Financial Aid

Financial aid may consist of funding from one or several sources, including federal, state and/or personal loans. Most financial aid recipients receive a combination “package” consisting of more than one type of assistance. Once personal resources have been explored (savings, credit or other personal funding sources), Federal, State and other agency support will be discussed based on your qualification for those programs. The Institute participates in the following federal programs:
1. PELL Grants
2. Unsubsidized/Subsidized Federal Loans
3. Federal Parent PLUS Loans
4. Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
5. Veterans Administration

In addition, when necessary, The Institute will help a student with in-house payment plans during study.

Each campus has a financial aid representative to assist you with the application processes. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please reach out to the financial aid representative at the campus you want to attend. We have also linked resources below that will help you understand the Financial Aid process.

Conyers Main Campus:
Aliyah Smith
asmith@gci.edu
Tel. (678) 750-1671
Elaine Tindall
etindall@gci.edu
Tel. (678) 750-1551
​Alicia Appleberry
aappleberry@gci.edu
Tel. (678) 750-1641

Murfreesboro Campus:
Lisa Wanner
lwanner@gci.edu
Tel. (615) 270-6202

McMinnville Campus:
Elaine Tindall
etindall@gci.edu
Tel. (678) 750-1551

Title IV Funding is available for the following programs
Cosmetology, 1500 hours
Esthetics, 1000 hours (main campus)
Esthetics, 750 hours (Tn branch campuses)
Massage Therapy, 750 hours
Nail Technology, 620 hours
Cosmetology Instructor, 750 hours (main campus)

Title IV Funding is not available for the following programs
Esthetics Instructor, 500 hours
Cosmetology Instructor, 300 hours (Tn branch campuses)

The Financial Aid Process

CARES Act &
Higher Education Emergency Relief Funding

You may have heard that the federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA) provided financial resources to colleges and universities. The resources available through the Higher Education Emergency Relief II (HEER II) Fund allow universities to distribute grants to students in need to cover any component of the student’s cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus.

Students who were active on March 31, 2021 and were eligible for PELL funding were notified directly by the Institution for an automatic grant payment.

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Conyers, GA Campus

900 Flat Shoals Rd SE
Conyers, GA 30094

Murfreesboro, TN Campus

1691 Memorial Blvd.
Murfreesboro, TN 37129

McMinnville, TN Campus

755 North Chancery St.
McMinnville, TN 37110

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