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When may I start?

Artistic Academy of Hair Design has fall and winter semester start dates for our full-time Cosmetology and Aesthetics classes and a fall start date for our part-time Aesthetics class.


When can I register for class?

Eligible students may register for their program of study as close as 2 weeks prior to the start date of class based on availability.


What language(s) are classes taught in?

Artistic Academy of Hair Design classes are taught in English.


What qualifications must I meet?

You must hold a High School Diploma or a GED prior to the first day of school.


Do you require an application fee?

Artistic Academy of Hair Design does not charge an application fee.


Is there a registration fee?

Artistic Academy of Hair Design’s registration fee is $100.00.


Is there an entrance exam?

Artistic Academy of Hair Design does not require an entrance exam, however you will need to complete a Potential Student Questionnaire, interview and tour our campus prior to enrollment.


How much does each program cost?

The cost of the Cosmetology program is $24,300.00. The cost of the Aesthetics program is $13,020.00


Do you offer financial aid?

Yes, financial aid is available for those who qualify.


How do I apply for financial aid?

If you are a U.S. Citizen or an eligible non-citizen, to apply you must first complete and submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at The school will use the information from you FAFSA to determine how much aid you are eligible to receive. You may also get more information on our website under Financial Aid.


What's the maximum amount I can borrow in loans?

The school will determine the loan type(s), if any, and the actual loan amount you are eligible to receive each academic year once your FAFSA is submitted and processed. There are limits on the amount in subsidized and unsubsidized loans that you may be eligible to receive each academic year (annual loan limits) and the total amounts that you may borrow for undergraduate and graduate study (aggregate loan limits). The actual loan amount you are eligible to receive each academic year may be less than the annual loan limit. These limits vary depending on

  • what year you are in school and

  • whether you are a dependent or independent student.

If you are a dependent student whose parents are ineligible for a Direct PLUS Loan, you may be able to receive additional Direct Unsubsidized Loan funds.

You may find more information on loan limits on our website under Financial Aid.


When are student loans repaid?

After you graduate, leave school, or drop below half-time enrollment, you will have a six-month grace period before you are required to begin repayment. During this period, you'll receive repayment information from your loan servicer, and you'll be notified of your first payment due date. Payments are due monthly unless student is on approved deferment or forbearance. Students should contact their loan servicing lender with repayment questions.


How long does it take to complete the program?

As little as 5 months for our Aesthetics full-time course and 10 months for our Cosmetology full-time course. Keep in mind, you are eligible for a student permit in as little as 2 ½ months for the Aesthetics full-time program and 5 months for the Cosmetology full-time program.


What is a Student Permit?

In the state of New Jersey, once you complete 50% of your hourly program you are eligible to complete an application for a Student Permit. The majority of the remaining hours of your course will consist of honing your skills on clients and completing consultations, manicures, pedicures, haircuts, color, facials, back facials and much more! The school’s Student Salon and Spa Clinic is a continuation of your program and is a requirement for your practical training; the student is not employed by the school. You may seek employment in a salon or spa of choice, however, per the NJ State Board of Cosmetology, if you choose to work in the industry your hours of employment may not interfere with the hours you are registered to be in school.


Does The Artistic Academy of Hair Design offer job placement?

Artistic Academy of Hair Design placed over 89% (per NACCAS) of its graduating class last year! Although a position is not guaranteed, The Artistic Academy of Hair Design is committed to assisting qualified students and interested graduates in obtaining a permanent position by providing them with leads to known available employment positions. There is no charge to the student or graduate for this service. Posting of all available job opportunities is located in the reception area of the school, student lounge, and the school’s Facebook page. All students will be counseled on employment prior to graduation.


Do you provide dormitories?

Artistic Academy of Hair Design does not provide dorms at this time.


What is my first step and how do I get started?

Call (973) 656-1401, Ext: 110 or Schedule a Tour today to schedule your personal tour and find out how Artistic Academy of Hair Design can assist you in reaching your goals.

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