Student’s Right to Know – Ms Roberts Beauty Academy – Beauty School in Hillside Illinois


Ms Roberts Beauty Academy of Cosmetology was founded in 1960. The school’s main objective is to serve the students in achieving the best training possible. Our objective is to produce salon-ready graduates and to provide students with a solid foundation of knowledge on which to build a lifelong career.

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Ms Roberts Beauty Academy of Cosmetology was founded in 1960. The school’s main objective is to serve the students in achieving the best training possible. Our objective is to produce salon-ready graduates and to provide students with a solid foundation of knowledge on which to build a lifelong


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At Ms Roberts Beauty Academy we employ instructors who have worked in/or currently working in our field of study. It is our opinion that if one is not or was not successful in the field they will have a difficult time teaching students the skills necessary to be successful.


Upon completion of our 1500-hour state-approved course in cosmetology, each student will be able to demonstrate job entry skills in all required subjects, and take and pass a final school examination in both theoretical and practical skills. Completion will qualify you sit for the examination to obtain an Illinois Beauty Culture license.

1500 hours of instruction are required to qualify for examination for an Illinois Beauty Culture License. The length of time required to complete depends on the course schedule selected.

Upon completion of this course, you will be qualified to perform several services. These include Stylist, Color Technician, Perm Specialist Tail Technician, and Makeup Artist.

Physical Demands-It is important that prospective students be aware of the physical demands that will be put on them in our profession.

Long hours on your feet, back strain performing such skills as shampooing, pedicures and helping elderly people from their chairs. Cosmetology will require extensive arm, wrist and hand movement. Respiratory problems may arise from inhaling chemical fumes from perms and hair color. Skin rashes can occur from contact with chemicals used in our industry. Dry and chapped hands can result from shampooing clients over a period of time.

Safety requirements-Cosmetologists’ work with many chemicals and should work in well ventilated area. Some services may necessitate the wearing of a mask and or protective gloves. Cosmetologist may come in contact with harsh chemicals, and exposure to body fluids is likely.

Compensation: Cosmetology is a career with many highs and lows within the profession. The 2007 Job Demand Survey results as reported by NACCAS indicate that salons in Illinois average annual salary for a salon professional in Illinois are $38,646.00. This amount does not include tips and gratuities. The national average is $35,973. 70% of salons in the state are employer-owned, 13 % are booth rent and 17 % are a combination of both.


Fair Practice Code –
This institution in its admission, instruction and graduation policies, practices no discrimination on basis of sex, color, ethnic origin, race, creed, age, religion, financial status or country or area of origin or residence. Ms Roberts Beauty Academy does not recruit students already attending or admitted to another school offering a similar program of study

Access to records policy-The student and/or parent/guardian of a dependent minor will have the right to gain access to his/her files by qualified personnel. The institution will not release information about an individual student without the student’s and/or parent/guardian of dependent minors’ written permission.

Admission Requirements

  1. Schedule Enrollment Appointment
    • Submit copy of high school diploma from approved high School or G.E.D
    • Submit copy of stated issued Drivers License or State ID
    • Complete an admissions enrollment application
    • Submit $100.00 enrollment fee
  2. Sign a completed enrollment contract provided by the admissions representative

Transfer Students- will be admitted with previous training on a case by case basis. Students admitted with previous training will automatically be credited for up to 500 hours provided that they have not been out of school more than 2 years and can provide a transcript of hours from and accredited institution. All transfer students will be required to pass each test in our Curriculum with a 80 or better, pass our final 400 question multiple choose with and 80% or better, and our Final Practical with and 80% or better.

For returning students- students must re enroll within 6 months of their termination to receive full credit for previous hours completed at Ms Roberts Beauty Academy. Any student returning after the 6 months may be required to complete up to 200 hours of basics in addition to the hours needed to complete.


To qualify for examination for an Illinois Beauty Culture License 1500 Hours of instruction are required. Length of time required to complete depends on course schedule selected:

47 week course: Attendance is 37 ½ hours per week,7.5 hours per day and not less than 21 total hours in any one week. 1500 hours are to be completed 47 weeks from date classes began.

