Thank you for showing interest in the Cutting Edge Barber Academy!

If you submitted a Request Info form, you will receive general information about our school and its programs via email and text message. If you’re interested in enrolling for a program or would like to take a tour of our facilities, please let us know by replying to the email or text message you received, or by calling us at (717) 824-4215.

The Cutting Edge Barber Academy offers a Barber Program, Barber Teacher’s Program, Crossover Program for licensed cosmetologists, and a Scalp Micropigmentation Program. We also offer client services to the public, including haircuts, shaves, facial massages, shampoos, and more!

Financial aid is now available for those who qualify!

Our barber school is approved by the Department of Education to accept FAFSA/Title IV funding. We are accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences (NACCAS) for meeting high academic standards and educational performance. We are approved through the Veterans Affairs (VA) to accept Veterans Education and Training Benefits/GI Bill, and we are a vendor with the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR).

Visit the “programs” section of our website (http://thecuttingedgebarberacademy.com/programs-and-tuition/) for more information about our programs, including program descriptions and goals.

Below is general information about our most frequently asked questions, including our teaching methods, student schedules, tuition costs, school statistics, and more!

TEACHING METHODS

With over 20 years of experience in the barber industry, our instructors are highly skilled, knowledgeable, and use the latest teaching methods, allowing our students to learn, practice, and develop their skills in a manner that works best for them.

We take a unique approach to our teaching process, blending traditional barbershop techniques with modern barbering style and flair, to provide our students with a one-of-a-kind, top-notch barber education. Our programs are hands-on, interactive, and teach students by utilizing an array of techniques, supplemental resources, and modern technology.

Students can expect to learn through basic classroom instruction like lectures and quizzes, responsive games and group activities, audio/visual aids, demonstrations, live models, and more. We also bring in guest speakers, who are experts in their fields, to provide students with additional information and resources on topics like credit management, business marketing, commercial real estate, taxes, financial budgeting, and more!

SCHOOL STATISTICS

The Cutting Edge Barber Academy currently has a 90% pass rate on the Pennsylvania State Board of Barber licensing exam and a 100% placement rate in barbershops for our graduates.

STUDENT SCHEDULE

The student schedule is Monday to Friday, from 8:30 AM until 4:00 PM. Students will be in a classroom setting from 9:00 AM until 10:00 AM. Students will spend the rest of their day on the clinic floor providing client services, performing mannequin work, observing demonstrations, and more.

The student schedule for the second shift is Monday to Friday, from 2:30 PM until 7:00 PM, and Saturday, from 8:30 AM until 12:30 PM. Students will be in a classroom setting from 2:30 PM until 4:00 PM. Students will spend the rest of their day on the clinic floor providing client services, performing mannequin work, observing demonstrations, and more.

TUITION COSTS

The tuition costs are $19,900 for the Barber Program, $19,900 for the Barber Teacher’s Program, and $10,900 for the Crossover Program. Call for pricing on the Scalp Micropigmentation Program.

Financial aid is now available for those who qualify! To get started with financial aid, please visit https://studentaid.gov/fsa-id/create-account/launch and create a FSA ID. Once your ID is created, you will be able to login and complete your FAFSA.

We also accept Veterans Education Benefits/GI Bill and funding through the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR).

Additional financing options include cash payment plans, traditional bank/credit union loans, and financing through our third-party.

*A $100 application fee is required for every program, paid via cash or check.

**Depending on eligibility, the costs for textbooks and equipment kit are covered by financial aid. If for any reason funding does not cover the associated costs, students are required to make a $1,400 down payment to cover their textbooks and equipment kit fees.

WHAT DO I NEED TO GET STARTED

  • Driver’s license or State ID
  • Social Security Card
  • High school diploma, transcripts, or GED
  • Read, write, and speak the English language
  • Cosmetology license (Crossover Program)
  • Barber Manager’s license (Barber Teacher’s Program)
  • $100 application fee

Are you interested in enrolling? The next step is to schedule and admissions interview with the school. Feel free to respond to the email or text message that you received letting us know that you’re interested in a tour, and we’ll set up a time for you to come in.

Do you have additional questions? You may also respond to the email or text message with any questions and we’ll be in touch shortly! You can also give us a call at (717) 824-4215.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Thanks,

Cutting Edge Barber Academy