Financial Aid can help make your dream of attending beauty school a reality! From our Choice Scholarship to grants and loans, we have a variety of financial aid options available to those who qualify.

This school offers a private payment plan for those that qualify. The school accepts payments by means of cash, personal checks, credit cards; Discover, Visa and MasterCard.

The school is approved by the Veterans Administration and Indiana Vocational Rehabilitation. Those applicants that are approved by these agencies, may use their benefits to offset their educational expenses.

Financial Aid programs offered:

  • Institutional Choice Scholarship
  • Pell Grants
    • The award is income and program dependent
    • It does not require repayment
  • Direct Student Loans; Sub and Unsub
    • Loan type and debt amount are income and program dependent
    • Does require repayment
  • Parent Plus Loans
    • Credit-based

All financial aid applications are done at

On this site, you will apply for an initial user name and passcode, reinstate a prior user name and passcode, file your FASFA(s), complete your entrance counseling, and apply for your student loan(s).

Financial Aid Process

There are five steps in the financial aid process:

  1. Plan Early
  2. Complete your FASFA
  3. Review your Financial Aid Package
    • This school will present a financial aid package to you
    • This package will identify and explain your EFC; Eligibility of Programs
    • Discuss additional costs, such as housing, day and transportation
    • Meet with a Financial Aid Advisory
  4. Get Your Financial Aid
  5. Graduate and Begin Repayment
    • Complete your Exit Counseling
    • Complete and Update your Annual Student Loan Acknowledgement

To comply with the graduation/withdrawal requirement please file at

Financial Aid FAQs

If my income has decreased, will that make a difference in my financial aid?

Yes, with any income changes that occur throughout your schooling with us at the Don Roberts School of Hair Design, please, touch base with our financial aid office.

Can I get financial support if I have been in school before?

Yes, for those that qualify.

Can I get extra financial aid for living expenses, clothing and/or transportation?

It is dependent upon the cost of the education and the amount of financial support the applicant qualifies for. Each application is unique.

If I am currently in default on student loans, can I get private funding?

Yes, for those who qualify.


  • I was excited to enroll in the crossover Barber Program. I was required to first have a valid cosmetology license as 900 hours from my cosmetology training rolled over to the Barber Program. The cosmetology education received at DR made the Barber program very easy. I now have both my Cosmetology and Barbers licenses. I professionally practice and teach within both curriculums.

    R. Ducret

    The entire staff is knowledgeable, encouraging, and refreshing. Each Instructor’s passion and commitment to their craft encouraged me to go farther. I am multi-licensed and now proud owner of Catina’s Tranquil Garden. This is an amazing industry!

    C. Radford
  • My journey started with the Manicuring program. My second year I graduated from the Instructors program, on a full scholarship. In my third year of study, I completed the Esthetics program. All my needs exceeded my expectations. As a current staff member, I work with a team of exceptional educators. I am now able to give back to my students what was given to me.

    V. Eenigenburg

    I was referred to Don Robert’s from a successful Don Robert’s graduate and am currently enrolled in the esthetics program. I thrive on the relaxation energy, essential oils, and massage. I enjoy helping all my clients relax and enjoy the moment. At graduation, I look forward to a new and very different career change.

    P. Smagacz
  • In life you get what you invest. At DR, my instructors didn’t meet me half way, they met me the whole way. I gave my education 100% of my everything; desire and effort. This school is for serious minded individuals who want to thrive in the beauty industry. I worked hard and earned the Choice Scholarship. My training allowed me to obtain my license; one week out of school I opened my own suite/Loft Salon and Suites-Jade on The Set. I am able to book my own hours around the needs of my family.

    C. Lucas

    My educational journey at Don Roberts began in cosmetology and continued in the instructor’s program. Since I had the cosmetology curriculum fresh in my brain, I was then able to crossover 900 hours from the cosmetology program and into the barber’s crossover program and then only had to complete 600 hours for the barbering program. At a more accelerated rate, I was then able to pass my state test for barbering. The crossover program was such a great way to fast-track my learning path.

    J. DeWindt