School Catalog

A printed copy of the course catalog can be acquired from your admissions office.


Admissions Policy

Admission Policy/Procedures

A personal interview is required of each student before enrollment.  Upon enrollment in each course, all  students are required to furnish the school the following:

  1. A copy of their High School Diploma, an approved certificate of completion of high school education from a home school program, GED, high school transcript showing graduation date from high school.*
  2. A copy of their  driver’s license, or state issued ID to verify the student is at least 17 years of age for students enrolling in the Cosmetology Operator and Manicure Courses.  Students enrolling in the Cosmetology Instructor Courses must be at least 18 years of age.
  3. A $25.00 fee payable to the school for the TDLR student permit fee.
  4. Two pictures of the student, size 2 X 2


Manuel & Theresa’s School of Hair Design does not recruit students already attending another school offering a similar program of study.

*In the case of a foreign diploma, the student will be required to have the documents verified by an outside agency that is qualified to translate the documents into English and confirm academic equivalence to a U.S. high school diploma.  If the high school diploma or transcript is questionable the school will follow its policy to verify that the high school diploma is legitimate.

Manuel & Theresa's School of Hair Design does not have a Vaccination policy, TDLR currently does not require students to have any vaccinations.

Campus Security Guidelines


Campus Security

The management of the school maintains a safe and orderly campus in order to protect the safety of its students and staff. An annual security report containing campus security policies and statistics relating to crime reported to have occurred on this campus is posted on the bulletin board for any interested party.




Cancellation Settlement and Refund Policy


      Cancellation and Settlement Policy

Manuel and Theresa’s School of  Hair Design maintains a cancellation and settlement policy that provides full refund of money paid by student or parents/ guardian (in case of the dependent minor) if the student or parent guardian :1) Cancels the enrollment agreement or contract  not later than midnight of the third date after the date the agreement or contract is signed  by the student, excluding Saturday’s, Sundays’ and legal holidays:2) or entered into the enrollment agreement or contract because of misrepresentation made: Manuel and Theresa’s School of Hair Design refund policy applies to all terminations for any reason, by either party including student decision, course or program cancellation, or school closure.

Refund Policy:

(a)The holder of private beauty culture school license shall maintain a refund policy  to provide for the refund of any unused part of tuition, fees and other charges paid by a student who , at the expiration period.

1)       Fails to enter the course of training.

2)       Withdraws from the course of training

3)       Is terminated from the course of training before completion of the course.


(b) The refund policy must provide that:


(1)     The refund is based on the period of the students enrollment , computed on the basis of course time expressed in scheduled hours, as specified by an enrollment agreement, contract, or other document acceptable to the department;


    (2)       The effective date of the termination for refund purpose is the earliest of:

(A)    The last date attendance, if the student is terminated by school;

(B)     The date the license holder receives the students written notice of withdrawal; or

(C)     10 school days after the last date attendance; and


(3) the school may retain not more than 100 if:


(A)    Tuition is collected before the course of training begins; and


(B)     The student fails to withdraw from the course of training before the  cancellation period expires.


(a)     If a student begins a course of training at a private beauty culture school that is scheduled to run not more than 12 months and during the last 50 percent of the course, withdraws from the course or is terminated by the school , the school:


(1)     May retain 10 percent of the tuition and fees paid by the student; and

(2)     Is not obligated to refund any additional outstanding tuition


(b)     If a student begins a course of training at a private beauty culture school that is scheduled to run not more than 12 months and before the last 50 percent of the course, withdraws from the course or terminated by the school, the school shall refund:



(1)     90 percent of any outstanding tuition for a withdrawal or termination that occurs during the first week or first one- tenth of the course, whichever period is shorter.

(2)     80 percent of any outstanding tuition for a withdrawal  or termination that occurs after the first week or first-one-tenth of the course, which period is shorter, but within the first three weeks of the course

(3)     75 percent of any outstanding tuition for a withdrawal or termination that occurs that occurs after the first three weeks of the course but not later than completion of  the first 25 percent of the course; and

(4)     50 percent of any outstanding tuition for a withdrawal or termination that occurs not later

Than the completion of the first 50 percent of the course.


(c)     A refund owed under this section must be paid not later than the 30th day after the date the

student becomes eligible for the refund.


All Title IV funds will be returned according to the guidelines set forth by the US Department of Education.




















Changes in Rules and Regulations

Manuel & Theresa’s School of Hair Design reserve the right to revise any of the rules and regulations at its sole discretion without previous notification. All actively enrolled students will receive immediate written notification of any changes.

Cost of Tuition and Fees

Cost of Tuition and Fees

Cosmetology course                                          Instructor Course

Total Cost……………..$18,000.00                        Total Cost……………………$8,975.00

Tuition………………….$16,625.00                           Tuition………………………..$8,000.00

Books & Kit…………….$1,275.00                            Books & kit………………….$875.00

Registration fee…………$100.00                              Registration  fee……………$100.00


Manicuring Course                                                                                              

Total Cost………………$6,375.00                                                                         


Books & Kit………………..$875.00                                                                       

Registration fee………$100.00


The cost of each course includes a registration fee.

The cost of each course includes a registration fee.

Additional Charges

Drop Fee: $150
Re-Enrollment Fee: $150
Permit Fee (all Courses): $25

Course Curriculum - Cosmetology


Full-Time: No less than 12 months
Part-Time: 18 months
Total of 1500 hours

Course Description

The course of cosmetology includes, but is not limited to the theoretical and practical study of hair styling, cutting, manicuring, and cosmetic therapy.

Instructional Methods

Instruction will be provided by lectures, demonstrations, visual and audio presentations, written and/or oral examinations.

Course Goal

To develop the professional ethics, hygiene and good grooming, visual poise, and the personality of each student enrolled. The school will prepare each student for successful completion of the state board of cosmetology licensing examination, and to successfully enter and have continual employment in the cosmetology profession.

Course Format

The course will be a combination of lecture, demonstration, and hands-on practical experience with the students completing assigned credits each month.  Instructions will be supplemented by guest artist, visual aids, library and resource material, and other instructional techniques.

Course Curriculum

Curriculum Breakdown
Curriculum Hours
Orientation and TDLR rules and regulations 100
Shampoo and related theory 100
Hair and scalp treatment and related theory 50
Cold waving and related theory 200
Chemical hair relaxing and related theory 50
Hair coloring and related theory 200
Manicuring and related theory 100
Facials and related theory 50
Haircutting, styling, and related theory 500
Chemistry 75
Salon management and practices 75
Course Curriculum - Instructor


Full-Time: No less than 6 months
Part-Time: 12 months
Total of 750 hours

Course Description

The instructor course includes, but is not limited to the conducting of theory and practical classes in cosmetology, selecting subjects for lectures, and keep student records.

Instructional Methods

A variety of methods will be used; chalkboard, transparencies, textbooks, demonstrations, handouts, film videos, and wall charts.

Course Goals

To train an instructor to completely master the subject and to be able by the use of the latest teaching principles to deliver this knowledge to the others, become one who sincerely cares for the education of others.

Course Format

The course will be a combination of lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on practical experience with students completing assigned credits each month.  Instruction will be supplemented by guest artists, visual aids, library/ resource materials, and other instructional techniques.

Course Curriculum

Curriculum Breakdown - Less than 2 Years Experience
Orientation and TDLR rules and regulations 50
Instructor, theory, and lab/clinic operation 80
Teaching and lab/clinic management 120
Careers and Employment information 40
Professional ethics 30
Effective communication and human relations 30
Compensation packages and payroll deduction 10
Licensing requirements 20
Fundamentals of business management 20
Teaching and lab/clinic management 350
Principles of teaching and learning 80
Student motivation and learning 30
Academic advising 20
Course development and review 30
Administrative management 10
Records management 20


Curriculum Breakdown - 2 Years Experience or More
Orientation and TDLR rules and regulations 10
Learning theory 20
Lesson plans 60
Methods of teaching 60
Visual aid preparation and use 20
Classroom management 30
Evaluation techniques 30
State laws and forms 20
Course Curriculum - Manicurist


Full-Time: No less than 5 months
Part-Time: 10 months
Total of 600 hours

Course Description

The course of study includes theory and practical applications related to all aspects of nail structure, disorders, safety precautions, pedicure and introduction to artificial nail application.

Instructional Methods

Instructions will be provided by lectures, hands-on demonstrations, audio/visual aids, written and/or oral examinations.

Course Goals

The student should be able to apply theoretical concepts of anatomy, use proper instruments when giving a manicure, practice rules of sterilization and sanitation, apply cosmetology law and rules affecting the practice of manicuring.

Course Format

The format used to grade includes, but may not be limited to the following:  classes are presented by means of lectures, hands-on demonstrations, audio/video, professional guest artist/technician presentations and interaction between students and instructors.

Course Curriculum

Curriculum Breakdown
Curriculum Hours
Orientation and TDLR rules and regulations 15
Equipment and implement 15
Supplies and procedures 320
Arms and hands 70
Bacteriology, sanitation and safety 100
Professional practices 80
Dress Code

Cosmetology school students are required to wear uniforms with armpits and chest covered as prescribed by TDLR. All female students are required to wear a (2) piece (top and bottom) white top and black pants as prescribed by TDLR. Male students are to wear a white shirt with collar and black pants. Black or white enclosed shoes are required.

Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. For a copy of the current FAFSA and for more information concerning financial aid contact the financial aid office at 979 821-2050. If the Us Department of Education request Verification from a student, the student must provide all verification documents requested prior to starting school. To apply online

If the US Department of Education request Verification from student, the students must provide all verification documents prior to starting school.

Grading Scale

Excellent: 95 – 100
Good: 85 – 94
Average: 80 – 84
Fair: 70 – 79
Failure: below 70

Grading System

Students are evaluated in theoretical performance by means of a written exam.  A written exam follows each unit of theory study.  Generally students are tested for progress in theory performance monthly.  Tests are routinely scored immediately following the exam; the instructor reviews the study material with the group and students may request a private session to review their progress and/or to discuss areas of concern.

Students are evaluated in practical skill development throughout the entire course of study.  The process of evaluating practical skills follows each practical skill performance or part thereof.

Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements

To be eligible to receive the schools diploma and to take the final examination with the TDLR the student must:

Have a passing grade of 70 or better

Complete the number of hours required for each course of study

Complete clinical experience

Complete theory

Fulfill all financial obligations to the school is required upon completion of courses required hours, or else student will be turned into the State as Tuition NOT paid. All Courses MUST BE PAID IN FULL PRIOR TO MEETING YOUR COURSE COMPLETION HOURS.

The graduation criterion applies to all courses of study; Cosmetology, Instructor, Manicuring.

Upon graduation, a diploma will be awarded to student.

Internal Grievance Policy/Procedure

This Internal Grievance Policy/Procedure has been established to protect the interest of all parties that have or may become associated with the institution.  The institution encourages anyone that fails to understand the practices or feels the practices of an institution fail to meet and/or exceed standards of professional ethics, published mission statement, or state licensing agency to take the following actions:

  • Take the issue(s) to the person (school administrator or staff person) in charge at the time of such occurrence.  In most cases, issues and/or grievances are resolved through oral communications.
  • If a satisfactory resolution is not achieved in this manner, the complaint should follow the following procedure.
  • The complaint /grievance must be in writing and signed by the complainant.

The complaint must be delivered via certifiable mail to the school or the complaint may be personally delivered to the school administrator/staff person.  The complaint must state in its entirety the issues on which a complaint is being filed.  Upon receipt, the complaint will be discussed and reviewed with the school administrator/staff and instructors.  If requested the reviewers will meet with the complainant within ten (10) business days to review and discuss possible solutions.  Within fifteen (15) business days of having received the complaint, the school will provide the complainant with a written response outlining the school’s final decision (this decision may not be appealed).  The written decision shall be delivered to the complainant’s last known address or the complainant may pick up the  document from the school administrator and sign an acknowledgment of having received the response.  If a satisfactory resolution is not achieved and the process noted above, the complainant may file the complaint (must be original format filed with the school) with the state licensing agency (address noted; first page of school catalog).  If resolution is still not achieved, the complaint may be filed with the accrediting agency  (NACCAS). (Address noted; first page of school catalog).

