Net Price Calculator
We have been directed by the U.S. Department of Education to put a Net Price Calculator on our disclosure pages. The Net Price Calculator, for your information, is also used by the college to determine any student loan eligibility. It is this information that we use to determine student eligibility for student loans (it helps determine student need). The Higher the “Net Price” for the estimated cost of attendance the more likely you will be eligible for student loans if you need them at all. This calculation takes the average worst case scenario for a student’s cost to attend college. The actual tuition and supplies costs are listed above under the heading “Cost”. (click on calculator below)
The next requirement from the Department of Education, for all college’s, is to have a link available to each current course offered by the college and the corresponding link to the O*NET Summary report on each occupation. This is a report on the outlook for the course listed below.
39-5012.00 - Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists (onetonline.org)
For more statistical information about our school you can go to College Navigator - National Center for Education Statistics.
Job Placement Rates – State Board Pass Rates
American Hair Academy placement rates for our cosmetology program along with the sources of the information to obtain the placement and pass rates. Please note that not all graduates want a job when they graduate. For example, some students take the course for fun with no intention of doing this for a living. With that in mind, here are the numbers…. The most important number in our opinion is how many could have found jobs and that is related to our licensure rates. All rates are as reported to our accreditation body N.A.C.C.A.S.
For 2021 reporting year American Hair Academy had an 63.64% graduation rate and placed 85.717% of the students that graduated from our cosmetology program. American Hair Academy also had 100% pass rate at the state boards from our graduates for that same period.
What is the Source for This Information?
The source for this information was job placement surveys, employer surveys, newspaper articles and ads, employer phone surveys, graduate Facebook, exit interviews with students and graduate surveys. The source for the state board pass rates is derived from actual board results and test scores. American Hair Academy hopes you find this information helpful in your search for the perfect college and program. We are proud of what we do around here, and it shows. For more information on the college or to get a free college catalog please go to our “contact link” below this page and fill in the information. We will get back to you very shortly.
Median Loan Debt by Program
All colleges must calculate the “Median Loan Debt” for each of their courses. The “Median Loan Debt” is not the average loan debt for all students, but the median amount of loan borrowed. The “Median” number is determined by the middle person if you were to list all your graduating students from least amount borrowed to attend college to the most borrowed to attend the college. For example: if you had 9 graduates from the Cosmetology / Beauty School listed in a year from least borrowed to attend college to most borrowed to attend college the Median Debt is the 5th person on that list. Halfway from 1 to 9 is #5 and that is the “Median” number. With that in mind, the “Median Loan Debt” for our cosmetology program is $8709.00 for the 20/21 award year. This is the amount borrowed to help pay for tuition and other college costs. Other college costs would include transportation expenses, housing expenses, personal expenses etc.
“On Time Completion Rate”
Our on-time completion rate is 74% for the 20/21 award year. This is not to be confused with our graduation rate which for the 2021 reporting year was 63.64% according to our N.A.C.C.A.S. annual report. The on-time rate is defined as the “Normal Time” it takes a student to graduate a program or course as defined by the college as published in our catalog out of all graduates. Our Cosmetology course is a longer course than our other programs. This course can take 57 weeks to complete. So, there is more of an opportunity for something to happen in a longer course, (like this one), that would delay a student’s graduation and then not be considered an “On Time Graduate” than there is for shorter programs. For example: health concerns can delay a student’s graduation from college. So as a service to you we wanted to explain what “On Time Graduation Rate” meant for each of the courses so you can see how we are doing as an educational institution. All rates are rounded to the nearest % up or down. The Department of Education has eliminated this report, so no current information is available.
Our goal here at the college is for everyone to have a wonderful educational experience. However, life is not perfect all the time so we would like to have a procedure in place to help you in any way we can. The first thing you should do if you are not 100% satisfied with your experience here at the college is contact the directors of the college (319) 219-6248 and ask for Lori. We have a procedure in place to help with almost any issue that comes up. From transportation issues, to study help. We will be there for you. You are the most important asset to the college and as such we take any issues seriously. Please remember to go to the college first and use the next option as a last resort if the directors have been unsuccessful in helping you.
The state of Iowa also has a complaint procedure. If you have exhausted all options at the college and want to continue with a complaint you may go to State Of Iowa Complaint Link or All Applications & Forms | National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts & Sciences (NACCAS) There will be a process form for you to complete.
American Hair Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, financial status, age, ethnic origin or residence in its admissions, instruction or other policies.
Applicants, who are persons with disabilities, as defined in paragraph 104.3 of the regulation under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, may apply for admittance into any of our programs.
We will strive to provide access to all programs offered here at the college. The college will make reasonable accommodations for students with a disability based on the ADA Act Requirements. Reasonable accommodations will be made on an individual basis. You, as the applicant, will need to notify the admissions department of any disability that could affect your training at the college. Doing so will give the college time to make appropriate accommodations if available.
This college does not offer special facilities or courses for the handicap. it is the responsibility of person with disabilities to seek available assistance and make their needs known prior to enrollment.
Any qualified individual with a disability requesting an accommodation should follow this procedure:
1. Notify the college office of the type of accommodation needed. Requests should be submitted in writing.
2. The college will schedule a time to meet with you prior to enrollment after receiving your request.
The college will review the request for accommodation and provide you with a determination as to the availability of the accommodation. Not all requests are reasonable and as such may not be approved.
State Authorization Disclosure: Cosmetology
Cosmetology licensing laws and requirements vary by state, as do reciprocity (a type of transfer means that another state will allow you to work under the license of your current state) and transfer (when a state other than your home state of licensure allows you to perform cosmetology services legally) regulations, renewal schedules, fees and continuing education requirements.
State Authorization is a formal determination by a higher education agency (commonly a higher education board or commission) that allows an institution to conduct certain activities within its borders. The Cosmetology Program offered through American Hair Academy has Iowa State Authorization. If you plan to work in a State outside Iowa Boarders, you may have to meet additional requirements to be licensed in other states.. If you plan to transfer your Iowa Cosmetology License to another state, we recommend you contact the licensing agency in that state.
The American Hair Academy will provide the program of study that meets minimum curriculum requirements as prescribed by the state of Iowa.
For states outside of Iowa: the institution has not made a determination on whether the program meets other states’ educational/licensure requirements.
The American Hair Academy does not provide training or activities out-of-state. All programs offered at the institution lead to professional licensure in the state of Iowa. All students, including those who live in bordering states, are notified prior to enrollment that education received at The American hair Academy follows the Iowa Board of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences cosmetology program regulations which require 2100 hours of education.
Students are required to complete practical on campus, as we do not enroll strictly distance students who reside in other states.
The institution utilizes the Pivot Point curriculum for our programs, which is a nationally standardized curriculum through National Interstate Counsel (NIC).