I am currently a student at CC's Cosmetology College, and from day one it has been an unpleasant learning experience, which I paid over $14,000 to experience. I was warned my second day of class, by the (hostages) students, to withdraw and go to another school. They went on to tell me of their laundry list of woes...Disbursement checks from their student loans that had bounced, discontinued speciality classes, strong arm tactics to sell CC's Cosmetology retail products that make it required to peddle their products to the tune of $500 prior to graduation, withholding financial aid and/or federal student loans from the students even though they had already been compensated...\r
There are rarely more than 11 students at the school at one time, and if you speak to them either they have hired an attorney in attempts to get out of their contracts or to get their money due to them from the overage disbursed by financial aid/federal student loans.\r
Something unethical is going on with the business practices at CC's. I was finally disbursed the remaining amount of my financial aide on March 8, 2008, and when I took it to Ace Check Cashing on May Avenue they called the bank that the check was drawn on The F&M Bank & Trust Company of Tulsa and they were told not to cash the check due to insufficient funds. What?! Finally, after many telephone calls to CC's Cosmetology College of OKC and the CC's Cosmetology College main campus in Tulsa we corraled this bouncing check and I was allowed to cash it. Come to find out the owner had to take the money to the bank so that I could cash my check. It is illegal in all 50 states to write a check on an account and not have the funds present to cover that check.\r
In closing, I would not recommend this school to an enemy let alone a fellow beautician. When you are researching cosmetology schools overlook this place like the plague. You will find yourself frustrated, indebt, with the ability to backcomb a mannequin into a helmet.
Pros: Good location, talented students
Cons: Curriculum, Isn't sponsored by any major beauty chain ie. Paul Mitchell, Nexus