Los Angeles College of Aesthetics

Admission

Enrollment Information

ADMISSIONS POLICY

Applicant must provide a copy of his/her High School Diploma, GED, California State Proficiency Test or its equivalent, and pass the Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam prior to admission with a passing score of 15 or better. For students that have immigrated to the United States, the service of independent academic evaluators is needed to determine academic readiness.

 

Students lacking the High School Diploma or its equivalent, must be at least 18 years old (Compulsory school attendance in California), must have completed the 10th grade education level or its equivalent as required by the Board of Barbering & Cosmetology and pass an Ability to Benefit exam prior to admission. Students subject to these criteria are referred to as students admitted under the Ability-to-Benefit criteria guidelines. Currently, our school is using the Wonderlic Basic Skills Test. This test is approved by the Secretary of Education, Washington, DC. The minimum passing score for this test is Verbal 200 points and Quantitative 210 points. These tests will be administered by an independent proctor. The school’s admissions personnel will provide applicants with additional information as to how to arrange for the Ability-to-Benefit test. All Ability-to-Benefit students must take and pass the test prior to admissions. If you do not pass the exam, re-testing is available after a waiting period and the independent test agency will explain and provide you with the re-testing procedures.

 

Our school does not recruit students already attending or admitted to another school offering a similar program of study.

 

CANCELLATION POLICY

STUDENT'S RIGHT TO CANCEL:

The student has the right to cancel the enrollment agreement and obtain a refund of charges paid through attendance at the first class session (first day of classes), or the seventh day after enrollment, whichever is later.
The notice of cancellation shall be in writing and submitted directly to the Director, a withdrawal may be initiated by the student’s written notice or by the institution due to student’s academics or conduct, including, but not necessarily limited to, a student’s lack of attendance.

CANCELLATION:

If a course is canceled subsequent to a student’s enrollment and before instruction in the course has begun, the school shall at its option: provide a full refund of all money paid, less registration fee and application fee. School Closure: If the school closes subsequent to a student’s enrollment and before instruction in the course has begun, the school shall provide a full refund of all money paid, less registration fee.

 

SCHEDULE HOURS

    • FULL TIME: Mon to Fri 9:00am – 5:30pm
    • PART TIME: Mon to Fri 9:00am – 2:00pm
    • EVENING: Mon to Fri 6:00pm – 10:00pm

HOURS OF ATTENDANCE

    • DAYTIME CLASS: Mon to Fri 9:00am – 5:30pm
    • EVENING CLASS: Mon to Fri 6:00pm – 10:00pm

CLIENT SERVICE HOURS*

    • DAYTIME: Mon to Thu 10:00am – 3:30pm; Fri 9:00am – 3:30pm
    • EVENING: Tue to Thu 7:00pm – 8:30pm; Fri 6:00pm – 8:30pm

*Hours may change please call for more info.

Summer 2024

Event

Deadline

All Student Registration Begins

Monday, June 3, 2024

Application and Registration Fees

Friday, June 21,2024

Mandatory New Student Orientation

Thursday, June 27, 2024

Term Census Date

Friday, June 28, 2024

Cosmetology 1000 hours Program Begins

Monday, July 1, 2024

Barbering 1000 hours Program Begins

Monday, July 1, 2024

Esthetician 600 hours Program Begins

Monday, July 1, 2024

Manicurist 400 hours Program Begins

Monday, July 1, 2024

*LAST DAY TO CANCEL Program

Monday, July 8, 2024

Financial Aid Grants Begin

Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Financial Aid Loan Disbursements Begin

Wednesday, July 31, 2024

 

Fall (A) 2024

Event

Deadline

All Student Registration Begins

Monday, July 1, 2024

Application and Registration Fees

Friday, July 26,2024

Mandatory New Student Orientation

Thursday, August 1, 2024

Term Census Date

Friday, August 2, 2024

Cosmetology 1000 hours Program Begins

Monday, August 5, 2024

Barbering 1000 hours Program Begins

Monday, August 5, 2024

Esthetician 600 hours Program Begins

Monday, August 5, 2024

Manicurist 400 hours Program Begins

Monday, August 5, 2024

*LAST DAY TO CANCEL Program

Monday, August 12, 2024

Financial Aid Grants Begin

Tuesday, August 13, 2024

Financial Aid Loan Disbursements Begin

Wednesday, September 4, 2024

 

