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


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.

School Catalog



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.

Annual Report: Graduation, Licensure, & Placement Rates


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.


Cosmetology Operator: 

SOC Code: 39-5012.00 - Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 

CIP Code:12.0401 - Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General

Class A Barber:

SOC Code: 39-5011.00 - Barbers

CIP Code 12.0402 - Barbering/Barber



SOC Code: 39-5094.00 - Skincare Specialists

CIP Code: CIP Code 12.0409 - Aesthetician/Esthetician and Skin Care Specialist


Nail Technician: 

SOC Code: 39-5092.00 - Manicurists and Pedicurists

CIP Code 12.0410 - Nail Technician/Specialist and Manicurist



SOC Code: 25-1194.00 - Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary

CIP Code 12.0413 - Cosmetology, Barber/Styling, and Nail Instructor



This tool is designed to help potential and existing students obtain a rough estimate of the fees involved in attending The Professional Cosmetology Academy.


Net Price Calculator


Annual ​Security Report

Drug & Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program

Emergency Response & Evacuation Procedures

Title IX - Clery Act Annual Training Disclosure

ADA Disability Policy


Disability Verification Form


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.

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, prior to actually applying for a license.

TPCA is not responsible for students denied licensure. For more information visit: 

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In accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, TPCA does not discriminate in its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities (including admissions) on the basis of sex. TPCA also prohibits retaliation against any person opposing discrimination or participating in any discrimination investigation or complaint process internally or externally. Reports of misconduct, questions regarding Title IX, and concerns about non-compliance should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator. For a complete copy of the policy or for more information, please contact the Title IX Coordinator or the Assistant Secretary of Education within the Office for Civil Rights (OCR)