61 ½ week course: Attendance is 27 1/2 hours per week, not less than 5 consecutive hours per day. A min 16 hours of attendance in any one week is required,, 500 hours are to be completed 61 ½ weeks from date classes began.

108 week course: Attendance is 16 ½ hours per week, not less than 3 consecutive hours per day, as scheduled, day or evening. Student will attend not less than a total of 12 hours in any one week. 1500 hours are to be completed 108 weeks from date classes began.


The curriculum shall consist of 1500 hours of coordinated theory and practical experience broken down approximately as follows:

Basic Training -150 hours of classroom instruction in general theory and practical application shall be provided which shall include a minimum of the following subject areas: Tools & their use, Shampoo, Understanding Chemical & their uses, types of hair, Sanitation, Hygiene, Skin diseases and condition. Anatomy & physiology, Electricity, Ethics, Nail technology.

Practical Chemical Application/Hair Treatment– 500 Hours of instruction, which shall be a combination of classroom instruction and hands on experience, shall be provided in the following subject areas: Chemical safety, Permanent Waving, Hair coloring, tinting & bleaching, Hair relaxing, Hair & scalp conditioning, shampooing, toning and rinsing.

Hair Styling/hair dressing – 475 hours of instruction in hair styling, which shall be a combination of class instruction and hands on experience, shall be provided in the following subject areas: Cutting, thinning, shaping, Trimming, Application of electrical/mechanical equipment, curling, hair treatment, marcelling, weaving, braiding

Shop management sanitation and interpersonal relation – 200 hours of classroom instruction shall be provided in the following subject areas: Labor law, Workers compensation, Client relations Bookkeeping, Marketing & merchandising, Emergency first air, Right to know laws, Pertinent state & local laws & rules, Business ethics, Sanitation, Electrical devices, Personal grooming & hygiene.

Nail Technology – 55 hours of classroom instruction shall be provided in the following subject areas Manicuring, Pedicuring, artificial nails


following areas:

  1. Quality of work
  2. Quantity of work
  3. Co-operation and dependability
  4. Work manner and personal appearance
  5. Related theory

Theory will be graded according to the following scale:

100-95 = A = Excellent 94-90 = B = Good 89-80 = C = Satisfactory 79-75 = D = Unsatisfactory 74-below = F = Failing Related theory: A minimum standard of 80% accuracy is required in each subject. Students may take any test twice to improve a grade point average

Numerical grades are given for related theory.

Practical and laboratory work will be graded as follow

5 = A = Excellent 4 = B = Good 3 = C = Satisfactory 2 = D = Unsatisfactory 1 = F = Failing Incomplete or absences are entered as a 0 in the grade book. Students are required to make up theory assignments, examination or practical assignment if missed/or failed. These assignments can be made up during school. Test can not be taken less than 7 days apart. All work should be made up as soon as possible.


A diploma is issued to each student who has met the following requirements:

  1. Completed 1500 hours of Cosmetology Training.
  2. A student must take and pass all of his/her written theory and practical examinations with and average test score of 80% or better. The school Final Exam must be passed with a grade point of 80% or better and receipt of full payment of tuition before the student will receive the diploma showing that they have successfully completed the requirements for graduation. Students are then eligible for the State Board Exam as prescribed by the State Board of Cosmetology.

Students have a grace period of 1 week after the contract end date to complete all Practical and Written Requirement. An additional fee of $10.00 per hour will be charged for all Practical requirements taken after the 1 week period. There will also be a 10.00 per test fee for all tests taken after the 1 week grace period. There will be a $50.00 Final Practical Exam fee to take the exam after the 1 week grace period.

Ms Roberts Beauty Academy will process the paper work to register each student for the state board once they have completed the above requirements for an additional fee of $50.00

In addition, to take their state board exam they will need a copy of current driver’s licenses. The cost of the state exam is the student responsibility. Current cost 197.00.

