EXCITED TO START YOUR JOURNEY, BUT WORRIED ABOUT TUITION?
No worries. We’re here to help! Education is a big investment. And we understand that when you invest in learning, you are investing in your future.
There are several financial aid and scholarship opportunities available to those who qualify. Learn more below and explore the tuition options that may be available to you.
WHO DOESN'T LIKE FREE MONEY?
TPCA SCHOLARSHIPS & OTHER FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS
Scholarships are a great funding option for students—and the best part is they do not have to be paid back! Throughout the year, there are many scholarship opportunities from countless organizations, including here at TPCA. Below are some options and other financial resources that may assist with financing your career investment.
Contact our Financial Aid Office and you’ll experience faculty and staff who are eager to assist you to start your journey on the right foot.
The information contained here will help give you a better understanding of the different types of scholarships available as well as helpful links to help you research these scholarship opportunities further.
Need money for school? Scholarships are a tremendous help to alleviate these costs, and there are numerous ways to find them. Start with places of employment, professional associations, or religious groups that you or your family may be affiliated with. None of these pertain to you, you may ask? Your guidance counselor and the internet are great resources to start.
Fastweb.com, Scholarships.com, and EducationPlanner.org are just some of the websites specifically designed to help you find scholarships. There are also government websites such as studentaid.ed.gov, twc.texas.gov, and va.gov/education/eligibility/ that may also facilitate financial assistance to those who qualify.
For additional information, our financial advisors are here to help and can provide you with guidance on where to find scholarships you might be eligible for. We also recommend you visit finaid.org for more information.
CURRENT SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
BEAUTY CHANGES LIVES
This nonprofit foundation dedicated to elevating the perception of careers in the beauty industry, and partners with many companies who support this mission. New scholarships are posted frequently!
Click here to explore their scholarship opportunities.
BEAUTY CHANGES LIVES
OTHER FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS
The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) assists people who have disabilities to prepare for, find and keep jobs. To locate an office in your area visit:
twc.texas.gov/ or call 1-800-628-5115.
*TPCA does not determine TWC eligibility. This is the sole responsibility of TWC.
TPCA IS APPROVED TO TRAIN VETERANS
VA EDUCATION & TRAINING BENEFITS
G-I BILL® FACILITY CODE: 25153343
We honor those who have served. TPCA is approved by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for the GI Bill®. If you are an active-duty servicemember or veteran, a member of the National Guard or Reserves, or a qualified survivor or dependent or an eligible beneficiary, you may qualify for assistance via this VA-administred program. For more information on applying to one of our programs using your benefits, please click here, or contact us to arrange a meeting with one of our School Certifying Officials (SCO).
You may also contact the VA's Education Call Center at 1 (888) 442-4551 between 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Central Time, Monday-Friday, to further discuss your eligibility. For a quick start guide on how to apply for VA education benefits, click here.
*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 website at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill. TPCA does not determine VA education benefits; this is the sole responsibility of the VA.
For a printable version of this information, click here.
OTHER NEEDS-BASED FUNDING
While scholarships are an option, there are other funding options available.
Check out the many alternative funding options below.
FEDERAL PELL GRANTS
Federal Pell Grants are usually awarded only to undergraduate students with exceptional financial needs who have not earned a bachelor’s, graduate, or professional degree. A Federal Pell Grant, unlike a loan, does not have to be repaid except under certain circumstances.
With Federal Pell grants, amounts can change yearly. The maximum Federal Pell Grant award is $7,395 for the 2023–2024 award year (July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024). The amount you get will depend on your financial need, your cost of attendance, your status as a full-time or part-time student, and your plans to attend school for a full academic year or less. You may not receive Federal Pell Grant funds from more than one school at a time. If your parent or guardian was a member of the U.S. armed forces and died as a result of military service performed in Iraq or Afghanistan after the events of 9/11, you may be eligible for additional Federal Pell Grant funds if, at the time of your parent’s or guardian’s death, you were under 24 years old or enrolled in college at least part-time.
FEDERAL SUBSIDIZED LOANS
Federal Subsidized Loans are available to undergraduate students with a financial need. Your school determines the amount you can borrow, and the amount may not exceed your financial need. The U.S. Department of Education pays the interest on a Direct Subsidized Loan while you’re in school at least half-time, for the first six months after you leave school, and during a period of deferment.
FEDERAL UNSUBSIDIZED LOANS
Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans are available to undergraduate and graduate students; there is no requirement to demonstrate financial need. Your school determines the amount you can borrow based on your cost of attendance and other financial aid you receive. You are responsible for paying the interest on a Direct Unsubsidized Loan during all periods.
PLUS loans are federal loans that parents of dependent undergraduate students can use to help pay for college or career school. PLUS loans can help pay for education expenses not covered by other financial aid.
UNUSUAL & SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES
Dependency Override & Professional Judgement
Unusual Circumstances refer to the conditions that justify an aid administrator adjusting a student’s dependency status based on a unique situation (e.g., human trafficking, refugee or asylee status, parental abandonment, incarceration), more commonly referred to as a dependency override.
Special Circumstances refer to the financial situations (e.g., loss of a job, etc.) that justify an aid administrator adjusting data elements in the Cost of Attendance (COA) or the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) calculation.
If you meet one or both of the above circumstances, please contact the Financial Aid Office using the information below.