Tips for Paying for Beauty School

For someone that likes to work with people and enjoys making someone appear more confident and attractive, going to beauty school could be a great option.  Those that go to beauty school may have many different career options available to them, which could be both financially and personally rewarding.  While going to beauty school could be a great long-term decision, many people will find that the cost of it can be expensive.  Fortunately, there are several ways that could help paying for beauty school.

Private Student Loans

One of the most effective ways of paying for your education would be to take out private student loans.  Private student loans are provided by many different banks and finance companies that specialize in lending to students.  One of the main advantages of these types of loans is that they have pretty low interest rates and have flexible repayment terms.  Most often, you will be able to defer payments on your loans until you have finished school and started your first job.  You will then have ten or more years to repay the entire loan balance.  Furthermore, the interest that you pay on these loans could be completely tax deductible.

Disadvantages of Private Student Loans

While there are some clear advantages to taking out the private loans, there are some disadvantages as well.  One of the main disadvantages is that they can be difficult to obtain for some borrowers.  When applying for these private loans, you will have to go through an underwriting process that requires them to check your credit history and repayment capacity.  Since you may not have a very long career or credit history, this may require you to have a co-signor for the loans.

Home Equity Loan

The second option for getting money to pay or school would be to take out a home equity loan.  A home equity loan is a line of credit or term loan that is based off of the value of your home.  As long as you have equity in your  home, you will be able to use it for any purpose that you want, including paying for school.  Another advantage of this is that you will be able to start making principal payments whenever you want and the interest that you pay could be tax deductible completely.

Disadvantages of Home Equity Loans

While a home equity loan has some advantages, there are disadvantages of using a home equity loan to pay for school.  One of the main disadvantages is it could dilute the equity in your home.  If you end up borrowing a lot of money and the value of your home declines, you could quickly find that you have negative equity in your home.

If you would like to join a beauty school but are unable to due to lack of tuition, you need not worry. We at Evergreen Beauty School have very talented staff of financial aid officers who can help you explore your options.

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.

Happy Evergreen Beauty College Students


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