School of Cosmetology Financial Aid in Washington, DC



Bennett Career Institute participates in the Federal Student Aid program. Financial Aid is designed to help students pay for their education beyond high school. Financial Aid is available for those who qualify.
Types of Financial Aid available to students at Bennett Career Institute
  • Federal Pell Grant – financial aid that doesn’t have to be repaid
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) – type of grant that doesn’t have to be repaid
  • Federal Direct Loans – borrowed money that must be repaid with interest
Eligibility Requirements for Financial Aid
You must
  • Have a high school diploma, GED or state certificate, or approved homeschooled certificate;
  • Be enrolled in an eligible degree or certificate program;
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen with a valid social security number;
  • Demonstrate financial need for some types of aid (Pell Grant and Direct Subsidized Loan) eligibility for aid is determined by FAFSA;
  • Be registered for Selective Services;
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress;
  • Enrolled at least half-time to receive Direct Loans funds;
  • Not be in default on a Federal Direct Loan;
  • Sign a statement of educational purpose on the FAFSA;
  • Not have been convicted for possession or sale of an illegal substance while receiving federal student aid
Applying for Financial Aid
  • To apply for financial aid, you’ll need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at
  • Financial Policy Aid Procedures
  • You must create an FSA ID. You will need a user name and password to access certain financial aid sites, to sign the FAFSA and/or loan agreement.
  • You must gather the documents that you need to apply (i.e. tax return transcripts, untaxed income statements, driver’s license, social security card, etc.)
More information on financial aid and how to complete the FAFSA on the web can be found at For assistance completing the FAFSA on the web, you can contact the Financial Aid Office at (202) 526-1400 ext. 15 or 16.