International School Of Skin, Nailcare & Massage Therapy

How Do I Pay for College?

1. TFC Tuition Financing

TFC Tuition Financing to find an affordable way for students to get the education they need for the future they deserve and as partnered with ISSNMT to make that happen.  For over 50 years, TFC Tuition has been a respected leader in student financing, helping students achieve the professional career of their dreams. TFC makes education affordable for all students at the International School of Skin, Nailcare and Massage Therapy (and now offering Cosmetology), with a wide range of payment options, superior student support, and an online portal to self-manage your account. Options are available to all students regardless of credit or financial history. We understand that many students are working toward improving their future, and TFC works hard to make education affordable to everyone. To get started with TFC Tuition, simply contact the Enrollment Services Office at 404-843-1005, Ext. 113 (if you are not yet enrolled to make an appointment to meet with an Admissions Coach) or, the Financial Services Office, at 404-843-1005, ext. 115, if you are a current student and ask them to help you set up a payment plan that works for you.

2. Title Federal Financial Aid Assistance

The International School of Skin, Nailcare & Massage Therapy is eligible for, and may participate in, certain Federal Title IV programs of aid for education, including the Pell Grant and the Direct Loan Program, which includes student and parent loans. ISSNMT is authorized under Federal law to enroll eligible non-immigrant alien students, social security beneficiaries and students as vocational rehabilitation participants. The school also accepts VA benefits and veterans should contact the financial aid office for a list of VA benefits accepted.

Federal financial aid is available to those who qualify under the guidelines of the U.S. Department of Education. Student aid is awarded based on the applicant’s need. Factors such as income, assets and family size are all considered in determining the applicant’s need. ISSNMT participates in the following federal financial aid programs:

Eligibility Requirements

In general, an applicant may be eligible for Federal Title IV programs if she/he meets the requirements listed below. The applicant must be:

1) Must have a high school diploma; and/or

2) Have the recognized equivalent of a high school diploma; and/or

3) Are beyond the compulsory school attendance in the State in which the school is physically located; and

4) The school will validate the validity of a student’s high school completion if the school ISSNMT or the Secretary has reason to believe that the high school diploma is not valid or was not obtained from an entity that provides secondary education. high school, online or brick and mortar, must be accredited as defined by the U.S. Department of Education.

ISSNMT will verify this information by contacting schools which may in question and verify accreditation status through the U.S. Department of Education website at one or more of the following websites:

http://gac.coe.uga.edu/gac-standards/accreditation-requirements-for-all-schools-agencies-and-centers-organization/ and/or

http://www2.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/accreditation_pg6.html#RegionalInstitutional and/or

https://www2.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html

A diploma or transcript that cannot be verified as valid will not be accepted by ISSNMT.

5) Be enrolled at least half time as a regular student in an eligible program.

6) Be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen.

7) Demonstrate that she/he has a need.

8) Be making satisfactory progress in his/her course of study.

9) Not be in default on a federal student loan or PLUS loan as the State Boards of Cosmetology and Barbers and the Georgia Massage Therapy Board will not issue a license to candidates for licensure are in default of a federal student loan.

10) Not owe a refund on a Pell Grant or a federally guaranteed student loan.

11) Certain male students who are at least 18 years old and not currently a member of the armed forces must be registered with selective service to receive Title IV funds and may be required to provide proof of registration.

3. Education and Training Voucher (EVT) Program for Former Foster Care Individuals

Postsecondary education funding for students who have experienced foster care. As part of Fanning’s youth leadership development work, the Education and Training Voucher (ETV) program is a partnership with the Georgia Division of Family and Children’s Services to provide leadership programming and necessary funding to meet the postsecondary education needs of youth who have experienced foster care. To be eligible for the program, youth must have been in foster care for at least 6 months (non-consecutive) and in care at 14 years of age or older. Youth who have achieved permanency through guardianship or adoption after the age of 14, must contact their Independent Living Specialist to determine eligibility. These funds are limited to the pursuit of an undergraduate degree, diploma, or certificate. This program supplements, rather than replaces, other types of financial assistance available to the youth. Additional leadership training, college awareness opportunities, and connection to campus services are provided through the ETV UGA team. Visit t for program details and qualification specifics. Education and Training Voucher | Fanning Embark/ETV (embarkgeorgia.org) or Georgia Education and Training Vouchers (ETV) | FosterClub