Accreditation & Licensure

Schererville Campus

State Licensed:
Indiana Professional Licensing Agency
402 West Washington Street, Room W072
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
317-234-3031

Nationally Accredited:
National Accrediting Commission Of Career Arts and Sciences
4401 Ford Avenue Suite 1300
Alexandria, Virginia 22302
703-600-7600

Massage Accreditation: This institution is regulated by:
Indiana Department of Workforce Development Office for Career and Technical Schools
10 N Senate Avenue, Suite SE 308 Indianapolis IN 46204
OCTS@dwd.in.gov http://www.in.gov/dwd/2731.htm
317-234-8338 or 317-232-1732

Valparaiso Campus

State Licensed:
Indiana Professional Licensing Agency
402 West Washington Street, Room W072
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
317-234-3031

Nationally Accredited:
National Accrediting Commission Of Career Arts and Sciences
4401 Ford Avenue Suite 1300
Alexandria, Virginia 22302
703-600-7600

Admissions Office Contacts

Schererville Campus

  • 219.864.1600 Ext. 1
  • Located in Schererville, Indiana, one mile east of US RT. 30 and 41
  • Hours of Operation: Tuesday – Saturday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Email: drschool@sbcglobal.net
  • Main Contact: Janet Stemmer, CEO, Don Roberts School of Hair Design, COO, Don Roberts Beauty School

Valparaiso Campus

  • 219.462.5189
  • Located in Valparaiso, Indiana, five miles NW of Valparaiso University
  • Hours of Operation: Tuesday – Saturday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Email: don.roberts@frontier.com
  • Main Contact: Janet Stemmer, CEO, Don Roberts School of Hair Design, COO, Don Roberts Beauty School

Campus Safety and Security Reports

Valparaiso Campus Crime Report

Schererville Campus Crime Report

Don Roberts Beauty School, Inc.’s publishes a security report by October 1st to every student/prospective student/staff member upon request. This report includes statistics for the three previous years concerning reported crimes that occurred on-campus; property owned or controlled by Don Roberts Beauty School, Inc.’s; within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes Don Roberts Beauty School, Inc. and Don Roberts School of Hair Design policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning sexual assault and other matters. You can obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Administrative/Student Services office.

Classroom & Clinic Safety Policy

The Don Roberts Beauty Schools are state licensed/Indiana and Nationally Accredited/NACCAS, cosmetology schools.  The school, as an educational facility is accountable in its provision of an atmosphere that is safe, quiet and/conducive to the education of its student population.  For this reason the schools have chosen to adopt and modify a policy/Illinois Article 6.14416, that it interprets to be in the best interest of the students, staff, educators and guests.

This policy is effective both in the classroom and clinic areas of study.

“Anyone not receiving a clinic service is not permitted on the clinic floor.   Visitors are not allowed in the classroom and/or lunch/break areas of the campus.

“Children under the age of 16 and elderly guest not capable of normal physical mobility and/or normal cognitive responses must be accompanied by an adult/over the age of 18.  Children accompanied by adult are expected to be quiet, respectful and immobile.

The school may, at its discretion, ask those with minor children to reschedule their clinic serve(s) when the safety the guest(s) and the educational experience is disrupted in any way.”

The intent of this policy is to ensure a captive and positive learning experience for the student and a safe environment for all involved parties.

Cohort Default Rate (Fiscal Year 2015 3-Year Draft Cohort Default Rate)

Valparaiso: 6.6%

Schererville: 4.2%

College Navigator Graduation Rates

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College Navigator Retention Rates

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Cost of Attendance

Valparaiso:

Cosmetology: $18,300
Instructors: $8,100

Schererville:

Cosmetology: $18,300
Aesthetics: $14,800
Manicuring: $9,000
Massage Therapy: $9,150
Instructors: $8,100

Discrimination Grievance Procedure

The School has adopted the following Grievance Procedure for addressing complaints of discrimination under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. A person is not required to use this procedure and may instead file a complaint directly with the Indiana Department of Education at South Tower, Suite 600, 115 W. Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204-2795, Phone: (317) 232-6610, Fax: (317) 232-6610, Website: http://www.doe.in.gov

Step 1: A person who believes that he/she has been discriminated against by the school is encouraged, but is not required, to discuss the matter informally with the Section 504 Coordinator. If the 504 Coordinator is the subject of the complaint, the grievant may, instead, contact the school’s Chief Operating Officer (COO), who will appoint another administrator to discuss the matter. The person receiving the complaint shall verbally convey his/her findings to both the person who alleged the violation and the person who is the subject of the complaint within 10 business days.

