Financial Aid

Tri-State Cosmetology Institute offers Pell Grants, FSEOG Grants, Federal Stafford Loans, and PLUS Loans to those who qualify.

For students who do not qualify for federal financial aid, Tri-State offers a number of flexible installment plans to fit a student’s individual needs.

Items Required To Apply For Financial Aid:

      Affidavit of Income


      Income Tax Return with W-2’s


      Driver’s License or Photo ID


      Social Security Card


      U.S. Birth Certificate, Certification of Naturalization, or Resident Alien Card


      Proof of other income and benefits, including: SSI, VA benefits, TANF/AFDC, child support, alimony, retirement benefits, etc…


      You may be required to bring the income information of your spouse or parents, please ask.


    The maximum Pell Grant available for 16/17 is $5,815

Net Price Calculator

The following link will provide estimated net price information for current and prospective students and their families based on a student’s individual circumstances.  The data in this net price calculator is from the 14/15 award year.

Net Price Calculator

Financial Aid Office Code of Conduct

Financial aid professionals at Tri-State Cosmetology Institute are expected to always maintain exemplary standards of professional conduct in all aspects of carrying out their responsibilities, specifically including all dealings with any entities involved in any manner in student financial aid, regardless of whether such entities are involved in a government sponsored, subsidized, or regulated activity. In doing so, the Financial Aid Office at Tri-State Cosmetology is bound by the following:

Refrain from taking any action for our personal benefit.
Retrain from taking any action that we believe is contrary to law, regulation, or the best interests of the students and parents that we serve.
Ensure that the information we provide is accurate, unbiased, and does not reflect any preference arising from actual or potential gain.
Remain objective in making decisions and advising the management of Tri-State Cosmetology regarding relationships with any entity involved in any aspect of student financial aid.
Refrain from soliciting or accepting anything other than of nominal value from any entity involved in the making, holding, consolidating, and/or processing of any student loans, including anything of value (excluding reimbursement of reasonable expenses) for serving on any advisory board or as part of a training activity of or sponsored by any such entity.
Disclose to the management of Tri-State Cosmetology any involvement with or interest in any entity involved in any aspect of student financial aid.

Furthermore, Tri-State Cosmetology does not permit any officer, employee or agent of the school to:

Enter into a revenue-sharing arrangement with any lender.
Steer borrowers to particular lenders or delay loan certification.
Offer funds for private loans to students in exchange for providing concessions or promises to the lender for a specific number of FSA loans, a specified loan volume, or a preferred lender arrangement.



About Tri-State Cosmetology

Tri-State Cosmetology Institute takes pride in contributing to bright futures in the El Paso beauty industry. We are a locally owned beauty school and have remained dedicated to our community since 1931. Our commitment to our students can be seen in the careful attention and instruction we provide in the curriculum of choice; be it as a manicurist, operator (cosmetologist), facialist or instructor. We utilize high end products such as Joico, OPI, Dermalogica and Easy Flow and teach our students the skills they need to move forward in a comfortable, supportive environment. Tri-State is here to help you meet your goals.

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