Related Sites

We have many other resources to help you with Financial Assistance. This page will be your guide to those sites.

If you do not have an Email Account:

The easiest way to create your email account and get an email address is to use a free online service. The only thing you need is a web browser and an internet connection.  There are four major online email account providers – Gmail (run by Google), Windows Live Hotmail (owned by Microsoft), AOL and Yahoo Mail.   Click on one of the following links to create an email account:

Create an FSA ID: – An FSA ID is a username and password that you must use to log in to certain U.S. Department of Education (ED) websites. Your FSA ID identifies you as someone who has the right to access your own personal information on ED websites.

First Time Applicants:

  • Review Common Questions to complete the FAFSA.
  • Print and complete: FAFSA on the Web Worksheet 2020-2021 – Complete this Worksheet only if you plan to use FAFSA on the Web to apply for federal student aid for the award year July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021.
  • You and one of your parents (if you are a dependent student) will have to sign your application. The application process is faster if you use your FSA ID to sign electronically. If you don’t already have an FSA ID, you can apply for one within the application.

Complete Electronic MPN: The Master Promissory Note (MPN) is a promissory note that can be used to make one or more loans for one or more academic years (up to 10 years).

Complete a PLUS MPN: – If you are a parent borrower under the Direct Loan Program whose child is attending a school that is authorized and chooses to make multiple loans under the same Master Promissory Note ( MPN) for more than one academic year, you will only sign one Master Promissory Note (MPN). It will be used for all of your loans over multiple academic years.

Current Interest Rates – These are the current interest rates.  The interest rates for the Direct Loan programs may change on July 1st of each year.

Federal Student Aid at a Glance – Comprehensive guide explaining grants and loans.

Direct Loan Account Information:  Review all of your Federal Student Loans, view and update demographic data, view account summary for your Direct Loan account, view a detailed history of all payments made to your account, change your repayment plan or payment due date, request and determine eligibility for a Deferment Or Forbearance.

Selective Service – Request A Status Information Letter – Some students have been denied aid because they failed to register with the Selective Service before their 26th birthday. The Selective Service will register only males age 18 through 25, leaving older students with no way to remedy their situation if they failed to register. However, the student may still be eligible to receive aid if he can demonstrate that he did not knowingly and willfully fail to register.  The student must write to the Selective Service to get a status information letter addressing his failure to register.  The student should provide as complete a description about his situation as possible: where he was living during the period when he should have registered, whether he was incarcerated or institutionalized, his citizenship status during the period, if applicable, and so on.  The school will review the letter and make a determination.

DD Form 214 – Veterans Discharge Papers and Separation Documents.

DoD-Department of Defense – Department of Defense (DoD).

Department of Veteran Affairs – Official U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) website that enables service members, veterans and their beneficiaries, and other designated individuals to apply for benefits using the Internet.   Empire Beauty Schools are certified by the State Approving Agency for Veterans’ Educational Benefits (These approvals are state and school specific and may not apply to all schools).

FSA Student Loan Ombudsman -Ombudsman can help with: loan balance and payment discrepancies, Federal Pell Grant disbursements or overpayments issues, review TEACH Grant loan conversion, explain interest and collection charges, options for consolidation issues, and other concerns.


FSA Ombudsman Group
P.O. Box 1843
Monticello, KY 42633

Telephone: 877-557-2575
Fax: 606-396-4821

Ombudsman – on-line Assistance