PCI Academy, located in the rural area of Ames, IA, offers cosmetology training for interested individuals. This school has been accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences since 1981. The main program offered by PCI Academy is in cosmetology, which prepares individuals with the skills and education necessary to obtain licensure and seek out gainful employment after graduation. The cosmetology training courses that may be offered at this location are:
Approximately 430 students completed their training at this school over the last few years. Between the years of 2007-2009 the estimated average default rate for students taking loans to cover the tuition costs for this school was around 4.95%.
PCI Academy provides student services such as job placement options for students looking for work, remedial education classes for program or licensure preparation, and cosmetology career guidance to help students. Students should look up state licensing requirements to determine whether programs meet current standards. To learn more and get consumer disclosures, please visit pci-academy.com.
The list below shows all the programs that may be offered at PCI Academy – Ames. 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) 956-3784.
Cosmetology (2,100 Hours)
The cosmetology program offered commonly takes about sixteen months to complete and may satisfy education requirements for licensing.
- Tuition (including any fees) estimate is $22,000*
- 51 students completed this program in the previous reported year
- The length of the cosmetology program is usually 16 months
Read more and see other schools listed by visiting our cosmetology schools information page.
*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 overall cost students will pay at PCI Academy – Ames is approximately - after scholarships, grants and other forms of aid are taken into consideration. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance 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 (515) 956-3781. Any tuition and financial aid figures listed provide an outline of costs at this school, however they may not accurately represent current costs, fees, or tuition. Please check with this school 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 Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||89%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||50%||$4,881|
|Receiving Student Loans||89%||$6,205|
Other Cosmetology Schools Nearby
The list of nearby cosmetology schools below offer beauty and cosmetology programs similar to PCI Academy – Ames. Click the links below to get a detailed profile for each school.
- La James International College - Johnston in Johnston, IA (24 miles away)
- Iowa School of Beauty - Des Moines in Des Moines, IA (26 miles away)
- American College of Hairstyling - Des Moines in Des Moines, IA (28 miles away)
- Aveda Institute Des Moines in West Des Moines, IA (32 miles away)
- Iowa School of Beauty - Marshalltown in Marshalltown, IA (36 miles away)
- La James International College - Ft Dodge in Fort Dodge, IA (45 miles away)