Can You Go To Beauty School While In College?

Can you go to beauty school while in college? This is not as unusual a question as might be immediately supposed. Many college students experience a degree of anxiety over how long they are going to be in school, and whether there will be a job waiting for them once they graduate.

There are also many students who are pursuing a field of study which appeals to them emotionally but is not likely to offer much of a chance to earn a living. Many of them love animals, for example, and have committed to getting a degree in zoology.

The big problem with this field is that there are far more students in college than there are jobs waiting for them once they graduate.

Archaeology and Anthropology are two other fields where there is little opportunity for gainful employment except perhaps after years of unpaid voluntary labor. For students who are truly committed to one of these disciplines as their life’s work, they will need some method of actually earning a living while they bore their way through the hordes of other aficionados who are waiting in line for their chance.

The Opportunities Offered By Beauty Schools

Beauty school offers a pretty certain income just about anywhere one chooses to live. This is especially important in some of the field sciences that require their assistants to labor away in places far distant from most metropolitan areas. It might come in handy to have a trade where one can put in a shift or two on the days off just to keep the wolf away from your door.

Going To Beauty School While Attending College

Going to beauty school at the same time as one works on their college degree is actually a pretty smart and flexible idea. The major hurdle in pursuing this strategy is that most college students are using grants and student loans to pay for their education. Because the government only allows an individual to use their student aid for one study program at a time, this means that the student wanting to do both of these things needs to decide which one to pay for with government money and which none needs to come out of their own pocket.

Ordinarily, that might end the discussion right there. After all, if someone could pay for their college education without grants and loans, they wouldn’t be worried about making a living after graduation anyhow.

Student Loans And Grants

Student loans and grants are required to be used for educational and basic living expenses only, not for tuition to a second program of study. There is more to living than just paying the rent and buying books, however.

Most students have some sort of additional income that supplements their aid package. This could be a second job or money from home, for example. By theoretically using nothing but aid money to cover one’s basic expenses and college costs, this other money can be used to pay for beauty school.

Contact us for more information on how you can get started today! 

Frank Trieu
Vice President of Business Development & Industry Relations

Frank Trieu is a cosmetology industry leader, and despite his accomplishments and accolades, he still prioritizes students on the Evergreen campus. Through building relationships within the community and local salons, retail stores, and spas, he helps facilitate job placements for aspiring beauty professionals using his expansive network.

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Melissa Alaine MORTON
Melissa Alaine MORTON
4 years ago

Can I use a loan?

4 years ago

Would it work to use a full paid scholarship for college and a student load for cosmetology school?

Franklin White
Franklin White
3 years ago

I love how beauty schools can offer anyone a certain income no matter where they live. Everyone needs haircuts. My wife wants to find a career path to go down so I’ll talk to her about attending beauty school.