Stating that FBI’s tuition is competitive would suggest that their pricing is comparable, if not slightly lower than that of other local beauty schools. THIS IS NOT TRUE. Do your research. FBI is by far the MOST expensive around, by thousands of dollars! These people talk a big game, and let me tell you as a current student of Federico Beauty Institute, I feel sorely disappointed. It is only because I have already put forth so much into this school financially, that would not be refunded to me, that I have decided to stick it out.
The “above-and-beyond” services that they claim to provide DO NOT EXIST. They do not have a career placement program. What they do have is a cork board in the hallway with outdated craigslist job listings. The externship program is also a joke.
The “passionate educators” they speak of are fictional. With a couple possible exceptions, I would not describe any instructor there as enthusiastic. On the contrary, I would describe most of them as apathetic, unorganized, old fashioned and stale. These “educators” have no formal teacher’s training, and as a result are NOT effective teachers. Any knowledge that I’ve aquired while attending FBI has been through my own diligent studying of the text book.
Not only could the management staff seem to care less about the students, but they seem to go out of their way to make things harder for us. FBI is notorious for treating their students like peons, or jevenile delinquents. We are most certainly not treated with the dignity or respect that is deserved to us as Federico’s most important customers. We are watched and recorded by the various cameras placed throughout the school, for no other reason than to try to catch us doing something wrong. The schools severe polocies do not seem geared towards benifiting the students, but the school. Quite simply, they make a lot of money sending girls home each day for trivial infractions. Many students are now filing complaints with the state against FBI.
I don’t know what Federico’s was in the past, but what it is now is NOT good business practice. There is MUCH to be improved at this school. Don’t be fooled by the smoke and mirrors. I would STRONGLY encourage anyone considering attending FBI to do your research. Speak to present students and those who have graduated recently. We know what’s going on.