Monterey Bay Institute

Academic Policies

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Graduation Requirements

Qualification for graduation requires completion of a 600-hour course as stated in the CALIFORNIA BARBERING & COSMETOLOGY ACT (950.5). Students are also required to complete all required classroom assignments, practical procedures, chapter tests and final written and practical examinations.

All tuition and any additional fees owed must be paid in full before the candidate is allowed to graduate. Upon passing the state board test with a minimum score of 75%, the candidate will be issued a license to practice Electrology in the State of California.

Student Responsibilities

ALL students are required to assist whenever necessary during school hours.

Student Code of Conduct

Students are expected to comply with the following policies:

Students are subject to dismissal for any inappropriate or unethical conduct or any act of academic dishonesty.

Students are expected to dress and act professionally while attending the institute.

MBIE reserves the right to dismiss a student for on any of the following reasons:

Providing Treatment on a Client

MBIE reserves the right to expel a student for violation of the STUDENT CONDUCT POLICIES listed above including the school rules contained in this document. A DISMISSED STUDENT MAY ONLY BE RE-ADMITTED INTO THE SCHOOL AT THE DISCRETION OF THE DIRECTOR OR ASSISTANT DIRECTOR.

School Dress Code

Students are expected at all times to be neat, clean and exercise proper hygiene when working on the general public.

Unacceptable Wear:

Students not complying with the uniform and dress policy will be asked to leave the premises and return when in compliance.

Absence Policy

Attendance is an essential part of the learning experience. Students who have three or more unexcused absences in one month will receive a written warning notice and maybe withdrawn depending on prior absences and their overall level of attendance. Three or more written warnings may lead to expulsion. Students who have three or more no-shows or absences without a medical excuse may be in jeopardy of dismissal from the program.

Unexcused Absences

Includes but are not limited to no-show, late for class, calling in late, calling in absent, calling in sick, leaving early and being sent home due to a disciplinary issue.

Excused Absences

With approval absences may be excused from the director or instructor or a written excuse from a doctor.

The institute will exercise reasonable discretion in excusing absences that are not of a chronic nature due to flu, sick children, or family emergencies.

Makeup Policy

Students who have been absent for any reason are required to make-up missed classes and/or assignments before proceeding to the next course of study.

Please note, make-up hours do not excuse absent hours. Absent hours accumulate for both excused and unexcused absences.

Leave of Absence (LOA) & Grace Period

A leave of absence may be is approved on a case-by-case basis depends upon the reason the Leave of Absence is requested. Students are allowed a two-week grace period of eight (8) class days or (64) class hours for excused illness and family emergencies.

It is the student's responsibility to NOTIFY THE SCHOOL if he/she is going to be absent. Any student missing more than two (2) weeks or 64 class hours without excuse may be expelled. Exceptions: medical, family emergencies or an approved leave of absence.

Students absent from class may with permission from the school Director make up missed time according to the availability of classroom space at the time of the request(s).

The student must submit in writing a request for medical or family emergency absence. The school reserves the right to refuse a leave of absence without written medical authorization.

If a student, on an approved leave of absence, notifies the school that they will not be returning, the date of withdrawal will be the earlier of the date of expiration of the leave of absence or the date that the student notifies the institution in writing that they will not be returning. If a student does not return from a leave of absence, they will be automatically withdrawn within 14 days after their expected return date.

Students with LOAs will not be assessed any additional charges.. A student granted an LOA that meets these criteria is not considered to have withdrawn from the course. A student returning from an authorized LOA will retain all credit for clocked hours and work projects completed and will be returned to the academic progress status they held before the start of the leave of absence.

Probation & Dismissal Policy

The Institute reserves the right to suspend or terminate any student whose conduct is deemed inappropriate and disruptive. Students will be expected to observe policies and rules of conduct of the institute fully; such conduct includes excessive absences or tardiness failure to maintain an eighty percent (80%) grade point average, inappropriate behavior or lack of respect shown to instructors or another student, staff member or client.

Probation Period will be 14 days. For students returning from probation, any further unacceptable behavior will be cause for immediate dismissal without re-entry to the program. Students who have been suspended or terminated may request reinstatement in writing to the director after a 30 day waiting period. Make-up work will be required to bring the student back up to the school's standards.

In the event a student is terminated due to unsatisfactory Academic Progress, all policies regarding the institute's refund policy will apply.

Reinstatement After Dismissal

The decision to accept or reject such students is at the sole discretion of the director the student will either be allowed to continue in the program or will be dismissed by the institute. Re-entry Fee: $50.00. Any fees owed at the time of dismissal will be subject to the institute's refund policy.

Withdrawal From Program

You may withdraw from the school at any time after the cancellation period (described above) and receive a pro-rata refund if you have completed 60 percent or less of the scheduled days within the program. Refund will be less a registration or administration fee not to exceed $250.00, and less any deduction for equipment not returned in good condition within 45 days of withdrawal. Textbooks, tools, supplies, and equipment that was issued and accepted by the student are non-refundable if used or removed from its original packaging.

If the student has completed more than 60% the program (including absences) the tuition paid is not refundable. To determine a refund under this section, a student shall be deemed to have withdrawn from a program of instruction when any of the following occurs:

Students Right to Cancel

Refund Policy

Determining Refund

The hourly rate is calculated by the dividing tuition cost by 600. For Example: $9500.00/600 hours = $15.83 per hour.

Refund table: Computation based upon percentage of the course completed, i.e. 10%, 25%, 50%, 60%.

% Completed Hrs. Completed Hrly. Rate ($15.63) Balance
10% 60 $949.80 $8,550.20
25% 150 $2,374.50 $7,125.50
50% 300 $4,749.00 $4,451.00
60% 360 $5,698.80 $3,801.20

Assume the student paid the tuition, $9,500.00 (nine thousand five hundred) in full and completed one hundred hours (100) of training before deciding to withdraw from the course. The cost of the 100 hours of training total is deducted from the total tuition.

The hourly rate is $15.83 therefore, 100 hours of training is worth $1,583.00. This amount would then be deducted from the $9,500.00 already paid and we issue a refund check in the amount of $7,917.00. We will also give credit for any unused items in the student kit according to the cost of each item.

Student's Rights & Grievances


A student with a complaint or grievance has the right to seek a satisfactory resolution. The policy of the Institute is to acknowledge and respond to student complaints concerning any aspect of their educational process to include facilities, programs, instructors, employees, or services offered by the Institute. Students are encouraged first to discuss complaints with the person who is directly involved in the complaint to arrive at a satisfactory resolution. A student can at any time ask to speak to the school Asst. Director, Robert F. Von Essen or request to speak with the Director of the institute. The student also has the right to pursue the matter further if the resolution issue is not resolved.

The student may also at any time, direct any unresolved matters to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education via mail, phone or completing a complaint form online, which can be obtained on the bureau's Internet Web site,

Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
2535 Capitol Oaks Dr.
SACRAMENTO, CA 95833 / (888)370-7589 toll free

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