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Financial aid provides assistance to students who may not have the means to attend a private school. If you have questions about how you can finance your Academy of Make Up Arts education, contact us today. Our staff is always available to speak with potential students and parents about your options.

Federal Financial Aid

Our school does not currently participate in federal funding (Title IV). We don’t have a FAFSA code.

We are a NACCAS candidate for accreditation, however, which means that at some point in late 2018, students may be eligible for federal student loans. We will make an announcement and update this section once this process is completed and students are eligible for federal aid.

Academy of Make Up Arts Scholarships

Once you’ve been accepted to an AMUA program, you have the opportunity to be considered for one of our Creative Potential Scholarships. These scholarships are dispensed on the basis of financial need and artistic potential. If you have an existing artistic background in any field, you are strongly encouraged to submit a portfolio with your application so we can get an idea of what you’ll be bringing to the table. Creative Potential Scholarships cover up to 40% of tuition costs.

  • 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 offers students the option to spread fee payments out 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 the IPP.

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

In-House Student Loans

We understand that many individuals do not have the means to pay up-front for school tuition. AMUA offers flexible 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. Click here for the full details.

  • 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. Learn more about MyCAA benefits here.

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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 banking service and address payment to:

Academy of Make Up Arts
830 Fesslers Pkwy Ste 114
Nashville, TN 37210

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