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Financial aid may consist of funding from one or several sources, including federal, state and private agencies. Most financial aid recipients receive a combination “package” comprised of more than one type of assistance.

Each of our campuses has a financial aid representative to assist you with the application process. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment please call 888-990-7094.

FAFSA Application Military Benefits Scholarships

The following is a description of the various financial aid programs available at Bellus Academy for students who qualify. Additional information may be obtained through the Financial Aid Office.

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Report (HEERF)

Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students:
El Cajon
Chula Vista

Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting under CARES Act
Section 18004 (a)(1) Institutional Reporting:
El Cajon
Chula Vista

Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting for HERF I and II (a) (1) Institutional Reporting:
El Cajon
Chula Vista

Federal Pell Grant
Eligibility for the Federal Pell Grant Program is determined by a standard need-analysis formula that is revised and approved every year by the federal government. The student must be enrolled in an undergraduate program and may not already have a bachelor’s or professional degree. Unlike loans, grants do not have to be paid back. The maximum Federal Pell Grant for 2019-2020 is $6,195 per academic year. In certain situations, an eligible student can receive up to 150 percent of the maximum annual Federal Pell grant amount for an award year. A student can receive a Federal Pell Grant for no more than 12 semesters or the equivalent.

Federal Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship
This scholarship authorizes a Pell-eligible student whose parent or guardian died in the line of duty while performing as a public safety officer to be eligible to receive a maximum Federal Pell Grant for the award year for which the determination of eligibility is made.  To qualify, a student must be Pell-eligible and have a Pell-eligible EFC, and be less than 24 years of age or enrolled at an institution of higher education at the time of his or her parent’s or guardian’s death.  In subsequent award years, the student continues to be eligible for the scholarship as long as the student has a Pell-eligible EFC and continues to be an eligible student.

Federal Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant
The Federal Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant is offered to students who are not eligible for a Federal Pell Grant on the basis of their Expected Family Contribution as calculated from FAFSA data, but meet the remaining Federal Pell Grant eligibility requirements.  In order to qualify, students must have had a parent or guardian in the U.S. armed forces that died as a result of military service performed in Iraq or Afghanistan after the events of 9/11.  The student must have been under 24 years old or enrolled in college at least part-time at the time of the parent or guardian’s death.

Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants are available to a limited number of students with exceptional financial need. Grants are based on funds available and do not have to be repaid. Need is determined by the financial resources of the student’s family and the cost of attendance.

William D. Ford Federal Direct Loans
Under the Federal Direct Loan (FDL) program the school certifies eligibility for each loan, and sends the loan details to the U.S. Department of Education.  Loan proceeds are disbursed to the school electronically and then posted to the student’s account.  Students must repay the loan with interest to the servicer assigned by the U.S. Department of Education after the loan is disbursed. Eligible students will receive estimated student loan amounts based on FAFSA submission and the standard need-analysis formula. The estimate will include student loan eligibility for the amount necessary to cover direct institutional costs. Students interested in borrowing in excess of direct costs may request additional funds by contacting the financial aid office. Students and parents borrowing Federal Direct Parent Loans, must complete and submit a Master Promissory Note (MPN) to the Department of Education before loans will be processed.  First time student loan borrowers must also complete loan entrance counseling prior to funds being disbursed. A description of the terms and conditions for borrowers of federal education loans is available at  

Federal Subsidized Loan
Federal Direct Subsidized loans are available to undergraduate students with financial need. The interest is paid by the federal government while students are in school. Interest begins accruing at the time students cease full-time enrollment. Regular payments begin six months after the student ceases enrollment. A fixed interest rate is established annually by the U.S. Department of Education.  Current interest rates can be found at
Note First-time borrowers may not receive this type of loan for more than 150 percent of the length of their program of study; U.S. Department of Education may stop paying interest if student who received Direct Subsidized Loans for the maximum period continues enrollment. Loans for students who have exceeded the maximum eligibility period could begin to accrue interest after the student exceeds the 150% limit. Interest accrued in such a manner accumulates and is added to the principal amount of the loan. For more information please see your Financial Aid Officer or visit:

Federal Unsubsidized Loan
Unsubsidized Direct loans are available for students to borrow for additional education costs. With the exception of demonstrating financial need and undergraduate status, borrowers must meet all eligibility criteria of the Federal Subsidized Direct loan program. Interest payments begin immediately after the loan is fully disbursed or may be added to the principal balance. Generally, you may choose to make interest payments on the loan while you are in school or have the interest added to your principal balance (capitalized) when your repayment schedule begins. Regular payments begin six months after the student ceases enrollment. Interest rates are fixed and established annually by the U.S. Department of Education. Current interest rates can be found at

Federal Parent PLUS Loans
Federal Parent Loans for undergraduate students provide additional funds for credit-worthy parents to help pay for students’ educational expenses.  If a parent has no credit or a poor credit history, he/she may still qualify for a loan by applying with a credit-worthy endorser. They can be combined with other financial aid resources and cannot exceed the student’s cost of education. Interest rates are fixed and established annually by the U.S. Department of Education.  Current interest rates can be found at  Repayment begins immediately after the loan is fully disbursed.

