Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Rob Roy Academy

Q: What type of schedules do you offer?
A: Many of our programs have both fulltime and part time schedules. (Link to see schedules for the desired program)

Q: When does your next class start?
A: A student may apply for enrollment at any time. New school terms begin the first Monday of each month. School is in session throughout the year with the exception of the following holidays; New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day (Victory Day in RI only).

Q: How much is the tuition?
A: College Navigator

Q: Do you offer Financial Aid?
A: Yes, we offer financial assistance to qualified individuals. See our financial aid page for more info.

Q: What do I need to sign up for school?
A: Each applicant must:

  • be 16 years of age or older in MA, or 18 years of age in RI.
  • have either a high school diploma or a GED, and must submit a copy to the school prior to enrollment.
  • interview with an admissions representative to determine the suitability of the applicant for the program.
  • complete all required forms in preparation for enrollment day. Rob Roy will not actively recruit students attending or admitted to another school offering a similar program of study.

Q: How long will it take to graduate?
A: Depending on the course and schedule selected you can graduate anywhere from 4-18 months. Please see course details for more specific information.

Q: Do I need to provide my own Equipment?
A: All of your equipment and text books are provided for you, and are included in your total course cost.

Q: Will you help me find a job when I graduate?
A: Rob Roy‘s placement policy is to give employment assistance to graduates regardless of the date of their graduation. Rob Roy Academy employs a placement advisor who is careful to take into consideration the qualifications of its graduates, and its responsibilities to the shop/salon owner to make certain the candidate for employment is competent in every phase of his or her profession. Rob Roy Academy does not guarantee employment or specific salaries upon graduation.

Q: What happens if I have a vacation planned?
A: A student may be granted a Leave of Absence in compliance with the laws governing and handed down by either state or federal agencies. All Leaves of Absence must be requested in writing, stating the reason for and the length of time of the leave. Only the Director, Assistant Directors or the FA Director can grant a Leave of Absence.

Q: Is there a dress code?
A: Yes, there is a dress code at Rob Roy Academy. A black Rob Roy Academy smock with name tag must be worn at all times with solid black pants or skirts, shirts may be any color.  The more specific aspects of the dress code can be found in the student handbook or as a handout from the admissions office.

Q: Is housing available?
A: No, unfortunately we do not offer housing at any of our locations at this time.


FAQs About Financial Aid

Q: I have a poor credit rating. Will this hurt my child’s chances of getting a student loan?
A: No, the only way the applicant would be hurt by a poor credit rating is if he or she is in default on a previous student loan. Parents, however, could be denied a Federal PLUS Loan on the basis of credit history.

Q: Our family makes over $50,000 a year. Does this mean we are not eligible for financial aid?
A: Not necessarily. There are loans that families of all incomes can qualify for. There are a number of factors in addition to your household income that determine if you are eligible for financial aid.

Q: Do I have to make payments on my student loan while I’m in school?
A: In most cases, you can postpone payments while you are in school. You may, however, choose to pay any interest that accrues on an unsubsidized loan.

Q: If I am awarded financial aid, when will I get the money?
A: Methods of distributing financial aid vary from campus to campus. Most financial aid will not be given directly to you. Financial aid funds are distributed at certain intervals in your program as long as you have met the required criteria, which consist of satisfactory attendance and grade point average. No loans will be issued until you have been in school for at least 30 days.

Q: What happens if I don’t repay my student loan?
A: If you fail to repay your loan according to the terms disclosed on your promissory note, you are considered to be in default.

  • The default will be reported to at least one national credit bureau and your credit rating will be damaged for as long as seven years. This will make it difficult for you to borrow money for a car or home.
  • You may be required to pay the entire amount of the loan, including interest immediately.
  • Your wages may be withheld to pay your debt. Possessions may be seized.
  • You will be unable to get additional federal or state financial aid, including student loans.
  • You may no longer be eligible for revised payment schedules or deferments.
  • The loan may be referred to a collection agency, and you may be held liable for collection costs.
  • Your federal and state tax refunds may be withheld.