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Explore how to apply to the Bitterroot School of Cosmetology, located in beautiful Hamilton, Montana.

Admission Application

Financial Assistance

Provided students meets eligibility requirements the following financial aid programs are processed at the Bitterroot School of Cosmetology:

  • Private Education Loans
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs
  • Veterans administration (VA)
  • School Loans (Bitterroot School)
  • Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA)
  • Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services
  • Pell Grants and Direct Student Loans

Contact the Financial Aid Office, for additional information.

United States Department of Education
Denver School Participation Team
1244 Speer Boulevard, Suite 201
Denver, CO 80204-3518


Refund Policy

An applicant not accepted for training by the school shall be entitled to a refund of all monies paid.

If a student (or in case the student is under the legal age, her/his parents or guardian) cancels her/his enrollment and requests her/his money back in writing, within three (3) business days of the signing of an enrollment agreement or contract, all monies collected by the school less the application fee ($50.00) shall be refunded. The cancellation date will be determined by the postmark on the written notification, or the date said information is delivered to the school administration/owner in person. The policy applies regardless of whether or not the student has actually started training.

If a student cancels her/his enrollment after three (3) business days after signing but prior to entering classes, she/he shall be entitled to a refund of all monies paid to the school less the registration fee ($100.00) and application fee.

For students who enroll in and begin classes, the following schedule of tuition adjustment is authorized.



0.01% to 4.9%
5% to 9.9%
10% to 14.9%
15% to 24.9%
25% to 49.9%
50% and over

Attendance is defined as possible hours (School Open) between the actual starting date and the date of the student’s last day of physical attendance in the school. Any monies due to the applicant, or financial aid program, shall be refunded within 45 days of formal cancellation by the student or formal termination by the school.

The documented cost of the kit and supplies is not included in the tuition adjustment computation. These items become the property of the student when issued and are non-refundable unless the student cancels the contract within the first three business days of signing or prior to entering class.

Students who terminate or are expelled prior to course completion will be charged a $150.00 termination fee. A Student will be determined a withdrawal after 14 days of non-attendance. For students who do not return from a leave of absence, the termination date will be the earlier of the documented date of return, the date that the student notifies the School that she/he will not be returning ,or 14 days of non-attendance.

If the school is permanently closed and is no longer offering instruction after a student has enrolled, the student shall be entitled to a pro-rata refund of tuition.

If a course is canceled subsequent to the student’s enrollment, the school shall, at its option:
(1) provide a full refund of all monies paid.
(2) provide completion of course.

In situations of mitigating circumstances, the student’s refund MAY, at the discretion of the school, exceed the minimum cancellation and refund policy.

Please see additional refund information located in the Policy and Procedures Manual for the return of unearned Title IV Funds.


Physical Demands and Safety

Physical demands of the Cosmetology field require standing for extended periods of time with use of shoulders, arms and hands. Your primary implements are shears, comb/brushes, razors and blow dryers. Manicuring requires that you are seated for extended periods of time, use nail files, artificial nail products and polishes. Safety and hygiene are stressed in all aspects of both courses. The school is inspected regularly by the Montana State Board of Cosmetology. All reasonable accommodations will be considered for mentally or physically disabled students.