Getting Started

BrookTo help you make a quality decision about whether to sign up for cosmetology instruction through American College of Hair Design, we want you to know that according to the latest information, from January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015, 16 of the 25 students scheduled to graduate went on to graduate, 100% taking the State Board exams administered by the State of Missouri from 1/1/15 to 12/31/15 passed that examination and 75% of the those whose passed the State Board from 1/1/15 to 12/31/15 found jobs in the Cosmetology field.

Physical demands

In considering cosmetology as a career it must be understood that it is a physically demanding occupation. With the exception of manicuring, pedicuring, facials, nail care and makeup application, most services performed by the cosmetologist are done while standing. Persons with foot or back problems would be well advised to seek an area of cosmetology that will allow them to be seated while working with clients.

Safety recommendations

Shoes with an arch support and non-skid soles are recommended for the safety and well being of all students. As a variety of chemicals are used in the course of training, persons with known allergies to chemicals are advised to consult with their physician before enrolling. You will be taught how to handle and dispose of chemicals safely while attending school.

Security

All information on campus security for American College of Hair Design may be found by visiting the World Wide Web at the following address: http://ope.ed.gov/security/.

You may obtain a paper copy of this information from Chris Hanlon, 125 Winchester Dr., Sedalia, MO 65301.

Admissions

Our Director of Admissions, Chris Hanlon, will be more than happy to personally answer any questions you may have regarding our school. We'd love for you to come in and visit us today - take a tour of our school and see for yourself what we're all about.

American College of Hair Design offers continuous enrollment with classes starting once per month. (We reserve the right to limit or change class start dates) Students must be enrolled with the Director of Admissions at least ten days in advance of the class starting date.

Tuition prices are subject to change without notice.

BASIC ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENTS
Prior to acceptance by the State Board of Cosmetology all applicants must complete a Student Enrollment Application. The applicant must be at least 17 years of age, and provide the following:

  1. A copy of birth certificate or driver's license;
  2. A copy of diploma, transcript, or GED certification;
  3. An enrollment fee of $25.00 to the Department of Economic Development, Missouri State Board of Cosmetology; and
  4. Two recent 2x2 current photographs.

Note: Application must be sent and the applicant must be accepted before the above criteria is needed. Please do not send above enrollment requirements with application.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
American College of Hair Design is accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences, Alexandria, VA, and approved by the United States Department of Education for many state and federal financial assistance programs. Application for Federal Student Aid may be obtained from the Financial Aid Office. You can also complete an application online at the FAFSA web site from the U.S. Department of Education at: http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/. Financial Aid is available to those who qualify.

Financial Aid

American College of Hair Design is accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences, Alexandria, VA, and approved by the United States Department of Education for many state and federal financial assistance programs. Financial Aid is available to those who qualify. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) may be completed online at: http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/.

American College of Hair Design Scholarship: American College of Hair Design offers a yearly Scholarship to each area high school. The Scholarship amounts are $500 for Esthetics and $1,000 for Cosmetology, and each is non-renewable. One Scholarship is awarded per high school. In order to be eligible, the candidate must be at least 17 years of age at the time of enrollment, be of good moral character and demonstrated such in high school. Candidates should be in the upper 50 % of their graduating class and indicate an interest in Cosmetology and/or Esthetics. The high school and American College of Hair Design choose the recipients jointly. Please check your high school counselor’s office for an application.


Pell Grant and Student Loans Available: In addition to demonstrating a financial need the student must:

  1. Be enrolled as a full-time student;
  2. Have a high school diploma or recognized equivalent;
  3. Be either a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen;
  4. Be making satisfactory progress in his/her course of study; and
  5. File a statement of educational purpose and selective service registration status with the school.

Students are not eligible for a pell grant or direct loan if he or she is enrolled in an elementary or secondary school, is in default on a student loan, or owes a refund on a student grant.

Vocational Rehabilitation: Vocational Rehabilitation approves the curriculum at American College of Hair Design of Beauty Arts & Science for student financial assistance. Student applicant must receive enrollment approval by the Director of Vocational Rehabilitation prior to receiving financial assistance.

Veteran Affairs: The Division of Veteran Affairs approves the curriculum at American College of Hair Design of Beauty Arts & Science for Student Financial Assistance. Student applicants must receive enrollment approval by the Director of Veteran Affairs prior to receiving financial assistance.

Job Training Partnership Act: The Job Training Partnership for student financial assistance approves the curriculum at American College of Hair Design. Student applicant must receive enrollment approval by the Director of the Division of Job Training prior to receiving financial assistance.

Assisting student applicants with their educational funding is a major function of American College of Hair Design. The Director of Financial Aid will provide any information desired regarding student eligibility for any financial aid programs.