Cosmetology
Course

Cosmetology Quick Facts:

COSMETOL0GY COURSE
1,000 HOURS
TUITION $8,000.00
DEPOSIT $750.00
8 MONTHS TO COMPLETE
MON-FRI 9AM TO 4:30PM
1YR TO COMPLETE
MON-FRI 9AM TO 2:30PM
l.5 YRS TO COMPLETE
MON-THURS 6 PM TO 9:30PM

Enrollments are held on the first Monday of each month.

Class sessions are not held on the following holidays:
New Year’s Day    
Independence Day
Thanksgiving Day
Day after Thanksgiving
M.L. King Day    
Labor Day
Columbus Day
Memorial Day
Washington’s Birthday
Christmas Day   
Classes will not be held on the night before Christmas through January 1st
Classes will not be held on the week of February public school vacation.
Classes will not be held the week of July 4th.       

Cosmetology Curriculum (Theory & Practical Instruction)

Massachusetts mandates that cosmetology
students receive 1,000 hours in theory
and practical experience.
Hours
 
Manicuring 50
Hair Straightening and Permanent Waving 250
Shampooing 25
Finger waving 50
Marveling and all iron curls 50
Facials 75
Wig instruction and Scalp Treatments 50
Dyes and Bleaching
150
(packs, tints, rinses, reconditioning)
Hair Cutting 125
Sterilization, Hygiene, Anatomy
125
(Oral, written and practical tests)
Instruction and lecture on sanitation 25
Ethics, salesmanship, courtesy, and conduct 25

Cosmetology Kit Consists of:
Textbook, Workbook, Mannequin, Mannequin Stand, Cutting Scissors, Thinning Scissors, Brushes, Shampoo Cape, Combs, Box of Clips, Hair net, Razor Blades, Rollers, Duck Bill Clips or Butterfly Clips, Applicator Bottle, Gloves, Perm Rods, Tweezers, Water Bottle, Blow Dryer, Curling Iron, manicure Kit, Manicure Implements (File, Emery Boards, Pusher, Nippers and Orangewood Stocks), Nail Brush and Nail Bowl.

Objectives

The objectives of this program of study are to prepare students for the State Board of Exams and to provide students with specialized training in all areas of Cosmetology and Manicuring.  Students completing the programs are well prepared to enter the occupations of: hairdressing, color specialist, permanent wave specialist, platform artist, manicuring specialist, manufacturers representative, as well as other occupations associated with these courses.

Admissions Requirements

  Applicants must be 16 years of age or older.  A birth certificate, driver’s license or federal identification card must be provided.

Course Hours

The student course hours are calculated monthly. When the instructor gives the student their hours on record, the student will have 10 calendar days to discuss any discrepancy in their hours, with the instructor.

Tuition and Fees Schedule – Cosmetology Course

Tuition and Fees

Tuition 7113.75
Registration Fee 100.00
Kit and Textbook 725.00
Sales Tax 36.26
   
Down Payment 750.00
Cost of Program 8000.00

Students requiring make-up time beyond the completion date stated on the contract will be required to pay $7.11 per program hour for any hours remaining after this completion date.

Cosmetology Course

Massachusetts mandates that cosmetology students receive 1,000 hours in theory and practical experience.

Method of Payment

Students may pay their total charges in full or they may choose our payment plan.

Registration fee and $750.00 down payment are required on the first day of school.  The remaining balance will be made on weekly installments.  Payments are due on Mondays and must be up to date with course hours.  Students with payments more than two weeks late will not be allowed to come to class until they are current on their payments.

Transfer Student Admissions Policy

Monarch School will accept transfer students who meet the qualifications of the school.  Once the student’s hours are verified with the State Board of Cosmetology, they may be applied as such.  The student will be charged for any remaining hours that need to be completed to fulfill course requirements.  All transfer students will be expected to comply with all new student regulations.  All policies and procedures will apply to transfer students as they do to all students.

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

Student Aid Programs


Monarch School of Esthetics does not currently offer Title IV funding; however, funds are available through other state funded resources.  The Esthetics Program is appropriately priced to help defray from the cost.  The school does accept most major credit cards, cash and checks and students may customize a payment plan suited to ensure affordability. Also, it does offer a private student loan program through local credit unions.

Graduation

The student will receive a Monarch School of Cosmetology Certificate of Completion  after having successfully completed the required number of clock hours as specified in the catalog and on the contract within the maximum time frame, pass all written and practice examinations with a 75% average and satisfy all financial obligations to the school.

Graduate Placement Services

No school or college can guarantee a job for its graduates. However, the School will provide placement assistance for its graduates, consisting of identifying employment opportunities and advice on appropriate means of attempting to realize these opportunities.

