BJ’s Beauty & Barber College Policies


BJ’s Beauty & Barber Colleges agree to comply with Title VI of Civil rights Act of 1964 (P.L.88-352) and all requirements imposed by or pursuant to the Regulations of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare (45 DCT Part 80) issued pursuant to that title, that in accordance with Title VI of that Act and the Regulations, no person in the United States shall, on the ground of age, sex, race, color, ethnic origin, or religion be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity for which the applicant received Federal Financial Assistance from the Department of Education and HEREBY GIVES ASSURANCE THAT we will immediately take any measures necessary to effectuate this agreement.

Adult students have the right to inspect, review, and challenge information contained in their education records. Parents of a dependent minor student may have access without consent. Once a student turns 18 the parents only have access with written consent for each request. Written consent is required before education records may be disclosed to third parties with the exception of accrediting commissions or governmental agencies so authorized by law. We request in writing from the student to release any information regarding student’s employability. The college will maintain records for a period of three years after completion.

This institution meets the ADA building guideline (access for the handicapped).

BJ’s Beauty & Barber Colleges are registered, licensed or approved by the following:

Washington State Board of Cosmetology, Barbering, Manicuring & Esthetician,
Department of Vocational Rehabilitation, Department of Education, NACCAS,
Workforce Training & Education Co-ordinating Board who administers Veterans education.

Veterans Approval:
Selected programs of study at BJ’s Beauty & Barber College are approved by the Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board for enrollment of Veterans and eligible beneficiaries.

Students are often eligible for various types of financial assistance from several levels of government. Some examples are: DVR, Social Security, Employment Security, Veterans Administration, PELL and Stafford Loans. Each financial aid program has specific eligibility requirements that must be met in order to qualify for assistance. These requirements are controlled by various governmental agencies. The student will be responsible for investigating their individual eligibility for financial aid. Applications for Title IV funding, such as PELL or Stafford Loans are available at the college. For information of tuition assistance, please contact the Financial Aid Officer or Campus Director.

Wages are not payable to students RCW 16.020 Sub 13; WAC 308-20-107 (7)

BJ’s Beauty & Barber Colleges will make scholarships available to local area High Schools for presentation to graduates. Scholarships are awarded to deserving students based upon financial need, the expressed interest shown by the student, and recommendation of local area high school counselors. A personal interview with BJ’ Beauty & Barber College staff member is required of all scholarship students prior to admission to college. Completion of program is required. If student drops out prior to completion, refund policy as set forth in Enrollment Contract will be calculated on full tuition.

Job placement depends on many factors. At BJ’s, we enjoy an enviable reputation in the quality of training we offer our students. As a result, we are continually contacted by salons in the area and other job sources seeking our graduates to fill well paying positions. As a service to our students, we offer job placement programs without charge; however, placements are not guaranteed. Graduates are also entitled to continued assistance offered by the staff as they enter the professional world of Cosmetology, Barbering, Estheticians, and Teachers. As an additional service, we maintain a job bulletin board, listing openings with salons in the area.

BJ’s Beauty & Barber Colleges have set forth the following minimum standards for completion the total programs:

  1. Satisfaction of admission requirements as stated in Admission Requirements.
  2. Attendance in a State approved college, such as BJ’s Beauty & Barber College, for a minimum of 1800 hours Cosmetology; 1100 hours Barbering; 600 hours Esthetics and 600 hours Teacher Trainee training.
  3. In depth coverage of the curriculum as set forth by BJ’s Beauty & Barber College for Cosmetology, Barbering, Esthetics and Teacher Trainee training.
  4. Fulfillment of practical operations and requirements established by the Department of Licensing and our college.
  5. Complete payment of all tuition and fees.
  6. Successful completion (75%) on the practical exam.
  7. uccessful completion of the State Board Examination with a minimum 76% of the examination. Upon successful completion of the examination, the student is issued their Cosmetology, Barber, Manicuring, Esthetics or Teacher license. An 80% is required for successful completion of the Teacher Trainee Exam.

Students requiring more than the allotted time period will be charged regular monthly payments. Students cannot exceed 1 ½ times the course length. Attendance is mandatory not optional. ALL ABSENCES count toward the allotted time period for course completion.

BJ’s is open Tuesday through Saturday from 8:30 – 5:30 for Day classes and 3:30 pm – 7:30 pm Tuesday through Friday for night class and 8:30 am-5:00 pm on Saturdays in Puyallup. BJ’s Tacoma location is open Tuesday through Friday from 8:30 am – 7:30 pm and 8:30 to 5:00 pm on Saturday. Special classes are scheduled on Monday.The Esthetics program is taught Monday thru Wednesday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.

All students attend theory class from 8:30-9:30am daily except Saturdays. From 9:30-5:00 pm Phase I students are involved in continuous basic training classes (except for a designated lunch break and two 15 minute breaks, one in the morning and one in the afternoon which are non-creditable hours.Phase II students (generally 150-300 hours depending on the program they are enrolled in) are assigned to the clinic area where they put into practice all phases of their training. Phase III students are students who work independent, are dependable & work well with fellow students, staff & clients. From 5:00-5:30 students clean and sanitize their equipment & individual stations. Cosmetology students have 60 weeks to complete, Barbers 37 weeks, Estheticians 25 weeks, Teacher Trainee’s have 20 weeks on a full time schedule.

Night students attend college from 3:30 – 7:30 pm. Theory is held from 3:30 – 4:00 pm and Sanitation is done from 7:15 – 7:30 pm. Saturdays hours are from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. Cosmetoloty students have 75 weeks, Barbers 46 weeks, Teacher Trainees have 25 weeks to complete.

Students requiring more than the allotted time period will be charged regular monthly payments.

All students assigned to the clinic area will be given appointments at the discretion of the receptionist or as their requirements deem necessary. Therefore, all students in the clinic area must be personally accountable for their time and availability for their appointments.

BJ’s Beauty & Barber Colleges are closed on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving Day, & Christmas Day. A special holiday or closure may be declared for special or emergency reasons.