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Student Grievance Policy

Published: Sunday, 24 March 2019

Students have the right to discuss any grievance with his or her instructor/administrator.  Written appeals may be made to the School Director.  If a student has exhausted the school’s grievance procedure and still claims to be aggrieved, the student has the right to appeal to the Secretary of the Maryland Higher Education Commission (see the instructions and address below).

If you are unsatisfied with a school's decision (action) regarding your complaint, you may submit a written complaint to Maryland Higher Education Commission (the school licensing agency) and the Maryland Office of the Attorney General Consumer Affairs department. Written complaints should be mailed or faxed to as follows:

Associate Director for Private Career Schools
Planning and Academic Affairs
Maryland Higher Education Commission
6 N. Liberty Street, 10th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201

Maryland Office of the Attorney General
Consumer Affairs
200 St Paul Place
Baltimore, MD 21202
888-743-0023 / 410-528-8662

MHEC FAX: 410- 332-0270  Attention:  Associate Director for Private Career Schools

The student may also consider filing a complaint with NACCAS, the agency from whom the school is accredited by.  NACCAS, 3015 Colvin Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314, (TEL) 703-600-7600, (FAX) 703-379-2200. 

Information to provide in the written complaint:

  1. Your name, address, and daytime telephone number.
  2. The name and address of the school.
  3. A clear description of the unresolved issue including the following information:
  • Dates and timelines, and
  • Names and titles of school personnel involved.
  1. Copies of any documents to support your claim.
  2. Statement of the solution you are seeking.
  3. Your signature.
  4. Receive Notice of MHEC's Findings:  Upon receipt of a written student complaint, MHEC will follow the grievance procedures identified below.  Note that the student and the school will be notified of MHEC's findings after a review of the student's complaint and the school's response to the complaint.

MHEC's Procedure for Processing Student Grievances:

  1. MHEC will notify the school of the student's complaint by forwarding a copy of the written complaint to the school director for review and comment.
  2. The school (director) will be required to provide MHEC with a written response to the complaint within ten (10) days of its receipt.
  3. When necessary, MHEC will require the school and student to submit additional information.
  4. The findings of MHEC's inquiry will be reported to the student and the school.

Job Placement

Published: Sunday, 27 October 2013

Final regulations published in the Federal Register on October 29, 2010, 34CFR-668.6, by the US Department of Education require institutions that participate in the student financial assistance programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (the HEA), to report certain information about students who enrolled in Title IV-eligible educational programs that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation (GE Programs).


OPEID: 041397-00 
CIP Code: 12.0401
Credential Level: 01

Occupational Outlook

SOC Code: 39-5012.OO Barbers, Cosmetologists, and Other Personal Appearance Workers
Occupational Profile on O*NET 


Pursuant to N.A.C.C.A.S. Standard I, Criterion 3 & 4, an institution must assess the achievements of its programs and students on the basis of pass rates on examinations for licensure (70% min.), placement rates for those who took the licensing exam (60% min.) and program completion rates (50% min.). This institution is proud to announce that it exceeds the required benchmarks set by NACCAS with the following rates:

2016 Outcome Rates (Based on 2016 Calendar Year)
Course  # Scheduled to Complete in Calendar Year 2016 # Who Completed in Calendar Year 2016  Completion Rate 
 Cosmetology 14 9 64.29%


Course  2016 Graduates 2016 Graduates Working  Placement Rate 
 Cosmetology 9 6 66.67%


Course  Total Who Took the Exam in 2016 Passed the Exam in 2016  Individual Rate 
 Cosmetology 6 6 100% 


Maryland Higher Education Commission Reporting 2017

Year  Program  Hours  Tuition/Fees   Students
Completed Employed
 2017  Cosmetology 1,500  $16,000/
 34  10

In the above "Completed" and "Employed" columns, the numbers and percentages have been given to you for both this school's program, and the total student counts and percentages for all reported programs offered for Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General (120401) in the state of Maryland which are based on the data that was self-reported by Private Career Schools in their Annual Reports to MHEC.

Enroll at FSC

Published: Friday, 11 October 2013

Thank you for your interest in enrolling. Please contact us at 301-668-2900 to initiate the enrollment process or click "Enroll Me Today". A new student can start depending upon availability. Please take a few moments to review the admission requirements below.  

New Students

To be accepted into the cosmetology program, an applicant must be at least 17 years of age. Applicant must submit proof of either a valid G.E.D or high school diploma prior to admission.

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Transfer Students

Transfer students must show proof of the following: previous cosmetology school transcripts. Students will meet with the School Director to be evaluated. Evaluation process will include a test in theory and practical with a minimum-passing grade of 75% to determine the eligibility and amount of transfer hours. No credit of clock hours will be granted if previous cosmetology training is more than one year old. This will be discussed prior to enrollment and agreed upon by both the transferring student and Frederick School of Cosmetology.

Students enrolling in the cosmetology program and who currently hold either a Nail Technician or Esthetician license will receive credit for 175 clock hours towards the Cosmetology 1500 clock hour requirement.

Transfer student’s tuition will be based on an hourly rate. Prorated tuition will be calculated by dividing the amount of total clock hours needed to complete the course by the total tuition amount due multiplied by remaining balance of hours needed to complete the course. Registration fee of $150.00 will be required, and the student will need to purchase any missing student kit supplies (FSC is available to assist the student to acquire the missing supplies.)

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Equal Opportunity For All 

Frederick School of Cosmetology does not discriminate against religion, race, creed, color, sex, national/ethnic origin, sexual orientation, age or handicap. No otherwise-qualified person shall, on the basis of such discrimination, be excluded from or denied the benefits of any program or service of the school.

Vaccinations Policy

Frederick School of Cosmetology does not have an immunization requirement for admission to this institution.

Voter Registration

In the United States, voter registration is the right and responsibility of all people. Register today and start exercising your civil right to make a difference. STAND UP AND BE COUNTED - MAKE A DIFFERENCE. Voter registration forms can be found in the school's lobby.

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Textbook Information

Published: Monday, 14 October 2013

Here is a list of our textbooks used at the Frederick School of Cosmetology along with their associated prices and ISBN's. Textbooks are available for purchase upon enrollment.

  • Milady Standard Cosmetology 2012 Edition   ISBN-13: 9781439059302  $112.50
  • Milady Standard Cosmetology 2012 Edition Exam Review  ISBN-13: 9781439059210  $35.95
  • Milady Standard Cosmetology 2012 Edition Practical Workbook ISBN-13: 9781439059227  $47.95
  • Milady Standard Cosmetology 2012 Edition Theory Workbook  ISBN-13: 9781439059234  $47.95

Cosmetology Program

Published: Sunday, 21 July 2013


The cosmetology program consists of a student orientation session, theory class, demonstrations, and at the senior level includes "hands on" practical experience in the teaching facilities' clinic using the Milady’s Standard of Cosmetology program.

Read more: Cosmetology Program