Step 2: If the informal Step 1 process does not resolve the matter, or if the grievant does not wish to use the informal procedures set forth in Step 1, a written complaint may be submitted to the school’s Section 504 Coordinator who will investigate the complaint. [NOTE: if the Section 504 Coordinator is the subject of the complaint, the complaint should be submitted to the school’s President who will appoint another administrator to conduct the investigation]. The complaint shall be signed by the grievant and include 1) the grievant’s name and contact information; 2) the facts of the incident or action complained about; 3) the date of the incident or action giving rise to the complaint; 4) the type of discrimination alleged to have occurred; and 5) the specific relief sought. Names of witnesses and other evidence as deemed appropriate by the grievant may also be submitted. An investigation of the complaint will be conducted within 10 business days following the submission of the written complaint. The investigation shall include an interview of the parties and witnesses, a review of the relevant evidence, and any other steps necessary to ensure a prompt and thorough investigation of the complaint. A written disposition of the complaint shall be issued within 10 business days of completion of the investigation, unless a specific written extension of time is provided to the parties. Copies of the disposition will be given to both the grievant and the person who is the subject of the complaint. If discrimination or harassment was found to have occurred, the disposition will include the steps that the school will take to prevent recurrence of any discrimination or harassment and to correct its discriminatory effects on the grievant and others, if appropriate.

Step 3: If the grievant wishes to appeal the decision in Step 2 above, he/she may submit a signed, written appeal to the school’s COO within 10 business days after receipt of the written disposition. The school COO or her designee shall respond to the complaint, in writing, within 10 business days of the date of the appeal. Copies of the response shall be provided to both the grievant and the person who is the subject of the complaint.

The School hereby provides assurance that it strictly prohibits any form of retaliation against persons who utilize this Grievance Procedure. If you have questions regarding these procedures or desire to file a complaint, please contact the School’s Section 504 Coordinator.

Drug & Alcohol Abuse Prevention

The Don Roberts Beauty School, Inc. and Don Roberts School of Hair Design is a drug-free environment. No alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs are permitted in or around school property. Any student suspected of being under the influence will be sent home for the day. (The decision to dismiss a student is solely at the discretion of the Don Roberts Beauty School, Inc. and Don Roberts School of Hair Design and need not be supported by actual proof of drug/alcohol abuse.) It is unlawful to sell, furnish or provide alcohol to anyone under the age of 21 according to the State of Indiana. Any student distributing illegal or prescribed drugs to other students will be immediately and permanently dismissed. The local police department will be notified of any suspected distribution of illegal substances. Students taking over-the-counter medication that may affect functioning should inform the instructor. Student Participation may be terminated by School for the following causes: Possesses and/ or distributes alcohol or drugs in or around school property.

Please click here for a complete copy of the Don Roberts Beauty School, Inc. and Don Roberts School of Hair Design’s Drug Free School Policy.

Emergency Response/Evacuation

If there is an emergency or dangerous situation that occurs on the campus, the student/staff must immediately dial 911 and notify the closest Administrative/Student Service office. The Don Roberts Beauty School, Inc. and Don Roberts School of Hair Design will, without delay will determine the content of the notification and inform the entire campus, unless the notification will, in the professional judgment of responsible authorities, compromise efforts to assist victims or to contain, respond to, or otherwise mitigate the emergency. Please contact a staff member, Administrative/Student Services, if there is a significant emergency. They will determine the content of the notification, and initiate the notification system. This list of people will include:

Valparaiso Contact: Lisa Collins – 219-462-5189, Ext. 0

Schererville Contact: Janet Stemmer – 219-864-1600, Ext. 0

Entrance Counseling Policy

Before receiving a student loan at either Don Roberts Beauty School, Inc., Inc. or Don Roberts School of Hair Design, borrowers must complete an entrance counseling session. This quick and easy interactive counseling session provides useful tips and tools to help you develop a budget for managing your educational expenses and helps you to understand your loan responsibilities.

This online entrance counseling session will take about 20-30 minutes to complete. Students must visit www.studentloans.gov to complete their entrance counseling before receiving a student loan.

Exit Counseling Policy

Prior to graduating or leaving Don Roberts Beauty School, Inc. or Don Roberts School of Hair Design, borrowers are required to complete an exit counseling session. This online exit counseling session has been created to make sure that you understand your rights and responsibilities as a Direct Loan borrower.

