Trade Schools On The Rise: How much does it cost to go to Cosmetology school?

At first glance, Cosmetology school may seem expensive, however, it is much more affordable than other 4-year college programs. Attending an accredited cosmetology school will usually cost anywhere between $5,000 to $20,000*. This total cost of attendance usually includes your tuition and the costs of books and supplies you may need to complete your classes.

If the cost of Cosmetology school seems like a big, scary number to you, don’t worry – we have options at The Salon Professional Academy Buffalo to help you bring down costs!

The Salon Professional Academy Buffalo is approved by the Department of Education. What does that mean? You could qualify for federal funding through grants, scholarships or loans to help you pay for school! While loans do have to be repaid, any grants and scholarships you may qualify for do not have to be repaid when you’re done with school. Cool, right?

We know what you’re thinking next… how do I know if I qualify? You can call our Financial Aid Office and they can help you with the steps to find out if you qualify for financial aid! The most important step is to fill out your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at

While you’re crunching the numbers to see if Cosmetology school is a good choice for you, remember what you are paying for at The Salon Professional Academy Buffalo beyond the diploma: Professors that want to see you succeed, small class sizes and a hands-on and innovative training environment.

Want a more specific idea on how much Cosmetology school would cost for you? You can check out our Net Price Calculator to calculate your estimated school costs.

Here at The Salon Professional Academy Buffalo, we want to help you be able to afford Cosmetology school and make sure this process is as easy as can be. If at any time you have questions about program costs, feel free to contact our Financial Aid Office at (716) 243-3311.

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