Financial Assistance

Federal Financial aid is available to students who qualify. Universal Spa Training Academy’s financial aid office is available daily to work with the students in developing the right financing plan for individual needs. USTA can work with you to meet any payment goal.

To apply for Federal Financial Aid, begin your application at www.fafsa.ed.gov
(FAFSA school code: 041750)

Federal Pell Grants:
Do not have to be repaid as long as the student meets specified requirements.
Federal Stafford Loans:
The Direct loan program offers 3 low interest loans that begin repayment six months from your last date of enrollment.

Direct Subsidized Loans -based on financial need. With a Direct Subsidized Loan, the federal government does not charge interest before repayment or during authorized periods of deferment.

Direct Unsubsidized Loans -not awarded on the basis of need. The federal government charges interest from the time the loan is paid out until the loan is paid in full.

Direct Plus Loans -helps parents pay their dependent children’s educational expenses, if they qualify. Interest is charged from the date the first disbursement is made until paid in full.

Additional websites to visit for more information:
Understanding Stafford Loans: www.staffordloan.com
U.S. Department of Education: www.studentloans.gov
Federal Student Aid: www.studentaid.ed.gov
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Other Ways to Reduce your Tuition

Full Payment Discount
Receive 3% off of the cost of tuition when paying in full.

Family Legacy Discount
Receive 3% off of the cost of tuition as a family member of a past graduate.
– eligible family: mother, father, sister, brother, husband, wife, son, daughter

Multi-License Discount Program
Save up to 25% off the cost of tuition.
To learn more, visit our: multi-license discount page

Employer Tuition Assistance
Many companies provide tuition benefits to their employees in the form of either direct payment to the school or by reimbursing tuition expenses directly to the student. Please check with your company’s Human Resources or training and education department for more information about the education benefits available to you.

Military Educational Benefits
USTA is approved to accept GI Bill education benefits by the Illinois State approving agency. Benefits may be available to veterans, actively drilling reserve and guardsmen, eligible surviving spouses and eligible dependents. Eligibility determined by the US Dept of Veteran affairs. GI Bill website.

MyCAA Military Education Grant
USTA is approved to accept MyCAA military education grants for qualifying individuals. The program provides up to $4,000 of financial assistance.

Scholarships
The AMTA Massage Scholarship – $5,000. click here
The NCEA Esthetician Scholarship – $1,000. click here
The NIC Aesthetics Scholarship – $1,250. click here
Dept. of Education Scholarship website: click here

In-House Payment Programs
USTA offers it’s students zero interest in-house payment programs in addition to the above illustrated funding services. Affordable contracted payment schedules are available for persons wishing to pay their tuition on their own or to supplement their payment schedule along with other payment options offered.

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