American College of Hairstyling – Des Moines

603 E Sixth St, Des Moines, IA

American College of Hairstyling - Des Moines focuses on cosmetology training for students located in and around Des Moines.  The school was founded over one hundred years ago as The Moler Barber College in 1899 with humble beginnings and grown into a highly regarded program.  The American College of Hairstyling and its sister school in St. Louis are thought to be the second and third oldest schools in the United States.

There are a number of track for students to consider at ACH.  In fact, the American College of Hairstyling in Des Moines offers courses in basic barbering, basic hairstyling, barbering for cosmetologists, master barbering, master hairstyling, hairstyling for cosmetologists, and refresher courses for both barbers and hairstylists.

Financial aid may be available to qualifying students.  An array of financial aid options may include a combination of Federal Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grants, Plus Loans, American Opportunity Tax Credit, Veteran's Benefits, and State Vocational Rehabilitation Aid.  To learn more about your financial aid options, schedule a time to speak with an advisor at ACH after completing the form on the page.

To help support students, American College of Hairstyling - Des Moines may offer a number of important services to students.  These services are intended to help train them in specific methodologies of barbering and/or hairstyling, financial aid, and vocational assistance.  The items the American College of Hairstyling may assist students with include the following items:

  • Remedial instruction for those who have previously failed licensing examinations
  • Counseling assistance during beauty school and future career paths
  • Employment services to students to help pay tuition
  • Helping graduates find work

The last reported accreditation for American College of Hairstyling - Des Moines was done by Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges. Get more information by visiting the school's official website, where you can see programs available, financial aid & tuition, and disclosures.

Programs Offered

Below is a listing of the programs that may be offered at American College of Hairstyling – Des Moines. 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 (515) 244-0971.

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

Program Details:

  • Tuition estimate is $21,000*
  • The estimated cost of supplies that may be required is $2,600*
  • 12 students completed this program in the previous reported year
  • The length of the barber program is usually 14 months

*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 average annual "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around -. To calculate a more personalized cost check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $25 application fee for students applying to the school. 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.

Tuition & Fees Information

Alternate Tuition Plan Options Available

  • Some programs may have a frozen tuition rate, which means the tuition will stay the same for up to five years.

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 Aid54%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships38%$5,730
Receiving Student Loans46%$10,678

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