Student must visit www.studentloans.gov to complete their exit counseling.

FERPA Policy

In compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 the school follows policies that:

  • The right to inspect and review the student’s education records within 45 days of the day the Don Roberts Beauty School, Inc. and Don Roberts School of Hair Design receives a request for access. A student should submit to the Director of Education a written request that identifies the record(s) the student wishes to inspect. The Director of Education will make arrangements for access and notify the student of the time and place where the records may be inspected.
  • The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the student believes are inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy rights under FERPA. A student who wishes to ask the Don Roberts Beauty School, Inc. and Don Roberts School of Hair Design to amend a record should write the Director of Education, clearly identify the part of the record the student wants changed, and specify why it should be changed. If the Don Roberts Beauty School, Inc. and Don Roberts School of Hair Design decides not to amend the record as requested, the Director of Education will notify the student in writing of the decision and the student’s right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the student when notified of the right to a hearing.
  • The right to provide written consent before the Don Roberts Beauty School, Inc. and Don Roberts School of Hair Design discloses personally identifiable information from the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. The Don Roberts Beauty School, Inc. and Don Roberts School of Hair Design discloses education records without a student’s prior written consent under the FERPA exception for disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by the Don Roberts Beauty School, Inc. and Don Roberts School of Hair Design in an administrative, supervisory, academic or research, or support staff position; a person or company with whom the Don Roberts Beauty School, Inc. and Don Roberts School of Hair Design has contracted as its agent to provide a service instead of using Don Roberts Beauty School, Inc. and Don Roberts School of Hair Design employees or officials (such as an attorney, auditor, or collection agent); a person serving on the Advisory Committee; or a student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibilities for the Don Roberts Beauty School, Inc. and Don Roberts School of Hair Design.
  • The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the Don Roberts Beauty School, Inc. and Don Roberts School of Hair Design to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA is:

Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-5901

The Don Roberts Beauty School, Inc. and Don Roberts School of Hair Design requires written authorization from a student or parent or guardian (in case of a minor) or graduate in order to release academic, attendance, enrollment status, financial aid and/or any other information to agencies, prospective employers, or any other party seeking information about the student. NACCAS reserves the right to inspect student records for any accreditation purposes. The Don Roberts Beauty School, Inc. and Don Roberts School of Hair Design requires written consent from the student or guardian for release of records in response to each third party request unless otherwise required by the law.

Financial Aid Office Contacts

Schererville Campus

  • 219.864.1600 Ext. 1
  • Located in Schererville, Indiana, one mile east of US RT. 30 and 41
  • Hours of Operation: Tuesday – Saturday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Email: drschool@sbcglobal.net
  • Main Contact: Janet Stemmer, CEO, Don Roberts School of Hair Design, COO, Don Roberts Beauty School

Valparaiso Campus

  • 219.462.5189
  • Located in Valparaiso, Indiana, five miles NW of Valparaiso University
  • Hours of Operation: Tuesday – Saturday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Email: don.roberts@frontier.com
  • Main Contact: Janet Stemmer, CEO, Don Roberts School of Hair Design, COO, Don Roberts Beauty School

High School Diploma Policy

As a condition for enrollment, the Don Roberts Beauty School, Inc. and Don Roberts School of Hair Design requires that students provide valid proof of education. This includes a copy of a prospective student’s high school diploma, high school transcript or a General Equivalency Diploma (“GED”), in the English language. The Don Roberts Beauty School, Inc. and Don Roberts School of Hair Design does not accept Ability to Benefit (“ATB”) students. The Indiana Education Department recognizes state registered home school programs with a state ID that is recorded on their official diplomas.

If high school information appears to be questionable an official transcript will be requested and evaluated by the director of admissions prior to enrolling the student. Particular attention shall be paid to situations involving online programs, older adult learners, or in situations where several students from the same online school have sought enrollment.

Upon receipt, the director of admissions shall review the transcript with particular attention to the student’s date of entry and graduation date. Sufficient time lapse should occur between such dates.

If the high school information cannot be verified, the student will be required to take and pass a GED test prior to enrollment.

