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Interested individuals in and around Jefferson City may get a cosmetology education by enrolling at Merrell University of Beauty Arts and Science. For the last 26 consecutive years this school has received its accreditation from the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences. This school's cosmetology program is constructed to train students for long term employment upon completion, having provided all the skills necessary to prepare students for licensure and employment in the beauty industry. The cosmetology courses being offered at this location are:
This school graduates approximately 84 students annually, with students graduating with a rate of about 65%. In 2009 the reported default rate of students taking loans to pay the tuition and fees for this school was around 3.5%.
Merrell University of Beauty Arts and Science offers student services in the form of cosmetology career guidance & assistance to help students and job placement options for individuals looking for work. City and state licensing procedures may differ, and as such it is recommended students look into getting a license in cosmetology. For information and consumer disclosures, please check out school's website.
The list below shows all the programs that may be offered at Merrell University of Beauty Arts and Science. 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 (573) 635-4433 x106.
Cosmetology (1,500 Hours)
Cosmetology program takes on average thirteen months to complete. Students who complete this program may be eligible to pursue licensing.
- Estimated tuition and fees: $14,000*
- Cost of required supplies: $500*
- 52% loan repayment rate estimated for former students of this program**
- 37 students completed the cosmetology program last year
- Takes about 13 months to complete
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Esthetician (1,200 Hours)
Esthetician program takes on average ten months to complete. Students who complete this program may be eligible to pursue licensing.
- Estimated tuition and fees: $11,000*
- Cost of required supplies: $500*
- 19 students completed the esthetician program last year
- Takes about 10 months to complete
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Cosmetology, Barber and Nail Instructor (600 Hours)
Cosmetology, barber and nail instructor program takes on average five months to complete. Students who complete this program may be eligible to pursue licensing.
- Estimated tuition and fees: $3,000*
- Cost of required supplies: -*
- 8 students completed the cosmetology, barber and nail instructor program last year
- Takes about 5 months to complete
Nail Technician (400 Hours)
The nail technician program offered usually takes about three months to complete and may satisfy education requirements for licensing.
- Estimated tuition and fees: $4,000*
- Cost of required supplies: $300*
- Takes about 3 months to complete
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*The posted costs for tuition, fees and supplies are determined through historical data and may not represent current costs.
**Repayment rates and student loan balances are estimated to provide a comparative context. For more detailed information individuals are asked to contact the school.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The net cost of this school is close to $14,800 annually, after the various types of aid, including scholarships and grants, are taken into consideration. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance visit the net price calculator. Financial aid information may be obtained by contacting the financial aid office at (573) 291-4430. The tuition and financial aid figures listed show various costs that students may encounter at this school. The numbers may not be accurate due to changing factors in a given year, and are only intended to provide a guideline for students.
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 Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||89%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||79%||$4,693|
|Receiving Student Loans||85%||$7,901|
Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2011 was around 10%.