Fall (B) 2024

Event

Deadline

All Student Registration Begins

Monday, August 5, 2024

Application and Registration Fees

Friday, August 23, 2024

Mandatory New Student Orientation

Thursday, August 29, 2024

Term Census Date

Friday, August 30, 2024

Cosmetology 1000 hours Program Begins

Monday, September 2, 2024

Barbering 1000 hours Program Begins

Monday, September 2, 2024

Esthetician 600 hours Program Begins

Monday, September 2, 2024

Manicurist 400 hours Program Begins

Monday, September 2, 2024

*LAST DAY TO CANCEL Program

Monday, September 9, 2024

Financial Aid Grants Begin

Tuesday, September 10, 2024

Financial Aid Loan Disbursements Begin

Wednesday, October 2, 2024

 

Fall (C) 2024

Event

Deadline

All Student Registration Begins

Monday, September 2, 2024

Application and Registration Fees

Friday, September 27, 2024

Mandatory New Student Orientation

Thursday, October 3, 2024

Term Census Date

Friday, October 4, 2024

Cosmetology 1000 hours Program Begins

Monday, October 7, 2024

Barbering 1000 hours Program Begins

Monday, October 7, 2024

Esthetician 600 hours Program Begins

Monday, October 7, 2024

Manicurist 400 hours Program Begins

Monday, October 7, 2024

*LAST DAY TO CANCEL Program

Monday, October 14, 2024

Financial Aid Grants Begin

Tuesday, October 15, 2024

Financial Aid Loan Disbursements Begin

Wednesday, November 6, 2024

 

Fall (D) 2024

Event

Deadline

All Student Registration Begins

Monday, October 7, 2024

Application and Registration Fees

Friday, October 25, 2024

Mandatory New Student Orientation

Thursday, October 31, 2024

Term Census Date

Friday, November 1, 2024

Cosmetology 1000 hours Program Begins

Monday, November 4, 2024

Barbering 1000 hours Program Begins

Monday, November 4, 2024

Esthetician 600 hours Program Begins

Monday, November 4, 2024

Manicurist 400 hours Program Begins

Monday, November 4, 2024

*LAST DAY TO CANCEL Program

Monday, November 11, 2024

Financial Aid Grants Begin

Tuesday, November 12, 2024

Financial Aid Loan Disbursements Begin

Tuesday, December 4, 2024

 

Fall (E) 2024

Event

Deadline

All Student Registration Begins

Monday, November 4, 2024

Application and Registration Fees

Wednesday, November 20, 2024

Mandatory New Student Orientation

Thursday, November 21, 2024

Term Census Date

Friday, November 22, 2024

Cosmetology 1000 hours Program Begins

Monday, December 2, 2024

Barbering 1000 hours Program Begins

Monday, December 2, 2024

Esthetician 600 hours Program Begins

Monday, December 2, 2024

Manicurist 400 hours Program Begins

Monday, December 2, 2024

*LAST DAY TO CANCEL Program

Monday, December 9, 2024

Financial Aid Grants Begin

Tuesday, December 10, 2024

Financial Aid Loan Disbursements Begin

Thursday, January 2, 2025

 

College Catalog

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Financial Aid

Los Angeles College of Aesthetics does have available for sponsored programs, government or otherwise, to provide grants or to pay for portions of tuition and fees. FEDERAL PELL GRANT, FEDERAL SUPPLEMENTAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY GRANT, and FEDERAL DIRECT LOAN to assist students and parents. We also offer non-Federal Financial Aid Assistance programs and payment plan options to assist you in achieving your career education goals.

For more information, contact the school.
Email: admissions@laca.edu | Call: (323) 731-2075

 

Federal Financial Aid Programs

 

Federal Pell Grant

The Federal Pell Grant provides gift aid assistance to undergraduates who have not yet earned a baccalaureate or first professional degree and who demonstrate financial need. Awards are based on your Student Aid Index (SAI), as calculated by the results of your FAFSA and enrollment intensity. The maximum annual award is $7,395.

 

Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

The FSEOG is a federal grant program designed to supplement other sources of financial aid for students with exceptional need. FSEOG awards are based on financial need and fund availability. Students must receive Pell Grant funds to receive FSEOG.

 

Student Loans (Aid that you must pay back)

Loans are sources of financial assistance that allow you to spread the cost of education over time. Federal student loans are not automatically included in students’ award packages. Students are not required to borrow a federal student loan. 

Loans are serious legal obligations. They must be repaid. You are obligated to repay the principal plus interest. We urge all first-time borrowers to spend time learning about the loan process and their responsibilities so that they can make informed choices about their education. If you borrow federal student loans, you can track your loans through the Student Aid website.

