Consumer Information

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Consumer Information

In accordance with federal regulations set forth by The Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, below is a summary of consumer information that must be made available to all students at Skin Institute. Each topic listed gives a brief description of the information that must be disclosed and explains how it can be obtained.

If you need assistance obtaining information listed or you would like a paper copy, contact the Front Desk.

I. Information about Skin Institute

Skin Institute maintains student records and privacy in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act sets forth requirements regarding the privacy of student records. FERPA protects students' rights to inspect and review their education records, to request to amend their educational records and to limit disclosure of personally identifiable information contained in education records.

Student education records are defined as records, files, documents, and other materials that contain information directly related to a student and are maintained by the institution or by a party acting for the institution. Education records are NOT: sole possession records, law enforcement unit records, employment records, medical records, or post-attendance records.

The school may disclose information without student consent to the following.

  • To school faculty, staff, and administrators with a legitimate educational interest in the information.
  • In response to a request for directory information.
  • To Federal, State, and local education authorities involving an audit, evaluation or compliance with education programs.
  • Agents acting on behalf of the school.
  • In connection with processing financial aid.
  • Accrediting organizations.
  • To comply with a judicial order or subpoena.
  • In connection with a health or safety emergency if the information will assist in resolving the emergency.

All currently enrolled and former Skin Institute students, regardless of age, are protected under FERPA.
Refer to the Orientation Packet insert for more information on FERPA and Skin Institute

Skin Institute does not generally require specific immunizations beyond those requirements that may be imposed by federal or state law. However, if we determine that a public health situation has developed that warrants the implementation of mandatory immunization requirements, those requirements will be communicated as quickly as possible. In addition, Skin Institute reserves the right to take steps to limit or restrict an individual’s access to any campus or to require medical documentation as reasonably necessary to verify that an individual does not pose a substantial risk to the community due to communicable disease. Though not required, it is strongly advised that students have the following: immunized against measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella (chickenpox), and immunized against hepatitis B.

If you have any questions regarding our Immunization policy, please do not hesitate to contact the Education Director via email at [email protected]

Skin Institute is committed to providing an accessible and supportive environment for students with disabilities, consistent with its obligations under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Accordingly, Skin Institute does not discriminate on the basis of disability against otherwise-qualified individuals in any program, service, or activity offered by the school, and strives to ensure that no otherwise qualified individual with a disability is excluded, denied services, segregated, or otherwise treated differently than other individuals because of the absence of auxiliary aids or other appropriate services. However, accommodations cannot result in an undue burden to Skin Institute or fundamentally alter the requirements essential to a program of instruction.

Individuals with any questions or concerns about this policy may contact via email at [email protected] or @ (314) 843-2222

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a division of the U.S. Department of Education, is the primary federal entity responsible for collecting and analyzing data related to postsecondary education in the United States. Each year, NCES collects a broad range of information from postsecondary institutions through the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Much of this information is then sorted, organized, and presented to the public on the College Navigator website, which is managed by NCES.
Skin Institute regularly reports this information to the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Follow these steps to access this information:

  • 1 Go to the IPEDS College Navigator at
  • 2 In the “Name of School” box type Skin Institute
  • 3 Click on the Skin Institute link that appears.
  • 4 For gender and race/ethnicity data, click on the Enrollments link to expand the selection
  • 5 For information about Pell Grant recipients, expand the Financial Aid link

Milady’s Fundamental Esthetics Textbook Bundle, including the CourseMate technology package, are included in the total tuition cost and the bundle is distributed on the first day of class to every incoming student.
Textbooks for Esthetics Program from the Milady Cosmetology Series: Esthetics Bundle
*The costs of all Textbooks are included in Tuition and cannot be purchased separately. Retail Value = $572.85

The right to vote stands as one of our greatest American freedoms. Many Americans have made the ultimate sacrifice to secure this right. Because registering to vote is the first step you can take toward a lifetime of responsible, effective citizenship, Skin Institute encourages our students and employees to register to vote. Each state has a different deadline for voter registration, but in most states, you will need to register at least 30 days before an election.
Students may visit their local post office to obtain the required Voter Registration Form, and necessary requirements outline by their state or visit the U.S. Election Assistance Commission at to obtain a National Mail Voter Registration Form. Students or employees with questions regarding voter registration may request assistance at the Front Desk.

Standard cost budgets used for financial aid purposes are as follows: these budgets include the cost of attendance, including enrollment fees, books, and supplies, room and board, personal expenses, and transportation for students living at home with parents or those living off-campus. These budgets are based on full-time enrollment at the school for 750 hours.
Living at home with parents: $14,775.00 living off-campus: $19,980.00
For additional information on college fees, please request at the Front Desk.

