Financial Aid & Accreditation

Please see Skinworks Department of Education disclosures here.

Because Skinworks School of Advanced Skin Care is accredited by the Council of Occupational Education (COE) and have been approved by the Department of Education (DOE), we are approved to offer Title IV financial aid to those who qualify. Skinworks School offers the following Title IV programs:

Pell Grant
Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
Parental PLUS loans (for dependent students)

Any student interested in attending Skinworks and receiving Title IV Financial Aid to cover tuition costs must completed an application for financial aid. The application can be completed online (below) or in-person by making a financial aid appointment by calling (801)530-0001. Paper applications are available to be mailed to you as well.

To Apply for Financial Aid Assistance: https://fafsa.ed.gov/
Skinworks School Code: 038295

If you have an appointment with the financial aid office, we will be able to answer any questions you may have on the application. Once the application is received by our offices, we will process your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) within 3-business days. The application will be sent to the Central Processing System (CPS) and you should receive a verification of your application by way of e-mail or street address.

Verification

If there are any discrepancies in processing, we will send you a letter or call within 3-business days of receiving the information. If a student is selected for verification, Skinworks gives students a deadline of 7-business days (in-state) or 10-business days (out-of-state) to complete verification. Failure to complete verification within 30 days could result in owing cash for the program. Skinworks is dedicated to working with its students if documents are not provided within the specified time-frame.For your convenience, if there are any changes to be addressed/made to your Student Aid Report (SAR) please notify the school. We will process necessary information in-house.If the result of verification changes the student award, a new award letter will be sent by mail or in-person, whichever is most convenient.

Once enrolled into the college, please note that Title IV money cannot be disbursed until all discrepancies/verification items are addressed, we have a valid output document (SAR/ISIR) and an award letter is signed.

If we suspect that a student, employee or other individual has misreported information or altered documentation to increase student aid eligibility or to fraudulently obtain federal funds, we will report any suspicions and provide any evidence to the Office of Inspector General at 1-800-MIS-USED or on-line at: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/oig/misused/index.html.

Refund Policy

Skinworks School Institutional Refund Policy – Return of Title IV Funds Policy

As part of the Higher Education Amendments of 1998, Congress passed new provisions governing what must happen to Federal financial assistance if a student withdraws from school in any program length. If a student withdraws from Skinworks School, then the school or the student may be required to return some of the federal aid awarded to the student. The student may also be eligible for a refund of a portion of the tuition and fees paid to Skinworks School for the length of the program.

Institutional Refund Policy

A student shall be refunded, within 45 days of his/her last day of attendance, a percentage of all tuition paid over and above a nonrefundable registration fee of $100.00. The balance and/or credit due will be calculated using the following schedule.

How to calculate refund

All refunds are based on the date of withdrawal as a percentage of the enrollment period for which the student was obligated, scheduled hours (600 hour program), schedule hours (1200 hour Program), portion of tuition and fees obligated and paid that are eligible to be retained by the institution are as follows:

Scheduled Hours 0%-9.99%
600 Program 1-59 hours
1200 program 1-119 hours
Tuition retained by Skinworks 10%
Scheduled Hours 10%-24.99%
600 Program 60-149 hours
1200 program 120-299 hours
Tuition retained by Skinworks 50%
Scheduled Hours 25%-49.99%
600 Program 150-299 hours
1200 program 300-599 hours
Tuition retained by Skinworks 75%
Scheduled Hours 50%-100%
600 Program 300-600 hours
1200 program 600-1200 hours
Tuition retained by Skinworks 100%

Students on Title IV financial assistance are subject to a Return of Title IV Funds calculation based on the above refund policy.  Any loan proceeds used for school from the Stafford or Parental PLUS loan are due to the holder of that loan.
If a student wishes to withdraw or is terminated by the school within 3 days of starting, the student is not entitled to a refund on books, supplies, materials, or incidental fees. The charges for the books, supplies, and student kit will be based on the wholesale pricing.
Enrollment time is defined as the time elapsed between the actual starting date and the student’s last day of physical attendance in school.  Cancellation or termination date is determined by the postmark on the written notification or the date of which the cancellation is delivered to the school administration in person. In cases of a leave of absence, regardless of duration, the termination date is the date the student was scheduled to return to the school and did not.
Refund calculations are performed 45 days from the date of determination.  If the student fails to notify Skinworks of withdrawal, Skinworks will withdraw the student after 14 days of no contact. Skinworks must terminate within 30 days and refund to the Student (if eligible) within 45 days of determination.

CANCELLED CLASSES

If Skinworks cancels a class, the student can move the application fee to a following date or receive a full refund of the $100 application fee.

SKINWORKS RETURN OF TITLE IV FEDERAL AID POLICY

RETURN TO TITLE IV
This policy applies to students who withdraw (officially, unofficially, or fail to return from a Leave of Absence) or are dismissed from enrollment at Skinworks School of Advanced Skincare.  The calculated amount of the “Return of Title IV Funds” that is required for students affected by this policy are determined according to the following definitions and procedures, as prescribed by regulation:

The Return of Title IV Funds (R2T4) regulation does not dictate the institutional refund policy.   The calculation of Title IV funds earned by the student has no relationship to the student’s incurred institutional charges.

school is required to determine the earned and unearned Title IV aid as of the date the student ceased attendance based on the amount of time the student spent in attendance.

