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How Much Does Cosmetology School Cost?


This article contains information about the cost of cosmetology school plus the cost of different programs available at cosmetology schools. Besides cosmetology programs, we’ll also cover barber training, esthetics/skin care, and nail technician programs.

Cosmetology Programs Cost

The cost of tuition and fees for a cosmetology program is between about $15,000 and $21,500 at the colleges we researched. The costs we listed are taken from official school documents or the school’s net price calculator, pre-financial aid assistance. The prices we listed here do not include books, housing, or other personal expenses.

Blake Austin College - Cosmetology program cost for tuition and fees is about $21,500 and takes 1,600 hours to complete.

Empire Beauty School - Estimated cost of tuition and fees for Empire Beauty School in Florida is $15,350.00. That does not include personal expenses, room and board, or other costs.

Fortis College - Fortis School of Cosmetology lists its average annual cost of attendance as $18,509 for tuition and fees. That does not include the cost of books or other expenses like housing.

Hastings Beauty School - The cosmetology program at Hastings Beauty School tuition cost is listed as $15,190. That does not include registration fees and other costs such as books.

Jolie Hair & Beauty Academy - Its cosmetology program is designed to be completed in 33 weeks and will cost about $15,700 if completed within normal time. This price does not include books, or personal and other expenses.

Meridian College - The cosmetology program at Meridian College tuition and fees costs about $16,500 and includes 1,200 hours of training. This price does not include housing and other costs.

Pivot Point - Cosmetology program tuition and fees cost close to $18,400 not including books and other expenses. This 1,500 hour program takes an average of 11 months to complete.

Remington College - Cosmetology program listed price is $19,125 for tuition and fees. That estimate does not include other costs like personal and housing expenses.

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Barbering Programs Cost

Jolie Hair & Beauty Academy - The barbering program is designed to be completed in 42 weeks and will cost $19,684 if completed within normal time.

Miller-Motte College - Barbering program tuition and fees cost $16,520 for its 1,528 hour program that takes about 18 months to complete. That estimate does not include books and other expenses like housing.

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Esthetics Programs Cost

The esthetician programs at our partner cosmetology schools cost between $9,000 and $11,500.

Blake Austin College - Esthetician and skin care specialist program tuition and fees cost about $11,500. It takes six months to complete the 600-hour program.

Empire Beauty School - Esthetician and skin care specialist program tuition and fees cost close to $9,315 not including books, housing, and other personal expenses. This 750-hour program takes full-time students six months to complete.

Jolie Hair & Beauty Academy - Its esthetics program is designed to be completed in 26 weeks and will cost close to $11,000 if completed within normal time. This price does not include books or personal and other expenses.

Miller-Motte College - Esthetician and skin care specialist program tuition and fees cost about $10,500 not including books and other expenses. This 720-hour program takes close to 8 months to complete.

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Nail Technician Program Cost

Remington College - Its nail technician diploma program listed price is $4,800. This program is not eligible for Title IV financial aid. Tuition includes a kit featuring Cuccio products and tools.

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We don’t cover financial aid in this article but learn about different financial aid options for cosmetology school through that link.

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