Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy

*Provided to prospective students prior to enrollment

In order to be making satisfactory progress towards a certificate, a Cosmetology, Manicuring, Instructor or Barbering student must maintain specified grade averages in both theory work, practical and laboratory work and proceed through the course at a specific minimum pace.   For determining satisfactory progress, each course is broken down into evaluation periods. Student meeting minimum requirements for academics and attendance at evaluation are considered to be making satisfactory progress until the next scheduled evaluation. A student who is not making satisfactory progress in both attendance and academics cannot receive financial aid and will be advised of this status when they receive their evaluation for that period. The satisfactory progress policy applies to all students enrolled in all programs, i.e., Cosmetology, Manicuring, Instructor or Barbering.

Evaluation periods for Cosmetology, Barbering, Manicuring and Instructor students are done on a monthly basis from the previous month's attendance and grade sheets, theory exam results and graded assignments and are used on actual hours.

Transfer hours from another institution toward a student's program are counted as both attempted and completed hours for the purpose of determining the maximum time frame for that student to complete program. Evaluation periods for transfer students will be done on a monthly basis for Cosmetology, Barbering, Manicuring and Instructor students.

Written evaluations are distributed to each student individually during theory class, signed by the student and returned to Instructor for filing into student's file. Each student receives a copy of each monthly evaluation for his/her records.

At the end of the Evaluation Period Number:               1        2          3           4
Your Average Must be at Least:                                    75       85        85        85              Etc.

 

Grade Requirements

Required Minimum Cumulative Grade Average

Students must maintain a cumulative 85% grade average in theory work and a cumulative 85% grade average in practical/clinic work in order to be considered making satisfactory progress.

When a student does not achieve an 85% level in theory and/or practical examination, he/she will have the opportunity to review the work and re-take the examination. All students will be given the opportunity to make-up or re-take any work the student has missed during absences, at times appointed by the Instructor.

Required Grades per Evaluation Periods

At the end of each evaluation period, the student's cumulative grade point average will be determined in both theory and practical and laboratory work. Chris' Beauty College grading policies are included on page 18.

If the student has less than the average specified in the chart on page 19 based upon the number of evaluation periods, he/she will be placed on warning for a period of one evaluation period and given instruction on what and how attendance and/or academic minimum can be met. During the warning period, the student will be considered to be making satisfactory progress but, if the student fails to achieve the required average at the end of the following evaluation period, the student will be suspended for a period of one month.

Mitigating Circumstances and Leaves of Absences

The director may grant leaves of absence and/or waive interim satisfactory standards for circumstances of poor health, family crisis, or other significant occurrences outside the control of the student. These circumstances must be documented, and it must be demonstrated by the student that the circumstances have had an adverse impact on the student's satisfactory progress in the academic program. No waivers will be provided for graduation requirement. Time for an approved leave of absence will not be included in the calculation of a student's maximum program length. The student will re-enter the program at the same status in which he/she left, including reinstatement of financial aid.

 

Grading Policy

Theory Work Grading Scale

100-95..............Excellent
94-8S................Good
84-7S................Unsatisfactory
Below is.......... Failing

Practical and Laboratory Work Grading Scale

100-95..............Excellent
94-8S................Good
84-7S................Unsatisfactory
Below 7S..........Failing

 

Required Attendance Rate

In addition to maintaining the grades specified above, students must be progressing toward completion of the program within a maximum time frame of 150% of contract time.   In order to meet these minimums, a student must be successfully completing, with a grade point average of 85% or above, at least sixty-seven (67%) of the scheduled clock hours for the specified period. Students who do not complete their program within the 150% time frame could be terminated, unless there are approved mitigating circumstances specified above.

 

TUITION & FINANCIAL AID

The payment of tuition may consist of financial aid for eligible recipients, cash in advance, or such other financial arrangements as are mutually agreeable between the College and the student.   Balance of tuition must be paid in full by date of Chris' Beauty College final testing.

