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Cosmetology school to give away $300K in cosmetology grants

Published: Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 5:41 p.m. CDT

DOWNERS GROVE – The University of Aesthetics and Cosmetology announced that it is giving out $300,000 in cosmetology grants for its cosmetology enrollees in 2014.

Sixty of the $5,000 grants will be awarded to students who enroll in cosmetology at its Downers Grove campus in 2014. This grant is available to all cosmetology students who enroll and begin in 2014 at The University of Aesthetics and Cosmetology in Downers Grove and will be deducted from tuition.

Classes begin every eight weeks.

“We are thrilled that these grants will help 60 people get a new career with very little, if any, student debt,” Leigh Anne Kelley, director of schools, said. “We will help many high school graduates and professionals who want to enter into an exciting and fulfilling career in the professional beauty industry.”

The University is located in downtown Downers Grove across from the library and prepares students to become licensed professionals in cosmetology and aesthetics. The public is invited to a student-run spa where all services are performed by students under the direct supervision of licensed instructors.

Interested students can call 773-635-0141 or 773-635-7700, email, or visit

To receive the $5,000 discount off of tuition, students must complete the course, maintain satisfactory academic progress, pass the licensing exam, and report where you have become working as a cosmetology student.

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