STUDENT RIGHT TO KNOW
ARBITRATION AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER DISCLOSURE
The Professional Cosmetology Academy (the “Academy”) requires each student to agree to a pre-dispute arbitration agreement and a class action waiver as a condition of enrollment (“Arbitration Agreement”). The Arbitration Agreement does not, in any way, limit, relinquish, or waive a student’s ability to pursue filing a borrower defense claim, pursuant to 34 C.F.R. § 685.206(e) at any time. The Arbitration Agreement does not require that the student participate in arbitration or any internal dispute resolution process offered by the Academy prior to filing a borrower defense to repayment application with the U.S. Department of Education pursuant to 34 C.F.R. § 685.206(e). Any arbitration, required by the Arbitration Agreement, tolls (pauses) the limitations period for filing a borrower defense to repayment application pursuant to 34 C.F.R. § 685.206(e)(6)(ii) for the length of time that the arbitration proceeding is under way.
Any questions about the Arbitration Agreement or a dispute relating to a student’s Title IV Federal student loans or to the provision of educational services for which the loans were provided should be directed to:
Financial Aid Department
Attn: Larry A. Chavana II
1407 Calle Del Norte Suite 116
Laredo, TX 78041
PROGRAM INTEGRITY & ACCREDITATION
The Professional Cosmetology Academy (TPCA) is licensed by the Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation (TDLR), nationally accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences (NACCAS), and is approved by the U.S. Department of Education (DoE) to disburse Title IV HEA program funds. To ensure prospective students are provided with all the pertinent information needed to make an informed decision to proceed with enrollment, each agency requires schools to provide valuable information. Below you will find some helpful links to our school catalog, annual security report, and other disclosures and pre-enrollment information that may assist you as you register for a program or continue your education. For additional information please reference the school catalog.
TPCA's School Catalog 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 that relate 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 a student 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, 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.
The following statistics represent institutional outcomes for graduation rates, job placement rates, and licensure exam pass rates as of 11/30/2019, as reported in the NACCAS 2018 Annual Report for the 2018 student.
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 the first stepping stone towards your 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 faculty and staff who are centered at 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.
Class A Barber:
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.
TITLE IX & ANNUAL SECURITY REPORT
POLICIES & PROCEDURES FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
ADA Disability Policy
CRIMINAL HISTORY EVALUATION & DISCLAIMER
TPCA is neither involved in the review nor decision process of any criminal history evaluations conducted by TDLR. The academy is not responsible for any adverse outcomes. Please note having a criminal history does not automatically exclude an individual from obtaining a license.