Financial Aid (FAFSA)

Reduce your Financial Aid and student loan debt by borrowing as little as possible. PCI Academy offers 0% interest on tuition payments. Tuition must be paid in full before graduation.

Other options to help reduce your student load debt:

PCI Academy is approved by the Department of Education and NACCAS to offer financial aid to those who qualify. We offer quality education for future professionals who desire to be in the top 8% of the beauty industry.  Our friendly, knowledgeable team is here to assist you during the various stages of the financial aid process and will help answer questions regarding financial aid options and costs of tuition.

Federal Financial Aid options available to help with tuition and living expenses:

  • Federal Pell Grants (does not need to be repaid)
  • Federal Direct Loans
  • Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loans (for dependent students)
  • MN SELF Loans (Plymouth campus ONLY)

You can complete a FREE Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov. The school code for PCI Academy – Ames is #015245 and for PCI Academy – Plymouth is #E01054.

The U.S. Department of Education provides grants and loans to eligible students attending participating colleges or career schools. The Department is the source of nearly 70 percent of all student aid awarded in the U.S. each year. The vast majority of the Department’s aid is not based on academic merit. For further information, visit the Department’s web site: www.studentaid.ed.gov.

You may call the Federal Student Aid Information Center: 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243)
TTY for the hearing-impaired is 1-800-730-8913.

If you are not interested in using financial aid to cover the cost of tuition, PCI Academy offers interest-free monthly payments for the duration of the program you are enrolling in.

Meet Your Financial Aid Advisor

Tara Schoolmeesters

Financial Aid Advisor – Minnesota Meet Tara Schoolmeesters, Financial Aid Advisor. Tara has been in the beauty industry since 2010 and is a graduate of PCI Academy. After earning her cosmetology license Tara worked behind the chair for five years before deciding to go back into business and finance. The financial aid opportunity was the […] Read more

Steph Reasland

Financial Aid Director – Iowa and Minnesota Meet Steph Reasland, Shareholder and Financial Aid Director. Steph has been in the industry directly for the since 2012 but indirectly involved her entire life as she grew up around it. She is not the typical creative artist so many of her team members are; loves numbers and […] Read more