Step 1: School Tour
Step 2: PREPARATION
- STATE REQUIREMENTS: 16+ years old, Good Moral Character, Equivalent 10th Grade Education or Beyond
- COMPLETE THE FAFSA: Optional for Cosmetology Program Only- If choosing to participate in Financial Aid
- PROOF OF AGE: Photocopy of Driver’s License or State ID or Certified Copy of Birth Certificate
- PROOF OF EDUCATION: Copy of High School Diploma or Equivalent or High School Transcript
- LETTER OF REFERENCE: Author may be Employer, Teacher, Church Member, Volunteer Organization etc. Should be signed by author and include their contact number
- (This may be Personal or Character)
- SELF PAYMENT: $100 Registration Fee & Kit Purchase- Cosmetology $900, Advanced Manicuring $400
Step 3: Registration Process
- After your Tour, you will receive THREE separate emails. Complete each segment listed on each email
- Registration @ Apex Academy- ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM (1/3)
- Registration @ Apex Academy- ADMISSIONS QUESTIONNAIRE (2/3)
- Registration @ Apex Academy- PORTAL ACCESS & DOCUMENT UPLOAD (3/3)
- $100 REGISTRATION FEE: Paid in person to Apex Academy by Cash, Card (+ fee %) or Check payable to Apex Academy. Checks may be sent via mail to Apex Academy 1788 W. 4th St. Ontario, OH 44906
Step 4: Acceptance & Meetings
- Once the REGISTRATION PROCESS is Complete a ‘Congratulations’ email will be sent to those accepted
- FINANCIAL MEETING: Discuss Financial Aid, Estimates & Self Pay payment options (if applicable)
- ORIENTATION: Self Directed and Completed Online
- ENROLLMENT MEETING: Students are required to make an out of pocket purchase of the Kit in the amount of: Cosmetology $900 or Advanced Manicurist $400 and will sign the Enrollment Agreement.
- (The Kit and Fees are included as part of the Cost of Attendance (COA) and a proration of these items will be across the four payment periods per 34 CFR 668.164. Title IV, HEA students may be eligible for a Title IV, HEA credit balance to reimburse self for the initial $1,000 out of pocket expense )
Notable Admissions Information
This Admissions Policy is used to define the enrollment requirements for individuals who wish to enroll at Apex Academy as a regular student. Apex Academy, must adhere to the U.S. Department of Education, Ohio State Cosmetology and Barber Board and NACCAS guidelines.
General Admission Requirements
Apex Academy is an equal opportunity employer and follows the same policies in accepting applications from potential students. Apex Academy is open to all students without regard to race, sex, religion, creed, ethnic origin, color, financial status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity age or otherwise. The admission policy is within compliance, with the U.S. Department of Education, Ohio State Cosmetology and Barber Board, NACCAS guidelines.
To be eligible for admission, an applicant must be able to read and write English, and the student must meet the following requirements.
All students must follow this Admission Policy to be admitted into the Academy.
NOTABLE ADMISSIONS INFORMATION:
Transfers – If potential students have hours from another learning institution, Apex Academy will not accept those hours, but will have the student restart at Apex Academy. Apex Academy will accept a student who is transferring “licensed hours.” Example if a potential student has an Advanced Manicuring license, hours may transfer from that license toward our Cosmetology program. Students need to be aware that all hours attempted count toward the 150% eligibility requirements for Title IV, HEA funding.
If a transfer student is admitted to the program, a copy of the approved State Board license must be on file at Apex Academy. Transfer students will be required to purchase a kit to meet Apex Academy requirements. Transfer hours are recorded on the student’s permanent record. Decisions concerning the acceptance of transfer hours are at the discretion of the administrator. Registration fee will apply. In addition, the student will be charged based on the current tuition rate and how many hours are needed for completion.
Apex Academy will access the NSLDS as it has all the pertinent information about a student’s loan and financial aid history.
Terms of Re-Enrollment - Students who have been terminated or withdrew from school may re-enroll (if determined eligible) within 180 days and will not incur additional Payment Period charges. Students are required to pay any obligations, fees and Extra Instructional if applicable PRIOR to re-enrollment. Students will be responsible to pay any remaining balance from the previous enrollment that cannot be covered with reinstated federal funds.
Students who have been terminated or withdrew from school and re-enroll (if determined eligible), after more than 180 days will pay a $100 Registration fee and will be charged for contracted hours at the current tuition rate. All re-enrolling students will be provided the school’s re-enrollment policy and will be evaluated by the school Administrator for placement in the curriculum and kit needs. Re-enrolling students may be required to purchase the current school kit. Students applying for re-entry will be required, as a condition of enrollment, to bring delinquent prior student loans to a current status.
A determination of SAP will be made and documented at the time of withdrawal. Students re-entering after exiting the school will not be evaluated as new students and consideration will be given to the student's progress status at the time of previous withdrawal. Re-enrollment is at the discretion of the school administration.
