Frequently Asked Questions


Do you have to know how to cut hair, braid, color before you start school?

NO! We spend the first 8 weeks training our students in the classroom on techniques and skills using their mannequins. We start right away with hands on training so you know what to expect when you complete your 360 hours and begin to work on clients.

Can you still work part time and go to school?

Yes, many students have part time jobs while they attend school.

Upon completion of the 1800 hours, do you get a license?

Our students take a state board exam held at the Fargo and Grand Forks schools monthly. Our passing rate for this exam is always in the upper 90%. We administer three mock exams throughout the year to ensure our students know what to expect at their final exam time.

Is financial aid available?

Yes! We have financial aid available for those who qualify, both private and government programs. The government programs are based on need. The financial assistance programs are very flexible and can be tailored to your individual requirements. To apply for financial aid – go to the free application at www.fafsa.gov.ed and enter our school code: 007756 for Fargo and 010406 for Grand Forks and Josef’s West Academy

What are the requirements to enroll?

Students must be at least 17 years of age and have complete their High School Diploma or GED and pay the application and enrollment fees.

What is a day like at school?

We offer a wide variety of activities, from basic theory, hands on training and many advanced education classes. We make sure by the time our students graduate that they have had the best, well rounded education possible.

How do you accommodate people coming from out of town in regards to housing and day care?

Just ask! We can help our students find the resources needed to relocate – even match them up with other students who may be looking for roommates. (link to in-forum here and child care resources)

More unanswered questions? Just call us at 701-306-0712 or admissions@jsohd.com. Our staff is here to serve you in collecting the information you need to make this very important decision.