DISCLOSURES & IMPORTANT LINKS
ALL OF THE INFORMATION LISTED BELOW IS MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU AT ANY TIME.
A HARD COPY OF ALL DISCLOSURES MAY ALSO BE REQUESTED AT ANY TIME BY CONTACTING THE SCHOOL DIRECTOR.
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PROGRAM INTEGRITY & ACCREDITATION
The Professional Cosmetology Academy (TPCA) is licensed by the Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation (TDLR) and nationally accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences (NACCAS). TPCA is also subject to the policies and oversight from the United States Department of Education (DE) and the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Each agency requires schools to provide valuable information to their current and prospective team members (employees) and all current and prospective students to promote awareness, compliance, and transparency. Such information may also be helpful when questions about policy arise.
Below you will find some helpful links to our school catalog, annual security report, other consumer information documents and disclosures, and other pre-enrollment information that may assist you as you apply for a program or continue your education. For additional information, please reference the school catalog.
SCHOOL CATALOG & CONSUMER INFORMATION
TPCA's School Catalog is a consumer information document that is the official catalog of TPCA and takes precedence over all previously published versions. This catalog is not intended to, nor does it contain all policies related to students. Students are held individually responsible for complying with all requirements of the rules and regulations of TPCA. Failure to read and comply with policies, regulations, and procedures will not exempt students from being governed by and accountable to them.
ANNUAL REPORT: GRADUATION, LICENSURE & PLACEMENT RATES
Each agency requires schools to provide valuable information regarding outcome rates in the areas of graduation, placement, and licensure. TPCA obtains this information by applying quantitative standards to an identified cohort of students each year and then reviewing the performance of that cohort over time to determine how many completed their program within a reporting period. Note: Outcome rates are calculated at the institutional and program level.
TPCA does not guarantee employment; the beauty and grooming industry has an ongoing need for well-trained professionals. Never forget that enrolling in a barber or beauty school is your first step toward success. It takes a culmination of TPCA’s values, commitment to continuing education, and remaining abreast in the latest trends of your chosen field of study to increase the likelihood of financial stability. And don't forget, becoming part of the TPCA tribe comes with faculty and staff who are centered on your needs because it is essential to TPCA that you feel acclimated and equipped to commence your journey on the right foot and meet your career goals. Click on the program codes below to obtain an overview of your program of interest, including wage and employment trend information.
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NET PRICE CALCULATOR
This tool is designed to help potential and existing students obtain a rough estimate of the fees involved in attending The Professional Cosmetology Academy.
COST OF ATTENDANCE (COA)
The Cost of Attendance (COA) is an estimated budget of what a student may spend over the course of the academic year. This estimate is based on local cost of living calculations and surveys of the student body. Financial aid awards cannot exceed the Cost of Attendance.
If attending school at least half-time, the COA is the estimate of:
books, course materials, supplies, and equipment;
cost of housing and food (or living expenses);
loan fees (excluding any loan fees for non-federal student loans);
miscellaneous expenses (including a reasonable amount for the documented cost of a personal computer);
allowance for childcare or other dependent care;
costs related to a disability;
costs of obtaining a license, certification, or a first professional credential; and
reasonable costs for eligible study abroad programs.
TITLE IX & ANNUAL SECURITY REPORT
POLICIES & PROCEDURES FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
Please note that while TPCA is amenable to facilitating reasonable accommodations when appropriate (subject to review and approval), reasonable accommodations may not be available to the students during the execution of their state board written and practical examinations.
Students are encouraged to contact the state's test administrator, PSI Services LLC, for inquiries and requests regarding their licensure examinations.
PSI Services LLC | 3210 E. Tropicana Las Vegas, NV 89121 | Tel: 1.833.333.4741 | TTY: 1.800.735.2929 |
Fax: 702.932.2666 | https://www.psiexams.com/tdlr
CRIMINAL HISTORY EVALUATION & DISCLAIMER
TPCA is neither involved in the review nor decision process of any criminal history evaluations conducted by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. The academy is not responsible for any adverse outcomes. Please note that having a criminal history does not automatically exclude an individual from obtaining a license.
Every individual who applies for a license with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (“the Department”) is subject to a criminal background check to determine his or her suitability for the license. If an applicant knowingly has a criminal background, the applicant is highly encouraged to contact the Department before applying to determine if it will hinder their ability to become licensed in the state. Section 51.4012 and Chapter 53, Subchapter D, of the Occupations Code allows a person to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the Department before applying for a license.
TPCA is not responsible for students denied licensure. For more information, visit: