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Western Beauty Institute (San Fernando Beauty Academy)

8700 Van Nuys Blvd, Panorama City, CA

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Interested individuals in and around Panorama City may pursue a cosmetology education by enrolling at Western Beauty Institute. This school is accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences, having held that accreditation for the last six consecutive years. This school's cosmetology program is designed to train students for immediate employment upon completion, having provided all the skills necessary to prepare students for licensure and employment in the beauty industry. In addition, Western Beauty Institute also has a nail technology program for individuals who wish to pursue nail artistry, a hair styling program for students who wish to pursue a more hands on education in the artistry of hair, and an esthetics program, which provides an excellent education in the field of skin care and treatment.

In 2010-2011 approximately 210 students completed programs at Western Beauty Institute, with about 57% of those who start the program continue on to graduate. Between the years of 2007-2009 the estimated average default rate for students taking loans to cover the tuition costs for this school was approximately 13%.

Western Beauty Institute offers student services such as cosmetology career guidance for current and graduated students and job placement opportunities for graduates in need of employment. Students are advised to look up state and county licensing requirements to determine whether programs meet current standards. Students can learn more about Western Beauty Institute, including licensing and consumer disclosures, by visiting wbi.edu.

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Programs Offered

Below is a listing of the programs that may be offered at Western Beauty Institute. 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 (818) 894-9550.

Cosmetology (1,600 Hours)

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

Program Details:

  • Estimated tuition cost of this program is $17,000*
  • Cost of required supplies: $1,300*
  • 45% loan repayment rate estimated for former students of this program**
  • $6,400 is the average amount of student loans received for this program
  • 123 students completed the cosmetology program last year
  • Takes about 13 months to complete

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Barber (1,500 Hours)

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

Program Details:

  • Estimated tuition cost of this program is $15,000*
  • The estimated cost of supplies that may be required is $1,000*
  • Student loans borrowed for this program total about $3,000**
  • 43 students completed this program in the previous reported year
  • The length of the barber program is usually 13 months

Esthetician (600 Hours)

Esthetician program takes on average five months to complete. Students that complete this program may be eligible to pursue licensing.

Program Details:

  • Estimated tuition cost of this program is $7,000*
  • Cost of required supplies: $1,300*
  • $2,300 is the average amount of student loans received for this program
  • 31 students completed the esthetician program last year
  • Takes about 5 months to complete

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Cosmetology, Barber and Nail Instructor (600 Hours)

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

Program Details:

  • Estimated tuition cost of this program is $3,000*
  • The estimated cost of supplies that may be required is -*
  • The length of the cosmetology, barber and nail instructor program is usually 5 months

Nail Technician (600 Hours)

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

Program Details:

  • Estimated tuition cost of this program is $5,000*
  • The estimated cost of supplies that may be required is $1,000*
  • 17 students completed this program in the previous reported year
  • The length of the nail technician program is usually 5 months

Learn more about nail technician programs through our nail technician schools profile page, which lists schools offering this program along with a career overview.

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 net cost of this school is close to $11,800 annually, after the various types of aid, including scholarships and grants, are taken into consideration. To calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance visit the net price calculator. Students wishing to apply to San Fernando Beauty Academy must pay an application fee of $75. The financial details shown on this page are an approximation. The actual costs may differ, please contact San Fernando Beauty Academy for more information.

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 Aid95%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships93%$4,424
Receiving Student Loans80%$3,802

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 10%.

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