA (For students and parents): What you need to know
There are three primary types of Financial Aid that GDA is allowed to accept:
1. GRANTS - Financial Aid that does not need to be repaid.
PELL - Pell Grants are federal subsidies which are granted to students based on financial need. Eligibility will depend on the applicant's income, as well as their parent's income if the applicant is under the age of 24. Students who are eligible for Pell Grants will receive a specified amount each year.
WASHINGTON STATE NEED GRANT - The WSNG program helps the state's undergraduate students with the lowest incomes, by allowing them to pursue education or training that they could otherwise not afford. For information about WSNG eligibility, visit http://www.readysetgrad.org/college/state-need-grant
2. LOANS - Financial Aid that is borrowed and must be repaid.
UNSUBSIDIZED LOANS - Direct Unsubsidized Loans are low-cost, fixed-rate federal student loans available to both undergraduate and graduate students. Students will be solely responsible for paying back the entire amount of the loan, including any interest that accrues until the loan balance is paid.
SUBSIDIZED LOANS - The US Federal Government will pay the interest on Direct Subsidized Loans while the student is attending their chosen institution, or while the loan is in deferment (postponed). The rest of the balance on the loan will be the student's responsibility.
PARENT (PLUS) LOANS - Parent (PLUS) Loans are only available to students who are considered dependents, and whose parents qualify for the loan. Unlike direct unsubsidized and subsidized loans, the student's parents will be responsible for repaying the loan.
3. SCHOLARSHIPS - A grant or payment provided to a student which supports their education, typically awarded on the basis of academic or other achievements.
WASFA grants are first come, first served. If your WASFA is accepted and you are approved for funding, that does not guarantee there will be funds available to be disbursed to you. For more information, call (509) 624-3244 and use extension 3 to speak with our Financial Aid director.
Original Identification with Photo - MUST BE CURRENT (not expired):
School ID, Pictures or Photocopies of ID, Credit Cards, Jury Summons, Laminated Identification, Medical Marijuana Cards, Gun Permits, Bus Passes, Club Cards, Car Insurance Cards, and Vehicle Registration.
Eligible parents of dependent undergraduate students can take out a Parent PLUS Loan to help their child pay for college or a career school. The Parent PLUS Loan offers a fixed interest rate and flexible loan limits. Interest is charged during all periods.
The parent(s) are responsible for paying back the loan. Responsibility cannot be transferred to the student.
The Direct PLUS Loan interest rate for the 2017/2018 school year is 7%.
How to apply for a Parent PLUS Loan
How to apply for a Parent PLUS Loan