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Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to the questions we hear most often.

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.
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FAQs About Attending Beauty School

Is JD Academy Nationally Accredited

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.

What do the class schedules look like?

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.

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What types of financial aid are available?

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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.

Will I have the same instructor during my entire program?

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.

How long is the JD Academy program?

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.

What programs can I study at JD Academy?

 With all the exciting beauty trends happening, we want our students to study the area of beauty they are most passionate about. Here at JD Academy, we offer a cosmetology program and an esthetics program. These programs are a great way to personalize your beauty education.

Do you offer both part-time and full-time schedules?

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.

What sets JD Academy apart from other beauty schools?

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!  

Will I get to work on real clients?

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!

Will I get to work with professional beauty brands?

Yes! In our student salon*, we use professional quality products to help you familiarize yourself with products you could be working with in your future career.

What can I expect on a school tour?

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*.

How do I start the application process?

If you feel as if you’re ready to start your beauty education with us, all you need to do is fill out the form at the bottom of our website. Once you’ve filled out all your contact information, someone from our admissions team will reach out to you shortly. 

*All services are performed under the supervision of licensed professionals.

*Financial Aid available to those who qualify

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