TUITION & FEES

​The tuition rate applies to all applicants for enrollment excluding transfer students; furthermore, the tuition rate is the same for both full time and part time classes.  Transfer students are charged an hourly rate for any training hours required.  The fees listed below apply all applicants for enrollment, including transfer students.

Tuition = $17,500.00
Textbook Bundle = $225.00
Training Kit = $1,500.00
Uniforms = $500.00

Testing Fee = $175.00

Technology Fee = $100.00

Registration Fee = $200.00

Total Tuition & Fees = $20,200.00

Transfer Student Tuition

Tuition charges for transfer students are based upon the number of training hours the transfer student is seeking to complete at our school.  Transfer students are charged an hourly rate for any training hours required as opposed to a flat tuition rate.  Please note that any transfer student must enroll in a minimum of 500 clock hours.  Additionally, transfer students are still responsible for paying all required fees at the time of enrollment.

Transfer Student Hourly Tuition Rate = $11.67/training hour required (500 Hour Minimum)

Re-Entry Student Tuition
If a student, who previously withdrew from the barbering program wishes to re-enroll, then the following conditions apply.

  1. If a student chooses to re-enroll within ninety (90) days of their official withdrawal date, then said student is eligible to re-enroll under their original enrollment contract.

  2. If a student chooses to re-enroll more than ninety (90) days after their official withdrawal date, then said student must reapply for admission and, if accepted, sign a new enrollment contract.  In such cases, re-entry students will be charged the currently hourly tuition rate ($11.67/clock hour) for any training hours required.


Enrollment Contract Expiration & Additional Training Hours

Top of the Line Barber College understands that life happens, so a grace period of 10% has been added to the calculated anticipated graduation date (contract end date) to allow students the opportunity to complete contracted hours. The grace period of 10% provides an allowance of approximately 37 days for full-time students and 21 days for part time students to complete the Barbering Program, without incurring any extra instructional charges (not to include transfer students). For transfer students, the grace period of 10% (calculated in the amount of days) will vary as it is based upon the amount of contracted training time at the time of enrollment.  Once these allowed absences have been exhausted, and the student still has not completed the required training hours at the end of the contracted period, then he/she will be required to pay for extra instructional time for remaining training hours. Remaining training hours will be billed at the rate of $250 per week, or any part thereof, payable in advance, until completion. Students will not be allowed to clock in until applicable weekly payments are made. Please note that the date of the max time frame for completion of the program will not change under these circumstances. 


Authorized Methods of Payment
The following methods of payment have been approved for tuition and fees payments.

  1. Cash

  2. Cashier’s Check/Personal Check/Money Order

  3. Title IV Federal Financial Aid Programs

  4. Veteran’s Education & Training Benefits

  5. Private Loans, Grants and Scholarships


Authorized Payment Terms
The following payment terms have been approved for tuition and fees payments.

  1. Submit entire payment at time of enrollment.

  2. Submit application fee at time of signing the enrollment agreement and pay the remaining balance before classes begin by financing remaining balance through private lender. 

  3. Apply for Title IV Federal Aid and use benefits awarded to pay tuition and set up school approved payment plan to cover remaining balance (if applicable).

  4. Apply Veteran’s Education & Training Benefits toward tuition and set up school approved payment plan to cover remaining balance (if applicable).

Any student participating in a Title IV Federal Financial Aid Loan Program is responsible for repaying any funds paid on their behalf according to the guidelines of the program. ALL CASH TUITION PAYMENTS ARE DUE ON THE 1st DAY OF THE MONTH.  LATE FEES ARE ASSESSED ON ALL PAYMENTS SUBMITTED AFTER THE 15TH DAY OF THE MONTH UNLESS A PRIOR ARRANGEMENT BETWEEN THE STUDENT AND SCHOOL OFFICIALS HAS BEEN REACHED.

Veteran’s Affairs Addendum

In accordance with Title 38 US Code 3679 subsection (e), this school adopts the following additional provisions for any students using U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) Post 9/11 G.I. Bill® (Ch. 33) or Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (Ch. 31) benefits, while payment to the institution is pending from the VA. This school will not:

    • Prevent the student’s enrollment
    • Assess a late penalty fee to
    • Require student secure alternative or additional funding
    • Deny their access to any resources (access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities) available to other             students who have satisfied their tuition and fee bills to the institution.