Access to Student Records

Students have the right to gain access to their cumulative records by appointment and under the supervision of an instructor. The same applies to the parent or guardian of a student who is still legally a minor.

Student records are confidential. Information pertaining to a student’s records will only be released upon the written authorization of the student or by the minor’s guardian.

Leave of Absence (medical)

Medical leaves of absence are granted by the director and can be up to 180 days in duration with documented proof from a physician. A student who fails to return by the specific return date will be terminated from the program.

Leave of Absence (non-medical)

Leaves of absence, up to 180 days in duration, are granted only by the director of the school and must be in writing at least 2 weeks prior to the beginning of the leave of absence, unless it is an emergency situation.  Only one leave of absence will be granted within the course of study.  Failure to return from the leave of absence by the date originally specified as the return date, will result in the student’s termination from Monarch School of Cosmetology.  There will be a $50 fee charged for termination from the program.

Withdrawal

A student who withdraws from the contracted course or fails to complete the training shall have a notice placed in his/her academic file in regards to progress upon the withdrawal from the program.  A student who withdraws from the program and is considered to be making satisfactory progress may reapply to the school for reentry.  A $50 fee will be charged. 

Students leaving the program for a temporary interruption for any reason will return to the program in the same status as when they left.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Monarch School of Cosmetology does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, age, or ethnic origin, creed or color.

Licensing

Monarch School of Cosmetology is licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Board of Cosmetology, 1000 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02114.

Facilities and Equipment

Monarch School of Cosmetology is a modern, air conditioned, well-lit facility with free parking for students and staff.  Within the building, there is a major clinic area consisting of 25 stations with hydraulic chairs, 10 sinks, 10 dryers, and 10 manicuring tables.  Classrooms for instruction are located to the rear of the building.  The student lounge and lockers are also located to the very rear of the building.

Rules and Regulations

1.   Students are not permitted to leave the building during school hours.

2.   All students must call if they are to be absent from school.

3.   Students are not allowed more than 2 days off in a month without a valid reason. After 5 absences, the instructor will do a corrective action plan with the student to determine what course of action will be taken. Continued un-excused absences will result in possible suspension and termination of the student.

4.   Absence due to sickness must be proven by a doctor’s certificate.

5.   Day classes start at 9:00 a.m. Students are expected to be responsible and to arrive on time. If a student arrives between 9:05 a.m. and 9:15 a.m., they will sign in for 10:00 a.m. If students arrive after 10:00 a.m., they will sign in for 12:30 p.m. Instructors will do a corrective action plan with student who have excessive tardy issues. Excessive tardiness may result in suspension.

6.   Silence is to be observed in the classroom. Unnecessary noise in the classroom will not be permitted.

a.   Profanity and obscene language will not be permitted.

b.   No smoking, eating or drinking is allowed in the classroom or clinic areas (State Board Rule).

c.   Anyone caught with alcoholic beverage or other controlled substances will not be allowed in the school.

7.   Uniforms and shoes are required to be worn at all times. Students wearing soiled uniforms will not be admitted to school. (Uniform standards are set by the school director).

8.   Students must observe all rules of personal hygiene, sanitation and sterilization while in school.

9.   Textbook and equipment must be with student during any school session.

10. Students without equipment will be sent home. No borrowing of materials and equipment is permitted.

11. Students will be held responsible for their own equipment and personal property.

a.   Each student should immediately clean and sanitize his/her station after each patron.

b.   After all hair cutting, hair on the floor must be removed at once.

c.   All combs and brushes must be cleaned and sanitized after each use.

d.   All kits must be kept in order and contain an active sanitizer (weekly kit checks may be done).

12. Students must attend class regularly and pursue the instruction and practice work diligently.

13. All work by student must be done under the supervision of an instructor and with the instructor’s permission. Work is to be assigned only by instructors.

14. While school is in session, individuals other than students, patrons or instructors are not allowed in the school.

15. Students are not allowed to receive telephone calls except in emergencies.

16. Lunch breaks are 30 minutes. They will be controlled in the classroom and student will be dismissed by the instructor at the designated time. Lunch breaks can not be given up and used as make up time.

17. One 15 minute break per session will be given at the discretion of the instructor.

18. No student may have any services until Friday’s at 3:00 p.m. and then only with permission of the instructor. Any exceptions must be cleared by the director.

19. All purses are kept in the student’s locker. All lockers are kept locked at all times. The school is not responsible for the loss of any personal items belonging to the student. It is the student’s responsibility to keep his/her locker locked and to see that no one other than himself/herself had access to the combination.

20. Every patron should be treated with respect, enthusiasm and consideration by each student.

a.   No student is allowed to refuse any patron. They will be sent home immediately.

b.   Students are to stay with their patron until the patron has been completed. Students are not to leave for lunch or go on an errand.

