Financial Aid (FAFSA)

Please feel free to contact our Financial Aid Offices with any questions:

Ames, IA- call or text 515-956-3784 or email financialaidames@pci-academy.com

Iowa City, IA- call or text 319-800-6092 or email financialaidiowacity@pci-academy.com

Plymouth, MN- call or text 763-452-7681 or email financialaidplymouth@pci-academy.com

Reduce your 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. PCI Academy offers quality education for future professionals who desire to be in the top 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)

You can complete a FREE Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

The school codes are:

PCI Academy – Ames  #015245

PCI Academy –Iowa City  #E40493

PCI Academy – Plymouth  #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

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

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