Classes begin in September and end in June
Instructor - Melinda Inglehart
We are now taking Applications for the 2016-17 School Year
This program does NOT qualify for Federal Aid (Pell), Federal Student Loans
1098T (used for income tax purposes)

 cos cover Cosmetology provides students with the technical knowledge and skills necessary to qualify for the New York State Appearance Enhancement Licensing Exam. Instruction includes a combination of classroom theory and practical experiences. Students will have the opportunity to practice on mannequins and patrons as they study hairstyling, hair coloring, perms, manicures, facials, and pedicures. The program length is approximately 10 months (1000 hours). Classes meet Monday through Friday, 3:30 – 9:30 p.m. Each student must satisfy the entrance requirement in order to be eligible for program participation. Enrollment is limited; please register early.

New Class:
Begin September, 2016 and conclude June, 2017
Class Time:
Monday - Friday from 3:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Tuition: $7,950 (2015-2016 tuition rate)
The tuition rate for the 2016-2017 school year has not been established at this time.

Please contact the Student Financial Services Office at 315-779-7237 for more information.

Admission Requirements: 
Students must submit an application the Adult Evening Cosmetology Program.

All students are required to take the TABE Test (Tests of Adult Basic Education) in Math and Reading. The New York State Education Department requires this testing; there is no exception.  This test will be administered once the student has started the program

Financial Information:
Tuition and cost are determined annually by the Jefferson-Lewis Board of Cooperative Educational Services.  Adult students who enroll at our technical center assume responsibility for tuition.  Current tuition charges may be obtained from the Financial Aid Office at the Charles H. Bohlen Jr. Technical Center.
Tuition can be made in 2 installments.  The first installment is due by August 15 and the second installment is by January 10.  Payments can be made via Cash, Check  or Credit Card (MasterCard or VISA only).
This program does NOT qualify for Federal Aid (Pell) or Federal Student Loans.
Financial Assistance available to qualifying applicants through Private Education Loans .
Veterans Administration (GI Bill) - Students will need to submit a copy of their Certificate of Eligibility before GI Bill Benefits will be certified. The student is responsible for making tuition payments when they due until the student has received verification that their benefits have been certified. For more information on Veteran Benefits go to
MyCaa (Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts).  For more information go to
New York State Veterans Tuition Award - Provides award for full-time study and part-time study to eligible veterans matriculated at an undergraduate or graduate degree-granting institution or in an approved vocational training program in New York State.  For more information go to MILITARY CORNER at
Private Loan Lenders: SallieMae® or Wells Fargo (applications completed on-line)
Our school code is listed under "Jefferson-Lewis Program for Practical Nursing"
Career Training or Continuing Education Loans, are loan programs designed to help students pay for their education when they are unable to receive federal money or when other financial aid does not cover the cost of their education.

Private Loans are NOT Federal Student Loans.  They are offered by private lenders and do not require the student to complete federal forms (FAFSA).  Approval for Private Education Loans are generally based on an individual's credit and may require a credit check. 

Students can expect to pay a higher interest rate on a Private Loan than that of a Federal Student Loan.  Interest rates and fees on Private Loans are based on the individual credit score (FICO) and it is best to have a co-signer if you do not have a well established credit history.  If you and/or your co-signer's FICO score is less than 650 you will probably not be approved for a loan.
Repayment of Private Education Loans generally begin 30 days after the first disbursement.
Note:  Tuition must be at least $1,000 in order to apply for a Private Education Loan.
 Curriculum Theory / Practical
 Total Hours
Professional Requirements
 8 / 16
Safety and Health
9 / 17
Anatomy and Physiology
 5 / 10
Hair Analysis
3.5 / 6.5
Hair & Scalp Disorders & Diseases
3.5 / 6.5
Chemistry as Applied to Cosmetology
 2 / 3
Shampoos, Rinses and Treatments
10 / 20
Hair Cutting and Shaping
58 / 117
Hair Styling
82 / 163
Chemical Restructuring
60 / 120
Hair Coloring & Lightening
60 / 120
Nail Care & Procedures
 13.5 / 26.5
Skin Care & Procedures & Waxing
 20 / 40
 Total Hours
334.5 / 665.5
Graduation & Policy Requirements:

Cosmetology students are required to complete successfully all academic subjects and clinical experiences before being recommended to take the NYS licensing exam. Complete graduation and policy requirements are available in the Adult Cosmetology Program Handbook. Students will receive a copy of the handbook after successful admission to the program.

Request for Transcript:
A transcripts may be ordered in the following ways:
By Mail, Fax or In Person:  Complete the Transcript Request form(Follow the link for the form.)
By Mail or Fax:  Follow the instructions at the bottom of the Transcript Request

In Person:  Bring the completed Transcript Request to the Main Office at the Bohlen Technical Center. The address is located at the bottom of the form.
Official transcripts are sent to a college, employer or other agency. Student copies may be sent directly to the student and are identified as student copies.
In accordance with Federal Law (The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act), student transcripts are issued only at the written request of a student. A transcript will not be released without the student’s signature appearing on the request and the request will be returned without processing if the form is not complete. Transcript requests are not accepted by phone.

New York State Licensing:
Cosmetology students must have satisfactorily completed the 1,000 hour cosmetology program before taking the NYS licensing exam. 
If you have ever been found guilty of a crime (felony or misdemeanor) in any court the state may not issue a Cosmetology License.
                 Cosmetology Make-up Hours
This course is designed for the student who has not completed 1,000 hours of coursework. Transfer credits (hours) will be evaluated and credit given if approved. Students must successfully complete the minimum allowable hours for any module in order to receive credit. If you did not attend our cosmetology program then you will need to have the educational institution(s) that you attended complete a Record of Completion FormThis form should be mailed back to the Financial Aid Office at the address listed on the form.  FULL COSMETOLOGY KIT IS REQUIRED.

PREREQUISITE:  Student must have been enrolled in a Cosmetology program within the last 5 years and completed at least 750 hours. 
Additional hours can be completed during the evening program (after October 1st).  Tuition must be paid in full prior to beginning make-up hours.  Tuition is based on the number of hours needed for completion.  The hourly rate is based on the current years tuition.

           Cosmetology State Board Review


A review course, 60 hours in length, is designed for anyone preparing to take the NYS licensing exam. However, you must have successfully completed an approved NYS Cosmetology Program (1,000 hours). These hours cannot be applied towards hours needed for board eligibility. FULL COSMETOLOGY KIT IS REQUIRED.


Review hours can be completed during the evening program (after October 1st). Tuition must be paid in full prior to beginning these classes. Tuition is prorated as per the current tuition rate.