NACCAS Graduation Rates

Valparaiso:

(Rates. Jan 1, 2015 – Dec 31, 2015)
Graduation Rate – 50%

Schererville:

(Rates. Jan 1, 2015 – Dec 31, 2015)
Graduation Rate – 70%

NACCAS Licensure Rates

Valparaiso:

(Rates. Jan 1, 2015 – Dec 31, 2015)
Licensure Rate – 100%

Schererville:

(Rates. Jan 1, 2015 – Dec 31, 2015)
Licensure Rate – 100%

NACCAS Placement Rates

Valparaiso:

(Rates. Jan 1, 2015 – Dec 31, 2015)
Placement Rate – 69%

Schererville:

(Rates. Jan 1, 2015 – Dec 31, 2015)
Placement Rate – 75%

Net Price Calculator

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Obtaining Title IV Aid

Don Roberts Beauty School, Inc., Inc. & Don Roberts School of Hair Design is eligible to participate in the Title IV Federal Student Aid program administrated by the U.S. Department of Education; for those who qualify. Please see the directions below to obtain Title IV Aid. The money provided through these programs can be in the form of grants, loans, or combination of any of these programs. Grants are monies given by the United States Government. They do not have to be repaid. Loans are borrowed money. They must be repaid with interest. Please contact the Financial Aid Office for more details. Follow the instructions listed below to apply for Financial Aid and learn more here.

  1. Apply for an FSA User ID at http://fsaid.ed.gov
  2. Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  3. Accept the amount on the Financial Aid Award Letter
  4. Contact Financial Aid Office to start the process:
    Valparaiso Campus – 219-462-5189
    Schererville Campus – 219-864-1600

Prevention Programs

Students and Employees are referred to the Administration/Student Services office to receive information on referral numbers. For more detailed information on these and other state prevention programs please click here.

State of Indiana Contacts

Indiana Prevention Resource Center – 812-855-1237

Indiana Drug & Poison Control – 800-222-1222

AA – 219-844-6695

Division of Mental Health and Addiction (DMHA)

Consumer Service Line at: 1-800-901-1133
24 hour Gambling Hotline: 1-800-994-8448
24 hour Addiction Hotline: 1-800-662-4357
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
Suicide Hotline: 1-800-784-2433

SECTION 504/Americans With Disabilities Act Policy

The Don Roberts Beauty School, Inc. and Don Roberts School of Hair Design does not discriminate in admission or access to our programs on the basis of age, race, color, sex, disability, religion, sexual orientation, financial status, veteran status or national origin.

If you would like to request academic adjustment or auxiliary aids, please contact the school’s Section 504 Compliance Coordinator. You may request academic adjustments or auxiliary aids at any time.

Valparaiso
Lisa Collins
1354 West Lincolnway, Valparaiso, Indiana 46385
219-462-5189
email: don.roberts@frontier.com

Schererville
Janet Stemmer
152 East US Route 30 Schererville, Indiana 46375
219-864-1600
email: drschool@sbcglobal.net

Applicants who are persons with disabilities, as defined in paragraph 104.3(j)(1)(i) of the regulation under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, may apply for admittance into the program. The school will work with the applicant or student to provide necessary academic adjustments and auxiliary aids and services unless a particular adjustment would alter or waive essential academic requirements; fundamentally alter the nature of a service, program or activity; or result in undue financial or administrative burdens considering the school’s resources as a whole.

Any qualified individual with a disability requesting an accommodation or auxiliary aid or service should follow this procedure:

  1. Notify the School’s Section 504 Compliance Coordinator, of the type of accommodation needed, date needed, documentation of the nature and extent of the disability, and of the need for the accommodation or auxiliary aid. Requests should be submitted in writing unless you cannot provide the request in writing, in which case the school would accept a verbal request.
  2. The 504 Compliance Coordinator will schedule a time to meet with you after receiving your request for accommodation. The purpose of this meeting is to help ensure that the school is obtaining adequate information and understanding of your individual needs.
  3. The 504 Compliance Coordinator will review the request and provide you with a written determination as soon as practically possible but in no event more than two weeks after receiving the request.
  4. If you would like to request reconsideration of the decision regarding your request, please contact Ms. Janet Stemmer, the school’s Chief Operating Officer, within 15 days of the date of the response. Please provide a statement of why and how you think the response should be modified. Statements may be submitted to the school’s Chief Operating Officer by email at drschool@sbcglobal.net or by mail to 152 East US Route 30, Schererville, IN 46375. You may contact the Financial Administrator by phone at 219-864-1600.

Self-Certification

The Truth in Lending Act (TILA) requires that before a private educational lender may consummate a private education loan (Sallie Mae) for a postsecondary student, the private education lender must obtain the completed and signed Self-Certification Form from the applicant. Every student must complete this form before accepting a loan and return it to Sallie Mae before they can process.

