Admissions & Financial Aid

Admissions and Financial Aid information


Tricoci University believes that every student should have the ability to attend beauty school if possible. As part of your admissions process, you may be able to utilize a number of different strategies to reduce your out of pocket cost for beauty school. If you’re concerned about being able to pay for beauty school, visit the Affordability page to learn more about your options.


The following requirements must be met by all incoming students to Tricoci University of Beauty Culture:

  • Age: applicants must be at least 16 years of age by the first day of class (for teacher programs, must be 18).
  • Education: applicants must hold a high school diploma, high school transcripts of completion, or a GED certificate.
  • For Teacher Programs: applicants must have a current license as a cosmetologist, esthetician, or nail technician.


Tricoci University students typically use a combination of options to create a payment plan that works for their financial circumstances.  Below are some of the options we use to help make beauty school more affordable to you so that you can achieve your dreams with a career in the beauty industry. If you have any questions regarding financial assistance or any of these options, please visit our Financial Aid page or contact us at 888.616.9051.

  • Federal Student Aid
  • Federal Student Loans
  • TUBC Institutional Scholarships
  • Scholarships
  • Government Funding Programs
  • Monthly No-Interest Payments
  • Private Student Loans


Some Tricoci University of Beauty Culture campuses accepts transfer hours – please see Campus Management for specific campus eligibility. Tricoci University may accept up to one-third of the total clock hours required from transferring Cosmetology, Esthetics, Barber, and Manicuring students. Each student’s transcript will be evaluated on an individual basis. In all cases, students will need to provide an academic transcript and will have one (1) attempt at an entrance exam that will consist of a written exercise to assess knowledge of the specific concepts which will determine at what phase of education the transfer student will fit in and how many hours will be accepted. Since programs vary by institution, each transfer student will need to learn concepts and methodologies unique to Tricoci University. In addition to assessing knowledge, the institution will also work with students to determine what student kits items will need to be purchased to complete the program of study at Tricoci University. Transfer students must purchase, or have an acceptable and approved kit and books, to comply with Tricoci University standards. Tuition will be charged at the rate that is in effect at the time of the transfer.

Tricoci University may also accept transfer hours from students who attended previously acquired schools. If a student from an acquired school location withdraws or is terminated after Tricoci University assumes ownership, then the student may apply to transfer earned hours into Tricoci University. The institution will evaluate the former curriculum, Satisfactory Academic Progress standing, and any financial obligation of each student prior to accepting any transfer hours from the acquired student’s previous education. In addition, Cosmetology program graduates seeking enrollment into an Illinois Barber program may have their 1000 clock hours of previous training evaluated for transfer into the program.

A student may also request to transfer to another Tricoci University campus. The student must seek and complete a Transfer Request Form from campus management to request a transfer. Campus management will forward the student’s request to the Student Services Department. The student must pay a nonrefundable $100 transfer fee, will be subject to the new campus tuition costs, and may have a gap in their Financial Aid funding, which may require a monthly payment. Once the request has been received, administration has up to thirty (30) calendar days to provide a decision. The student will be notified in writing of the decision.

Tricoci University maintains a strict policy that no action is ever taken to solicit the transfer of students attending another post-secondary institution.

The student seeking to transfer to Tricoci University from another school must provide the following items at least 30 days prior to the start date of the new program to ensure appropriate time for review and determination. Any items submitted late will not be considered for transfer evaluation.

  • Official transcript from prior school; prior school must have NACCAS accreditation
  • Proof of satisfactory progress from the school from which the student is transferring
  • Course outline to include description, educational objectives, and instructional method
  • Meet all other requirements for admission at Tricoci University
  • Assume financial responsibility of calculated course charges

Applicants for transfer will be reviewed and considered on an individual basis. Tricoci University will review the items above to assess the transferability of hours not to exceed 1/3 of the total program cost.



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