Does the State of Illinois Issue Grants to Attend Cosmetology School?


Quick Answer

Illinois provides grants through the monetary award program to students enrolled at approved institutions, according to the Illinois Student Assistance Commission. If a cosmetology program is sponsored by an approved school, students are eligible for a grant from the state.

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MAP grants are only available to students who fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, form and demonstrate financial need, explains the Illinois Student Assistance Commission. The program offers a limited number of grants and closes for the year once all grants are awarded.

Illinois makes MAP grants available to part-time and full-time students, as reported by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission. However, students must take a minimum of three credit hours per semester to be eligible, and students only receive MAP grants for a total of 135 credit hours. If the program has too many applicants, only some receive grants. The MAP program gives priority to applicants who are displaced workers.

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