Leave of Absence

A student returning from a leave of absence or other official interruption of training must return to school in the same satisfactory or unsatisfactory progress status as prior to their leave. A leave may extend the student’s contract period and maximum time frame by the same number of days in the leave of absence.

Licensing Requirements

Cosmetology Instructor License

A cosmetology instructor authorizes the holder to instruct in any Texas Cosmetology Commission approved cosmetology school or program, and practice all phases of cosmetology in a beauty salon and any of the specialists in a licensed specialty salon.  A current photograph approximately 1½ inches by 1½ inches of the license shall be attached to the front of the license.


A cosmetologist (operator) license authorizes the holder to practice all phases of cosmetology in a beauty salon or specialties in a specialty salon. A current photograph of the licensee approximately 1 ½ inches by 1 ½ inches shall be attached to the front of the license.


A manicurist license authorizes the holder to practice manicuring and pedicuring in a licensed beauty or specialty salon.  A manicurist shall not treat or remove calluses, soft calluses, or ingrown nails.  A current photograph of the licensee approximately 1½  inches by 1½ inches.


Any person who seeks licensure in the state of Texas through reciprocity from any other state or nation shall:

  • Furnish his/her valid license or certificate from another state,
  • Furnish a certified transcript of hours from the state board or nation from which the applicant is applying
  • Complete his application for reciprocity on a form prescribed by the commission and submit a $100.00 reciprocity fee, plus a license fee, and the law book fee and
  • The applicant must present the same number of hours as required by the state of Texas ror the applied license.

All applicants from another state of the United States, District of Columbia, territory, or foreign nation applying for reciprocity who cannot provide documentation of standards equivalent to those in Texas or six years of verifiable licensed work experience, must pass a written and practical examination.

Mission Statement

Manuel and Theresa’s goal is to provide each student with the training and the education needed to fulfill a profitable and successful career. The school will strive to promote the best learning environment by using the best equipment, literature and speakers. In order to fulfill this objective, Manuel & Theresa’s School of Hair Design teaches the technique of art and science of cosmetology, poise, charm, self-reliance, and business practices as we prepare students for the State Board of Cosmetology examination. We are committed to the following: Enrolling students in an effective and rewarding cosmetology art and science program; Educating, retaining, and graduating students by providing high quality professional training in the field of cosmetology art and science; and ultimately placing students in a successful cosmetology art and science related field.

Non-Discrimination Statement

Manuel & Theresa’s School of Hair Design does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, age, color, ethnic origin, religion, or physical disabilities.

Physical Demands

Prospective students that might be adversely affected by long periods of standing or sitting, or being exposed to chemicals used in the Beauty Industry, should obtain a doctor’s release before entering the school or continuing school. Examples of such health conditions might include Asthma, Pregnancy, or Allergic Reactions to odors from certain chemicals used in the profession. Persons at risk with health, nervous or emotional conditions should consult.

Recruitment Policy

The school does not recruit students already attending or admitted to another school offering the same or similar programs.

Safety Requirements

Every student must understand that safety comes first. As a student you will be expected to perform to the highest standards and will be accountable for those standards. We want to create an open, honest, safe, and fun learning environment where each member can benefit from positive experiences. Basic safety requirements for each course are introduced on the first day of classes during Orientation. Safety instructions include but are not limited to information on how to safely store and use chemicals and equipment associated with the specific course of study. Safety instructions are an ongoing procedure throughout the entire course of study. When applying chemicals, protective gloves are to be worn. If electrical equipment is used in preparation of nails, eye protection should be worn. Hair many not be left on the floor following a haircut. Rubber soled shoes must be worn by all students and staff to avoid possible slips on the floor.

Satisfactory Progress Policy


This policy shall be consistently applied to all students attending the same program; it is at least as strict as the policy applied to students that are not receiving federal funds.  This policy is provided to all students prior to enrollment.  In order to be considered making quantitative satisfactory academic progress toward a graduation diploma, a student must be progressing at a pace leading to completion of the program within 150% of the course length, this equates to 67% of scheduled attendance. Students will be notified in written format of evaluation results affecting Title IV eligibility.


