South Hills Beauty Academy & North Hills Beauty Academy received assistance grants provided through the federal CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security) Act. The grants are intended for students who have economic hardships created by the COVID-19 pandemic, including one or more of the following situations discussed below.

Students who wouldn’t normally qualify for financial aid but who now have a need for additional monetary support because of the coronavirus pandemic are entitled to receive funds from the CARES Act. This COVID-connected aid  may be used to cover the following expenses, which generally factor in to one’s overall cost of attendance at a college, university, or institution of higher learning:

  • Housing
  • Food
  • Utilities
  • Course materials
  • Child care
  • Technology or other resources needed for online coursework


The CARES Act requires students who receive the grants to meet the eligibility requirements for federal financial aid as stipulated by Title IV. Ability to receive benefits from the coronavirus relief grant are further determined by the applicant’s provided information on a completed FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The FAFSA submitted must be for the 2019-20 academic year.

According to guidance provided by the U.S. Department of Education, applicants also must have been enrolled in classes as of March 2020, prior to the passage of legislation pertaining to COVID-19. In order to be eligible for the CARES Act grants, students must meet the following requirements*:

  • Have filed a completed FAFSA for the 2019-2020 academic year
  • Have a valid social security number
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • If male, must be registered for U.S. Selective Service
  • Have a high school diploma or GED or have completed high school in an approved homeschool setting
  • Making satisfactory academic progress
  • If on a federal student loan, must not be on default; and
  • If currently enrolled in a program for Cosmetology & Hair Design at South Hills Beauty Academy and/or North Hills Beauty Academy, enrollment must have commenced before March 2020 .

*All of these eligibility requirements must have been met before associated coronavirus ordinances or federal relief efforts for the pandemic went into effect.

CARES Act: Higher Education Emergency Relief FundDisclosure

South Hills Beauty Academy signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement as well as the assurance that it has used, or legitimately intends to use, no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.
The total amount of funds that our institution will receive from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid is $87,671.00. This will be shared with our branch campus, North Hills Beauty Academy.

The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of the date of submission is 50% of the total received $43,836.00 that will be shared equally with North Hills Beauty Academy for emergency student grants.

The estimated total number of students at the institutions who are eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is 34.

The total number of students at who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is 32.

The method(s) used by the institution to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is described as follows:
The grant will be equally distributed to students enrolled in an eligible Title IV program, given that these students were not on leave of absence prior to closure and conversion to distance learning.