Military Tuition Assistance
Active military students are eligible to apply for the Tuition Assistance program. Please see your financial aid representative for additional information.

Tuition Flex
We offer multiple, flexible payment plan options through Education Loan Source. These payment plans allow students to spread payments over a pre-set period of time, as opposed to paying the full amount up-front. An interest rate may apply depending on the plan chosen. A credit check may be required at the time of application, and the process is completed 100% online using an e-signature validation. Please speak to a Financial Aid Representative to find out more information.

Alternative (Private) Loans
Private loans are available to students to help pay educational expenses. Students may borrow from any lender of their choice including Sallie Mae. Private loans have repayment terms that vary depending on the lender from which you borrow. Generally, private loans require that the borrower is a U.S. Citizen, a U.S. national, or a permanent resident and must be creditworthy. If the student has no credit or a poor credit history, he/she may still qualify for a loan by applying with a creditworthy co-borrower. Please talk to your financial aid representative for more information. Be sure to research and review each lender’s terms and conditions before making a final decision.

Learn More: Sallie Mae Career Training Loan , Sallie Mae Scholarship Search

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NOTE: Bellus Academy is a private institution and is not eligible to receive funding under the California “Dream Act” (AB 540) which provides in-state tuition benefits for undocumented students and certain other students who attend or will attend public universities in California. Undocumented AB 540 students are not eligible for federal student aid, including Pell and other grants, government loans, and federal work-study. Federal financial aid is not available for students who are applying as non-immigrant alien international students under an M-1 Visa status.

Why Choose Bellus?

Travel the World

Bellus Academy is proud to be selected as the first U.S. School to partner with CIDESCO, recognized as the world’s most prestigious qualification in the field of Esthetics.

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Top Job Placement

Our career services team and student mobile app make finding your dream career so much easier.

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Business & Marketing Training

Bellus offers specialized training to foster your development as an entrepreneur and help you build a thriving business!

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Our Reputation

Bellus is the most awarded beauty and wellness institution in the country and Intercoiffure recently ranked us the #1 beauty school in North America!

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Compete in Competitions

Our students have a history of succeeding at national student competitions including TrendVision and America’s Beauty Show where they've showcased their talent and won!

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We're Tech Savvy

Our app gives 24/7 access to academics, attendance and job postings. Select programs offer social learning on iPads, which are included in the student kit.

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Exam Prep

All of our programs include a mock state board test to prepare you for the state license exam and our kits include the state board kit and licensing fees.

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Top Educators

We invest in our educators and industry experts to ensure that they are trained in the latest in-demand techniques and trends.

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Our relationships with high-end salons in Southern California allow students to network with top stylists and owners. (CA campuses only)

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We Give Back

We have an undeniable passion for humanity and are involved in our community, supporting various causes and giving back while utilizing our technical skills.

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Multiple License Programs

Bellus is proud to offer combined courses that allow you to enroll in one program and graduate with multiple credentials.

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Alumni Benefits

We give our graduates access to job postings, exclusive invitation to industry events and the opportunity to apply for advanced education scholarships.

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“The teachers were amazing! Without Bellus, I wouldn’t have the rewarding life I have today. School was something I looked forward to every single day. I can’t believe I have a job that I love going to every day.”

- Adrianna
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“My life has changed so much. Within eight months of graduating, I now own a successful wax bar. I am forever grateful for the great education I received at Bellus Academy.”

- Jonyse
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“For the past year I have been working on super-yachts in Spain as a massage therapist for billionaires and have loved every second of it! I don’t know what I would’ve done without Bellus’ training and expertise.”

- Clare
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“I love how hands-on the nail program is at Bellus. I am a visual and hands-on learner and I appreciated the time and focus on my advancement throughout the program. I would definitely recommend Bellus Academy to anyone interested in beauty and wellness education, especially the nail program!”

- Kelsey
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“The program and educators in Make-up Artistry are exceptional. The curriculum was so well designed that each day I couldn’t wait to get to school and begin the next step in learning high-end makeup. I feel very comfortable after taking this class to apply for a job anywhere in makeup, including a Hollywood studio, theater, photography or in a high-end salon and spa.”

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