Ms Roberts Beauty Academy does aid students in seeking employment. Students desiring assistance with job placement need to notify the school office that such assistance is needed. The school can not, and does not guarantee job placement but will make every effort to ensure that each student is successful in the career they have chosen.


Ms Roberts Beauty Academy offers large, well equipped classrooms and large spacious clinic area for practical experience.

Ms Roberts Beauty Academy is a well equipped location with three clinic floors, 3 spacious classroom areas. Our facility is conveniently located near public transportation, I290 and I294 express exits.

Program length

Intended time to complete the cosmetology program attending fill time is 47 weeks, part time days, 61 ½ weeks, and part time evenings 108 weeks.

Gainful Employment Disclosure

61% of cosmetology graduates completed their program between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013 as compared to the total number of graduates.


19% of cosmetology graduates completed their program according to the time frame on the contract between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013 as compared to the total number of graduates.



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-Per our reporting requirements with the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts & Sciences (NACCAS) Agency for the annual report period of 2012 our rates are 62%


: Our license rate is 94%

The placement rate represents students who completed the cosmetology program between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013 and were employed by November 20, 2013.


Loans $8500.00 Private & Institutional Loans 0%

Enrollment Fee…………………………………………………. $100.00 Tuition……………………………………………………………. $8,945.00 Books…………………………………………………………….. $255.00 Total Program cost……………………………………………… $8,903.59
The following methods of payment are accepted: cash, check, money order, credit card, federal pell grants and students loans.



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Federal Direct Loans………………. $5580.00 Private & Institutional Loans………. 0


Eligibility Requirements:



  • Knowledge of the cost of the program chosen at Ms Roberts Beauty Academy
  • Understanding what criteria Ms Roberts Beauty Academy uses to award student financial assistance
  • Knowledge of the types of financial assistance that is available. Including information on all federal, private, and institutional financial assistance programs
  • Criteria for meeting satisfactory academic progress and maintaining financial eligibility
  • The current interest rate of any loan accepted and repayment terms of the loan
  • The total amount of student loans borrowed that will need to be repaid prior to attending


  • Complete all financial assistance forms accurately and on time
  • Provided additional documentation requested by Ms Roberts Beauty Academy in order to complete verification or resolve discrepancies
  • Maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress in attendance, theory and practical in order to remain eligible to received financial assistance
  • Repay all student loans and to complete exit counseling upon leaving Ms Roberts Beauty Academy
  • Have a thorough understanding of all documents signed

Family educational rights and privacy act (FERPA) The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 PERPA) (Title 37, USC, Section 406 and Title 5, USC, 5726) is a Federal law designed to protect the privacy of a students education records. The law applies to all school which receives funds under an applicable program from the US Department of Education.

The FERPA gives certain rights to parts regarding their children’s education records. These rights transfer to the student or former student who has reached the age of 18 or is attending any school beyond the high school level. Students and former students to who the rights have been transferred are called eligible students.

Parents or eligible students have the right to inspect and review all of the student’s education records maintained by the school. The Schools are not required to provide copies of materials in education records unless, for reasons such as great distance, it is impossible for parents or eligible students to inspect the records personally. The school may charge a fee for copies.


  1. If a student (or in case of a student under legal age, his/her parent or guardian) cancels his/her enrollment and demands his/her money back, in writing or in person, within 5 business days of the signing of the enrollment agreement or contract, all monies collected by the school shall be refunded. The cancellation date will be determined by the postmark on written notification or the date said information is delivered to the school administrator/owner in person. This policy applies regardless of whether or not the student has actually started training. Our policy applies to all terminations for any reason by either party, including student decision, course or program cancellation, or school closure.
  2. If a student cancels their enrollment after 5 business days after signing but prior to entering classes they shall be entitled to a refund of all monies paid to the school less an enrollment fee of $100.00.
  3. If an applicant is rejected by the institution they shall be entitled to a refund of all monies paid.
  4. For students who enroll in and begin classes, the following schedule of tuition adjustment is authorized:

