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  • Financial aid is available to those who qualify. For assistance in filling out your FAFSA, please read this tutorial or call admissions at 630-968-6800

Types of Federal Aid

Federal Pell Grants:

Pell Grants don’t have to be repaid as long as the student meets specified requirements.

Federal Direct 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.
  • Parent Plus Loans - federal loans that parents of dependent undergraduate students can use to help pay for school.

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Other ways to reduce your tuition

Family Legacy Discount

By recognizing the importance of generational connections, we strive to make quality education more accessible and empower families to pass down their passion for wellness and beauty to future generations. Receive 3% off the cost of tuition as a family member of a past graduate.– eligible family: mother, father, sister, brother, husband, wife, son, daughter

Full payment discount

By paying the full tuition upfront, students can take advantage of a discounted rate, allowing them to save on their overall educational expenses and focus on their training and career goals without the burden of ongoing payments.

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


We recognize the value of pursuing multiple licenses within the spa and beauty industry and offer a Multi-License Discount Program to support students in their career aspirations. Save up to 20% off the cost of tuition.

To learn more: multi-license discount page


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 their training and education department for more information about the education benefits that are available to you.


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.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.


Universal Spa Training Academy proudly participates in the My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) Military Education Grant program, which provides financial assistance to military spouses pursuing their education.

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


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