investing in your future





Now that you've decided on your career,

let's talk about how to pay for it.  

We offer several options, including any combination of the following:

  • Cash;

  • In-house Financing;

  • VA Benefits and GI Bill®;

  • GET or Guaranteed Education Tuition

  • Scholarships; and

  • Federal Financial Aid. 

For more information on financial aid, contact our Financial Aid Advisor, at 206.302.1062 or

We will be emailing you information about our programs and how to enroll.  We value our privacy, and yours too. 

We'll never sell your info.  





The Gary Manuel AVEDA Institute works with potential students (or Future Professionals) to assist in financing their education through Title IV federal funding.   The approval process with federal funding can take anywhere from 3 weeks to 6 months depending on how accessible and accurate your tax documents are.  


The institute offers the following financial aid programs to those who qualify:   

  • Federal Pell Grants;

  • Federal Direct Stafford Loans;

  • Federal Direct PLUS Loans; and

  • Washington State funded GI Bill® & Veteran Assistance programs. 


A student is eligible for Title IV financial aid at the Gary Manuel Aveda Institute if they:

  • Is enrolled in the Cosmetology or Esthetics program;

  • Is a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen;

  • Is registered with Selective Service (males 18-25 only);

  • Has not had eligibility suspended or terminated due to a drug-related conviction;

  • Has a valid social security number;

  • Is not in default on a federal student loan; and

  • Maintains Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) while in school (see the Gary Manuel Aveda Institute SAP policy).

For more information, go to

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at





The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, is a required document used to determine a student’s eligibility for federal aid, such as Pell grants and Direct Stafford Subsidized, Unsubsidized, and PLUS loans. All students who desire federal financial aid must complete the FAFSA.


Actual federal tax return figures should be used with the FAFSA. If you must file with estimated tax figures, you are required to make changes later by returning to the FAFSA web site, making changes, and submitting those changes. If you submit actual tax forms to the Gary Manuel Aveda Institute financial aid administrator, we can guide you through the process of making changes on the FAFSA. Complete and file only one FAFSA, although the results may be sent to several schools.


Make sure you list Gary Manuel Aveda Institute as your school of choice.  Our Federal School Code is 041494.


The student should receive an email within 1-3 weeks after submission of the FAFSA telling him/her how to go online and access the Student Aid Report (SAR). If the student did not provide a valid email address on the FAFSA, the SAR will arrive in the mail. Check the SAR to make sure there are no errors. If you listed the Gary Manuel Aveda Institute on the FAFSA, we will receive the results electronically. Retain the correct SAR for your records; we will request a copy if we need it. If the SAR has not been received within four weeks, call 800-4FEDAID (800-433-3243).


Financial Aid  





Call our GMAI Admissions team

to schedule a tour.




Complete the online FAFSA form.


List Gary Manuel Aveda Institute

using our Federal School Code 041494. 



Create a Federal Student Aid

ID for use on the FAFSA.


Submit any required documents

for verification to complete

the FAFSA application process.

required docs for finishing fafsa

+ independent students +

Those who are at least 24 years old, have a child, or are married, you will need to:

  • Submit your and your spouse’s (if applicable) Tax Transcripts from two years ago OR use the IRS Data Retrieval tool                  (located within the financial information section of the FAFSA application).

+ dependent students +

     Those who are under 24 years old, do not have a child, and are not married,

you will need to submit the following:

  • Your Tax Transcripts from two years ago OR use the IRS Data Retrieval tool (located within the financial information section of the FAFSA application).

  • Your parent(s) Tax Transcripts from two years ago.  

For questions about financial aid, please contact our Financial Aid office,

at 206.302.1062 or

take the next step

schedule a tour

Come see the school and see if we are a good fit for your new career in

the beauty industry.   

We will be emailing you information about our programs and how to enroll.  We value our privacy, and yours too. 

We'll never sell your info.  

gary manuel aveda institute
802 E Pike Street, Seattle, WA 98122
206.302.1049 Admissions
206.302.1044 Services
Monday - Saturday  8.30am - 5.30pm