Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What are the full-time and part-time hours?
Full-time: Monday-Friday 8:15am - 3:45pm
Part-time: Monday-Thursday 5:15pm - 9:45pm; plus Saturday, 8:15am - 4:45pm
Q. What is the length for both the full-time and part-time programs?
Full-time Cosmetology: 43 weeks or 10 months
Part-time Cosmetology: 58 weeks or 14 months
Full-time Manicuring: 12 weeks or 3 Months
Full-time Esthetician: 29 weeks
Part-time Esthetician: 33 weeks
Q. Do we offer financial aid? What kind?
We do offer financial aid in the form of Pell grants and Federal Direct Subsidized, Federal Direct Unsubsidized and PLUS loans for the Cosmetology and Esthetician programs. Financial aid is not available for the Nail Technology program.
Q. How do I apply for financial aid?
This can be done two ways. We prefer that you complete the paperwork in person with the financial aid administrator. She will assist you in completing the FAFSA form and explain which loans you qualify for and the respective payment schedule. She can immediately answer any questions you may have about the process.
If you prefer to do it on your own, you can go to www.FAFSA.ed.gov and fill out the required information using your income tax information from the previous two years. You may enter our school code, 017279. When you finish that process, wait about a week, and then set up an appointment to see the financial aid administrator. She will explain which loans you qualify for and the respective payment schedule. She will also answer any questions you may have about your loan.
Q. How often do new classes start?
New classes start every 5 weeks! Program Start Dates can be found here.
Q. When is the cutoff to enroll for the next start date?
Enrollment papers must be completed correctly and required payments must be received (see below) at least 2 weeks prior to start date.
Q. What do I need to enroll?
To reserve your spot for the next starting class, please call us to schedule an appointment. Bring your driver's license or birth certificate, your high school diploma, official high school transcripts, or GED transcripts/certificate, and the $150 enrollment fee. Also, bring $5 for the student license (check or money order only) payable to the Missouri State Board of Cosmetology. Don't forget, we'll be taking your picture to use for your student license, so come prepared!
Q. Does Grabber offer job placement services?
Though Grabber School of Hair Design cannot guarantee student employment, we teach the skills you'll need to reach your professional goals. In our program, learn how to write a winning resumé and obtain letters of recommendation. Build a portfolio showcasing your creations, then learn to present yourself and your accomplishments in a mock interview.
Grabber School also posts job openings, shares Student Profiles, offers career counseling, and provides Premium Memberships on Bloom.com; the world's leading social beauty network. We host in-house demos allowing you the opportunity to network with companies ready to recruit fresh talent.
At the Grabber School, we are dedicated to helping students make the transition from the classroom to the business place. We know what employers are looking for and make it our mission to prepare graduates for a successful career in the fields of cosmetology and manicuring.
Q. What percentage of Grabber graduates secure jobs?
In 2017, 85% of Grabber School graduates were working in area salons, and the majority of these jobs were lined up before graduation.
Q. What percentage of Grabber graduates pass state boards?
In 2017, Grabber school enjoyed a 98% pass rate on the state boards!