Financial Aid

An Education in Cosmetology can be Affordable!

When considering furthering your education in cosmetology, we know finances can be the biggest concern. Fortunately, with the assistance of financial aid, cosmetology school can be affordable for just about anyone! Financial Aid is only available to those who qualify. However, there are many affordable ways to finance your future.

With financial aid, many of our students have their tuition completely covered through federal loans and grants. For those of you who do not qualify for financial aid or choose not to, Hays Academy of Hair Design can provide a payment plan to fit your needs. Our financial aid director is knowledgeable and here to assist you through this entire process. We are here to help you succeed and you can contact us anytime for additional help on financial aid, scholarships, and any type of financial assistance.

How do I apply for financial aid?

If you are interested in applying for financial aid, you can start your FAFSA® application process. When asked for our school code please insert 015944 (Hays Campus) or E02178 (Salina Campus). Please call us with any questions concerning the financial aid process.

Please understand it takes approximately 10-14 business days from the date you submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) for the school to receive it. If you haven’t already done so, we strongly encourage you to schedule an appointment with our admissions office during this time. Once we receive your FAFSA® we will email you eligibility information.

Scholarship Opportunities

Being able to afford college shouldn’t be hard and is an easier process with assistance programs. Scholarships can give you the most financial success and provide you with financial support when attending cosmetology school.

We are here to help and guide you through the process so you can succeed financially. You can check out a few of the scholarship opportunities we have to offer and are available for any students who are interested. Student Services is happy to review your application and assist you in any way we can!

Military Spouses And Veterans Benefits

A career in beauty and wellness can be a great fit for the lifestyle of military families! Many states offer license reciprocity, which can allow you to bring your career with you, wherever you go. Military spouses, veterans, eligible dependents of deceased or disabled veterans, and active status National Guard and Reserve personnel may qualify for additional aid programs. Veterans Benefits can assist you in tuition, fees, textbooks, housing allowance, etc. For more information, give us a call and we can give you the right resources.

Additional Help

Financial knowledge is important and we want our students to feel more confident in the application process. We take great pride in helping our students to be more financially responsible.

For more guidance on determining the cost of tuition, books, meal, and other related expenses in acquiring an education in cosmetology, refer to our Net Price Calculators for the Hays Campus or Salina Campus.

You can find more information through other financial resources in assisting you in starting your education journey.

Click here for the Hays Net Price Calculator for the Department of Education

Click here for the Salina Net Price Calculator for the Department of Education


  • Hays Academy of Hair Design is a great school. The owners and instructors truly seem to care about our success in school and afterwards. They do so much more than just preparing you for your state board exams. They help you build habits and character that will last a lifetime and help you in your career and life in general.

    Bailey J.

    Hays Academy of Hair Design provided me the tools, experience, and opportunity to go out and succeed. Whenever I was feeling down they always went out of their way to pick me back up. They made me realize you can go anywhere in life as long as you work hard and want it They definitely care about their students and it is so plain to see that. They made me feel like one of their own, I can definitely see why they say “Welcome to the family”.

    Lexie R.
  • I will absolutely miss my time as a student here and always have a special place in my heart for this school, staff, and the other students! I have made so many accomplishments in my short time here and made some lifelong friends along the way! I am very appreciative of the staff for always pushing me to do my best, and would ALWAYS recommend this school to anyone wanting to learn the best education they can receive for Cosmetology!
    – Salina Campus

    Kylie M.

    After graduating high school I was looking for an amazing school where I could start my career. I toured at Hays Academy and it was the perfect fit for me. After starting they soon became family and I created amazing relationships with fellow students. Hays Academy provided a great learning environment to create a foundation in skills that I will carry with me to the salon. In the past year my life has changed for the best and it is because of my experience at Hays Academy.
    – Hays Campus

    Tori D.
  • When I came to Hays Academy of Hair Design, I was nervous. But I quickly felt like part of the family. Hays Academy of Hair Design was like my second home. I loved getting up and going to school! I will always be grateful for the new path I’ve been given.
    – Hays Campus

    Kari N.

    “I loved my experience here. The teachers were great and always there when I needed something. I’m super excited to get out on my own and know that I always have people I can look up to!”
    -Salina Campus

    Paige P.

Hays Campus

1214 E 27th St,
Hays, KS 67601

(785) 628-6624

Salina Campus

115 S 5th St,
Salina, KS 67401

(785) 833-2280
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