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About Douglas J

Douglas J Aveda Institute is accredited by National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences (NACCAS) and licensed by the respective State of each Institute. Download

You may compare the value offered by Douglas J Aveda Institute against other Institutes around the country by visiting the College Navigator website.

Douglas J Aveda Institute makes every effort not to misrepresent itself to students, staff, oversight agencies and the public at large.

All staff is responsible for portraying Douglas J Aveda Institute in a manner that is honest and truthful, particularly staff involved in the recruitment of students.

Publications and advertising must be factual and truthful in nature.


Douglas J Aveda Institute does not have an athletic program.

Arbitration and Class Action Waiver Disclosure: The School requires each student to agree to a pre-dispute arbitration agreement and a class action waiver as a condition of enrollment (“Arbitration Agreement”). The Arbitration Agreement does not, in any way, limit, relinquish, or waive a student’s ability to pursue filing a borrower defense claim, pursuant to 34 C.F.R. § 685.206(e) at any time. The Arbitration Agreement does not require that the student participate in arbitration or any internal dispute resolution process offered by the School prior to filing a borrower defense to repayment application with the U.S. Department of Education pursuant to 34 C.F.R. § 685.206(e). Any arbitration, required by the Arbitration Agreement, tolls (pauses) the limitations period for filing a borrower defense to repayment application pursuant to 34 C.F.R. § 685.206(e)(6)(ii) for the length of time that the arbitration proceeding is under way. Any questions about the Arbitration Agreement or a dispute relating to a student’s Title IV Federal student loans or to the provision of educational services for which the loans were provided should be directed to:

LaJanis Allen
Director of Compliance & Student Services

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View Douglas J Aveda Institute Catalog
Catalog Addendum
Faculty & Staff Directory

The catalog is continuously updated, reflecting the most recent information and policies regarding areas such as admissions, finance, financial aid, academics and student services.

The Catalog can be downloaded and a hard copy can be requested at any time.


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Student Rights

Douglas J Aveda Institute makes every effort to make widely available and to distribute voter registration forms to students.

Constitution Day (or Citizenship Day) is an American federal observance that recognizes the adoption of the United States Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens. It is observed on September 17, the day the U.S. Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution in 1787 in Philadelphia. Douglas J Aveda Institute students are asked to join us in our celebration of this very special observance during our annual Constitution Day event.

Douglas J Aveda Institute makes every effort to safeguard your confidential and personal information. Douglas J Aveda Institute has adopted reasonable safeguards to ensure information security, as is required by federal standards.

The physical demands of the cosmetology and esthiology profession are provided in the following link to better assure students are able to meet the physical demands of both training and employment. Douglas J Aveda Institute will make every effort to reasonably accommodate for disabilities.

Details regarding Douglas J Aveda Institute’s procedures for requesting special accommodations is available in the catalog.

Douglas J Aveda Institute and Douglas J School of Barbering have a policy of non-discrimination regarding students on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, financial status, veteran status, religion, or any other protected characteristic in the administration of its admissions, education, financial aid, and other institute administered programs. The institute also maintains a policy of non-discrimination on the basis of handicap for admissions and access to programs and activities. Complaints of discrimination should be made to: 517-853-3910

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education.  Sex discrimination includes sexual harassment and sexual assault.  Title IX applies to all areas of Douglas J Aveda Institute and Douglas J School of Barbering. Douglas J Aveda Institute and Douglas J School of Barbering are committed to maintaining an environment that is safe and that supports the education and career advancement of all members of its community. Institutional staff are trained upon hire and annually on Title IX policies and procedures.  The Title IX Coordinator is trained annually and as needed on updates to Title IX policies.  The Title IX training resources include webinars and print material. Reports of Title IX violations should be made to:

LaJanis Allen
Director of Compliance and Student Services
Title IX Coordinator

Douglas J Aveda Institute
331 East Grand River Ave, Suite 255
East Lansing, MI  48823

Title IX Sexual Misconduct Grievance Policy

Title IX Training Resources 

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Student Conduct

It is the goal of Douglas J Aveda Institute to offer educational training in a secure and crime-free environment. The following policies and procedures have been developed to better ensure a safe environment for our students and staff. Annual Security Report

Douglas J Aveda Institute enforces a strict policy toward drugs and alcohol use on campus and during off campus activities.
Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Policy

Douglas J Aveda Institute is providing this information to inform the student that there are penalties if convicted of specified drug related offenses, including the loss of Federal Student Aid.

Douglas J Aveda Institute does not require vaccinations for admission into our programs. Anyone interested in getting more information about vaccinations should contact their local public health department or consult with their health care provider.

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Student Finance & Financial Aid

Douglas J Aveda Institute creates student cost of attendance (COA) budgets for awarding financial aid. Cost of attendance budgets include institutional charges such as tuition, fees, kit, books, and supplies and non-institutional charges such as room and board, miscellaneous personal expenses, transportation, etc.

Douglas J Aveda Institute adheres to the highest level of professional conduct in its administration of its financial aid programs. The Institute does not have any preferred lender arrangements. It has adopted the following code of conduct related to its relationship with any student loan lender.

Financial Aid is monies available through the federal government for education purposes. The following section provides information pertaining to eligibility, types of federal aid, disbursement, applying for aid, and awarding.

Douglas J Aveda Institute does not compensate and / or bonus Admission Coordinators based on recruitment performance nor securing financial aid.

Douglas J Aveda Institute submits any and all federal student loan data to the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS).

A private loan lender is defined as any company, agency, individual, school, etc., other than the U.S. Department of Education, that makes a loan to a student or parent for educational purposes.

Douglas J Aveda Institute does not have a preferred lender arrangement with any lender, specifically, non-U.S. Department of Education lender, public or private.

Douglas J Aveda Institute is approved to accept Veterans Education Benefits. The institute will work with the student and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to process benefits for students. Eligibility is determined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. For more information, please visit our VA Benefits page or contact the Financial Aid Department.

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Student Academic Records

In accordance with The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), Douglas J Aveda Institute generally does not release student education records and information to third parties, other than to internal school departments or officials, without the student’s written consent.

All textbooks used at Douglas J Aveda Institute are included in the kit. No additional textbook purchases are required. The cost of the kit is listed in the catalog and "Cost of Attendance Budgets" notice.
Douglas J Aveda Institute does not publish an on-line schedule.

Students who withdraw from their program are charged tuition according to the Minimum Tuition Adjustment Schedule located in the Catalog.
For withdrawal instructions and the Refund Policy, please visit the Catalog.

Students applying for Douglas J Aveda Institute may request acceptance of hours for training received from another institution.
To view the Douglas J Aveda Institute transfer instructions, please refer to the Catalog.

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