Also, please keep in mind that actually applying for financial aid is a separate process. In order to receive a federal financial aid award, for example, an eligible student must first submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or “FASFA” (to learn more about the FAFSA, students may visit

We have included the following glossary terms below, which may help explain the meaning of the terms used in the Net Price Calculator and how they relate to you.

  • Estimated total price of attendance: Also referred to as the Cost of Attendance (C.O.A.). The cost of attendance is based upon average costs and educational expenses for a student in your category. The cost of attendance helps us to determine your financial aid award but does not reflect the amount you owe Skin Institute. You will receive a statement that shows your actual charges.
  • Estimated Tuition & Fees: This number represents the cost of tuition for the class and any applicable fees.
  • Estimated Room & Board: This amount is an average figure based on information gathered by Skin Institute each year. It is expected that additional financial aid proceeds will be used to pay living expenses.
  • Estimated Books and Supplies: This is an average amount you might spend on books and supplies. This amount is not actually billed to your student account.
  • Estimated Other Expenses: Also referred to as Miscellaneous and Personal. This is an estimate of what you might spend during the school year on personal items, clothing, recreation, and travel, and is not an amount billed by Skin Institute.
  • Estimated total Grant Aid: The median amount of grant aid, which is aid that does not have to be repaid (also known as gift aid) received by Skin Institute students in your category. This amount includes Federal Aid (such as Pell Grant). It does not include any outside scholarships you may receive.
  • Estimated net price: This is the price of attendance minus any grant aid you receive.

To calculate the net price of our program, please use the following link: and click on the Net Price Calculator
Questions regarding the Net Price Calculator may be directed to your campus Education Director or submitted via email to [email protected]

The refund policy for Skin Institute can be found in the Enrollment Agreement and in the School Catalog and the settlement formula is as follows:

0.01% to 5.0% 20%
5.1% to 10.0% 30%
10.1% to 15.0% 40%
15.1% to 25.0% 45%
25.1% to 50.0% 70%
50.1% and over 100%

The Skin Institute Withdrawal and Settlement Policy applies to all terminations for any reason, by either party, including student decision, program or course cancellation, and school closure.

Any monies due applicant or student shall be refunded within 45 days of official cancellation or withdrawal:

Official cancellation or withdrawal shall occur on the earlier of the dates that



If the program is canceled after a student’s enrollment, and before instruction in the program has begun, the school shall follow either of the options.

  • 1 Provide a full refund of all money paid, or
  • 2 Provide completion of the program

Skin Institute retains the right to terminate a student, should it be discovered that a student is cheating on any tests, or if the student is stealing products, supplies, or monies from the school. A student will also be terminated if the student physically assaults another student or staff member. Students will be terminated if discovered under the influence of an illegal substance, with a blood alcohol level over the legal limit of 0.08, or if on campus with any kind of weapon.
A termination fee of $150.00 will apply.

The policy pursuant to which the school returns federal financial aid is described in detail in the school’s Catalog.

Skin Institute is committed to providing a healthy and safe learning environment for its students, faculty, staff, and guests. Abuse of alcohol and other drugs disrupts this environment, interfering with the academic and personal development of our students, and the personal and professional development of our employees. For this reason, as a matter of policy, Skin Institute prohibits the unlawful manufacture, possession, use, sale, dispensation, or distribution of controlled substances and the possession or use of alcohol by students and employees on campus.
Any violation of these policies will result in appropriate disciplinary action up to and including expulsion in the case of students and termination in the case of employees, even for a first offense. Violations of the law also will be referred to the appropriate law enforcement authorities. It is unlawful to sell, furnish, or provide alcohol to a person under the age of 21. The possession of alcohol by anyone less than 21 years of age in a public place or a place open to the public is illegal.
Students or employees also may be referred to as abuse help centers
All students receive a copy of the school’s Drug Prevention Program at orientation. Please stop by the Front Desk if you need another copy

Skin Institute offers a Certification of Completion Esthetics Program which meets the minimum academic year definition.

The school provides the instructional, clinical, and demonstration facilities needed to support the academic program.

Educating our Educators
Skin Institute has formed a strategic partnership with the International Dermal Institute for the ongoing advanced training of our instructor team.
Our Instructor continuing education is also supplemented by the Master Educator training offered through Milady, a leader in the education sector.
Our Educators attend the most prestigious trade shows, events, and training opportunities in the country. These industry events expose our Educators to new techniques, products, equipment, and trends presented by our industry’s top educators.

The following guidelines have been developed to serve as a standard for Faculty Professional Development.

