Financial Assistance Programs

The Esthetic Institute offers federal financial aid for those who qualify for approved programs over 600 hours in length. The school also offers payment plan options for ALL courses, including those under 300 hours in length & others that do not qualify for federal financial aid.

  • Full payment with registration (Discounts may apply).
  • At the Esthetic Institute, we understand that managing your finances while studying can be challenging. That’s why we offer a short-term Deferred Institutional payment plan. With ‘no interest’ over the term of your training program and scheduled payments, this plan is designed to ease your financial burden, allowing you to focus on your studies with peace of mind.
  • If you’re considering our Esthetics and Master Esthetics Programs, rest assured that Financial Aid is available to those who qualify. We encourage you to explore this opportunity and the application process, confident that it can help you achieve your educational goals.
  • VA Benefits are accepted with the Presentation of a Certificate of Eligibility (see below ).
  • Long Term Third Party Financing via Flexxbuy (contact us for details)

All questions, including those topics noted below, regarding financing your education should be directed to the Financial Aid office, where you will receive counseling on the funding for which you might qualify. We strive to enable you to reach your goals and dream careers.

The Esthetic Institute does not offer Scholarships.  

Third-party and Other Industry Scholarships and Awards may be available to students independent of Esthetic Institute (see Link).

US Department of Veterans Affairs GI Bill®

The Esthetic Institute is approved to offer GI Bill® educational benefits by the Virginia State Approving Agency (SAA). The Esthetic Institute is approved to accept any covered individual who is entitled to educational assistance under chapter 31, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, or chapter 33, Post-9/11 GI Bill®  benefits. Students using these benefits are required to submit a certificate of eligibility for entitlement to educational assistance with their application for admission. A “certificate of eligibility” can also include a “Statement of Benefits” obtained from the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) website – eBenefits, or a VAF 28-1905 form for chapter 31 authorization purposes. If there is a difference between the amount of the student’s financial obligation and the amount of the VA education benefit disbursement, the student will be responsible for that additional payment.

Student veterans and military service members can also use federal financial aid to finance their education if eligible. All students using VA education benefits will receive a Shopping Sheet /Financing Plan. The Esthetic Institute makes every effort to provide each financial aid recipient with an award letter that is clear and complete.  The Financing Plan is a standardized form used by schools that have agreed to comply with Public Law 116-315. The Principles are designed to help ensure that students can make good educational and financial decisions using a clear, comparative tool that evaluates various financial aid awards. The financing plan generates figures that are estimates only and all tuition rates and fees are subject to change without notice.

You can also use the GI Bill Comparison Tool to show how your college costs will be covered by the VA.

To help you determine the Cost of Attendance, please click on the Net Price Calculator button on this page:

Post-9/11 GI Bill Transferability

While the Post-9/11 GI Bill®  offers a very generous post-service education benefit, a special provision of the program allows career service members the opportunity to share their education benefits with immediate family members. Allowing career service members to transfer their GI Bill® benefits to family members has long been one of the most requested items among military family readiness and advocacy groups. The department has established the policies and procedures for this important new program. These policies and procedures are described in the link below:  Transferability Fact Sheet (PDF)

Military Spouse Career Advancement

Unofficially referred to as Spouse Tuition Assistance, the Department of Defense recently expanded Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) program can provide up to $4,000 of Financial Assistance for military spouses.

“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”