Sexual Misconduct Policies and Procedures

Valparaiso Campus

Schererville Campus

State Grant Assistance

Don Roberts Beauty School, Inc. and Don Roberts School of Hair Design does not receive State Grant assistance for either locations.

Student Body Diversity

Valparaiso: Click for Student Enrollment Report

Schererville: Click for Student Enrollment Report

The Clery Act

The Clery Act requires higher education institutes to give timely warnings of crimes that represent a threat to the safety of students or employees and to make public their campus security policies. The information for the Valparaiso Campus can be found here and the information for the Schererville Campus can be found here. Copies of these reports can also be obtained from the Administrative/Student Services office.

Timely Emergency Warnings

The administrative staff will be responsible for issuing a warning to the campus. The warning will be issued through Don Roberts Beauty Schools website and local authorities. This warning will also be located on our information bulletin board which is located in our student café area. Anyone with information warranting a timely warning should report the circumstances to the Don Roberts Beauty School, Inc. and Don Roberts School of Hair Design by phone at 219-462-5189 (Valparaiso Campus) or 219-864-1600 (Schererville Campus). In the event an emergency warning should occur, staff and students will be notified immediately through verbal communication/local media/website and posting by the time clocks to assure all students and staff are aware of the warning. This posting will be conducted and issued by appropriated Don Roberts Beauty School, Inc. and Don Roberts School of Hair Design staff members.

Vaccination Policy

The Don Roberts Beauty School, Inc. and Don Roberts School of Hair Design requires no information regarding vaccinations from potential students to attend school.

Veterans Admission

Don Roberts School of Hair Design & Don Roberts Beauty School, Inc. welcomes veterans and is committed to making your educational transition seamless & stress free as possible. For those who qualify for veteran educational benefits we will help guide you to the resources you need to make the most of your educational experience. You must be admitted as a student with Don Roberts School of Hair Design/Don Roberts Beauty School, Inc. before the VA Certifying Official in the Admissions Office can process your VA paperwork.  You will provide the Admissions Office with your DD-214 in addition to all other required documents needed by Admissions Office. If you have not yet received your Certificate of Eligibility, complete an Application for VA Educational benefits. Be sure to print your completed application to bring to the Admissions Office.

Helpful Educational Links for Veterans:

http://www.va.gov/

https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits/vonapp

http://www.in.gov/dva/

Verification Policies and Procedures

The Central Processing System (CPS) randomly selects financial aid applications for a process called “verification.” The Financial Aid Office will verify all applications selected by the federal processor. In addition, the Financial Aid Office may verify any application that appears to have inaccurate or conflicting information even though it was not selected by the federal processor.

Financial aid applicants selected for verification must comply with the verification procedures set forth in the Federal regulations. Applicants will be notified that they have been selected for verification, either by the Federal Processor through a comment on the Student Aid Report (SAR) or by Don Roberts Beauty School, Inc. and Don Roberts School of Hair Design through a letter and/or e-mail.

Don Roberts Beauty School, Inc. and Don Roberts School of Hair Design will use the Federal Verification Worksheet. The verification worksheet will be available by paper in the Financial Aid Office. The completed worksheets, along with the proper support documentation, must be returned to the Financial Aid Office 30 days after the student has been notified or prior to starting school. The Financial Aid Office will follow the procedures outlined in the Federal Financial Aid Handbook to complete the verification process.

Items to be verified:

  • Adjusted Gross Income (AGI)
  • Federal Income Tax Paid
  • Number of Family Members in the Household
  • Number of Family Members Attending College at least half-time

Untaxed Income:

  • Child support
  • Pensions & IRA/Keogh deductions
  • Interest on Tax-free bonds
  • All other untaxed income included on the Federal tax return; excluding information on the schedules.

Failure to provide the requested documentation will result in discontinued processing of the financial aid application. Conflicting data must be verified before the process can be completed. Title IV aid will not be disbursed until the verification process has been completed by the Financial Aid Office. Corrections to data will result in a recalculation of eligibility. If the recalculation results in a change to the Expected Family Contribution, the Financial Aid Office will submit the corrections electronically to the Federal Processor. When the corrected Don Roberts Beauty School, Inc. and Don Roberts School of Hair Design Student Information Record (ISIR) is received, the awarding process will continue and financial aid eligibility will be determined from the new ISIR. The student will be notified of any corrections via a revised Student Aid Report from the Federal Processing Center.