If you’re dreaming about opening a barber shop, the first step is to obtain a barber license. At Colleen O’Hara’s Beauty Academy, classes for barber certification can take as little as 15 months. Not only does COBA offer a stellar program, which is well-respected in the industry, it also is able to offer its students financial aid. This means that you can get federal loans and grants while working toward your barber license.
Get Help Paying for Barber Certification
Many students continue to work while going to barber school, which can help to pay for courses. However, in order to be able to concentrate on classes and get through as quickly as possible, it’s a good idea to check out your financial aid options. Federal grants do not have to be repaid, while loans do. However, you don’t have to start making payments on loans while you are in school. To find out about what federal programs are open to you, fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Federal programs are primarily need-based, so you will need to provide documentation of your financial situation and your parents’, if you are living with them. Most students are eligible for more than one kind of funding and end up with a mix of loans and grants.
Visit the financial aid page to learn more.