Financing Academy of Make Up Arts

The primary purpose for financial aid is to provide assistance to students who may not be able to afford to attend a private school through their own means. For that reason, our staff is available for students and families who would like to discuss their financing options. Contact us to discuss your options.


Federal Financial Aid

Our school does not currently participate in federal funding (Title IV). We don’t have a FAFSA code. Please check out our other options.


Academy of Make Up Arts Scholarships

Creative Potential Scholarships are awarded to accepted applicants, based on financial need with consideration given to artistic portfolios. Award amounts up to 50% tuition regardless of a student’s economic status.

  • Open to all students in applied or enrolled status.
  • This is a one-time award applied as tuition credit to their tuition balance. Students are responsible for the payment of fees, books, supplies, and other educational costs.

Portfolio Review

All applicants with portfolios are automatically reviewed for scholarship consideration.

You can submit your portfolio online via SlideRoom at Please note, there is a $10 fee to submit a portfolio. The deadline to apply for scholarship consideration is typically 30 days prior to the program start date. 


Installment Payment Plan

Our no-interest installment payment plan (IPP) offers students the option to spread out payments of large school fees over a period of up to six months. The IPP is designed as a budgeting tool for students and families, and is not considered a loan. Installment payments are scheduled according to your program start date, as indicated in the Student Portal. Contact Admissions for more information about our IPP.

It is important to note Student Records including transcripts, Certificates and Diplomas will not be released until a student account is paid in full.


Private Student Loans

We understand that many individuals do not have the available funds to pay up-front for school tuition. AMUA offers assistance in financing in the form of monthly payments. You must meet credit history, income, and employment requirements to qualify for a private student loan. A cosigner may help you qualify. Read more

  • Materials fees and $500 tuition deposit must be paid 30 days prior to start-date
  • Tuition balance is divided into monthly payments
  • 10% fixed interest
  • No loan origination fee
  • No pre-payment penalty


Veteran’s Benefits

Academy of Make Up Arts is approved by the Tennessee State Division of Veterans Affairs for the training of veterans and eligible persons under the provisions of Title 38, United States Code. This approval is for NonCollege Degree (NCD) Programs under Title 38, and applies to the Advanced Makeup Artistry, Fashion Makeup Artistry, Freelance Makeup Artistry, The Art of Wig & Hair Design and Special Effects Makeup Artistry programs. Veterans wishing to obtain information regarding their eligibility requirements and pay rate for educational benefits should contact the Department of Veterans Affairs at 1-888-442-4551. Read more



Eligible military spouses are now able to receive up to $4,000 of MyCAA Financial Assistance (FA) to attend Academy of Make Up Arts. “The Department of Defense remains strongly committed to helping military spouses find employment in high demand, high growth Portable Career fields.” Read more

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Payment Methods

Methods of Payment

Payments may be made by cash, check, money order, and credit card. Use AMUA Student Portal to pay online 24/7 with a credit or debit card or ACH transfer. Payments over $100 made with a credit card are subject to a 3% processing fee. 

Bank Transfer

You may use your own personal online banking portal with any U.S. bank to pay your bill. Simply login to your online bill pay; the Payee should be Academy of Make Up Arts, 830 Fesslers Pkwy Ste 114, Nashville, TN 37210