Tuition & Fee Breakdown

Course Title No. Hours App. Fee Book Fee Tuition Amount Registration Fee Kit & Materials TOTAL COST
 

Cosmetology

 

1500

 

$35.00

 

N/A

 

$10,750.00

 

$150.00*

 

$1,600.00

 

$12,535.00

Manicuring 350 $25.00 N/A $ 2250.00 $100.00* $850.00 $ 3,225.00
Instructor 1000 $25.00 N/A $ 6650.00 $100.00* $750.00 $ 7,525.00
Barbering 1500 $35.00 N/A $10,750.00 $150.00* $1600.00 $12,535.00

 

*Non-Refundable                                                                                                                                     

 

ISBN numbers for textbooks

Cosmetology Textbook:

  • 978-28576941-7-Hardcover
  • 978-28576943-Soft cover

Cosmetology Theory Workbook: 978-1285769455

Cosmetology Practical Workbook: 978-1285769479

Manicuring Textbook: 978-1435497689

Manicuring Workbook: 978-1435497643

Instructor Textbook:   978-1133693697

Instructor Exam Review: 978-1133776598

Barbering Textbook:   978-1435497153

Barbering Workbook: 9781401873998

All textbooks and workbooks must be new, no exceptions.

PURCHASE OF TEXTBOOKS AND WORKBOOKS   ARE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE STUDENT. THEY ARE NOT INCLUDED IN TUITION COST.

 

Additional Instruction Cost

If additional instruction is required after the contracted course length period, it may be provided at a cost of $15.00 per hour.

 

Cash Payments

Cash pay students are required to pay a down payment of $1,800.00 for Cosmetology and Barbering,

$2,000.00 for Instructor and $1,600.00 for Manicuring at time of enrollment. Balance must be paid on a monthly basis and in full by date of Chris' Beauty College final testing.

All student payments will be confirmed with a receipt showing payment and balance on student's ledger upon receipt of payment.

Chris' Beauty College will not waive the payment of student tuition. All students are obligated to pay the current tuition rate.

 

 

ACCEPTABLE METHODS OF PAYMENT

 

Chris' Beauty College will accept cash, checks, certified checks, money orders, debit card, credit card, Title IV financial aid, VA benefits or scholarships as payment for balances owed by student.

Pell Grants I VA Funds

Students withdrawing from Chris' Beauty College who receive federal financial aid may be required to return a portion of the refund to the financial aid programs from which aid was disbursed. The method of returning funds to financial aid programs shall be calculated using the current federal financial aid refund policy in conjunction with the institution's policy.

The policy provides that the amount charged to the Veteran or eligible person for tuition, fees and other charges for a portion of the courses shall not exceed the approximate pro-rata portion of the total charges that the length of the completed portion of the course bears to its total length.

Financial Aid

The Financial Aid Director will assist the student in obtaining financial aid to attend Chris' Beauty

College. The assistance program(s) you may be eligible for are:

  • Pell Grants
  • Supplement Educational Opportunity Grants
  • Veteran's Benefits
  • Ace Grants or other Grants
  • Scholarships offered by this Institution

Each student is expected to fully cooperate with Chris' Beauty College in furnishing information or documentation necessary to make application for financial aid.                                                                                                  Applications are furnished by the Financial Aid Officer or, in the case of scholarships, by the area high school counselors, or by the Director.

Withdrawal and Settlement Policy

For applicants who cancel enrollment or students who withdraw from enrollment, a fair and equitable settlement will apply. The following policy will apply to all terminations for any reason, by either party, including student decision, course or program cancellation, or Chris' Beauty College closure.   Refund calculations are based on scheduled hours.

All monies due the applicant or student shall be refunded on or before 45 days of official cancellation or withdrawal. Official cancellation or withdrawal shall occur on the earlier of the dates that:

  1. An applicant is not accepted by Chris' Beauty College. The applicant shall be entitled to a refund of all monies paid except for a non-refundable application fee of $35.00 for Cosmetology or Barbering, or $25.00 for Manicuring or Instructor.
  2. A student (or in the case of a student under legal age, his/her parent/guardian/sponsor) cancels his/her enrollment in writing within three business days of signing the enrollment agreement. In this case, all monies collected by Chris' Beauty College shall be refunded, except for a non­ refundable application fee of $35.00 for Cosmetology or Barbering, or $25.00 for Manicuring or Instructor, regardless of whether or not the student has actually started classes.
  3. A student (or in the case of a student under legal age, his/her parent/guardian/sponsor) cancels his/her enrollment after three business days of signing the contract but prior to starting In these cases, he/she shall be entitled to a refund of all monies paid to the school less for a non-refundable application fee of $35.00 for Cosmetology or Barbering, or $25.00 for Manicuring or Instructor.
  4. A student notifies Chris' Beauty College of his/her withdrawal in writing.
  5. A student on an approved leave of absence notifies Chris' Beauty College that he/she will not be returning. The date of withdrawal shall be the earlier of the date of expiration of the leave of absence or the date the student notifies Chris' Beauty College that the student will not be returning.
  6. A student is expelled by Chris' Beauty College. A student's enrollment may be terminated for noncompliance with General Policies, the Enrollment Agreement, State Laws and Regulations, improper conduct or any action which causes or could cause bodily or other harm to a client, another student or an employee of Chris' Beauty College, for insubordination, willful or negligent destruction of property, theft or any other illegal act.
  7. In Type 2, 3, 4 or 5 cases, official cancellations or withdrawals, the cancellation date will be determined by the postmark on the written notification or the date said notification is delivered to Chris' Beauty College's administrator or owner in person.