  • 1 Complete 12 continuing education hours annually with 4 hours dedicated to teaching methodology
  • 2 Attend esthetic conferences, courses, seminars, workshops
  • 3 Encouraged to participate in private practice to keep skills up and to bring actual work expertise into the classroom
  • 4 Collaborate with the instruction team for program enhancement
  • 5 Identify program needs and present recommendations
  • 6 Ongoing Research in one’s field or a related field
  • 7 Observe a colleague’s teaching or counseling
  • 8 Gain the knowledge needed for effective service in campus leadership
  • 9 Participation in
  • 10 Be proficient with computer software for classroom instruction
  • 11 Develop non-traditional methods of delivery
  • 12 Participate in department meetings to review curriculum, texts, or support materials.
  • 13 Research programs and processes at other institutions for the purpose of program improvement
  • 14 Share expertise
  • 15 Read journals, books, periodicals, or view videos or software related to the discipline.
  • 16 Maintain Instructor License

Individuals may request the names of the faculty and instructional personnel by emailing [email protected]

Skin Institute is nationally accredited by THE NATIONAL ACCREDITING COMMISSION OF CAREER ARTS & SCIENCES and Licensed by the Missouri State Board of Cosmetology

Skin Institute supports the Higher Education Opportunity Act and Digital Millennium Copyright Act, including efforts to eliminate the illegal distribution of copyrighted material. None of the proprietary material distributed through the Skin Institute is approved for reproduction without prior approval. Stop by the Front Desk to make an appointment with the Education Director for further guidelines to students, faculty, and staff to assist in compliance with federal copyright laws.

In order to comply with the new federal regulation requiring the development of educational programming to celebrate Constitution Day on September 17th of each year, Skin Institute integrates a presentation on the Constitution into its lesson plan for the day.

The Skin Institute School Directors are charged with responsibility for the governance of the school. In furtherance of that responsibility, the School Directors have the authority to adopt and enforce such rules and regulations, as it deems necessary for the operation, control, and management of the school. A copy of these policies is provided to each student at orientation, and copies are also available at the front desk. The Standards of Student Conduct adopted by the School Directors include provisions relating to the standards of conduct expected of students at Skin Institute. Faculty and administrators involved in the disciplinary process are expected to abide by the standards articulated in the Skin Institute Standards of Student Conduct.
School Conduct Standards
Interference with the school's educational objectives or community life is cause for disciplinary action. All members of the school community and visitors are expected to refrain from such interference on school premises and at school-sponsored or authorized activities.
Although all staff members representing the school are concerned with the welfare and discipline of students, it is the responsibility of the School Directors to see that rules and regulations are maintained.

In the pursuit of his/her academic ends, a student should be free of unfair and improper action by any member of the academic community. A grievance may be initiated by a student when s/he believes that s/he has been subject to unjust action or denied his/her rights as stipulated in published school orientation materials, State laws or Federal laws. Such action may be instituted by a student against a faculty/staff member or an administrator. When a student believes an injustice has been done to him/her, s/he may seek redress through the published “Student Grievance Policy.”
If there are any questions regarding Student Conduct Standards of Due Process/Discipline and the Student Grievance Policy, please refer to the insert in your Orientation Packet or refer your questions to Victoria Zubiena, School Director.

Skin Institute does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including taking negative action against an individual because of the individual’s failure to conform to gender stereotypes), disability, or age in its educational programs and activities. Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), 20 U.S.C. 1681 et seq and its implementing regulations 34 C.F.R Part 106, requires Skin Institute not to discriminate in such manners as listed above.

The following person is responsible for coordinating its Title IX efforts for nondiscrimination and handles inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies:
Victoria Zubiena, School Director, 25 Ronnie’s Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63126 (314) 843-2222  [email protected]


School Director
Any inquiries concerning the application of Title IX may be referred to Ms. Zubiena at the address, phone number, or e-mail address listed above.

You may also make an inquiry with the U.S. Department of Education at:
U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8930 Ward Parkway, Suite 2037, Kansas City, MO 64114-3302 (816) 268-0550 [email protected]

Skin Institute regularly reports this information to the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Follow these steps to access this information:

  • 1 Go to the IPEDS College Navigator at
  • 2 In the “Name of School” box type Skin Institute
  • 3 Clink on the Skin Institute link that appears.
  • 4 Click on the Retention and Graduation Rates link to expand the selection.

