Financial Aid

Financial Aid

Help That Goes A Long Way

Financial Aid is available to those who apply and are qualified

Veterans Benefits

Strand College of Hair Design is approved for Veterans Benefits. Students enrolled in the Cosmetology program who qualify for veterans benefits will be eligible for such benefits for all training provided on the College’s premises provided they are enrolled in at least 25 clock hours per week. Student eligibility is ultimately determined by the Veterans Administration and it is the student’s responsibility to apply for such directly with the Veterans Administration office. The student is responsible for paying the college the tuition according to their individual contract. The college is not paid by the Veterans Administration.

Vocational Rehabilitation

Students eligible for Vocational Rehabilitation may apply for such financial assistance. Eligibility is determined by the South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation office. Voc Rehab and the College contract on each approved student. Vocational Rehab requires monthly reports on progress.

Federal Financial Aid Programs

Strand College of HAIR DESIGN does participate in Federal Financial Aid Programs.

You may choose to complete the financial aid applications online by using FASFA. If you complete the FASFA online, please use school
code #032933 for Strand College of Hair Design. Please remember to write down your pin number for the FASFA or you will not be able to access it once you submit it.

Our Financial Aid Officer will gladly assist you in this process. You may e-mail us at or call 843-467-2397 to make an appointment.

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Associations & Accreditation

Delivering Excellence


National Accrediting Commisssion of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences (NACCAS)

An independent, non-profit, accrediting commission. Serving over 100,000 students, NACCAS, in cooporation with the U.S. Department of Education, ensures that it’s member schools meet a high standard of integrity and superior education.

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South Carolina Board Of Cosmetology

“The Board of Cosmetology licenses and regulates cosmetologists, cosmetology instructors and schools, estheticians and nail technicians. The Board investigates complaints and disciplines when appropriate.” Source1 Source2

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American Association of Cosmetology Schools (AACS)

The source of Hair, Skin, and Nail Education.

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