‘Back to School’ for Parents of College Students: What’s Different?

A Whole New Back to School Routine

By the time your child graduates from high school, it’s pretty safe to say that parents have the back to school routine nailed down.
Step One: Feel overwhelmed by Target’s (way too soon) back to school ads in July.
Step Two: Get a head start on supplies and prep, just to scramble in the last week to get everything in order.
Step Three: Figure out how to convince the kids to get back into something that resembles a school-friendly sleep schedule.

The move to postsecondary education probably seems like a sigh of relief with the yearly stress of back to school season finally shifting in a more straightforward direction, but preparing students for college comes with its own set of new routines and prep work.

girl thinking about where to go to school

Choosing a School

Well, that’s new. The transition from high school means that your address doesn’t determine where students will attend school next year. Will they dive right into the job market, will they attend an in state or out of state university, or find themselves at a trade school like The Studio Academy of Beauty (TSAOB)?

Luckily, this process doesn’t have to be one that makes you want to tear your hair out. The best way to get started to schedule a tour of the school that’s piqued the student’s curiosity. If you’ve landed here, that probably means that beauty school is on your radar.

We encourage parents and students alike to reach out to us and see the wonderful facilities we have at our 3 campuses, and get more information on our curriculum, staff, and financial aid options. Speaking of financial aid…

college savings jar

Paying for Tuition

One of the single biggest adjustments parents have to make when students enter college is figuring out the financials. Once again, though, this doesn’t have to be a stressful process.

Just like most other accredited institutions, financial aid is readily available to those who qualify by applying for various scholarships, state assistance, and FAFSA. Something we pride ourselves with at TSAOB is that students and parents that are concerned with the financial burden of school have a myriad of options at their disposal; financial roadblocks shouldn’t stop students from pursuing the career training they want!

What’s more is that beauty schools like ours tend to be significantly more financially friendly than standard tuitions at traditional colleges, and our cosmetology program, for example, can be completed in 16 weeks or less depending on the schedule the student chooses, which brings us to…

girl working on her schedule

Changes to the Schedule

For 12+ years, school schedules have been roughly the same for students plus or minus an hour or so. That’s not always, or even usually, the case with postsecondary education. Class schedules change depending on the institution and program or degree of choice, and of course this is going to impact the daily routine of students and parents alike.

Especially in the world of beauty school, there is a variety of scheduling options available. Specifically, TSAOB offers both night and day schedules to our students to allow maximum flexibility, but these kinds of adjustments require a second look at the traditional routine and habits to prepare for any changes to the typical school time schedule.

Still Need Some Help?

That’s ok, most parents and students do. The transition into college is a hectic one to say the least, but we’re here to help. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff is always available to answer questions about enrollment, financial aid, preparation, and more!

Contact us today to learn more, or give us a call at one of our 3 campuses in Arizona!

Quiz: College or Cosmo?

If you have been asking yourself whether you should go to a traditional four year college or cosmetology school, you’re not alone. Many cosmetology students wrestled with this question before they decided to join the ranks of the beauty industry. If you want to know whether cosmetology school or a traditional four year college is right for you, take our quiz!

If cosmo school is for you, check out our cosmetology program . We can help you get started on your future as a beauty professional today. Contact us, and we can answer any questions you may have. We can’t wait to hear from you!

Reasons To Become An Esthetician

The 5 best reasons to become an esthetician go beyond the treatment of skin for health or beauty. Estheticians are licensed skincare specialists trained in a wide variety of procedures. This training takes less time and money than a four-year college, and, once licensed, estheticians are equipped with a wide variety of marketable skills that are growing in demand, even in a sluggish job market. Aside from an interest in skin care, beauty, and health, here are 5 reasons to consider becoming an esthetician.

Esthetician School Costs Less than College
One reason people find esthetician school attractive is that it costs less than a four-year college. Some programs include the cost of tools in their prices and others do not, so when you investigate schools in your state, be sure to ask what tuition fees include.

Job Market for Estheticians is Growing
Even in a floundering job market, the need for estheticians is on the rise. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) the job outlook for estheticians is very favorable, with an expected growth of 38% between 2008 and 2018. This optimistic outlook attributes growth to the rising number of baby boomers seeking skin treatment for cosmetic as well as medical reasons. Estheticians who bring a wider range of skills to the workplace will have more job opportunities to choose from including careers as paramedical esthetician, salon esthetician, beauty editor, make-up artist and more.

Enjoy Helping People
For those who enter the field of skincare as an esthetician, it’s not all about the money, or the schooling, it’s about the people. This is a field for people who enjoy working with clients to help them look and feel better. It can be a rewarding experience and in the process a good esthetician builds relationships with return clientele and establishes repeat business.

The Studio Academy of Beauty offers a 600 hour Esthetics program at all three campuses. For more information visit the website at www.tsaob.com.