WITHDRAWAL BEFORE 60%
Skinworks must perform an R2T4 to determine the amount of earned aid up through the 60% point in each payment period.  Skinworks will use the Department of Education’s prorated schedule to determine the amount of R2T4 funds the student has earned at the time of withdrawal.  After the 60% point in the payment period, a student has earned 100% of the Title IV funds he or she was scheduled to receive during the period. The institution must still perform an R2T4 to determine the amount of aid that the student has earned.

WITHDRAWAL AFTER 60%
For a student who withdraws after the 60% point-in-time, there are no unearned funds.  However, Skinworks must still determine whether the student is eligible for a post-withdrawal disbursement.

WITHDRAWALS – OFFICIAL VS. UNOFFICIAL
OFFICIAL
Student notifies Skinworks Financial Aid office in writing, email, or in person to officially withdrawal
UNOFFICIAL
Student is absent with no communication from school for 14 consecutive days, student is withdrawn due to disciplinary actions, or student does not return from a LOA.

A STUDENT’S WITHDRAWAL DATE IS DETERMINED BY USING ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

The date the student began the institution’s official withdrawal process or officially notified the institution of intent to withdraw; or
The student had not been in attendance for 14 days; or
The student’s last date of attendance at a documented academic-related activity, or the date the student was to return from a LOA.

FAILURE TO RETURN FROM AN OFFICIAL LEAVE OF ABSENCE (LOA)
If a student does not return on his or her scheduled date from a documented Leave of Absence, Skinworks will withdraw the student the following day after they were scheduled to return.  Their last day of attendance will then be the last day they attended.

EARNED TITLE IV AID
Title IV Aid is earned in a prorated manner on a per diem basis (calendar days) up to the 60% point in the trimester. Title IV Aid is viewed as 100% earned after that point in time.

In accordance with federal regulations, when Title IV financial aid is involved, the calculated amount of the R2T4 Funds is allocated in the following order:

Federal Unsubsidized Direct Loan
Federal Subsidized Direct Loan
Federal Direct PLUS Loan
Federal Pell Grant
Other Aid and/or Scholarships

SKINWORKS RESPONSIBILITIES REGARDING THE RETURN OF TITLE IV FUNDS FOLLOW:

Providing students with the information given in this policy;
Identifying students who are affected by this policy and completing the return of title iv funds calculation for those students;
Returning any title iv funds that are due the title iv programs.

THE STUDENT’S RESPONSIBILITIES REGARDING THE RETURN OF TITLE IV FUNDS INCLUDE:

Returning to the Title IV programs any funds that were disbursed to the student and which the student was determined to be ineligible for via the Return of Title IV Funds calculation;
Notifying of a withdrawal via written form;
Notifying of an intent to rescind a withdrawal notice via written form; and
Notifying Skinworks Financial Aid Office of a notification of withdrawal or rescission of intent to withdraw.

POST WITHDRAWAL
If you did not receive all of the funds that you earned, you may be due a post-withdrawal disbursement.  If the post-withdrawal disbursement includes loan funds, the institution must get your permission before it can disburse them. You may choose to decline some or all of the loan funds so that you do not incur additional debt.

Skinworks has 45 days from the date the institution determines that the student withdrew to return all unearned funds for which it is responsible. The school is required to notify the student if he or she owes a repayment via written notice.  Skinworks must advise the student or parent that he or she has 14 calendar days from the date the School sent the notification to accept a post-withdrawal disbursement.  If a response is not received from the student or parent within the permitted time frame or the student declines the funds, the School will return any earned funds that the School is holding to the Title IV programs.   Post-withdrawal disbursement must occur within 90 days of the date the student withdrew.

The institution may automatically use all or a portion of your post-withdrawal disbursement (including loan funds, if you accept them) for tuition and fees.  For all other institutional charges, the institution needs your permission to use the post-withdrawal disbursement. If you do not give your permission, you will be offered the funds. However, it may be in your best interest to allow Skinworks to keep the funds to reduce your debt at the school.

If the institution is not required to return all of the excess funds, you must return the remaining amount.   Any loan funds that you must return, you (or your parent for a PLUS Loan) repay in accordance with the terms of the promissory note.  That is, you make scheduled payments to the holder of the loan over a period of time.

Any amount of unearned grant funds that you must return is called an overpayment.  The amount of a grant overpayment that you must repay is half of the grant funds you received or were scheduled to receive. You must make arrangements with the institution or the Department of Education to return the unearned grant funds.

The requirements for Title IV program funds when you withdraw are separate from the Skinworks Institutional Refund Policy. Therefore, you may still owe funds to the School to cover unpaid institutional charges. Skinworks may also charge you for any Title IV program funds that the School was required to return.

Accreditation

Skinworks is accredited by the Commission of the Council On Occupational Education (COE).

COE-Seal

Department of Education

This, along with the US Department of Education approval, qualifies students who enroll in Skinworks to apply for Federal Financial Aid including Pell Grants, Stafford Loans, & Parental PLUS loans. You may find out more information at WWW.FAFSA.ED.GOV or by calling Skinworks at 801-530-0001 to speak with our Financial Aid Advisor. Cash payment plans are also available through our Financial Aid Advisor. Skinworks School Code is 038295.

If you have an appointment with the financial aid office, we will be able to answer any questions you may have on the application. Once the application is received by our offices, we will process your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) within 3-business days. The application will be sent to the Central Processing System (CPS) and you should receive a verification of your application by way of e-mail or street address.