How To Apply

This information provided will assist you with the application process for Federal Student Aid at the Empire Education Group School you are planning on attending.

This information provided will assist you with the application process for Federal Student Aid at the Empire Beauty School you are planning on attending. The information is designed to give you an overview of the process and provide you with the information you need to apply for aid. The links can be found on the “Related Sites” section on this website.


The financial assistance application process includes the following items:

STEP I – Applying for an FSA ID:

What is an FSA ID?

An FSA ID is comprised of a username and password and can be used to login to certain Federal Student Aid websites.

The security of your FSA ID is important. Your FSA ID can be used to:

  • Electronically sign Federal Student Aid documents,
  • Access your personal records, and
  • Make binding legal obligations.

If you are a parent and need to electronically sign your child’s FAFSA, you need your own FSA ID. If you have more than one child attending college, you can use the same FSA ID to sign their applications.

If you are the student’s spouse, you may also need your own FSA ID, if you did not file a joint tax return in the prior, prior tax year.

If your FSA ID is lost or stolen, you must:

  • Contact Federal Student Aid’s Customer Service center at 1-800-433-3243,
  • Update your username and password by selecting Edit My FSA ID, or
  • Disable your FSA ID so that no one can use it by selecting Edit My FSA ID and selecting Disable My FSA ID.

If you do not already have an FSA ID and would like to apply for one, watch a 5 minute FSA ID Video  from Federal Student Aid to view the 7 steps in the application process.  Then click on Create Account at to get started.

STEP II – Complete the FAFSA

(Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

As you go through the online application process, the FAFSA uses skip-logic so only questions that apply to your situation appear on your screen. This makes the application process shorter.  Click on Start New Form to complete the FAFSA Form at

  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online identifies potential errors right away and prompts you to make on-the-spot corrections.
  • You get online instructions for each question, and you can access live online help with a customer service representative for free if you have additional questions.
  • By applying online, you can send your application information to up to twenty schools.
  • Add the FAFSA School Code for the Empire Beauty School that you will be attending.
  • Once you submit your application, your information is immediately sent to the US Department of Education. You’ll get a confirmation notice right away when you click on “Submit My FAFSA Now.”
  • Your online application will be processed quickly, if you (and your parents or spouse if applicable) provided consent and electronic signatures using the FSA ID.
  • The schools that you listed on your FAFSA will receive an ISIR (Institutional Student Information Report) within 1-5 business days.

What if I need help filling out my FAFSA?

  • Help text is available and accessible for every question on the FAFSA if you apply online using StudentAid – Apply for Financial Aid.
  • Contact the Federal Student Aid Information Center 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243) for assistance with any questions you have on either the paper or electronic FAFSA.

What if I have a Special or Unusual circumstance?

  • Contact the Financial Assistance Department at 570-429-4210 or 570-429-2751
  • Examples of a Special Circumstance in which you could complete a Special Circumstance Request Form are:
    • Loss of employment or significant reduction in hours, wages, or assets for the student, spouse, or parent of a Dependent student, compared to the income reported on the FAFSA
    • Medical, dental, or nursing home expenses not covered by insurance
    • Change in housing status (e.g., homelessness)
    • Tuition expenses at an elementary or secondary school
    • Child or dependent care expenses
    • Severe disability of the student or other member of the student’s household
    • Other changes or adjustments that impact the student’s costs or ability to pay for college
  • Examples of an Unusual Circumstance in which you could complete an Unusual Circumstance Request Form are:
    • A student’s voluntary or involuntary removal from their parents’ home due to an extreme situation that threatened the student’s health and/or safety and due to these conditions, parent support was terminated
    • Incapacity of parent(s) such as incarceration, mental or physical illness
    • Inability of the student to locate the parent(s)
    • Human trafficking
    • Legally granted Refugee or Asylee status
    • Other extenuating circumstances that can be sufficiently documented

STEP III – Complete the Federal Direct Master Promissory Note (MPN)

The electronic Master Promissory Note (MPN) site allows you to complete and sign a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) over the web.  The process for completing an electronic MPN is simple. You will need to have your Department of Education issued FSA ID to begin the process.

You or your parent can begin the student loan process by accessing StudentAid – Complete MPN.

Empire Education Group participates in the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program:

  • Loans made through this program are referred to as Direct Loans.
  • Eligible students and parents borrow directly from the US Department of Education at participating schools.
  • Direct Loans include subsidized and unsubsidized Direct Stafford Loans (also known as Subsidized Loans and Unsubsidized Loans), Direct PLUS Loans, and Direct Consolidation Loans.
  • You repay these loans directly to the Department of Education Federal Loan Servicer.

There are two types of Stafford Loans: Subsidized and Unsubsidized. You must have financial need to receive a Subsidized Loan. Financial need is not a requirement to obtain an Unsubsidized Loan. The US Department of Education will pay (subsidize) the interest that accrues on Subsidized Loans during certain periods.