Admissions & Enrollment

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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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?

We have several different class schedules to suit a variety of circumstances – Day, evening, part-time and full-time. 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 within the next month or so.

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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 teacher during my entire program?

No. You will have the advantage of learning from several different teachers 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 finally, it 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 “cosmo” and roughly 5-1/2 for “esti”.

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