Student must maintain a qualitative grade point average of 70%. The school evaluates students in qualitative and quantitative measures when they reach actual clock hours specific to the pay period as documented by attendance records for the pay period.  Students may receive hours clocked in excess of those scheduled (as noted in the enrollment agreement) under special circumstances such as finishing client services(s) in progress when student’s day is scheduled to end, make-up hours, or other special conditions noted in the enrollment agreement.    A student deemed in Satisfactory Academic Progress will remain in Satisfactory Academic Progress until the next scheduled evaluation.  Funds may not be disbursed until student accrues weeks applicable to pay period. Student is not eligible for a subsequent disbursement until both weeks and hour’s requirements have been met.


Evaluations will be completed within 7 days following the evaluation intervals listed below at which time the student will receive a letter stating their evaluation status.


                                    Full-time Payment Periods                         Half-time Payment Periods

 Cosmetology Operator     450 hrs at  15 weeks                                      450 hrs at 22.5 weeks

                                       900 hrs at 30  weeks                                     900 hrs at 45 weeks

                                       1200 hrs at 40  weeks                                   1200 hrs at 60 weeks

Manicure                          300 hrs at 10  weeks                                     300 hrs at 15 weeks

Cosmetology  Instructor/750 Hr


                                  375 hrs at 12.5 weeks                                   375 hrs at 19 weeks


Students who exceed the maximum time frame for completion of the program will lose future disbursements of federal aid.  They may remain in school with an alternative method of payment.



Students are required to attend a minimum of 67% of the hours possible based on the applicable attendance schedule in order to be considered maintaining satisfactory attendance progress. Evaluations are conducted at the end of each evaluation period to determine if the student has met the minimum requirements. At the end of each evaluation period, the school will determine if the student has maintained at least 67% cumulative attendance since the beginning of the course which indicates that, given the same attendance rate, the student will graduate within the maximum time frame allowed (150% of the course length). Students on a Leave of Absence will return to school in the same progress status as prior to the leave.  Elapsed time during a Leave of Absence does not affect Satisfactory Academic Progress and will extend the contract period and the maximum time frame by the same number of days in the leave.


Manuel & Theresa’s School of Hair Design does not accept transfers.



The qualitative element used to determine academic progress is a reasonable system of grades as determined by assigned academic learning. Students are assigned academic learning and a minimum number of practical

experiences. Academic learning is evaluated after each unit of study. Practical assignments are evaluated as completed and counted toward course completion only when rated as satisfactory or better.  If the performance

does not meet satisfactory requirements, it is not counted, no grade is recorded and the practical performance must be repeated. At least two comprehensive practical skills evaluations will be conducted during the course of study. Practical skills are evaluated according to text procedures and set forth in practical skills evaluation criteria adopted by the school. Students must maintain a cumulative written and practical grade average of 70% and pass a FINAL written and practical exam prior to graduation. Students must make up failed or missed tests and incomplete assignments. Numerical grades are considered according to the following scale:


100 – 90


89 – 80

Very Good

79 – 70


69 – Below

Below Standards - Unsatisfactory



Students failing to achieve Satisfactory Academic Progress at an evaluation will be deemed not making Satisfactory Academic Progress and will be notified in written format.


1st time a student fails to make Satisfactory Academic Progress

Placed on Warning, during which time student will be monitored for the next pay period relative to Satisfactory Academic Progress deficiency.  Student on Warning status remains eligible for financial aid until the next evaluation.


2nd time a student fails to make Satisfactory Academic Progress - student ceases to be eligible for financial aid with right to appeal. Appeal must detail specifics including documentation where applicable of circumstance prohibiting student from meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements, appeal document must be prepared by student, clearly detailing why Satisfactory Academic Progress status should be reversed and submitted within 10 calendar days.  Appeal document will be reviewed within 10 calendar days, student will be notified in written format of decision to accept or decline.


