Clock Hour Programs-Cosmetology

Clock Hour Programs-Cosmetology

The MSTC Cosmetology Program provides the theoretical and practical instruction to meet the Wisconsin requirement of 1800 hours for licensure.  Title IV Federal regulations require such programs must use clock hours in all areas of administering financial aid.  The program is broken into 3 payment periods based on 600 clock hours and 16 week blocks of instruction.  Funds will be disbursed for the first payment period prior to the first term of entry to the program. Students must complete the clock hour and weeks of instruction for each payment period before establishing eligibility for their second and third disbursements.

Federal regulations require that schools monitor satisfactory academic progress (SAP) standards in both qualitative (grades) and quantitative (time) measures.  SAP will be measured at the point when the student’s scheduled clock hours for the payment period have elapsed, regardless of whether the student attended them.  Student must maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average and complete at least  95% of the scheduled class time each session to remain eligible for financial aid. Evaluation will be done at the end of each payment period.  Students must complete 1800 hours within a maximum of 150% timeframe or 71 weeks. 

If students do not meet the above standards, they will be placed on financial aid warning for one semester to allow them to get back in good standing.  During that warning semester, students are eligible for financial aid but must meet the standards at the end of the next session or face suspension.  If there are extenuating circumstances, students have the right to submit a Petition/Appeal for Reinstatement for one semester.