Admissions & Enrollment
A few of the most asked questions we get here at JD Academy.
Our student body is filled with diversity, in the classic sense, and also in terms of the stories, backgrounds and life goals that brought those students to us. So while there’s no way for us to anticipate every possible question, we will touch on a few of the ones we hear most often below.
Not finding answers to the question you’re looking for? Reach out through our virtual admission counselor on the bottom right or simply give us a call. We’ll answer anything you throw at us, can schedule a time for you to look at the school in person or whatever else you might find helpful along your journey towards meeting your career goals.
FAQs About Attending Beauty School
Absolutely. JD Academy is accredited by The National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts + Sciences (NACCAS). In addition to a great education, this means our tuition is eligible for government programs such as Pell Grants and other financial assistance programs for those who qualify.
Explore our Schedule Options
New student classes typically start every 5 weeks. In other words, you don’t need to wait for a Spring or Fall semester. We have new classes forming nearly every month.
Learn More About Financial Aid
Our financial aid department will work with you one-on-one to help identify every possible financial aid benefit available to you. As mentioned above, that often includes Pell and other state & federal grants. Those with a military background would generally be eligible to use GI Bill or other VA benefits. There are both public and private scholarship opportunities. Once we’ve worked with you to exhaust all possible subsidies, we can work with you on both secured and unsecured student loans if necessary.
No. You will have the advantage of learning from several different instructors during your time with JD Academy. This allows you the ability to receive different perspectives on the profession, learn from the different areas of expertise that our mentors bring with them, and also broadens your networking potential within the industry.
Our cosmetology program is a state-mandated, 1600-hour program. Our esthetician program is a state-mandated, 600-hour program. On a full-time schedule, our students are projected to finish our cosmetology program in 11 months and our esthetician program in 4 months. On a part-time evening schedule, it’s a 19-month program for cosmetology and roughly 5-1/2 for esthetics.
We understand that life gets busy and we believe that it is important to make sure that everyone has the opportunity to apply for one of our programs. That is why we offer full-time and part-time schedules, along with day and evening programs.
Our mission at JD Academy is to help turn you into a beauty professional who can excel throughout your career. Our curriculum is designed to give you a combination of a hands-on, real-world experience with dedicated classroom support from our experienced instructors. We want your time with us to be an experience that helps influence your future!
Yes! We’ve broken up our curriculum into theoretical and practical portions. Meaning that after you have safely learned how to perform beauty services on clients, you’ll then be given the opportunity to do them yourself. All of these services will be performed under the direct supervision of licensed professionals. This allows you to get advice while you’re learning how to interact with clients!
On your tour, we’ll spend about 45 minutes getting to know each other. You can also expect to see the campus, have all your questions answered, learn about our programs, and learn more about financial aid*.
*All services are performed under the supervision of licensed professionals.
*Financial Aid available to those who qualify
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