Financial Aid

Need help paying for school? We can help!

Prior to coming in for your tour, it is important that you are prepared for you financial aid interview. Click here to go to the Federal FSA ID website to create an FSA ID.Click Creating an FSA Id for step by step instructions for creating an FSA ID. In order to determine your eligibility for Federal Financial Aid you will need to have an FSA ID.

The Laird Institute of Spa Therapy School Code is: 041622 this is the code used when applying for federal aid using the FAFSA Click here to go to the FAFSA website. 

The American Academy of Health & Beauty has an experienced team of professionals dedicated to helping eligible students find financial assistance to meet the cost of attending school. We know the financial aspect of school can be the most intimidating part of your decision to go to college, but at the American Academy of Health & Beauty our expert staff will walk you through the process step-by-step and cover any questions or concerns you may have.

Financial Aid Programs:

Available to those who qualify.

Federal Pell Grant

Federal Pell Grant Program is aid awarded to students based upon financial need. Part-time and full-time students are eligible. The Pell Grant can be up to $6,095 per award year. The Federal Pell Grant does not require a minimum grade point average or other academic requirements. When you receive a Pell Grant, your school will credit your student account. The Pell Grant Program is a grant that does not have to be paid back!

William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program

This program includes Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford Loan and Federal Parent PLUS Loans for Dependent Undergraduate Students

We also encourage and provide resources for our students to apply for additional scholarships and grants through outside organizations such as the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation as well as College Grants.Org.

Business Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Payment Options:

  • Tuition Paid in Full (Cash Pay)
  • Financial Aid Loan (Outside Lender)
  • School Payment Plan
  • Title IV Funding

Cost of Attendance

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Gainful Employment information:

300 Hour Spa Nails

450 Hour Advanced Spa Nails

600 Hour Esthetics

900 Hour Advanced Esthetics

900 Hour Massage Therapy Program


 Schools participating in any of the Title IV loan programs are required by the Department of Education to develop, publish, enforce a code of conduct.  The below code of conduct applies to all officers, employees, and agents of Laird Institute of Spa Therapy.

BAN ON REVENUE SHARING AGREEMENTS: Neither the American Academy of Health & Beauty, nor its officers, employees or agents will enter into any revenue-sharing arrangements with any lender, which is defined by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008, amending the Higher Education Act of 1965, Pub. L.# 110-315 (2008), (“HEOA”) as any arrangement between a school and a lender that results in the lender paying a fee or other benefits, including a share of its profits, to the school, or its officers, employees or agents, as a result of the school recommending the lender to its students or families of those studentsBAN ON GIFTS: and Financial Aid Office employees (or employees who otherwise have responsibilities with respect to education loans or financial aid) will not accept gifts from any lender, guaranty agency or loan servicer.  A “gift” is defined as any gratuity, favor, discount, entertainment, hospitality, loan, or other item having monetary value or more than a de minimus amount.  This prohibition is not limited just to those providers of Title IV loans but include4s lender of “private educational loans” as well.  HEOA does provide for some exceptions related to specific types of activities or literature.  This includes:

    • Brochures or training material related to default aversion or financial literacy.
    • Food, training or informational materials as part of training as long as that training contributes to the professional development of those individuals attending the training.
    • institution as long as those same terms are provided to all students at the institution.
    • Entrance and exit counseling as long as the institution’s staff are in control and they do not promote the services of a specific lender.
    • Philanthropic contributions from a lender, guarantee agency or loan servicer unrelated to education loans.
    • State education, grants, scholarships, or financial aid funds administered by or on behalf of the State.

 BAN ON CONTRACTING ARRANGEMENTS:  Financial Aid Office employees (or employees who otherwise have responsibilities with respect to education loans) will not accept any fee, payment or financial benefit as compensation for any type of consulting arrangement or contract to provide services to or on behalf of a lender relating to education loans. Favorable terms and benefits to the student employed by the

PROHIBITION AGAINST STEERING BORROWERS: The Institute and its officers, employees or agents will not steer borrowers to particular lenders, or delay loan certifications.  This prohibition includes assigning any first-time borrower’s loan to a particular lender as part of the award packaging process or through other methods.

PROHIBITION ON OFFERS OF FUNDS FOR PRIVATE LOANS:  The Institute and its officers, employees or agents will not request any agreement or offer of funds for private loans.  This prohibition includes any offer of funds for loans to students at the institution, including funds for and opportunity pool loan, in exchange for providing concessions or promises to the lender for a specific number of loans, or inclusion on a preferred lender list.

BAN ON STAFFING ASSISTANCE:  The Institute and its officers, employees or agents will not request or accept any assistance with call center staffing or financial aid office staffing.  However, HEOA does not prohibit schools requesting or accepting assistance from a lender related to:

  • Professional development training for financial aid administrators.
  • Providing educational counseling materials, to borrowers, provided that such materials disclosure to borrowers the identification of any lender that assisted in preparing or providing such materials.
  • Staffing services on a short-term, nonrecurring basis to assist the school with financial aid-related functions during emergencies, including State-declared or federally declared natural disasters, and other localized disasters, and other localized disasters and emergencies identified by the Secretary.

BAN ON ADVISORY BOARD COMPENSATION: Employees of the Academy will not receive anything of value from a lender, guarantor, or group in exchange for serving on an advisory board.  They may, however, accept reimbursement for reasonable expenses incurred while serving in this capacity.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.

FERPA gives parents certain rights with respect to their children’s education records. These rights transfer to the student when he or she reaches the age of 18 or attends a school beyond the high school level. Students to whom the rights have transferred are “eligible students.”

  • Parents or eligible students have the right to inspect and review the student’s education records maintained by the school. Schools are not required to provide copies of records unless, for reasons such as great distance, it is impossible for parents or eligible students to review the records. Schools may charge a fee for copies.
  • Parents or eligible students have the right to request that a school correct records which they believe to be inaccurate or misleading. If the school decides not to amend the record, the parent or eligible student then has the right to a formal hearing. After the hearing, if the school still decides not to amend the record, the parent or eligible student has the right to place a statement with the record setting forth his or her view about the contested information.
  • Generally, schools must have written permission from the parent or eligible student in order to release any information from a student’s education record. However, FERPA allows schools to disclose those records, without consent, to the following parties or under the following conditions (34 CFR § 99.31):
    • School officials with legitimate educational interest;
    • Other schools to which a student is transferring;
    • Specified officials for audit or evaluation purposes;
    • Appropriate parties in connection with financial aid to a student;
    • Organizations conducting certain studies for or on behalf of the school;
    • Accrediting organizations;
    • To comply with a judicial order or lawfully issued subpoena;
    • Appropriate officials in cases of health and safety emergencies; and
    • State and local authorities, within a juvenile justice system, pursuant to specific State law.

Schools may disclose, without consent, “directory” information such as a student’s name, address, telephone number, date and place of birth, honors and awards, and dates of attendance. However, schools must tell parents and eligible students about directory information and allow parents and eligible students a reasonable amount of time to request that the school not disclose directory information about them. Schools must notify parents and eligible students annually of their rights under FERPA. The actual means of notification (special letter, inclusion in a PTA bulletin, student handbook, or newspaper article) is left to the discretion of each school.

For additional information, you may call 1-800-USA-LEARN (1-800-872-5327) (voice). Individuals who use TDD may use the Federal Relay Service.

Or you may contact us at the following address:

Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20202-8520

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