J’s Barber College believes that students and their families have primary responsibility for a student’s educational costs. However, many families are unable to immediately cover the entire cost of education. To that end, J’s Barber College participates in severalfederal Title IV financial assistance programs that are available to students who qualify. The following sections describe the policies and procedures that govern financial aid at J’s Barber College.
What is Financial Aid?
Financial aid encompasses all funding that students receive because of their enrollment in a post-secondary institution. Such financial aid includes but is not limited to loans, grants, employment, agency funds, Veterans Benefits and employer reimbursement.
Title IV Programs Offered at J’s Barber College Participates are as Follow:
Federal Pell Grant program (Title IV), the Direct Loan Program, and the Federal PLUS Loan Program.
The Pell Grant is an award that does not have to be repaid. Pell Grants are awarded only to undergraduates who have not earned a bachelor's or professional degree. Applying for the Federal Pell Grant is the first step of the financial aid process.
Prospective students must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid to determine eligibility for the Federal Pell grant. Awards are based on student eligibility, cost and length of the program. The FAFSA may be filled out on-line at FAFSA on the Web at www.fafsa.ed.gov or may be returned to J’s Barber College for electronic filing.
Direct Loan Program (Subsidized)
This loan program provides a maximum of $3,500.00 for the first year of loan eligibility. These loans are interest free while a student is in school and for six months after graduation or withdrawal. Eligibility for this loan program is determined by the FAFSA form used in applying for the Pell Grant awards.
Direct Loan Program (Unsubsidized)
This loan program provides a maximum of $6,000.00 for the first year of loan eligibility. Interest accrues from the point the student receives the loan money but can be deferred for up to six months after graduation or withdrawal. Loan payments can also be deferred up to six months after graduation or withdrawal.
Federal Direct PLUS Loan Program
This loan program is for parents who wish to apply for a loan for their child’s education. The amount a parent can borrow is determined on an individual basis utilizing the cost of attendance and the amount of other financial aid received. Interest accrues from the point the loan money is received. Payments must begin within 60 days of the second disbursement of the loan.
LOFSFA The TOPS (Taylor Opportunity Program) Tech Award
This is a state award that is granted to students who graduated from a Louisiana high school and meets the eligibility requirements. You must first complete your FAFSA (https://fafsa.ed.gov/), you may check your eligibility at https://www.osfa.la.gov:8181/AwardSystemADF/faces/common/pages/UIShell.jsf;jsessionid=faa58e0c723ed7ca6506fc52b838
Applying for Financial Aid
Anyone wishing to apply for federal Title IV financial assistance must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). These applications are available online at www.FAFSA.ed.gov. In order to ensure that applicants have a complete Financial Aid package no later than the date classes begin, paperwork should be completed as soon as possible. The Financial Aid Administrator will assist students with form completion, and answer any questions. Information is available on Student Aid on the Web at www.studentaid.gov
Additional sources of aid
VA Education Benefits-Financial assistance is available to qualified students by the Louisiana Department of Veteran Affairs for enrollment of those eligible to receive benefits under Section 3676, Chapters 30 or 32, Title 38. The determination for VA funds is made directly through the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs. To determine your eligibility apply at www.gibill.va.gov or call toll-free at 1-888-442-4551.
Financial assistance is available to qualified students under the Workforce Investment Act (W.I.A.) administered by Louisiana Workforce Commission. The W.I.A. program promotes employment and training designed to provide services that will increase skills for adults and youth that will result in employment and increased earnings. To determine your eligibility call 337-262-5353.
Net Price Calculator
The Department of Education mandated a new requirement to post net price calculator according to the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008. J’s Barber College has post net price calculator on their web site that uses that uses institutional data to provide estimated net price information to current and prospective students. The Department’s template is available at the following link: http://calculator.jsbarbercollege.com/.
The textbooks utilized as a means to administer the curriculum (as approved by TDLR) to the Student’s for the courses offered at J’s Barber College are included in the toolkit offered to each student enrolled in our barber programs. Depending on the program enrolled, the textbooks included in the toolkit are as follows:
Milady’s Standard Professional Barbering, 6th Edition – ISBN-13: 978-1305100558
Milady’s Standard Professional Barbering, Student Workbook – ISBN-13: 978-1305-100664
Milady’s Standard Professional Barbering, Exam Review – ISBN-13: 9781305100671
Milady’s Master Educator, Student Textbook 3rd Edition – ISBN-13: -9781133693697
Milady’s Master Educator, Exam Review, 3rd Edition – ISBN-13: 9781133776598
*Uniforms need to be purchased through the local vendors.
**Additional Tuition Charges
If a student must attend longer than the time allotted for the barbering course and surpasses his/her estimated graduation date for any reason will be charged additional tuition at a rate of $11.00 per hour instruction fee. **Tuition and/or fees subject to change without prior written notice.
Students unable to pay their tuition in full have the following options:
1. Financial assistance is available to qualified students under the Workforce Investment Act (W.I.A.) administered by Louisiana Workforce Commission. The W.I.A. program promotes employment and training designed to provide services that will increase skills for adults and youth that will result in employment and increased earnings. To determine your eligibility call 337-262-5353.
2. J’s Barber College will not offer a tuition-financing program. Students must seek an outside source for tuition, however a contractual program will be offered for the program length and the payment. The payment schedule and amount is based upon the contractual program length and the down payment. Payment Finance charges are explained in the enrollment contract and only apply if payments are past due.
3. Financial assistance is available to qualified students by the Louisiana Department of Veteran Affairs for enrollment of those eligible to receive benefits under Section 3676, Chapters 30 or 32, Title 38. The determination for VA funds is made directly through the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs. To determine your eligibility apply at www.gibill.va.gov or call toll-free at 1-888-442-4551.
4. Students who meet eligibility requirements can get some type of federal student aid, regardless of age or family income. To determine your level of student aid, complete a FAFSA at https://fafsa.ed.gov/. For more details about eligibility requirements refer to https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/eligibility.
PAYMENT PLAN SERVICE
Students may request a payment plan of tuition only. All other fees and related costs cannot be included in this service. Under this plan tuition is due in monthly payments by the payment deadline. Default on the monthly payments without prior arrangements with the administrator may subject to the student’s account to be paid in full. Students can pay with cash, money order and/or cashier checks.
LATE PAYMENT FEE
Payments received after due date are subject to a $25 late fee unless prior arrangements are made with the administrator.
Student kit contains all the equipment you will need during your training period. Each student is responsible for the care and upkeep of their kit. Additional items that are profession in nature may be added to the kit at the student’s expense and items must be brought to school daily. Random Kit inspections can be expected. Failure to have the required items in the school can result in being sent home for the day. Additional items may be purchased at the student cost
Milady’s 5th ed. Textbook Barber Styling Razor
Milady’s 5th ed. Styling Workbook/Test, Review book Taper/clipper comb
Permanent Rods Hair Clips (clamp) Outliners II or T-Outliners Mankin 4 with stand
Andis Master /Andis detachable Rules and Regulation
Shears/Thinning Shears Haircut cape
All purpose & Rat Tail Combs Spray Bottle
Blades OA, 1, 1A, 11/2, 2
Bristle Brush, Blow- Dryer
*Other supplies may be required by instructor as needed, at student’s expens