Tuition at Trend Setters is broken down as follows:
Tuition Cos I & II $6,400.00
Books, Equipment, & Permit $1,800.00
There is a $150.00 deposit due at the time of enrollment, $75 of which is non-refundable. This fee will be applied towards tuition. The enrollment fee is already included in the $8200.00 total.
The tuition may be paid by using the Alaska Student Loan, if you meet all the requirements of the Loan Program. A tuition payment plan is available for those not using the Alaska Supplemental Education Loan, the Alaska Family Education Loan, or other funding agencies. Otherwise, tuition is payable on the first day of class. Please see the available payment plan.
The Alaska Family Education Loan Program
The Alaska Supplemental Education Loan and the Alaska Family Education Loan Program are the only forms of financial aid available at Trend Setters. For information about these Loan Programs, contact either Trend Setters or the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education in
Loan checks are sent to the school for disbursement. Typically, the loan is disbursed in two checks. If the student borrows more than the tuition and fees, the school will write them a business check for the balance when the second check is negotiated. Books, equipment and fees are paid first, then tuition. The student will receive the remainder, if any, of the loan after all fees are paid.
Student Loan checks are negotiated only if the student meets good standing requirements of the Loan Program. Students must average at least 40 hours per week of attendance. Excused absences of not more than 6.0 hours per week may be added into the weekly attendance to establish the required 40 hours per week. Students must average 75% on written tests to maintain academic good standing.
If needed, a student may use both loans. The ASELP is borrowed on behalf of the student and the AFFLP is borrowed on behalf of a family member for the student.
If a student is using either of the Alaska Student Loans, they will be required to pay $525.00 on the first day of class and $150.00 per month until the full tuition amount is received.
Policy for Transfer Students and Previous Earned Credit
In-State Transfer Students:
For in-state transfer students, the State of Alaska should be contacted by the student to mail Trend Setters the previous hours and credits earned from the prior school.
Out-of-State Transfer Students:
For out-of-state transfer students, the student should contact the State from which they previously went to school. That State should then mail to The State of Alaska: Board of Barbers and Hairdressers the hours and credits they have. The State of Alaska will then compare the curriculum and decide how many hours are equivalent. At that time the student should contact the State of Alaska and have them mail a copy of the accepted hours and credits to Trend Setters.
An evaluation will be done for each transfer student. From this a decision will be made as to where the student will be placed.
Generally, tuition for transfer students is $600 per month; For as long as it takes them to finish. Depending on what supplies the student already has, additional supplies may need to be purchased as well.
$50.00 will be required if a new State of Alaska permit is issued. If you have a current state permit and only need a duplicate, the cost is $5.00
If the student has a very small amount of hours the student may start in the beginning Cosmetology I course if determined it is needed. At this point, the full $8200 will be charged.
For all transfer students, the Rules and Regulations of Trend Setters School of Beauty apply.