In order to be eligible for Federal Student Aid at Skin Institute, a student must be enrolled in an educational program that prepares a student for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.
Gainful Employment Disclosures for Esthetics Program
Skin Institute’s esthetics program trains students to pursue the following occupations as listed on,

U.S. Department of Labor Standard Occupational Classification (S.O.C.) code: 39-5094.00
Occupations: Medical Spa Esthetician, Resort or Destination Spa Esthetician, Educator or Corporate Trainer, Retail/Distributor/Manufacturer Sales Representative, Spa Manager, Salon Staff Esthetician, Own a Skincare Center or rent a room at a facility and offer skincare services, Laser Facility Esthetician, Wax Spa Esthetician, Manufacturer Representative, Business Consultant at Spa Management Company for the Skincare Segment, Makeup Artist, Department Store makeup counter sales or cosmetics department manager.

Hours required for Certificate of Completion - Esthetics program: 750 hours.
On-time graduation rate: The on-time graduation rate for 2021-2022 is 96% for this program.

Students at Skin Institute attend full-time, with a 30 hours schedule, and can complete the program in 30 weeks.

Cost for normal completion: $15,990.00

The median loan debt incurred by students who complete the program Title IV Loans (median loan debt) : $9,500.00

Information Regarding Health and Safety

Campus security and safety are important issues in postsecondary education. In recognition of this fact, and in keeping with applicable federal requirements, Skin Institute publishes each year a Campus Safety and Security Report. This Report discloses information concerning campus safety and security policies and procedures, as well as statistics regarding certain types of crimes reported to the campus and local law enforcement during the prior calendar year. Among other things, each Report includes policies and procedures relating to:

  • Security Awareness
  • Security of and Access to Campus Facilities
  • Possession, Use, and Sale of Alcoholic Beverages of Illegal Drugs
  • Sex Offenses and Offenders
  • Reporting of Crimes and Emergencies
  • Emergency Action Plans
  • Crime Statistics

This Report thus provides students, prospective students, employees, and prospective employees with key information regarding the security of the campus and surrounding areas, and ultimately, creates a safer, more secure campus environment.

The most recent Campus Safety and Security Reports are available at the Front Desk. To request a copy or for assistance with any of the information discussed therein, individuals may contact the Front Desk via the email address: [email protected]

The Annual Security Report, including the school's crime statistics, is available at the Front Desk before October 1st of each year. A Facebook post for staff, faculty, and students will proceed with the report informing them where to view the report and how to request the report to be delivered by mail or email.

Timely warnings that alert staff, faculty, and students whenever a serious crime takes place on campus and the suspects are at large leaving a potential risk to the college's employees, students and guests. Staff, faculty, and students would be alerted by campus-wide Facebook posts as well as notices posted on building entrance.
The Daily Crime Log is available for review at the Front Desk.

Emergency evacuation of a building/buildings or the campus may be required due to situations such as a major fire, an explosion, or a major crisis situation. An evacuation plan should be preplanned in order to move away from a threatened building or area toward an evacuation area.

The evacuation protocol shall be used under the following conditions:

  • An explosive device detonates on campus.
  • A functional explosive device is found on campus.
  • A hostage situation takes place on campus.
  • A situation involving a barricaded subject armed with explosives or firearms takes place on campus.
  • A severe weather crisis occurs which requires the removal of personnel to a safe remote location.
  • A weapon of mass destruction or hazardous materials incident occurs on or near the campus, and public safety responders determine that evacuation is required.
  • Whenever the facility or grounds are rendered unsafe, and evacuation to a remote site is needed.

Administrative Services Safety Team
The Safety Team has the primary role of assisting with the safe and orderly evacuation of the building during emergencies. The Safety Team includes School Director, Education Director, and Administrative Facilitator, in conjunction with the teaching staff, each charged with the responsibility to ensure that timely and accurate information is communicated in the event of an emergency or disaster.
Skin Institute Safety Team Duties:
The Skin Institute, Safety Team program, was developed to facilitate the safe evacuation of the building and assist in other emergency response operations.
Assisting in the safe and complete evacuation of the campus.

Assisting the Law Enforcement Official or emergency response personnel in preventing entry to the building by non-emergency responders until the affected area(s) are deemed safe.
Reporting injured or trapped persons to Law Enforcement or Fire Department emergency responders.

Providing emergency First Aid to victims.
*An Evacuation Plan diagram is posted on the bulletin board above the time clock. Additional copies are available at the Front Desk

II. Information Regarding Student Financial Aid

Skin Institute offers financial aid to those who qualify.

Title IV Programs: Pell Grant, Federal Direct PLUS Loan, Federal Direct Subsidized Loan, Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan
Federal military or veterans educational benefits for those who qualify based on available programs

State Grant Programs: facilitated through the Missouri Career Centers. Students must apply at a Missouri Career Center for state grant funds

Prospective or enrolled students who have questions about obtaining Skin Institute financial aid should contact the Front Desk to request a financial aid appointment or email to [email protected] with subject heading ATTN: FINANCIAL AID.