Unofficial withdrawals are determined by the school through monitoring clock hour attendance at least every thirty (30) days.

For students who enroll and begin classes but withdraw prior to course completion and after three business days of signing the Contract, the following schedule of tuition earned by Chris' Beauty College applies. All refunds are based on scheduled hours.

 

Percent of scheduled time
Enrolled to Total
Course/Program
Total Tuition School
Shall Receive/Retain
0.01% to 04.9%  20% Charge
5%to09.9%  30% Charge 
 10%to 14.9%  40% Charge
 15%to 24.9%  45% Charge
 25%to 49.9%  70% Charge
50% and over  100% Charge

Enrollment time is defined as the time elapsed between the actual starting date and the date of the student's last day of physical attendance. Any monies due the applicant or student shall be refunded within forty-five (45) days of formal cancellation by the student as defined above or formal termination by Chris' Beauty College, which shall occur no more than thirty (30) days from the last day of physical attendance, or in the case of a leave of absence, the documented date of return. The appropriate refund calculation for the financial aid program in which Chris' Beauty College participates will apply. Example of refund calculation may be obtained from the Financial Aid Director.

When situations of mitigating circumstances are in evidence, Chris' Beauty College will make a settlement which is reasonable and fair to both parties.

All refunds will be calculated based on the student's last date of attendance on scheduled hours. Any monies due a student who withdraws shall be refunded or before forty five (45) days of a determination that a student has withdrawn, whether officially or unofficially. In the case of disabling illness or injury, death in the student's immediate family or other documented mitigating circumstances, a reasonable and fair refund settlement will be made. If permanently closed or no longer offering instruction after a student has enrolled, Chris' Beauty College will provide a pro rata refund of tuition to the student OR offer course completion through pre-arranged teach-out agreement with another institution. If the course is canceled subsequent to a student's enrollment, the school will either provide a full refund of all monies paid or completion of the course at a later time.

This withdrawal and settlement policy applies to tuition and fees charged in the Enrollment Agreement. Other miscellaneous charges the student may have incurred at Chris' Beauty College (requested extra kit materials, book, products, equipment, unreturned school property, etc.) will be calculated at the time of withdrawal. All fees are identified in the Catalog and in the Enrollment Agreement.

 

If a course/program is canceled subsequent to a student's enrollment, and before instruction in the course and/or program has begun, Chris' Beauty College shall, at its option:

  1. Provide a pro-rata refund of all monies paid; or
  2. Provide completion of the course and/or program.

 

If Chris' Beauty College cancels a course/program and ceases to offer instruction after students have enrolled and instruction has begun,Chris' Beauty College, at its option:

  1. 1. Provide a pro rata refund for all students transferring to another school based on the hours accepted by the receiving school; or
  2. 2. Provide completion of the course/program; or
  3. Participate in a teach-out agreement approved by the Department of Education; or
  4. Make student records available and work with teach-out school to determine accurate hours, theory and practical assignments and grades remaining to meet state requirements; or
  5. Provide a full refund of all monies paid.

 

If Chris' Beauty College permanently ceases to offer instructions after students have enrolled and instruction has begun, Chris' Beauty College must make arrangements for students, Chris' Beauty College, at its option:

  1. 1. Provide a pro rata refund; or
  2. Participate in a teach-out agreement approved by the Department of Education.

 

Legal Issues

When situations of mitigating circumstances are in evidence, Chris' Beauty College will make a settlement which is reasonable and fair to both.

Collection Policy

Collection correspondence regarding cancellation and settlement from Chris' Beauty College, banks, collection agencies, attorneys, or any other third parties representing Chris' Beauty College will acknowledge the existence of Chris' Beauty College's withdrawal and settlement policy and will be conducted with sound, ethical business practices.

Reasonable attorney's fees and costs incurred in connection with collection proceedings shall be awarded to the prevailing party in any action.

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