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Financial Aid

Merrell University is accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences, Alexandria, VA, and approved by the United States Department of Education for many state and federal financial assistance programs. Financial Aid is available to those who qualify. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) may be completed online at: www.fafsa.ed.gov

Merrell University High School Scholarship

Merrell University offers an annual Scholarship for Cosmetology and Esthetics to each area high school. The Scholarship amounts are $1,000 for Cosmetology and $1,000 for Esthetics and are non-renewable. One Scholarship is awarded per high school and applied to tuition and fees upon completion of the course. Candidates should be in the upper 50 % of their graduating class and indicate an interest in Cosmetology or Esthetics. Merrell University selects the recipient. Please check our website or the high school counselor’s office for an application.

A+ Recognition Scholarship

Merrell University offers a non-renewable $1,000 scholarship to any full-time, first-year student who successfully completes the Missouri A+ Program. Proof of A+ completion through transcript or certificate must be submitted to the admissions office prior to enrollment. Scholarship will be applied to tuition and fees upon completion of the course.

Certificate of Excellence Scholarship

If a student graduates from a course at Merrell University and qualifies for a Certificate of Excellence (95% GPA and 95% attendance or higher) he/she will be eligible to receive a $1,000 scholarship for any additional courses he/she completes at Merrell University.

Cosmetology Scholarship Application  Click here to download a copy of this application form.

Esthetics Scholarship Application  Click here to download a copy of this application form.

Pell Grant

A Federal Pell Grant, unlike a loan, does not have to be repaid. In order to receive a Pell Grant the student must:

  •  Be enrolled as a regular student;

  •  Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) www.fafsa.ed.gov ;

  •  Have a high school diploma or recognized equivalent;

  •  Be either a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen;

  •  Have a valid Social Security Number;

  •  Register with the Selective Service if required;

  •  Maintain satisfactory academic progress once in school.

The amount depends on your financial need, costs to attend school, status as a full-time or part-time student, and plans to attend school for a full academic year or less.

Students are not eligible for a Pell Grant if he or she is enrolled in an elementary or secondary school, has obtained a Bachelors Degree, is in default on a student loan, or owes a refund on a student grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

Student Loan Program

Merrell University participates in the Direct Loan program. Direct loans are low-interest loans for students and parents to help pay for the cost of a student’s education. The lender is the U.S. Department of Education. In order to be eligible a student must:

  •  Be enrolled as a regular student;

  •  Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) www.fafsa.ed.gov ;

  •  Have a high school diploma or recognized equivalent;

  •  Be either a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen;

  •  Have a valid Social Security Number;

  •  Register with the Selective Service if required;

  •  Maintain satisfactory academic progress once in school.

Veteran Affairs

The Missouri State Approving Agency, Veterans Education and Training Section, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education approves the curriculum at Merrell University for Student Financial Assistance. Student applicants must receive enrollment approval from the Veteran Affairs prior to receiving financial assistance.

Job Training Partnership Act

The Job Training Partnership for student financial assistance approves the curriculum at Merrell University. Student applicant must receive enrollment approval from the Division of Job Training prior to receiving financial assistance.