Skin Institute makes financial aid resources available to its students. Some funds are need-based, meaning the funds go to the most financially needy students who qualify. There are also non-need-based funds which are available to any students who qualify for the programs regardless of their income or that of their parents.

Need-based programs include Pell Grant and subsidized student loans.

Non-need-based programs include unsubsidized student loans and parent loans.

Students who would like to be considered for financial aid must apply using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). See the URL below. Some financial aid resources require a student to submit additional application materials.

Verification Process
Each year the U.S. Department of Education designates financial aid recipients whose documentation will be verified. Skin Institute verifies every file identified by the federal government as part of its own verification process. Financial aid recipients’ files are verified using a verification worksheet.

Verification Documentation
Students, and parents of dependent students, will be required to complete and sign a Verification Worksheet.
Students, and parents of dependent students, will also be required to complete a FAFSA Correction and use the I.R.S. Data Retrieval Link in the tax section of the FAFSA.
If you are not able to use I.R.S. Data Retrieval Link for any reason, students, and parents of dependent students, will need to go to any I.R.S. office in Missouri and get a 2021 Tax Transcript. The Financial Aid office is no longer able to take personal tax forms (i.e., 1040 Tax Forms). Please go to and click on contact your local I.R.S. office to find an office closest to you.

Verification Deadline
Once a student is selected for verification, they are required to submit all documentation and FAFSA corrections immediately to avoid delays in the awarding of financial aid.

Eligibility Changes Resulting from Verification
If the verification process results in a change of a student’s financial aid eligibility, Skin Institute will notify the student of the status of the change to the financial aid award.

The federal government is the primary source of financial aid for college students. Students must meet several requirements in order to be eligible to receive federal aid. The following requirements are common to most federal (and many other) financial aid programs
Students must have financial need and demonstrate it through their financial aid application materials. (Note, however, that some loan programs are available to students who do not have financial need.) We strongly encourage students to apply for aid by the deadline dates if they think they may need financial assistance.
In order to receive financial aid, students must be admitted to the school and work toward a certificate of completion. (However, students may apply for aid before being accepted for admission or enrolled.)
*Students receiving Federal military or veterans educational benefits must make an appointment with the Financial Aid office to go over program information.

To qualify for most aid, students must be U.S. citizens or eligible non-U.S. citizens. Federal regulations severely limit the types of financial assistance available to non-U.S. citizens.
All students must have a valid Social Security Number.
Most male students who are between the ages of 18 and 25 must be registered with the U.S. Selective Service.
Continuing students must be making satisfactory academic progress.
Students receiving federal student aid may use it only for educational purposes.
To continue to qualify for financial aid, students may not owe a refund on a federal grant or be in default on any federal educational loan.

Restrictions on Eligibility


Undergraduates who have already received a bachelor's degree may only receive loans while pursuing an additional course of study and are not eligible for federal grant assistance such as the Pell Grant.


Students who are enrolled at more than one college or university at the same time may receive Pell grant from only one institution, not both. Students may borrow a Direct Loan from more than one institution for the same term. However, students may not borrow more than their annual loan limit, and Skin Institute will determine loan eligibility by reviewing the student’s borrowing record with the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS).


For more information, contact Mike Savala at the Skin Institute at (314) 843-2222.

Students receiving financial aid at Skin Institute must be enrolled in the esthetics program and working towards the certificate of completion.
In order to satisfy Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements, financial aid recipients must: Earn a minimum 70% Cumulative GPA

Reference: 34 Code of Federal Regulations Section 668.34
Skin Institute's Financial Aid programs stem from a belief that student aid services should facilitate and foster the successful academic participation of financially disadvantaged students. Skin Institute's Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy has been formulated with this belief in mind. It is designed to strengthen and reinforce the relationship that should exist between financial aid and successful academic participation.

Federal regulations require that schools establish satisfactory academic progress standards for students applying for and receiving federal aid. These regulations require that the Financial Aid Office review all periods of a student’s enrollment history regardless of whether financial aid was received, to determine if a student is making satisfactory academic progress towards an educational objective. A student’s progress will be evaluated at the course midpoint, and prior to graduation, by the standards outlined below. All periods of enrollment will be evaluated regardless of whether or not financial aid was received.

These standards apply to all students who apply for and receive financial aid from the following programs:

  • 1 Federal Pell Grant
  • 2 Federal Direct Loan Program (including Parent Loans)

Federal regulations require that institutions measure a student’s pace toward their educational objective to ensure they complete within the maximum time length for that program.

Attendance is calculated by dividing hours completed by hours scheduled.
Attendance for a student pursuing a certificate cannot be less than 67%.

