Aesthetics Institute of Cosmetology in Gaithersburg

Gaithersburg, MD

(Rating 4.4 based on 5 reviews)
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Aesthetics Institute of Cosmetology offers 9-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 10:1. 3.7% are women, and 96.3% are men. The average annual total cost of attendance at Aesthetics Institute of Cosmetology is 9013$, that is at the level of national average. 74% of full-time Aesthetics Institute of Cosmetology students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Aesthetics Institute of Cosmetology is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Aesthetics Institute of Cosmetology students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$8,392
$30,001 - $48,000$10,750
$48,001 - $75,000--
$75,001 - $110,000--

Student charges

Historical tuition and fees

Historical books and supplies cost

Student charges by the largest programs

The estimated cost of the Aesthetician/Esthetician and Skin Care Specialist (the 2d largest program, lasting 6 months) is $4,850 per year and $58,200 in total. is the third largest program at Aesthetics Institute of Cosmetology, and it takes a full-time student 3 months to complete. This one will cost $750 per year and $9,000 for the full completion.


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


62 of Aesthetics Institute of Cosmetology undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 77 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Aesthetics Institute of Cosmetology number 74 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Maryland.

Students at Aesthetics Institute of Cosmetology awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a federal grant aid.

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Services and programs are not available to veterans, military servicemembers, or their families

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Does not offer distance education opportunities

Alternative tuition plans

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Prepaid tuition plan

Tuition payment plan

Prepaid tuition plan - a program that allows students or their families to purchase college tuition or tuition credits for future years, at current prices.

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Graduation Rate


Aesthetics Institute of Cosmetology graduation rate is above the national average.

74% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Aesthetics Institute of Cosmetology completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This index doesn’t take into consideration students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Aesthetics Institute of Cosmetology is 10:1, that means that for every 10 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Aesthetics Institute of Cosmetology the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Aesthetics Institute of Cosmetology and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in not reported location.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Aesthetics Institute of Cosmetology offers 9 programs in total: 6 are for less than 1-year certificate programs and 3 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 98 universities in Maryland state. Aesthetics Institute of Cosmetology is one of the few institutions in Maryland that offers a less than 1-year certificate program.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Maryland state average data to help you compare.


Aesthetics Institute of Cosmetology provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 71 students with 64000 сontact hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Aesthetics Institute of Cosmetology

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I have graduated from this school as a nail tech about 4 years ago. My time there was very productive and was able to learn and master my nail tech skills. Mrs. Laila always welcomed her students and clients. I really like the school and now I'm thinking if going back and become an aesthetician. I give this school a 5 star. No complaints on my end.

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I’m a recent graduate from this school. I loved this school, the director and teachers are wonderful. You will learn all types of skills, and deal with all types of hair texture. This school is very beneficial, I even landed a salon job 2 months before graduating. I highly recommend!!!

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I was a student starting in 2003, for personal reasons I had to leave to come back in 2015 and again had to leave. Now I am back 2016 and intend on finishing. I have known the owner for many years she has put up with a lot of nonsense over the years and sure some students can a pain in the arse BUT I don't go there for them, I go to accomplish want I've always wanted to do and that means no one will get in my way of finishing. Read your books, study, use the vast knowledge of the Internet, ask your teachers any and all questions, ask for demonstrations because at this time the school has some outstanding instructors, Emily and Angela to start in which I have the pleasure of being taught by!So if you want something go for it instead of complaining about this and that. The last few years have really produced some whinny moronic instant gratification monsters! Instead of taking responsibility for their own actions they hide behind the Internet and try and ruin a decent business in which they will never have Ms. Laila Hamdan is providing anyone who wants to learn a solid profession, people fail to mention it takes 1500 hours and some people simply cannot hack it because it's time to put on your grown up pants and earn something that YOU really have to work for! Bottom line, good teachers great owner, clean place, excellent location, cost effective/Gov grants available, including (Pell Grants) the new kits are awesome! In my opinion Ms. Laila Hamdan is still going strong with this school and I am grateful that it is still around. A gracious thank you to Ms. Laila Hamdan and all the teachers! AIC 2016-

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I am a former student/license Nail Tech from this school and I have gotten my hair done there on many occasions, it is not as bad of a rating as some people have given them.Best of luck to the owner and students, continue to strive and thrive and shine in doing hair, nails, an Estheticians in making up those faces...I also have a Master degree in Information Systems and a Bachelors in Business. Native Washingtonian (Wash DC) born and raised but a Mo County resident for the last 30 yrs....kudos Ms lalia if you have managed to open up another shop.

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I am a customer there. Mayra is the stylist that did my hair. She has graduated. I hope I can find someone else there that will be to my satisfactory. The service there is meteocre at best.

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Location & Website

Address: 701 Russell Ave, Space H103/H110


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Continuous

General Phone Number: +3013513642

Institution is active in current year: 1

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