% of enrollment amount of total tuition school shall retain 0.01 % to 4.9 10% 5% to 9.9% 30% 10% to 14% 40% 15% to 24.9% 45% 25% to 49.9% 70% 50% and over 100%
Enrollment time is defined as the time elapsed between the actual starting date and the date of the student’s last day of physical attendance in the school. Unofficial withdrawals for clock hour student are determined by the school through monitoring clock hour attendance at least every thirty (30) days. Any monies due the applicant or student shall be refunded within 30 days of formal cancellations by the student as defined previously or formal termination by the school, which shall occur no more than 30 days from the last day of physical attendance. A student on an approved leave of absence notifies the school that he or she will not be returning. The date of withdrawal determination shall be the earlier of the scheduled date of return from the leave of absence or the date the student notifies the institution that the student will not be returning.

  1. The cost of any extra items required by the students, such as instructional supplies, or equipment, service charges, student’s activity fees, deposits, rentals, and other miscellaneous charges, are not considered in the Enrollment Agreement. The school catalog, or in other information furnished to the student/applicant before enrollment purchased at the school In full. By the student/applicant at the time of receipt of such supplies. There will be no refund for any of these items.
  2. An applicant rejected by the institution shall be entitled to a refund of all monies paid.
  3. If a school is permanently closed and no longer offering instruction after a student has enrolled the student shall be entitled to a prorated refund of tuition
  4. If a course is cancelled subsequent to a student’s enrollment, the school shall at its option to:
    • Provide a full refund of all monies paid or
    • Provided completion of the course

Cancellation or termination by student: A Student my cancel or terminated enrollment by notifying this school of this or her intentions in writing.


  1. Punch in and out when arriving and leaving the building for any reason.
  2. Students my not attend more than 40 hours per week. Except in hardship cases, and with permission
  3. Student may attend a maximum of 8 hours by not less than 3 consecutive hours per day. Students attending 6 or more consecutive hours shall take a ½ hour lunch
  4. Evening classes are for night students: day students my not attend except with special permission
  5. Student absent, without notice, for a period of more than 14 a day will be dropped without further notice;
  6. Students are required to maintain total number of hours per month according to their enrollment agreement. Students not maintaining there schedule will be changed to another schedule or dropped depending on seriousness of situation
  7. Students are expected to call when absent
  8. Students in good standing who temporarily withdraw from the program will be allowed to return with loss of credit


  1. Students are to wear a professional uniforms
  2. Socks or nylon hose
  3. Makeup, hair and nails should be well groomed and manicured


Alcoholic beverages are not allowed in any form at the School, and any student or employee that consumes alcoholic beverages immediately prior to coming to the school, will be suspended from training. The same rule applies to the use of marijuana and non prescription drugs. Ms Roberts Beauty Academy has a no tolerance policy in regards to Alcoholic Beverages and Non prescription Drugs.

All students receive a copy of our handbook on the first day of class and in effect acknowledge the awareness of our Drug and Alcohol Free environment.

Drug Free School and Workplace Statement

  1. Ms Roberts Beauty Academy (hereinafter referred to as “this institution” has a policy of maintaining a Drug Free Workplace and School. All students and employees are hereby notified that the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession or use of a controlled substance is prohibited in the institution’s workplace. The workplace for this institution is defined in paragraph 2
  2. In compliance with the Drug Free Workplace act of 1988, this institutions workplace consists of the following locations:
    1. The entire campus facility
    2. Any location used as an off site school function i.e. competition, hair show etc.
    3. Students and employees must comply with the policy while off site if they are in service of the institution in any capacity.
  3. Non compliance with the terms in Paragraph 1 will result in the following action being taken by this institution.
    1. Mandatory counseling, rehabilitation given by a Federal, State or Local Health, law enforcement, or other appropriate agency which is approved for purposes of chemical abuse counseling and rehabilitation or
    2. Termination of enrollment, or employment, whichever is applicable, as well as referral for prosecution for violation of the standards of conduct.
  4. All students and employees must read and understand the following statement
  5. Students receiving Title IV Federal Financial Assistance and not complying with paragraph 1 will loose funding until completing completion of counseling as described in #3 above. Once documentation of successful counseling or treatment is provided to the school, Title IV aid can be reinstated.