However, to qualify for this provision, such students may be required to:
    • Provide Chapter 33 Certificate of Eligibility (or its equivalent) or for Chapter 31, VA VR&E’s contract with the                   school on VA Form 28-1905 by the first day of class.

#Note: Chapter 33 students can register at the VA Regional Office to use E-Benefits to get the equivalent of a Chapter 33 Certificate of Eligibility. Chapter 31 students cannot get a completed VA Form 28-1905 (or any equivalent) before the VA VR&E case-manager issues it to the school.
    • Provide written request to be certified
    • Provide additional information needed to properly certify the enrollment as described in other institutional                   policies.

Institutional Refund Policy

This refund policy applies to tuition and fees charged in the enrollment agreement. Other miscellaneous charges the student may have incurred at the institution (e.g.: extra kit materials, books, products, unreturned school property, etc.) will be calculated separately at the time of withdrawal. All fees are identified in the catalog and in this enrollment agreement.

Cancellations and Withdrawal Date of Determinations
For applicants who cancel enrollment or students who withdraw from enrollment, a fair and equitable settlement will apply. The following policy will apply to all terminations for any reason, by either party, including student decision, course or program cancellation, or school closure. Students who withdraw or terminate prior to course completion are charged a cancellation or administrative fee of $100.00. Official cancellation or withdrawal shall occur on the earlier of the dates that:

    a. An applicant is not accepted for admission and is entitled to a refund of all monies paid except a non-                          refundable application fee of $75.00.
    b. A student (or in the case of student under legal age, his/her parent or guardian) cancels the enrollment     in                writing within three business days of signing the enrollment agreement, all monies collected by the school                    minus the $75.00 non-refundable application fee shall be refunded to the student. The date of the                                  cancellation will be the postmark date on the written notification or the date the notice is delivered in person.
    c. A student cancels the enrollment more than three business days after signing the contract but prior to                          starting classes; a refund of all monies paid to the school less the application fee in the amount of  $75.00 will be          made. The $75.00 application fee covers the cost of processing a student’s application. The date of the                          cancellation will be the postmark date on the written notification.
     d. A student notifies the institution of his/her withdrawal. The date of the withdrawal will be the postmark date on            the written notification or the date the notice is delivered in person.
    e. A student on an approved leave of absence notifies school officials that he/she will not be returning to class. In            this instance, the date of withdrawal shall be the earlier of the date of expiration of the leave of absence or the            date the student notifies school officials that he/she will not be returning.
    f. A student is terminated from the barbering program by school officials.
    g. School officials monitor student attendance by reviewing all training hours earned daily. An unofficial                            withdrawal occurs when a student fails to attend class for fourteen (14) consecutive days. The withdrawal date              shall be fourteen (14) days after the student’s last verified day of attendance.

Refund Calculations

For students who enroll and begin classes but withdraw prior to course completion, a refund will be calculated based on the scheduled hours in the period of enrollment for which the student has been charged. The period of enrollment for which the institution charged shall be calculated by dividing the total number of clock hours comprising the period of enrollment for which the student has been charged into the number of clock hours remaining to be completed by the student in that period as of the last recorded day of attendance.

In adherence with the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education’s Regulation Governing Nonpublic Postsecondary Institutions, the institution shall keep a pro-rated portion of the tuition rounded downward to the nearest 10% for students who withdraw within the first 60% of the first payment period (period of financial obligation) in which they are attending; beyond 60% of the student’s first pay period, students are obligated for the full tuition for the pay period in which they are attending. The same will apply to students with mitigating circumstances who withdraw in subsequent period(s) of enrollment. Mitigating circumstances are those that directly prohibit pursuit of a program, and which are beyond the student’s control: serious illness of the student, death in the student’s immediate family, or active duty military service, including active duty for training. In pay periods after the first pay period of enrollment (for students without mitigating circumstances), the institution will keep a prorated portion of tuition for students who withdraw within the first 20% of the pay period; beyond 20% the student is obligated for full tuition.