Hi Zachary, As far as schools- there's Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), Pratt, Parsons and LIM all in NYC. Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in Rhode Island, Savannah College of Art and Design (Georgia), Otis and Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) in Los Angeles. I'm sure that there are others but these have been top rated schools for many years now. The faculty have hands on experience in what they teach, having worked in their given filed. I'm pretty sure that financial aid is available!!