As required by the Clery act, each university or college must publish and make available to student’s interested students, staff, and the general public it annual crime report. Ms Roberts Beauty Academy has collected data filed its report for the year calendar year ending 12-31-2015. A full copy of the report is available in the school office.


In the event that a situation arises, either on or off campus, that, in the judgment of the school president or staff, constitutes an ongoing or continuing threat, a campus wide timely warning will be issued. The warning will be issued through the college bulletin boards by general announcement or by email. Anyone with information warranting a time warning should report the circumstances to the school office in person at the school in 552 North Mannheim Road Hillside IL whichever is applicable.


Students or staff having problems or complaints against the school should first put it in writing and them given to the school owner. School owner will meet with the complainant within 10 days of receipt of the written complaint. If after careful evaluation the problem cannot be resolved through discussion the complaint will be referred to the schools complaint committee. All meetings will document and give a copy to all parties. The committee will meet within 21 days of receipt of the complaint and review the allegations. If more information is needed from the complainant a letter will be written outlining the additional information. The committee will act on the allegations within 15 days stating the steps taken to correct the problem or show that the allegations were not warranted or based on fact. Every effort should be made by the complaint to resolve the problem through the school. If at this point the complaint is still not satisfied with the schools response they can pursue the matter further by contacting National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts & Science, 4401 Ford Avenue, Suite 1300 Alexandria VA 22302, phone 703 600-7600. A complaint form is available through the accrediting agency. The Illinois Department of Professional Regulation 320 W. Washington 3rd floor, Springfield IL 62786. Phone #217-782-8556.

Text Book Costs

Federal Law requires all institutions that participate in the IV funding to post on their web site required textbooks, their ISBN# and cost.

Ms Roberts Beauty Academy uses Milady Textbooks for Cosmetology Programs. The textbooks are purchased as a package and are included in the cost of attendance.

The retail price for the cosmetology texts is $250.00

Milady Standard Cosmetology Book

Milady Coursemate Work Book

Milady Study Guide

Milady Standard Work Book

Milady Exam Review Book

Financial Assistance

Code of Conduct Policy

The Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA)requires educational institutions to develop and comply with a code of conduct that prohibits conflicts of interest for financial assistance personnel (HEOA s487 (a)(25)].

  1. Ms Roberts Beauty Academy financial services associates or employees are prohibited from entering into any revenue-sharing arrangements with a lender. A revenue-sharing arrangement means an arrangement between the school and a lender in which the lender provides or issues loans to students attending Ms RobertsBeauty Academy or to their families.
  2. Ms Roberts Beauty Academy financial services Associates or employees will not recommend lenders or the loan products of the lender in exchange for benefits from the lender, including gifts, revenue or profit sharing to Ms Roberts Beauty Academy
  3. Ms Roberts Beauty Academy shall not refuse to certify, or delay certification of any loan based on the borrower’s selection of a particular lender or guaranty agency,
  4. Ms Roberts Beauty Academy shall not request or accept from any lender any offer or funds or be used for private education loans to students in exchange for the institution providing concessions or promises regarding providing the lender with; a) a specified number of private education loans (non-Title IV loans) or loans made, insured, or guaranteed under Title IV: b) a specified loan volume of such loans: or c) a preferred lender arrangement for such loans.
  5. Ms Roberts Beauty Academy shall not request or accept lender assistance with call center staffing or staffing the institutions financial assistance office.
  6. Any person who is employed in the financial assistance office at Ms Roberts Beauty Academy, or who otherwise has responsibilities with respect to education loans and/or student financial assistance, shall be prohibited from receiving anything of value from the lender or guarantor. If an employee serves on an advisory board, commission, or group of lenders or guarantors, the employee may be reimbursed for reasonable expenses.


Enrollment Fee……………………………… $100.00

Tuition………………………………………… $16,900.00

Kit, Books, Uniform…………………………. $1,300.00

Total Program cost Hillside………………… $18,300.00