If you’re interested in becoming a barber, the first step is to become trained and certified. That means going to barber school. How much does it cost to go to barber school at the Nathan Layne Institute of Cosmetology in Chubbuck, ID, and what can you do to help minimize these costs? Getting trained as a barber may be more within reach than you think. Here, we’ll explain how to manage the cost of barber school.

What Does It Cost to Go to Barber and Cosmetology School?

Every barber school is different, and each will present you with different costs. The differences can depend on the services the school offers, as well as the location. The Nathan Layne Institute of Cosmetology’s Barbering Program in Chubbuck, ID, provides some of the best options on both of these fronts.

In general, the total cost of barber school will include a registration fee, tuition, textbooks and other materials, a licensing fee, and sales tax. At our barbering program, this cost is currently $13,962.00.

You can complete our program in less than a year as a full-time student, and even our part-time students gain more than 900 hours of practical experience.

Ways to Reduce the Cost of Barber School

You may find all these barber school costs intimidating, but they don’t have to be. There are ways you can manage (and even reduce) the cost of getting your license.

Know Your Options for Financial Aid

You may be surprised to learn that the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) applies to trade schools as well as four-year institutions. The Nathan Layne Institute of Cosmetology is proud to provide those who qualify with a full spectrum of financial aid resources for both cosmetology and barber schools. We have a license from the Division of Occupational and Professional Licenses (DOPL) to provide this financial aid. Completing the application is free and easy, and the aid can make a huge difference when it comes to affording an education.

In addition, it can be a good idea to look at Bold.org’s list of scholarships and grants for barber and cosmetology schools. These offerings can disappear as quickly as they come up, so it’s best to apply for them quickly and keep a close eye on the list.

Expand Your Geographic Choices

Going to barber school in Chubbuck, ID, doesn’t mean you have to set up your practice here. (If every one of our students did that, then the local towns would be full of barbers and cosmetologists!) Getting your education at the Nathan Layne Institute of Cosmetology will help you establish a career in any state.

We encourage each of our students to get their license in Idaho first, since transferring a barber’s license between states can be a much simpler process than applying for a brand-new license every time you move. Regardless of what you decide, don’t hesitate to contact our team of industry experts about your options for getting a barber’s license in whatever state you desire.

Focus on Practical Training That Can Help You Earn Money

Whether you go to school for cosmetology or barbering, earning your credentials is only the beginning. To be successful in this industry, you don’t just need to know your field, but how to properly run your business as a barber. These transferable skills may include:

  • Growing your customer base
  • Keeping consistent branding
  • Maintaining a professional network
  • Managing your business’s finances
  • Communicating well with your clients
  • Performing photoshoots and participating in charity events

When you enroll at the Nathan Layne Institute of Cosmetology, you’ll receive training in all these skills and more. You will also gain practical experience in our full-service salon and gain access to our job placement assistance.

Become a Barber at the Nathan Layne Institute of Cosmetology

Whether you’ve spent years dreaming of becoming a barber or you’re looking for a career change, the Nathan Layne Institute of Cosmetology in Chubbuck, ID, is one of the premier places in the western United States to learn the trade. With us, you’ll learn from industry experts who have operated salons, and you’ll get a focus on real-world experience and skills. Contact us online or give us a call at (208) 232-9170 today to find out more about what we have to offer.