Pell Grants: What You Need to Know

Jul 26 2017

Intimidated by financial aid? Don’t worry. We’re here to help. Here’s what you need to know about Pell Grants and how to apply for them.

Jenks Beauty College offers financial aid to those who qualify.

What is a Pell Grant?

Pell Grants are a form of federal aid that do not have to be repaid (see exceptions here). Pell Grants are given to undergraduate students and those who are expanding their education by enrolling in a teacher training program.

That means, at Jenks Beauty College, only students who qualify in our Cosmetology and Instructor programs may receive a grant.

The money you can receive from a Pell Grant varies by year. This year, there has been a change in how much a qualifying student can receive.

Updated Pell Grant Information

This award year, (July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018), eligible students can receive 150 percent of their Federal Pell Grant Scheduled Award. In order to qualify for these additional funds, you must already qualify for Pell Grants for the year, and you must be enrolled in at least part time courses.

For more information on the updated Pell Grant information, please see here.

How to Apply

First start off by submitting a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®). You can start your application by clicking here.

What You Will Need to Apply

  1. Create an FSA ID. This is the username and password that you will use to apply.
  2. Documentation including: your social security number (SSN), your driver’s license, federal tax returns, any other information about income.

Try using this resource to walk through filling out the FAFSA®.

Why Should You Apply for Financial Aid?

Whether you think you qualify or not, you should apply to get more information on what is available. Aid can ease the financial burden that can come with education. Our dedicated staff members here at Jenks Beauty College are here to help answer your questions and help you get started.

Financial aid isn’t something to be scared of. It can be a great resource in helping you get the education you’re dreaming of!

Contacting Jenks Beauty College

If you’re interested in getting your education at Jenks Beauty College, contact us. For more info on what is required for admission, click here. We can’t wait to help you get started!

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