The Elaine Sterling Institute is proud to provide you with the highest quality education at an affordable tuition rate. There are several financial aid options available to those who qualify. We’re here to help you reach your goals! Learn more below and explore the tuition options that may be available to you.

How To Qualify For Aid

Student financial aid applicants must satisfy certain requirements in order to receive financial aid. These requirements include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Fulfillment of all admission requirements​
  • Submission of all documentation requested by The Elaine Sterling Institute, lenders or both. ​
  • Maintaining satisfactory academic progress in accordance with school policy​
  • Maintaining regular, verifiable attendance​
  • Completion of “aid specific” requirements, such as entrance loan counseling​

Types of Financial Aid

Federal Pell Grants

A grant is an award of federal financial aid which does not require repayment by the recipient. The Pell Grant is an entitlement program and the recipient will receive the grant provided qualification is met. The amount of the award is based on the U.S. Department of Education’s determination of the student’s need. Federal Pell Grants usually are awarded only to undergraduate students who display exceptional financial need and have not earned a bachelor’s, graduate, or professional degree.

Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans 

Subsidized and unsubsidized loans are federal student loans for eligible students to help cover the cost of higher education at a four-year college or university, community college, or trade, career, or technical school. The U.S. Department of Education offers eligible students at participating schools Direct Subsidized Loans and Direct Unsubsidized Loans. Student must repay the loans borrowed regardless of whether the student completes the program, receives a job or enjoys the program.

Applying For Aid

Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first step toward getting 
federal aid for college, career school, or graduate school. Completing and submitting the FAFSA is free, quick,
and gives you access to the largest source of financial aid for college or career school.

School Code for FAFSA: 042045

Please use our school code when submitting your application so that one of our
Financial Aid Leaders will be able to contact you and help you review your results.

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More To Know

  • Refund Policy and Requirements for Withdrawal and Return of Federal Financial Aid

The law specifies how our school must determine the amount of Title IV program assistance that a student may earn if he or she withdraws from school. 

  • Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations

The federal government does not take kindly to dispersing financial aid to a student only to learn of that student’s drug violation or sexual offense, and neither does The Elaine Sterling Institute. Such violations can result in termination of enrollment and termination of federal financial aid. 

  • Institutional Code of Conduct for Educational Loans

Our Financial Aid Officers are here to help you locate and apply for any programs that may help you attend school here.  We work closely with federal agencies, private lenders and you to help you determine the most cost-effective and beneficial programs for which you may qualify.  We provide this service to our students with the utmost attention to full-disclosure of all programs and policies and pride ourselves on out exemplary code of conduct.

  • Attendance and Satisfactory Academic Progress for Title IV and Cash Paying Students

Students must meet the following minimum requirements to remain eligible for federal financial aid programs:

All student attendance hours are reported to the Department of Education and Georgia State Board of Cosmetology. Students are required to attend class according to their scheduled hours. All scheduled hours are based on full-time enrollment. Special schedules may be allowed with written approval of the School Director. Hours include Saturday hours and students are expected to attend consistently. Students are expected to notify the Institute of any absence, scheduled or unscheduled. Students who arrive late or leave early will lose all clock hours for the day if the absence is unexcused. If the absence is excused, students will only lose the actual hours missed.

For more information on Financial Aid options for new students, contact our Financial Services Director.

Questions? Contact our financial aid office.

Call 404-256-5228 or email financialaid@elainesterling.com