La James College of Hairstyling and Cosmetology

Also known as La James College

24 Second St NE, Mason City, IA

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La James College of Hairstyling and Cosmetology is located in Mason City, Iowa, and is a beauty school that specializes in cosmetology education. This school is accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences, having held that accreditation for the last 39 years. The main program taught by La James College is in cosmetology, which prepares students with the skills and abilities necessary to obtain licensure and seek out long term employment after graduation. The cosmetology programs that may be offered at this school are:

Close to 320 students completed their training at this school over the past several years. In 2009 the reported default rate of students taking federal student loans to pay for this school was approximately 9.3%.

La James College of Hairstyling and Cosmetology provides student services including cosmetology career guidance & assistance for current and graduated students and job placement opportunities for graduates in need of employment. Local and state licensing procedures may differ, and as such it is recommended students lookup obtaining a license in cosmetology. For additional information regarding licensure preparation, interested individuals may visit the school's website.

Programs Offered

Below is a listing of the programs that may be offered at La James College of Hairstyling and Cosmetology. 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 (641) 424-2161.

The cosmetology program takes about fifteen months for most students to complete.

Program Details:

  • Tuition estimate is $19,000*
  • The estimated cost of supplies that may be required is $3,000*
  • 50% loan repayment rate for students who completed this program**
  • Student loans borrowed for this program total about $14,000**
  • 28 students completed this program in the previous reported year
  • The length of the cosmetology program is usually 15 months

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Massage therapy program takes on average eight months to complete. Students that complete this program may be eligible to pursue licensing.

Program Details:

  • Tuition estimate is $13,000*
  • The estimated cost of supplies that may be required is $1,000*
  • Student loans borrowed for this program total about $4,000**
  • 15 students completed this program in the previous reported year
  • The length of the massage therapy program is usually 8 months

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The esthetician program offered most often takes about seven months to complete and may fulfill course requirements for licensing.

Program Details:

  • Tuition estimate is $10,000*
  • The estimated cost of supplies that may be required is $1,000*
  • 9 students completed this program in the previous reported year
  • The length of the esthetician program is usually 7 months

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

Program Details:

  • Tuition estimate is $3,000*
  • The estimated cost of supplies that may be required is $1,000*
  • The length of the nail technician program is usually 5 months

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The teacher and professional development program offered most often takes about nine months to complete and may fulfill course requirements for licensing.

Program Details:

  • Tuition estimate is $6,000*
  • The estimated cost of supplies that may be required is -*
  • The length of the teacher and professional development program is usually 9 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 and student loan balances 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 $10,600 per year, after the grants, scholarships and other forms of aid are calculated. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. The cost to submit an application is $50. Students in need of financial assistance can get more information through the school's financial aid department, by calling (641) 424-2168. The figures listed are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

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 Aid97%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships79%$5,432
Receiving Student Loans97%$7,993

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2011 was around 12%.

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  • Phone: (641) 424-2168

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