Financial Aid

What is Federal Student Aid

Federal Student Aid is money that the U.S. Department of Education provides to help students pay for higher education expenses. This usually covers tuition, fees, books, and room and board where applicable.

Common Misconceptions:

False: Adults don’t qualify for federal student aid.
True: It’s never too late to receive federal student aid. Anyone over 17 is eligible to fill out a FAFSA and apply.

False: Applying for student aid costs too much money.
True: There is no cost to apply for federal student aid, it is simple and free.

False: Student Aid is too hard to get.
True: There are 3 categories of federal student aid and most people qualify for at least some type and amount of aid.


How To Apply For Federal Student Aid

Call or Contact Wade Gordon Hairdressing Academy to schedule a tour and learn about how we can help you with Federal Student Aid. Contact the Amarillo Campus at 806-331-9233 or Contact Lubbock Campus at 806-731-4465.

The first step to applying for Federal Student Aid is to complete the FAFSA form.  *Please note that our school code is 042052.

Your information will be electronically transferred to Wade Gordon Hairdressing Academy and we will be able to review your information and calculate what you may expect in grants and loans. Once we have this information, we will contact you and let you know your financial aid status and determine a clear way to achieve your education.

After Applying for Federal Student Aid

Visit StudentLoans.gov to complete Entrance Counseling, Master Promissory Note, Parent Plus Application and/or Exit Counseling.

Visit the National Student Loans Data System to view all your student loans with Wade Gordon Hairdressing Academy and/or previous schools.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Financial Aid?

    • Financial aid is money to help pay for college or career school. The most common types of aid are loans and grants. Student loans such as subsidized loans, unsubsidized loans and parent plus loans help pay for your schooling now and must be repaid in the future. Grants such as pell is “free” money from the government, and it does not have to be repaid.

  • How do I apply for Financial Aid?

    • After your tour of our facility our financial aid officer will help guide you through the financial aid process or you can visit www.fafsa.ed.gov to complete your FAFSA (Free Application For Student Aid) on your own.

  • When I complete my FAFSA will I need my parents information?

    • Depending on your age, marital status, and other factors you may be considered a dependent student and therefore you will be required to provide one or both of your parents information. Please visit the following website to see if you are considered an independent or dependent student before completing your FAFSA:  https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa/filling-out/dependency

  • Do I need to have good credit to qualify for financial aid?

    • No! Student financial aid is not based on your credit score.