Clock Hour Programs-Cosmetology

Clock Hour Programs-Cosmetology

The Mid-State Cosmetology Program provides the theoretical and practical instruction to meet the Wisconsin requirement of 1550 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 518 clock hours and 14 week blocks of instruction.  Funds will be disbursed for the first payment period 2 weeks into 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 90% 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 1550 hours within a maximum of 150% timeframe or 63 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 for Reinstatement for one semester.


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Frequently Asked Admissions Questions


Do I need to provide high school or college transcripts?

Yes, but only if your program requires transcripts.

Is there an Application for Admission deadline?

Mid-State continuously accepts applications for admission.

Do I need to be admitted to a program to take classes at Mid-State?

No, but you must complete an Application.

When can I take the Accuplacer?

The Accuplacer is offered on a daily basis

Do I need to take an entrance assessment to be admitted to Mid-State & my program?

Mid-State requires most new students to complete the Accuplacer prior to acceptance into a program.

Is there a fee to take the Accuplacer?

No. There is no fee to take the Accuplacer.

Will a GED® Test or HSED be accepted in lieu of a high school diploma?

Yes. Contact the institution that awarded your GED® Test/HSED and have them send your test scores directly to Mid-State.

I applied to Mid-State in the past. Do I need to repay my application fee?

The $30 application fee is a one-time fee, unless you have been away for 3 consecutive semesters.

What are official transcripts?

Official transcripts are transcripts with the school's seal sent directly from the school you attended previously.

How do I know if I’ve been admitted to a program?

Once you have completed all admissions requirements, you will receive a letter indicating you have been accepted.

Mid-State needs a copy of my transcripts. Can I send a copy of the one I have?

No. Mid-State requires all transcripts to be official.

How does Mid-State tuition compare to tuition for a four-year public university?

On average, an Mid-State education costs 45% less than two years at a public university.