Federal regulations require that institutions establish a maximum time period or unit total for a student to complete an educational objective (degree/certificate) if financial aid is received. Financial aid recipients will be considered to be making satisfactory academic progress if they complete their educational objectives in the time frame indicated below.

Certificate of Completion: Skin Institute offers a Certificate of Completion for our Esthetics Program. This program requires completion of 750 clock hours. Students enrolled in the esthetics program must complete the program by the time they have attempted 150% of the scheduled hours. For example, a student enrolled in the program, which is a 30 weeks course, must complete the program within a 45-week timeframe.

The Financial Aid Office will evaluate each financial aid recipient's academic progress each term. Each term-end evaluation will include a G.P.A. review, an attendance assessment, as well as maximum time length. Students placed on financial aid warning will be so notified.

Financial aid recipients will also be disqualified from financial assistance if they exceed the maximum time length or fail to meet minimum requirements for satisfactory academic progress

Skin Institute has financial aid programs. Some are need-based, and some are non-need based, as determined by the information provided and verified on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

Definition of Financial Need
Students are packaged for financial aid (given financial aid from several of the programs for which a student is eligible) based on the student’s financial need. Financial need is determined by a student’s Expected Family Contribution (EFC) (computed from information provided on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid) as compared to Skin Institute’s Cost of Attendance (COA). Those who have a positive number remaining after the EFC is subtracted from the Cost of Attendance may qualify for some need-based aid sources. To meet with federal regulations, Skin Institute defines the neediest students as those whose EFC = $0.
Resources Included in Award Packaging
Financial aid packages are awarded as follows in this order.

  • 1 The Pell Grant is awarded to students who meet the federal criteria as determined by EFC levels. The amounts of the award vary as the federal government determines.
  • 2 Student Loans are awarded last. Students are offered their maximum loans based on dependency status (dependent or independent). Students are offered subsidized or unsubsidized loans in amounts based on need and dependency status. For information on students loans, please request to meet with the financial aid office

Skin Institute chooses to disburse all financial aid funds to eligible students in two disbursements: the first disbursement is 30 days after your scheduled start date. The second disbursement is after 375 hours have been completed, and the 376th hour has been attempted, provided it is after the midpoint date. Financial aid funds are posted to the student ledger with any excessive funds disbursed within 14 days of an account credit balance.

Students at Skin Institute applying for and receiving financial aid have a right to the following.

  • 1 Information on all financial assistance available, which includes all federal and state financial aid programs.
  • 2 Disclosure of deadlines for applications of each financial aid program and for any supporting documentation.
  • 3 Specific information regarding fees, tuition and the refund policy for those who drop out of school (withdrawals)
  • 4 Knowledge of what resources are considered in the calculation of student need.
  • 5 Knowledge of how a financial aid package is determined.
  • 6 An explanation of various programs awarded in the student’s financial aid package. If a student feels unfairly treated, a reconsideration of the award may be requested.
  • 7 An explanation of the portion of financial aid the student received that must be repaid and what portion is grant aid that does not need to be repaid. If the aid is a loan, the student has the right to know what the interest rate is, the total amount to be repaid, when the repayment is to begin, and the conditions of deferment and cancellation.
  • 8 Knowledge of how Skin Institute determines whether students are making “satisfactory academic progress” and the consequences of not meeting this requirement.
  • 9 A student has the right to challenge or appeal the student’s financial aid award or any other decision of the Financial Aid Office pertaining to the student, which does not fall under the jurisdiction of federal or state regulations. The right includes answers to questions, explanations of policies and decisions, and requests for reconsideration.

Students at Skin Institute applying for and receiving financial aid are responsible for the following:

  • 1 Reviewing and considering all information about Skin Institute’s academic programs before enrolling.
  • 2 Completing all the application forms ACCURATELY AND COMPLETELY and submitting them to the right place on time. If this is not done, financial aid could be delayed. Since errors cause misunderstanding and misrepresentation of information provided, errors must be corrected before any financial aid can be received. Intentional misreporting of information on application forms for federal financial aid is a violation of the law and is considered a criminal offense subject to penalties under the U.S. Criminal Code, and subjects the student’s application to denial. Additionally, regulations require that all cases of suspect fraud emanating from misrepresentation, be reported to the Office of the Inspector General.
  • 3 Promptly returning all additional documentation, verification, corrections and/or new information requested by the Financial Aid Office.
  • 4 Reading and understanding all forms that the student is asked to sign.
  • 5 Notifying the lender (if the student has a loan) of changes in the name, address, or school enrollment status.
  • 6 Knowing and complying with the deadlines for application or reapplication for aid.
  • 7 Knowing and complying with the Skin Institute Federal Aid Refund Policy.
  • 8 Repaying financial aid funds if it is determined that the student was ineligible to receive the funds.