If appeal is accepted financial aid will be re-instated. Student is placed on Probation with an improvement plan. Students on probation are considered to be making Satisfactory Academic Progress until the next evaluation. If appeal denied, probation is not an option.


3rd. time student fails to achieve Satisfactory Academic Progress – student ceases to be eligible for financial aid with no appeal for same reason.


Reasons for which students may appeal a negative progress determination include death of a relative, an injury or illness of the student, or any other allowable special or mitigating circumstance. This information should include what has changed about the student’s situation that will allow them to achieve Satisfactory Academic Progress before the next evaluation point. The appeal and decision documents will be retained in the student file.



Students prevailing in an appeal will be placed on probation for one payment period. Students placed on an academic plan must progress at the rate stated in the individual plan and must be able to meet requirements set forth in the academic plan by the end of the next evaluation period. Students who are progressing according to their specific academic plan will be considered making Satisfactory Academic Progress. If at the end of the probationary period, the student has still not met both the attendance and academic requirements required for satisfactory academic progress or by the academic plan, he/she will be determined as NOT making satisfactory academic progress and, if applicable, students will be deemed ineligible to receive Title IV funds.



Course incompletes, withdrawals, repetitions and non-credit remedial courses do not apply at this school and have no effect on satisfactory academic progress. A student that is re-entering school after a period of withdrawal will be considered in the same progress status as when they left.




Students may re-establish satisfactory academic progress and Title IV aid, as applicable, by meeting minimum attendance and academic requirements on or before the end of the probationary period.







School Calendar and Holiday Schedule

School Calendar and Holiday Schedule

Classes Start Monthly. Please Contact Admissions office for specific Dates


New Year’s Eve – 1 day

New Year’s day-1 day

Independence Day- 1 day

Thanksgiving -2days

Christmas- 4 days

Spring Break- 4 days

Summer Break – 4 days

Student Advising Service

Student Advising Service

The school office is available for students advising, placement and other personnel service for the benefit of students. Students are free at any time to discuss personnel problems that might affect their educational objectives or future employment. The school provides referral service for substance abuse prevention, using existing community services and brochures available.

Student Code of Conduct

Incidents which may result in disciplinary action being taken by school authorities may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Disruption of classroom or clinic activities.
  • Clocking in or out for another student(s).
  • Taking time card from school.
  • Failure to wear uniform.
  • Bring a radio to school.
  • Using school telephone without permission.
  • Using public telephone without permission and/or during unauthorized period.
  • Smoking or chewing gum inside the building.
  • The unlawful possession use of distribution of illicit drugs and/or alcohol by students on school premises or as part of any of its activities
  • Committing extortion coercion or blackmail, i.e, obtaining money or other objects of value from an unwilling person or forcing an individual to act through the threat of force.
  • Exhibiting disrespect or directing profanity vulgar language or obscene gesture toward students, teachers, administrators, school personnel, or any other person.
  • Loitering in unauthorized area, such as reception, hallways within 15 ft of outside entrance.
  • Wearing inappropriate attire on clinic floor, violating dress code in as wearing sweat shirts and/or sweat pants, jogging suits, shorts, mini skirts, sandals, soiled uniform, any
  • attire not deemed appropriate by instructor and/or staff member.
  • Refusing a client of clinic assignment.
  • Engaging in verbal abuse, slanderous remarks, making derogatory statements about the institution of violations toward others of the institution that may be considered a serious offense and may precipitate substantial disruption of the school program or incite violence.
  • Committing arson.
  • Bringing children or guests and visitors into the clinic classroom without permission.
  • Maintaining improper sanitation and cleanliness of stations, equipment, break area, and restroom facilities.
  • Committing robbery or theft.
  • Cheating on test, assignments or examinations.
  • Any other actions deemed as inappropriate behavior by instructors and/or staff member.
  • All phones and beepers.

Disciplinary actions taken may include, but are not limited to: verbal warning (initial warning) and written warning (incident report is written up by the instructor ad student is provided with a copy).

Suspension and Termination Policy
Transfer of Hours
We do not accept transfer students
Scholarship and Fee Waivers

Scholarship or fee waivers may be offered solely at the discretion of the school administrator to the student based on merit or need.