 

Federal Direct Loans

The Federal Direct Loans (subsidized and unsubsidized) are loans borrowed directly from the federal government which serves as the lender. The student’s annual borrowing limit may vary based upon the following: 

  • The amount of unmet need after other financial assistance has been considered; 
  • The applicant’s grade level in their academic program; 
  • The applicant’s current level of indebtedness; 
  • The applicant’s previous delinquent or defaulted loan history 

Fees may be charged by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and deducted from each loan disbursement. Interest rates are set by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and are fixed rates for the term of the loan. 

 

Subsidized Federal Direct Loans

Students must complete the FAFSA and demonstrate financial need according to the federal formula in order to be eligible for subsidized direct loans. Under this program:  

  • The federal government will pay the interest on behalf of qualified borrowers for as long as the borrower is enrolled at least half-time in a degree-seeking program.  
  • Fees may be charged by the U.S. Department of Education and deducted from each loan disbursement. Interest may be charged after the 6-months grace period, after a student drops below half-time, completes their educational program, or withdraws from college.

 

Unsubsidized Federal Direct Loans

Eligibility for the Unsubsidized Direct Loan is not based on a family’s demonstrated need. The U.S. Department of Education is the lender under this program. 

  • The government does not pay the interest on behalf of borrowers under the Unsubsidized Direct Loan Program. 
  • The student borrower can choose either to make periodic payments of interest or have the interest added back into the principal of each loan. 

Federal Direct Plus Loan

A creditworthy parent of a dependent undergraduate can apply for a Federal Direct PLUS loan.  

  • Federal Direct PLUS loans are not based on demonstrated need and may be used to replace all or portions of the calculated student aid index for students who completed a FAFSA. 
  • Not all colleges participate in PLUS loans. Contact your Financial Aid Office to learn about loan programs that are offered at your college and details about interest rates, fees, repayment terms, etc.

Master Promissory Notes

Before you receive a Federal Direct Loan, you will need to sign a Master Promissory Note (MPN) which is your legally binding promise to repay the loan funds you received. The college will not disburse your Federal Direct Loan until your MPN has been signed/e-signed and approved by the U.S. Department of Education. Students can complete their MPN online at the Student Aid website.

 

 

Mandatory Loan Counseling

Entrance Loan Counseling for First-time Borrowers 

All first-time Federal Direct Loan borrowers must complete loan entrance counseling. Entrance counseling for direct loans can be completed online at the Student Aid website

Exit Loan Counseling 

All borrowers of Federal Direct loan funds are required to have exit counseling during their final semester, if their enrollment status drops below half-time, or if they withdraw from the college. Students will be notified when Exit Loan Counseling needs to be completed. Exit counseling for direct loans can be completed online at the Student Aid website.  

Annual Student Loan Acknowledgment 

All students & parent borrowers should acknowledge that they have reviewed the student loan history at the Student Aid website

FSA Loan Disclosure 

Please note that any loan borrowed by the student or parent will be submitted to the Federal Student Aid, and will be accessible by guaranty agencies, lenders, and schools determined to be authorized users of the data system. 

You can access this information at  the Student Aid website

 

State Financial Aid Programs

Cal Grants – Pending State Approval!

Students must meet the general eligibility requirements in addition to the following criteria for the Cal Grant Programs: 

  • Be a California resident or AB540 eligible  
  • Attend a Cal Grant participating California college or university  
  • Have family income and assets below the ceilings 
  • Not have a bachelor’s or professional degree before receiving a Cal Grant 
  • Not be incarcerated 
  • New Cal Grant recipients must submit certification of their high school graduation and confirm their college of attendance to CSAC. Students who are awarded Cal Grants can manage their award through the CSAC WebGrants 4 Students website at mygrantinfo.csac.ca.gov. 

Deadline Dates: Entitlement Grants 

March 2 - Primary Deadline 

September 2 - Students must submit their FAFSA (or CADAA for AB540 students) by the applicable deadline to the CSAC. They must also have their verified GPA submitted to CSAC by the applicable deadline. Your GPA will be electronically uploaded to the California Student Aid Commission via Webgrants for students if you meet the following standards. 