Every year, millions of high school graduates seek creative ways to finance the markedly rising costs of a college education. In the process, they sometimes fall prey to scholarship and financial aid scams. On November 5, 2000, Congress passed the College Scholarship Fraud Prevention Act of 2000 (CSFPA). The CSFPA enhances protection against fraud in student financial assistance by establishing stricter sentencing guidelines for criminal financial aid fraud. It also charged the Department, working in conjunction with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), with implementing national awareness activities, including a scholarship fraud awareness site on the ED Web site.

According to the FTC, perpetrators of financial aid fraud often use these telltale lines

  • The scholarship is guaranteed or your money back.
  • You can't get this information anywhere else.
  • I just need your credit card or bank account number to hold this scholarship.
  • We'll do all the work.
  • The scholarship will cost some money.

To file a complaint, or for free information, students or parents should call 1(877) FTC-HELP (1(877) 382-4357)

Federal financial aid (“Title IV funds”) is awarded to a student under the assumption that the student will attend school for the entire period for which the assistance is awarded. When a student withdraws, the student may no longer be eligible for the full amount of Title IV funds that the student was originally scheduled to receive.
A recipient of Title IV grant or loan funds withdraws from Skin Institute after beginning attendance, the amount of Title IV grant or loan assistance earned by the student must be determined. If the amount disbursed to the student is greater than the amount the student earned, unearned funds must be returned.

Withdrawal Date
See “Withdrawal Procedures” above for an explanation of withdrawal procedures at Skin Institute. The withdrawal date established by Skin Institute is the date used by the Financial Aid Office to determine the point in time that the student is considered to have withdrawn, so the percentage of the payment period or period of enrollment scheduled for the student can be determined. The percentage of Title IV aid earned is determined by the percentage of the payment period or period of enrollment completed.

See the Financial Aid Office for additional information on the Process for Calculation of Amount of Title IV aid earned by the student.

Title IV aid to be returned: Skin Institute and student

If the student receives more Federal Student Aid than the amount earned, Skin Institute, the student, or both must return the unearned funds in a specified order as follows.

  • 1 Unsubsidized Direct Stafford loans (other than PLUS loans).
  • 2 Subsidized Direct Stafford loans.
  • 3 Direct PLUS loans.
  • 4 Federal Pell Grants for which a return of funds is required.

When a Return of Title IV funds is due, Skin Institute and the student may both have a responsibility for returning funds. Funds that are not the responsibility of the Skin Institute to return must be returned by the student. Skin Institute exercises its option to collect from the student any funds Skin Institute is obligated to return, and funds required for Skin Institute to return will become a debit on the student’s account, which the student will be responsible for paying. This charge is not reported to the Department of Education and simply remains as a debit on the student’s account with Skin Institute.

Direct Loans are low-interest loans for students and parents to help pay for the cost of a student’s education after high school. The lender is the U.S. Department of Education, though the entity the borrower deals with, the loan servicer, can be a private business. The Borrower Rights and Responsibilities Statement issued by the Department of Education with the Master Promissory Note includes information regarding the use of the loan money, information the borrower must report to the Department of Education after the loan is received, the amount the borrower may borrow, the interest rate, payment of interest, the loan fee, repayment incentive programs, disbursement information, loan cancellation, the grace period, loan repayment information, late charges and collection costs, demand for immediate repayment, defaulting on the loan, consumer reporting agency notification, deferment and forbearance options, discharge, loan consolidation, Department of Defense and other federal agency loan repayment, and Americorps program education awards.
A Disclosure Statement is issued to the borrower by the Department of Education once the Department receives a loan origination record from the school. A Notice of Disbursement(s) Made Letter is issued to the borrower by the Department of Education once the Department receives a disbursement that was made to the borrower.

Terms and conditions of Direct Loans are included in the Borrower’s Rights and Responsibilities Statement, which the borrower receives upon completion of a Master Promissory Note with the Department of Education. The borrower may request another copy of their Borrower’s Rights and Responsibilities Statement at any time by contacting the Direct Loan Servicing Center.

The National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) is the U.S. Department of Education’s central database for student financial aid records. Federal loans disbursed to students or parents will be submitted to NSLDS and will be accessible by guaranty agencies, lenders, and institutions determined to be authorized users of the data system. Student and parent borrowers can track and manage their federal student loans and grants online at The secured site displays information on loans and grants, including amounts, outstanding balances, and status. Student and parent borrowers can also find contact information for their loan servicer.

