Financial Aid

To find out what financial aid options you qualify for, contact our Financial Aid Director/Counselor, who can assist you in determining what options might be best for you:


We offer ECBC scholarships, and the Luse Hairs Scholarship to students enrolled in the cosmetology/barber program.

Are you a recent High School Graduate (2020) in the A+ Program?
High school students that graduated and qualified in the A+ program have the opportunity to receive tuition scholarships.

We also provide information in our school catalog on other scholarship opportunities.

Federal Pell Grant

Unlike a loan, the Pell Grant does not have to be repaid. Federal Pell Grants usually are awarded only to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor’s or a professional degree. 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.

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Enter our School Code 042474 when submitting your application.

Contact Ms. Nicole or Ms.Lussette at 816-241-4325 immediately after completing your application for further assistance.

Financial Aid Overview

Filling Out the FASFA

Federal Student Loans

The U.S. Department of Education offers low-interest loans to eligible students to help cover the cost of career schools. There are two basic types of Federal Student Loans – Subsidized and Unsubsidized. The U.S. Department of Education offers eligible students at participating schools Direct Subsidized Loans and Direct Unsubsidized Loans.

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Veteran Affairs Education Benefits

As a VA-approved Cosmetology/Barber school, we are honored to help the courageous men and women who serve our country (and their families) follow their dreams in the Cosmetology or Barber industry. Review all of the available VA education benefit programs, and apply for your benefits today!

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs offers several education and training benefits, including the Post-9/11 GI Bill, Montgomery GI Bill, Reserve Educational Assistance Program, and Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program. If you are a veteran or family member of a veteran, you may qualify for one of these financial aid options.

Monthly no-interest payments

We allow students to pay their tuition or required “gap” funding in equal installments spread over their enrollment period. These payments have no interest charges.

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Student Testimonials

I highly recommend Ea La Mar’s for anyone thinking about going to cosmetology or barber college. The instructors are incredible, they really care about the students and want to see you succeed. I am very grateful to have been able to go through their cosmetology program.

- Amanda P.

This school is amazing! So many great opportunities, and great instructors. It’s definitely the best barber/cosmetology school in The Kansas City area. Good education, good technical skill training, and great environment.. You'll leave here knowing everything you need to know to be successful.

- Luis M.

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