  • Have completed between 200 clock hours within Los Angeles College of Aesthetics for a reestablished GPA. 
  • Have a completed at least 300-450 clock hours within the Los Angeles College of Aesthetics for a Regular College GPA. 
  • FAFSA applicants should have their social security number on file with the Financial Aid officer to ensure submission. 
  • Dream Act applicants should ensure that they are coded as an AB540 student with the Financial Aid Officer.
Cal Grant awardees may elect to receive the full disbursement of their "Access" or "Book and Supplies" awards to use towards educational expenses instead of having it applied to any outstanding balances on the student's account. By choosing the first option, Cal Grant awardees are responsible to resolve any account balances with their institution. Cal Grant awardees have the ability to rescind option at any time (up to disbursement). Please see your financial aid office for more information."

 

Chafee Grant

The California Chafee Grant is a federally funded grant administered by CSAC. It provides assistance to current or former foster youth under the age of 26 as of July 1st of the award year, and dependent or ward of the court between 16 and 18 with financial need, to use for college courses or vocational school training. Eligible students may receive up to $5,000 per academic year.

Chaffee Grant Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Standards

A student who loses eligibility may appeal the loss of the Chafee Grant during any subsequent term following the loss of eligibility. A Chafee Grant student will receive a written notice of the process for appealing the loss of a Chafee Grant.

A Chafee Grant recipient will be automatically reinstated for financial aid eligibility if a student’s one of the following applies.

  • The student achieves either a 2.0 GPA during the previous term or a cumulative GPA of 2.0.  
  • The student demonstrates the existence of an extenuating circumstance that impeded successful course completion in the past but that has since been addressed such that the student is likely to demonstrate satisfactory academic progress in the future. 
  • The student provides evidence of engagement with a supportive program, either on or off campus that is assisting the student to make continued academic progress.

If a Chafee recipient student subsequently fails to meet SAP standards for a third consecutive semester (or equivalent) the student must check with the financial aid office to update their plan in order to receive their remaining Chafee Grant funds. A student who fails to update their plan or who fails to meet SAP for a fourth semester (or equivalent) loses eligibility for subsequent awards but may appeal to retain eligibility.

A student who loses Chafee eligibility due to SAP or who withdraws for one or more terms regains eligibility for a Chafee Grant upon reenrollment.

 

To learn more about this program and to apply, visit the California Chafee Grant for Foster Youth  or call (888) 224-7268, or email your questions to studentsupport@csac.ca.gov with “Attn: Chafee” in the subject line, or write the commission or mail your application to:

 

California Student Aid Commission 
Specialized Programs Operation Branch
Attn: California Chafee Grant Program  
P.O. Box 419029  
Rancho Cordova, California 95741-9029  

Performance Fact Sheet

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NACCAS Annual Report

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NACCAS Individual Rate for All Programs

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Cancellation

STUDENT'S RIGHT TO CANCEL:

The student has the right to cancel the enrollment agreement and obtain a refund of charges paid through attendance at the first class session (first day of classes), or the seventh day after enrollment, whichever is later. The notice of cancellation shall be in writing and submitted directly to the Director, a withdrawal may be initiated by the student’s written notice or by the institution due to student’s academics or conduct, including, but not necessarily limited to, a student’s lack of attendance.

CANCELLATION:

If a course is canceled subsequent to a student’s enrollment and before instruction in the course has begun, the school shall at its option: provide a full refund of all money paid, less registration fee and application fee. School Closure: If the school closes subsequent to a student’s enrollment and before instruction in the course has begun, the school shall provide a full refund of all money paid, less registration fee.

Refund

REFUND POLICY

The student is entitled to a refund of the monies not paid from federal student financial aid program funds. After the cancellation period, the institution provides a pro rata refund of ALL funds paid for tuition charges to students who have completed 60 percent or less of the period of attendance. Once more then 60 percent of the enrollment period in the entire course has incurred (including absences), there will be no refund to the student.

A registration fee of $75.00 is a nonrefundable item and application fee of $50.00 is a nonrefundable item. Equipment, books, supplies/kit, uniforms, and any other items issued and received by the student would not be returnable. Once received by the student it will belong to the student and will represent a liability to the student.

If you cancel the agreement, the school will refund any money that you paid, less any deduction for registration fee, application fee and equipment received. If you withdraw from school after the cancellation period, the refund policy described above will apply. If the amount that you have paid is more than the amount that you owe for the time you attended, then a refund will be made within 45 days of the official withdrawal date. See Refunds section below. If the amount that you owe is more than the amount that you have already paid, then you will have to arrange with the institution to pay the balance. Official withdrawal date is on the student’s notification or school’s determination.

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