Information regarding the various deferments available to student and parent loan borrowers is available at the Department of Education web site – under “Managing Repayment” and click on “Trouble Making Payments?”

Generally, borrowers will have 10 to 25 years to repay their loans, depending on the repayment plan they choose. The loan servicer will notify the borrower of the date the first payment is due. If a repayment plan is not chosen by the borrower, the borrower will be placed on the standard repayment plan, with fixed monthly payments for up to 10 years. Repayment plans can be changed at any time by contacting the loan servicer. Information about standard repayment, extended repayment, graduated repayment, income-contingent repayment (not available for parent PLUS loans), and income-based repayment can be found at under “Managing Repayment”. Click “Repayment Plans & Calculators”.

The Federal Government requires first-time student borrowers to complete loan entrance counseling to ensure that the student borrower understands the responsibilities and obligations they are assuming. In order to provide the required comprehensive information on the terms and conditions of the loan and the borrower’s responsibilities, first-time student loan borrowers at Skin Institute are required to complete online entrance counseling at as part of their Direct Loan application with Skin Institute.

Prior to program completion, students are required to go to to complete exit counseling and to receive information on monthly repayment amounts, repayment plan options, options to prepay or pay on a shorter schedule, debt management strategies, use of the Master Promissory Note, the seriousness and importance of student’s repayment obligation, terms and conditions for forgiveness or cancellation, terms and conditions for deferment or forbearance, consequences of default, options and consequences of loan consolidation, and tax benefits available to borrowers, as well as other necessary information.

This code of conduct is applicable to all officers, employees, and agents of the Skin Institute with responsibilities (directly or indirectly) with respect to private student loans. Skin Institute officers, employees, and agents subject to this policy are prohibited from doing any of the following, either on their own behalf or on behalf of Skin institute.

  • Participating in a revenue-sharing arrangement with any lender by which the lender pays a fee or provides other material benefits to the college or any officer, employee or agent subject to this policy in exchange for the college’s recommendation of that lender or its loan products
  • Participating in a revenue-sharing arrangement with any lender by which the lender pays a fee or provides other material benefits to the college or any officer, employee or agent subject to this policy in exchange for the college’s recommendation of that lender or its loan products
  • Accepting any contracting arrangement that provides financial benefit from any lender or affiliate of a lender
  • Directing borrowers to particular lenders or delaying loan certifications
  • Requesting or accepting from any lender any offer of funds to be used for private education loans in exchange for the college providing the lender with a specified number of loan volume of, or preferred lender arrangement for private education loans
  • Requesting or accepting any lender’s assistance with call center or Office of Financial Aid staffing
  • Receiving anything of value from any lender, other than reimbursement for reasonable expenses, in exchange for service on an advisory board, commission, or group established by a lender, guarantor, or group of lenders or guarantors

Any employee who is offered any gift or monetary compensation from a lender should contact the Financial Aid office for clarification and guidance before responding favorably to that offer.

Should an employee subject to this policy inadvertently accept a gift or other type of monetary compensation from a lender, that employee must immediately notify the Fiscal Officer. The amount received, the name of the employee or agent, a brief description of the activity, and the dates of the activity for which the expenses were paid or provided must be reported to the Fiscal Officer. The Fiscal Officer is responsible for reporting this information annually to the Secretary of the Department of Education.

The Fiscal Officer is responsible for notifying all officers, employees, and agents of this requirement annually.

Federal regulations require all institutions that participate in the federal Title IV student loan programs to adopt a code of conduct that meets the requirements of 34 C.F.R. § 601.21.

For additional information, please contact Skin Institute @ (314) 843-2222 or via email at: [email protected]

Skin Institute Gainful Employment Disclosures – 2024 Esthetics Program

Full-Time Program – 750 Hours

This program is designed to be completed in 25 Weeks.

This program will cost $15,990 if completed within normal time. There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting but may have changed.

Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with $14,415 of debt.

  • 1 Program meets licensure requirements in the following States: For the state of Missouri and other states that require the 750 or less clock hour esthetics program
  • 2 Program does not meet licensure requirements in the following States: Any state that requires more than 750- hour esthetics program
  • 3 Program qualifies students to sit for the licensure exam in the following States: In the state of Missouri and other states that require the 750 or less clock hour esthetics program
  • 4 Program does not qualify students to sit for the licensure exam in the following States: Any state that requires more than 750-hour esthetics program
  • 5 The following States do not have licensure requirements for this profession: N/A

For more information about graduation rates, loan repayment rates, and post-enrollment earnings about this institution and other post-secondary institutions, please click here:

This Program has passed standards established by the U.S. Department of Education.