Career Academy of Beauty

12471 Valley View, Garden Grove, CA

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Career Academy of Beauty is located in Garden Grove, California, and is a career school that specializes in cosmetology education. Career Academy of Beauty is accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences, having held that accreditation for the last thirty-six straight years. This school's cosmetology program is constructed to prepare students for immediate employment upon completion, having provided all the skills required to prepare students for licensure and entry into the beauty industry. The cosmetology training courses being taught at this location are:

Over the last several years nearly 800 students have completed programs at this school, with a graduation rate of around 72%. The federal student loan default rate last reported, which covers years 2007-2009, averaged around 23% for students taking loans to cover the tuition costs for this school.

Career Academy of Beauty provides student services in the form of job placement opportunities for graduating students in need of employment, cosmetology career counseling for current and graduated students, and license or program preparation by means of remedial education classes. Local and state licensing procedures may vary, and as such it is recommended students lookup obtaining a license in cosmetology. Students can learn more about Career Academy of Beauty, including licensure preparation, by visiting caofb.com.

Programs Offered

Below is a listing of the programs that may be offered at Career Academy of Beauty. Actual programs may differ from the list below, to get an official list of programs offered please visit the school's website or by phone at (714) 897-3010 x104.

The cosmetology program offered on average takes about eleven months to complete and may fulfill course requirements for licensing.

Program Details:

  • Estimated tuition and fees: $18,000*
  • Cost of required supplies: $3,200*
  • 78% loan repayment rate estimated for former students of this program**
  • Estimated average annual earnings of graduates $11,437**
  • The estimated average monthly loan payment by graduates is $38.00*
  • 48 students completed the cosmetology program last year
  • Takes about 11 months to complete

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The esthetician program offered on average takes about four months to complete and may fulfill course requirements for licensing.

Program Details:

  • Estimated tuition and fees: $9,000*
  • Cost of required supplies: $1,600*
  • Former students had a loan repayment rate of around 76%**
  • Estimated average annual earnings of graduates $11,880**
  • The estimated average monthly loan payment by graduates is $44.00*
  • 71 students completed the esthetician program last year
  • Takes about 4 months to complete

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The nail technician program takes about three months for most students to complete.

Program Details:

  • Estimated tuition and fees: $3,000*
  • Cost of required supplies: $1,000*
  • 14 students completed the nail technician program last year
  • Takes about 3 months to complete

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The cosmetology, barber and nail instructor program takes about four months for most students to complete.

Program Details:

  • Estimated tuition and fees: $4,000*
  • The estimated cost of supplies that may be required is $900*
  • The length of the cosmetology, barber and nail instructor program is usually 4 months

Notes:
*Amounts for tuition, fees, and supplies are an estimate which are calculated based on historical data and should be solely used for informational purposes only.

**Repayment rates, earnings, and loan payments are estimates and should be treated as informational tools only, contact the school for official information.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The cost of attendance is approximately $14,700 per year, after the grants, scholarships and other forms of aid are calculated. To calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance visit the net price calculator. Student who wish to obtain more information regarding financial aid may contact the school's financial aid office at (714) 776-8400, which has information regarding types of aid, forms and more. The financial figures shown on this page provide information regarding costs and fees at this school, these numbers may change in a given year due to a variety of factors.

Note: Financial aid is only available for those who qualify, check with the school for details.

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid73%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships65%$3,568
Receiving Student Loans61%$6,883

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2012 was around 8%.

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