Georgia Institute of Cosmetology (GIC)

3529 Atlanta Hwy, Athens, GA

Located in Athens, Georgia, Georgia Institute of Cosmetology is a private institution that offers career education for students interested in cosmetology. This school is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education, having held that accreditation for the last 20 years. The school offers a comprehensive cosmetology program that provides the skills required to get licensure and long term employment upon graduation.

Enrollment at this school is approximately 250 students annually, with a graduation rate of around 68%. The estimated average default rate of individuals taking student loans over the reported last three years (2007-2009) was around 13%.

Georgia Institute of Cosmetology provides help with finding job opportunities for students. Students must look up local and state licensing requirements to make sure programs meet current standards. Students can learn more about Georgia Institute of Cosmetology, including licensure preparation, by visiting

Programs Offered

Below is a listing of the programs that may be offered at Georgia Institute of 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 706-5511.

Cosmetology program takes usually fifteen months to complete. Students that complete this program may be eligible to pursue licensing.

Program Details:

  • Estimated tuition and fees: $23,000*
  • The estimated cost of supplies that may be required is $2,100*
  • 133 students completed this program in the previous reported year
  • The length of the cosmetology program is usually 15 months

Learn more about cosmetology programs through our cosmetology schools profile page, which also includes career information.

The cosmetology, barber and nail instructor program offered on average takes about ten months to complete and may fulfill course requirements for licensing.

Program Details:

  • Estimated tuition and fees: $12,000*
  • 10 students completed the cosmetology, barber and nail instructor program last year
  • Takes about 10 months to complete

*The posted costs for tuition, fees and supplies are determined through historical data and may not represent current costs.

**Repayment rates, earnings, and loan payments are estimated to provide a comparative context. For more detailed information individuals are asked to contact the school.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The overall cost students will pay at this school is approximately - after scholarships, grants and other forms of aid are taken into consideration. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There may be an application fee required, please check with this school for more information. Financial aid information may be obtained by contacting the financial aid office at (706) 549-6400 x23. The financial details shown on this page are an approximation. The actual costs may differ, please contact Georgia Institute of Cosmetology for more information.

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 Aid88%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships80%$2,814
Receiving Student Loans88%$5,738

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