Financial Aid Planning

Financial Aid Planning is offered to all interested students upon their first visit to Altoona Beauty School. Our Admissions department can assist you in completing Financial Aid Applications at no cost or obligation weekdays between 8:30am and 4:00pm. If these hours are not convenient, please contact the school office to schedule a later time.

Personnel for Institutional and Financial Aid Information

Director/Financial Aid: Kimberly Smith – Email:

President: Linzi Biesinger – Email:

Pell Grants

For the 2023-2024 award year, the maximum amount a student could be eligible for is $7395.00. This is based on student and/or students’ parents tax information.



For more information about the FAFSA, please visit the official FAFSA website.

Direct Student Loan

A dependent or independent student may borrow both Subsidized and Unsubsidized loans based on need and eligibility. Shorter term programs are eligible for pro-rated loan limits (i.e.: manicuring, esthetician, and teachers).

To get more info about loans and student aid available, please visit website.

PLUS Loans

Parents may borrow amount on students behalf. Based on students need.

To get more info about PLUS loans, please visit website.

PA Forward Student Loans

A new low-cost way to pay for college.

You can learn more about the PA Forward Student Loans by going to the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Authority website.

Veterans Benefits

Benefits to those who have served in the armed forces and/or reserves. Contact your local V.A. office.


Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation – Benefits to those who have been rehabilitated. Contact your local OVR office for details.

Monthly Payments

A payment plan can be arranged through Altoona Beauty School based on enrollment time.

Altoona Beauty School is Approved For: Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation, Veteran Training, Pell Grants, Direct Loans.

Student Services

Federal Direct Loan Code of Conduct Altoona Beauty School, Inc.

Does not solicit or accept anything of value from any lender, in exchange for any advantage sought by the lender to make private loans to students enrolled at the Altoona Beauty School, Inc.

Prohibits employees of the Financial Aid or Administrative Office or any employee who has responsibilities with federal or private student loans to accept gifts worth more than $10.00 from a lender. This includes gratuity, favor, discount, entertainment, hospitality, loan, service, transportation, lodging, meals, or reimbursement.

Prohibits employees of the Financial Aid or Administrative Office or any employee who has responsibilities with federal or private student loans to enter into a consulting arrangement or contract with a lender, guarantee agency, or servicer with a lender to provide services relating to educational loans.

Prohibits employees, representatives, or agents of lenders from providing staffing services to the Financial Aid or Administrative Office.

Prohibits employees, representatives, or agents of a lender for representing themselves as employees of Altoona Beauty School, Inc. to students or parents.

Employees of Altoona Beauty School, Inc who serve on an advisory board, commission, or group established by a lender, guarantor, or group of lenders or guarantors, shall be prohibited from receiving anything of value from the lender, guarantor, group of lenders or guarantors. However, the employee may be reimbursed for reasonable expenses incurred in serving on the advisory board, commission or group.

Does not accept revenue sharing between Altoona Beauty School, Inc and lenders, servicers, or guaranty agencies.

Prohibits conflicts of interest between Altoona Beauty School, Inc employees and lenders, servicers, or guaranty agencies.

Employees shall not assign, through award packaging or other methods, a first-time borrower’s loan to a particular lender or refuse or delay processing of a loan based on the borrower’s selection of a lender.

Employees shall not accept or request any assistance with call center or financial aid office staffing from any lender except as allowed by law. Please contact the Financial Aid representative at your school if you have any questions.

Student Testimonials

  • This school has been more than amazing to me. You can really tell that the employees love their
    jobs and want the best education for everyone. I’m really glad I chose this school because I feel
    very confident with my knowledge and education along with the training procedures. I will
    absolutely recommend this school to potential students. Thank you for helping me begin my
    dream career!


    This school has given me so many opportunities. It has helped me one on one with many things
    I’ve struggled with. I would recommend this school and the staff to anyone who is interested or
    asks. The best education I could have asked for.
    Coming here was a great experience and about my disabilities which have me so much hope in
    working in the industry even while I am handicapped. Coach Becca was absolutely inspiring and
    is so dedicated to her students. I wouldn’t change a thing about my time spent here!!

  • Everyone was so helpful throughout my time here and was so kind to me dealing with outside
    responsibilities. I cannot than Jen enough for everything
    Awesome program! I don’t want to leave. Made great memories and met great people. Learned
    a bunch. I am very excited to start working. Becca is a great instructor- Thank you!!


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