DISCLOSURES

Sumter Beauty College does not participate in Student Loan programs; therefore, there is no median loan debt for graduating students to report. For tuition amounts not covered by grants, scholarships or other financial assistance programs, the school works out a variety of payment schedules to assist the student in their payment efforts.

Family Education Rights and Privacy Act

Sumter Beauty College abides by the U.S. Department of Education's Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) as follows:

Students (or parents of a dependent minor) are allowed to view their school grades, hour records or files at any time, within reason. They have only to ask a senior staff member, and it will be handled as soon as possible. Students will be asked to view their files in the office so a staff member can answer any questions that may arise, and to avoid any papers being misplaced accidentally. It is the policy of Sumter Beauty College to protect the privacy rights of its students. No information will be released without the written consent of that studentand/or guardian, if the student is a minor. This includes information about attendance, hours, grades, financial status, etc. The only exception(s) would be for information required by government agencies, licensing or accrediting bodies, and current educational or administrative staff members, in which case no release is required. There are situations where the school may attempt to contact emergency numbers listed in the student file in the event a student has been absent for a period of time. If there are other family members who make financial payments to the school for tuition, etc., it may be necessary to discuss these situations with them. This is discussed with all students enrolling at Sumter Beauty College, and the students sign acknowledgement and receipt of this policy. No other information is released about the student without his/her written consent.

Records of the school will be maintained for a minimum period of 5 years after a student's completion or last date of attendance. The school does not publish a student directory.

Drug & Alcohol Abuse Prevention

Sumter Beauty College supports a Drug Free Environment, as well as a safe environment for students, staff and clients. The possession, use of or intent to distribute drugs, alcohol or weapons is unlawful. Any student or employee who is found to be in possession of or under the influence of illicit drugs or alcohol on school premises or at any school sponsored function, or who has the intention of distributing any illicit drugs, alcohol or weapons will be immediately terminated from any association with the school that person, whether student or employee, would be immediately prosecuted according to South Carolina and Federal law, and referred to an agency that could counsel them about their actions. The school has established relationships with such agencies and can make referrals as needed, or at the request of any student or staff member.

Cost of Attendance

Any prospective student visiting Sumter Beauty College is provided with written information about the course, including the current price. At this time, the total cost of the course is $12,100 with the breakdown as follows: 

*An application/enrollment fee of $100 , which is not refundable. No prospective student is encouraged to turn in a completed   application and application fee until he/ she is ready to commit to beginning classes. Note: The application fee must be paid again if it has been longer than five months since the original application was filed, and/or the prospective student has not begun classes within three months of the date they originally plan to start classes, whichever is greater.

* Fees for student kit with supplies, textbooks and workbooks and mannequins. Note: Students transferring into the program or returning from a previous enrollment may not need to purchase an entire books/kit/mannequin package. The school staff will check what supplies the student already has, and provide a list of what is required, with appropriate prices. This must be arranged before enrollment contracts and payment plans are calculated. At this time, the cost of the kit, books and mannequins total $900 , a portion of which must be paid at least the week before classes begin.

*Tuition fees. The current cost of the tuition for the 1500 hour program is $11,100 (Students contracting for only a portion of the course will be charged at $7.40 per hour needed.)

All payment arrangements are handled on an individual basis, and must be arranged through the Admissions Office with a staff member at least a week before any classes have begun. Students may apply for a Pell Grant to assist them with the cost of their training program. After meeting the Admissions Requirements and being accepted for enrollment, you may make application for this aid through our offices at no additional charge, or you may complete your own applications online and furnish copies to the office. How much your grant pays is dependent upon several factors of qualification and can also be affected by the time of year you enroll in classes, and your exact school schedule.  In addition to Pell Grants through the U.S. Dept. of Ed., the school can assist you in applying for financial help through Vocational Rehabilitation Programs, Veterans Administration programs, or other state agencies, if you meet their qualification guidelines.

Please Note: If a student chooses to apply for his/her own Pell Grant, the applications must have our school code of 017236 on them so that we will receive a copy of the information.

Payment

All students will normally have a personal balance that is due to the school, although the amount may vary depending on whether the student qualified for, applied for and received financial aid. Some students may choose not to apply for any financial aid as well.

Copyright Materials & Infringement

Sumter Beauty College, both in practice and spirit, respects copyrighted material and prohibits any copying of copyrighted materials in any form or manner. Any copyright infringements will be immediately reported to proper authorities for civil and or criminal sanctions. In general, unless specifically identified as copyrighted, materials on the web are considered to be available for downloading and sharing.