Financial Aid

Inner State accepts most types of financial aid. Financial aid is available to those
who qualify. Financial aid sources can be used for the Cosmetology, Cosmetology
Manager, Esthetician Manager, Manicuring and Manicuring Manager courses. The
specific aid available depends on various factors such as the course, your personal
situation and the financial aid you would like to use.


PELL Grant
A Pell grant application is available for Cosmetology & Esthetician students (not Manicurist)
for retraining if you have lost your job due to layoffs, firing, cutbacks and other types of unemployment. This is a job program agency so to have the course funded, you are
required to complete the course, receive your license, and obtain a job in the field.

The PELL Grant can be filled out at the school or online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. To fill out
the FAFSA you will need proof of income for the last tax year. Proof of income can be either
based on your tax return, any government money received, or a budget form based on the
amount of money you spent during the applicable year. Use Inner State School Code 017070.


United Labor Agency
This program is for those people that have been laid off or lost their job and are
eligible or have received unemployment benefits.

3328 Carnegie Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115
Phone: 216.391.0900
Fax: 216.391.6959

5398 1/2 Northfield Rd.
Maple Heights, OH 44137
Phone: 216.518.4993
Fax: 216.518.4976


Cleveland Scholarship Program
The eligible student will be at least 19 years of age and out of school for at least one year.

200 Public Square, Suite 3820
Cleveland, OH 44114
Phone: 216.241.5587
Website: www.cspohio.org


WECO Funds, Inc.
Contact WECO to join their individual development program. To qualify you would need
to take 9 classes on managing your financial and deposit $750 in one of Weco’s approved
banks. They will match your money 2:1 with an additional $1500. You will then have
$2250 to use to pay for school or to help get started in the field.

1745 Rockwell Ave.
Cleveland , OH 44114
Phone: 216.458.0250
Website: www.wecofund.com


Veteran’s Administration
If you are a veteran, spouse or child of a veteran, you may be eligible for assistance.
To see if you are eligible, call VA Information at 888.442.4551 or Veterans Affairs at


Employment Connection
Employment Connection is a program designed to help people use education to get a
better job or advance to a better position in their current job. A PELL Grant application
is required for Cosmetology and Esthetician students. This is a job program agency so to
have the course funded, you are required to complete the course, receive your license
and obtain a job in the field.

Cleveland Employment Connection (1 Stop)
1020 Bolivar Avenue
Cleveland , OH 44115
Phone: 216.664.HOPE (4673)

Cuyahoga County Employment Connection

5398 Northfield Road
Phone: 216.518.4954

Ohio City
2012 W. 25 th St.
Phone: 216.556.8889

1641 Payne Ave.
Phone: 216.987.7944

12212 St. Clair Ave.
Phone: 216.541.2123

8111 Quincy Ave.
Phone: 216.391.5847

9830 Lorain Ave.
Phone: 216.939.2599

Mt. Pleasant
13815 Kinsman
Phone: 216.561.5649

11699 Brookpark
Phone: 216.898.1366


Lake County Employment Connection
177 Main Street
Painesville, OH 44077
Website: www.lake1stop.org
Phone: 440.350.2493


Geauga County Employment Connection
12480 Ravenwood Drive
Chardon, OH 44024
Phone: 440.285.9141
Fax: 440.285.1218


Summit/Medina Counties Employment Connection
The Job Center
1040 East Tallmadge Ave
Akron, OH
Phone: 330.633.1050


Portage County Employment Connection
1081 West Main Street
Ravenna, OH 44266-1207
Phone: 330.298.4241


Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation
Learning, physical, mental, emotional disabilities may be eligible for funding.

Euclid BVR
27900Euclid Ave, 1st Floor
Cleveland, OH 44132-3520
Phone: 216.797.7000
Fax: 216.797.7010

Cleveland BVR
113 St. Clair Ave, Suite 600
Cleveland, OH 44114
Phone: 216.592.2900
Fax: 216.592.2940

Lake/Geauga County BVR
1640 W. Jackson Street
Painesville, OH 44077
Phone: 440.352.6271
Fax: 440.352.1292

Summit County BVR
161 South High Street
Akron, OH 44308
Phone: 330.643.3080


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