Foreign Students- Must have evidence that verification of a foreign student’s high school diploma has been performed by an outside agency that is qualified to translate documents into English and confirm the academic equivalence to a U.S. high school diploma. 1. Note High school diplomas/transcripts from other countries are acceptable toward the student eligibility general requirement, as long as the diploma is equivalent to a U.S. high school diploma. 2. Documentation of proof of completion of secondary education from a foreign country must be officially translated into English and officially certified as the equivalent of high school completion in the United States, at your own expense. At student’s expense the student can contact the following for an official certification and translation of the student’s foreign high school diploma or transcript:
Worldwide Education Consultant Services, Inc.
5521 N. Expressway 77
Brownsville, TX 78520
Estimated cost is: $230.00
Diploma Mill- Diploma mill credentials are not accepted. Diploma mill definition - An entity that: 1. Charges someone a fee and requires him to complete little or no education or coursework to obtain a degree, diploma, or certificate that may be used to represent to the general public that he has completed a program of secondary or postsecondary education or training; and 2. Lacks accreditation by an agency or association that is recognized as an accrediting body for institutions of higher education by the Secretary (pursuant to Part H, Subpart 2 of Title IV) or a federal agency, state government, or other organization that recognizes accrediting agencies or associations.
Secondary School Students- A limited number of secondary students who are not enrolled under a training agreement (no more than 10% of the number of students currently enrolled) may be admitted, if the applicant meets the state requirements for admission, obtains permission in writing from the secondary school in which they are enrolled and successfully completes a pre- enrollment evaluation, as established by the institution.
Homeschooling- Though homeschooled students are not considered to have a high school diploma or equivalent, they are eligible to enroll and potentially receive FSA funds if their secondary school education was in a homeschool that state law treats as a home or private school. Some states issue a secondary school completion credential to homeschoolers.
SAP Warning Student’s receiving VA Education Benefits who do not maintain the above attendance and/or grade requirements will be placed on Satisfactory Academic Progress Warning Status. Students placed on Warni-ng Status are required to meet the above attendance and/or grade requirements by the next 30 day review to prevent termination.
Dermination Students receiving VA EducationBenefits who do not meet the above attendance and/or grade requirements by the next 30 day review, or a subsequent review, after being placed on Satisfactory Academic Progress Warning will be terminated from their program.
A student may submit an appeal in the form of a letter along with any supporting documentation to the Director describing circumstances beyond the student’s control that may have caused a failure to meet the satisfactory progress standards. The Director will convene a review board and a determination of the appeal will be made within two weeks. Appeals will be reviewed on case-by-case basis and the student will be notified when a determination is made. If the appeal is approved the student will be placed on financial aid probation. Students on financial aid probation may receive financial aid, but will be required to meet SAP by the end of the probation period (one payment period). After the payment period and the student is not meeting Standards of Progress the student will be terminated from the program and the DVA will be notified to terminate benefits.
Students must be receiving a 75% in both academics and attendance to be considered maintaining satisfactory progress. If at the end of the probation period he/she is not making satisfactory progress, their benefits will be terminated and in order to continue will pay on a cash basis.
Incarcerated Applicants-A student is considered to be incarcerated if she/he is serving a criminal sentence in a federal, state, or local penitentiary, prison, jail, reformatory, work farm, or similar correctional institution (whether it is operated by the government or a contractor). A student is not considered to be incarcerated if she/he is in a halfway house or home detention or is sentenced to serve only weekends. Our attendance policy specifies that all classed and practical studies are done at the school’s physical location; therefore, incarcerated students are not eligible for admissions.
Vaccination Policy - Apex Academy nor the state require any vaccinations for admission into this school or chosen field.
Other- Students expelled from other institutions will not be accepted for Enrollment at Apex Academy. All programs are instructed in the English language only.
Orientation- All programs hold an orientation prior to the commencement of classes.
HOW ELIGIBILITY IS DETERMINED FOR FINANCIAL AID- TITLE IV, HEA
To be Eligible to receive Federal Student Aid, you will need to:
Recognized equivalents of a high school diploma The Department recognizes several equivalents to a high school diploma:
In addition, you must meet one of the following:
Apex Academy uses a third-party processor for Verification. The third-party processor uses their own verification forms. Federal regulations 34 C.F.R Part 668, Subpart E, dated March 1986, executing legislation 20 U.S.C. 1094 governing the Title IV programs require schools to be sure of certain applicant reported data. These regulations require schools to develop written policies and procedures for verification. The school is required to make these policies available to all applicants for financial aid, as well as prospective students upon request. This procedure is part of the Admissions and advising process. To follow the regulation and achieve consistency governing this process, the following verification policies apply to all applicants for Title IV programs. Under the regulations, the school will not disburse Federal Aid until completion of verification.
WHO MUST BE VERIFIED?