21. Students not meeting the requirements for graduation by the end of the contracted hours for the program will be scheduled for make-up work not to exceed a maximum time for completion of the course as stated in the satisfactory progress policy.

22. A student will be sent home for the first offence, suspended, and possibly dismissed from school for major infractions of these rules.

Refund Policy

  An applicant not accepted to the program will be entitled to all monies paid.

   The contract may be terminated within three business days. If this occurs, a full refund of all monies will be paid regardless of training, less the non refundable registration fee and cost of opened supplies.

  After three business days, if the student cancels his/her enrollment a refund of all monies will be issued, regardless of training, less the cost of supplies and equipment and less the nonrefundable registration fee of $100.00 for cosmetology and for esthetics, or $50.00 for manicuring.

  Formal termination of this contract must be in writing. The effective date of termination will be the day such termination is mailed.

  Refund of all monies will be made payable within 30 days.

  The termination date for unofficial withdrawals and for those student failing to return from a leave of absence will be determined as a date of 30 days from the students last day of attendance.

Students who terminate prior to course completion will be charged a $50.00 termination fee.

  Any student under 18 years of age will be required to have a guarantor who will be liable for the fees agreed upon should the student default on any payments.

  Kits and books are non-refundable after being issued. Once issued these kits and books become the property of the students.

  Contract time is defined as the time elapsed between the start date and the date on which the student last attended the program, regardless of time actually spent in class.

  Should a course be canceled subsequent to student enrollment, a full refund will be provided.

  Should the program close permanently, no longer offering instruction after a student is enrolled, the student shall receive a pro-rata refund of tuition.

Percentage of Enrollment Time
Compared To Total Time
Amount of Total Time
Due to the Program
.01% – 4.9%   20%
5.00% – 25%  25%
25.1% – 50% 50%
50.1% – 75% 75%
75.1% – 100% 100%

Grading System

Program Grading Scale:
Excellent 95-100%
Above Average 85-94%
Average 75-84%
Failing 74%

A PASSING GRADE IS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION AND ELIGIBILITY TO TAKE THE STATE BOARD EXAMINATION!!!

Students receive a numerical grade in theory and clinical practice. Grades will be averaged at the end of every nine weeks.  To receive a passing grade, the student must pass both theory and clinical practice with a grade of 75% or better.  A passing grade of 67% is required for attendance.  A passing grade of 75% is required for graduation and eligibility to take the state board examinations.

Students are graded on their practical work as, satisfactory or unsatisfactory.  Evaluation of student’s practical work is based upon 5 standards.  (1) Technique (2) Quality of work (3) Use of work time (speed) (4) Sanitation rules (5) Patron Protection.  Based upon these 5 standards, a series of questions are asked.  Total point value will equal 100%.

Students may retake tests and exams with permission of the instructor until a passing grade is achieved.  Instructors are available for additional assistance.

Students who do not achieve a 75% cumulative average at the end of each nine week grading period will be placed on probation for a period of thirty days.  If after thirty days of probation, the student is still failing to meet the requirements of the school, he/she will be expelled from the school for a 2-week period and a $50.00 re-entry fee will be charged for acceptance back into the program (at the directors discretion) . This fee is in addition to the cost of the program.

Students grades will be based on attendance, theory, and practical,.

*Refer to the Satisfactory Progress Report for further academy policies.

Scheduled Make Up Time

Students not meeting the requirements for graduation by the end of the contracted hours for the program will be scheduled for make-up work not to exceed maximum time for completion of the course as stated in the satisfactory progress policy.

Required Completion Time

Students must complete the course within the maximum time frame. The maximum time frame may not exceed one and one half times the course length. The course length is the period of time required to complete the course based upon the enrollment status and allowing for no absences.  Course length is the time of enrollment.

Graduation

The student will receive a Monarch School of Cosmetology diploma after having successfully completed the required number of clock hours as specified in the catalog and on the contact within the maximum time frame, pass all written and practice examinations with a 75% average and satisfy all financial obligations to the school.

Graduate Placement Services

No school or college can guarantee a job for its graduates. However, the Academy will provide placement assistance for its graduates, consisting of identifying employment opportunities and advice on appropriate means of attempting to realize these opportunities.

Access to Student Records

Students have the right to gain access to their cumulative records by appointment and under the supervision of an instructor. The same applies to the parent or guardian of a student who is still legally a minor.

Student records are confidential. Information pertaining to a student’s records will only be released upon the written authorization of the student or by the minor’s guardian.

Course Hours

The student course hours are calculated monthly. When the instructor gives the student their hours on record, the student will have 10 calendar days to discuss any discrepancy in their hours, with the instructor.

Cosmetology Course

Massachusetts mandates that cosmetology students receive 1,000 hours in theory and practical experience. Students are allowed 100 hours of excused absences from the course.