The student financial aid programs at Pivot Point Academy are designed to assist students who would find it difficult to attend without financial assistance. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify.
Pivot Point offers the following types of financial assistance:
Pivot Point is approved by the United States Department of Education to offer the following Title IV programs for post-secondary education to eligible students:
The basis of determining a student’s financial need will be an analysis of the financial status of the student’s and/or the parents’ income. This analysis is accomplished by completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) distributed by the U.S. Department of Education.
Title IV funding is available for the following programs:
For the following programs Title IV funding is not available:
A Federal Pell Grant, unlike a loan, does not have to be repaid. Generally, Pell Grants are awarded only to undergraduate students who have not earned a Bachelor’s or professional degree. Also, students have to demonstrate financial need. For many students, Pell Grants provide a foundation of financial aid to which other aid may be added.
A Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant is for undergraduates with exceptional financial need – that is, students with the lowest Expected Family Contributions (EFCs) – and gives priority to students who qualify for Federal Pell Grants. An FSEOG does not have to be repaid.
*Note: If you receive a Direct Subsidized Loan that is first disbursed between July 1, 2012, and July 1, 2014, you will be responsible for paying any interest that accrues during your grace period. If you choose not to pay the interest that accrues during your grace period, the interest will be added to your principal balance.
Students are encouraged to apply for one type or a combination of the types of financial aid available.
Department of Education – The Student Guide – Federal financial aid information
The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid – Scholarship search and financial aid information
The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) – State grant and scholarship website
FSA ID – Apply for FSA User ID and Password
SFA Ombudsman – Resolve loan disputes and problems
School Codes – Lookup Title IV school codes for FAFSA
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act was passed by Congress and signed into law to provide economic relief from COVID-19. You can find all CARES Act reports here.
I was recently at your Bloomingdale location this past Saturday. Christopher cut my hair as well as did a color correction w/high lights. Even though I was there for 5 hours he took his time to make sure that the job was being done right and asked instructors for feedback etc when needed.
Well, the outcome came out FANTASTIC. I posted my picture on my Facebook as well as my personal weight watchers profile and I was bombarded with so many likes saying how cute the color/cut came out and how it complements my newly thinned out features. I went drastic with a modified pixie cut and I went for it 🤣!!
I’m hoping that Christopher is available the next time I go for a trim and touch up 😊😊Linda B.
I chose pivot point intentionally because I’ve always loved makeup. Going through all the phases and learning all the curriculum I’ve never been so happy to become a well-rounded hairstylist knowing all techniques and learning all different hair types. I’ve never been so blessed to be working at Sharon Daniel Salon to further my career and make everyone feel beautiful!Alissa M.
I chose Pivot Point because of its professional but fun atmosphere. I feel that they took cosmetology as seriously as I did but everyone was still warm and welcoming! I am now working at a Redken elite salon in Chicago and I feel like I’ve found a home in my rising salon!Mikey D.
Pivot Point Academy is not only a school, it is a home. This place helped me branch out into a whole different person. I tried things I never knew I would try and accomplished so much more than I would’ve ever thought. Pivot Point allowed me to find another home at Sorelle Salon in Bartlett. I am a full-time stylist now doing hair, makeup, spray tans, lash extensions, lash lifts, and nails! This industry offers so much and Pivot Point helped me realize beauty is unstoppable!Gabby B.
I chose Pivot Point Academy because I wanted a supportive, family-like school. I knew from the minute I toured the academy; I was home. The educators were amazing, my classmates were always cheering me on and the rest of the team always had my back. I knew going to Pivot Point I would have the best cosmetology education and opportunities following graduation. I was given all of that, plus so much more.Savannah F.
I chose Pivot Point because it had always been highly recommended to me and frankly; no other school compared. I felt welcomed and at home right away, so I knew it was the right choice. After graduating from Pivot Point, I was able to come across an amazing job opportunity at The Mixx Hair Salon where I am now a full-time hairstylist and lead makeup artist.Nathaly L.
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