The policy of this school shall be to verify those students selected by the need analysis system for verification. In the absence of conflicting documentation, applications excluded from verification include:
An applicant need not document spouse information or provide a spouse’s signature if:
THIRD PARTY SERVICERS VERIFICATION
The Boston Educational Network provides the necessary tools and expertise to ensure that verifications are completed per the rules and regulations set forth by the US Department of Education. The Institution is responsible for providing The Boston Educational Network with the documents required to complete the verification process. The Boston Educational Network will review the documents submitted by the Institution and verify the information for accuracy and determine if conflicting information needs to be resolved. BEN will provide the reason(s) to the Institution if verification cannot be completed per USDE regulations. BEN will consider the verification process to be complete when all requested documents have been reviewed and accepted by BEN and no conflicting information exists. The Boston Educational Network will not award or disburse any Title IV Funds subject to the verification process until the verification process is complete and all conflicting information has been resolved.
To be eligible to receive Title IV funds, we require applicants to provide requested information during the time period(s) July 1st through June 30th the following Award Year. Applicants must certify that the following data items are correct as listed on the original application; or if not correct, must update the date items, as the date of verification:
Federal Pell Grant applicants who dependency status changes during the Award Year must file a correction application.
CONSEQUENCES OF FAILURE TO PROVIDE DOCUMENTATION WITHIN THE SPECIFIED TIME PERIOD(S)
If the student cannot provide all required documentation, Apex Academy cannot complete the verification process with four weeks from the date of enrollment. Apex Academy must then advise applicants that they may not be eligible for Financial Aid funds. The school then gives the applicants the following options:
If a Federal Pell Grant or Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loan applicant has not processed Part 2 of the SAR within four weeks of enrollment, the school must advise them that they are not eligible for Financial Aid. Apex Academy will then provide applicants with the following options:
Apex Academy may not make any interim disbursement. The student must complete verification before disbursement of any or all Title IV funds.
NOTICATION OF RESULTS OF VERTIFICATION
Apex Academy shall notify the applicant of additional information and/or documentation needed for verification. This occurs through contact with the Financial Aid Administrator, or by e- mailing and indicating additional items needed. Apex Academy will notify the applicant of any changes in the originally computed Federal Pell Grant award.
Providing the student with a receipt for any Campus-Based funds credited to their tuition account.
Overpayments of federal and state aid, if they occur, are resolved with subsequent adjustments to the student’s account. If an adjustment cannot be made, Apex Academy will refer the overpayment to the appropriate federal agency.
The standard procedures for referring a student to the Office of Inspector General under 34 C.F.R. § 668.16 (g)
Students and parents are advised that the School must and will refer to the Office of Inspector General (OIG) any credible information indicating that an applicant for Federal Student Aid may have engaged in fraud or other criminal misconduct in connection with FAFSA applications. Common misconduct includes false claims of independent status, false claims of citizenship, use of false identities, forgery of signatures of certifications, and false statements of income. Note that fraud is the intent to deceive as opposed to a mistake on an application.
FACILITIES/ SERVICES FOR STUDENT WITH DISABILITIES
The school complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and is wheelchair accessible. The school will provide reasonable modifications and/or accommodations for students with disabilities depending on the student’s need.
If you are interested in attending Apex Academy but are in need of accommodations, you should schedule an appointment with the Director. At this meeting, we will discuss the nature of the reported disability and its impact on learning. We will also discuss the process of receiving reasonable accommodations at Apex Academy and the types of accommodations available.
Please bring copies of current documentation of a disability to this meeting.
Documentation must be provided by a medical expert within the last three years and include:
Upon completion of the initial meeting, a formal request for the accommodation must be submitted in writing to the school. The school will respond to the request within 15 days of receipt. During this 15-day time frame, the school will consult with Ohio State Cosmetology and Barber Board in order to ensure the accommodation will be granted during the state board-licensing exam. The initial meeting, formal request, and response from the school must take place prior to the pre-enrollment process.
Note: In order to be eligible for Title IV, HEA funding, you must be able to benefit from the reasonable accommodations and be able to take the state board-licensing exam.
CONTACT INFORMATION OF ASSISTANCE IN OBTAINING INSTITUTIONAL OR FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION
Disclosure Requirements will be made available through appropriate publications, mailings, or electronic media.
HEA Sec 485(a) (1) -(2), 20 U.S.C. 1092 (a) (1) -(2). Not changed by HEOA 34 C.F.R. 668.41 (a)-(d); 668.43 revised August 21, 2009 NPRM (revised 34 CFR 668.231)
Each institution must make available to prospective and enrolled students information regarding how and where to contact individuals designated to assist enrolled or prospective students in obtaining the institutional or financial aid information required to be disclosed under HEA Section 485 (a)(1), Section 485(f), Section 485 (h), and Section 485 (j).
Financial Aid Staff are available to assist enrolled or prospective students in obtaining financial aid information. More and detailed information about the availability and the application process, for each of type of financial aid listed below, can be obtained at the addresses listed below:
Institutional Contact Information
Name: Karli Blevins
Office Hours: Wednesday & Friday 8am-4pm
The information is posted on Apex Academy’s website. Paper copies are available upon request from the Financial Aid Office.
APEX ACADEMY HAIR SKIN NAILS SCHOOL OF COSMETOLOGY