Cosmetology & Barber Styling school in Washington, DC



Bennett Career Institute has open enrollment, where students can enroll at any time throughout the year. We offer day and evening classes to meet the needs of both full time and part time students. Students and Parents are encouraged to visit the school for a walk through prior to submitting an application. All inquiries and tour appointments can be scheduled by calling (202) 526-1400.


Complete a BCI Enrollment Application

Applicants MUST have a High School Diploma, a GED, or valid transcripts.

Birth certificate or social security card.

Government Issue ID. (Drivers License or State ID)

Interview with an Admissions Representative.

Tuition and Fees

The total cost of matriculation at Bennett Career Institute is due in full at the time of enrollment. However, at BCI's discretion, students may be allowed to make a down payment and to pay-as-they-go. Under the payment plan, students are required to make a down payment and to make monthly payments throughout their tenure at BCI. The down payment and monthly payments must equal the total cost of matriculation. BCI is also a participant with the Department of Veteran Affairs, the District of Columbia Educational Grant Programs, and with the U.S. Department of Education Title IV Funding Program. Payments for eligible students are accepted from the programs. All students are required to satisfy their financial obligations in full before receiving grades and accumulated clock hours from BCI.
Upon receipt, the kit and books become the property of the students, and therefore, the fees collected for them are non-refundable. Kits are a requirement.
Program Hours Full Time Part Time Tuition Enroll Fee Kit and Books Total Cost
Required Approx. Time Frame Approx. Time Frame
Cosmetology 1500 12 months 18 months $17,000.00 $50.00 $950.00 $18,000.00
Barber Styling 1500 12 months 18 months $15,000.00 $50.00 $950.00 $16,000.00
Instructor 1000 8.5 months 12.5 months $7,500.00 $50.00 $400.00 $8000.00
Manager 600 5 months 8 months $5,650.00 $50.00 $300.00 $6000.00
Manicuring I 350 24 weeks $1,575.00 $50.00 $250.00 $1875.00
Makeup Artistry 60 - 6 weeks $1,200.00 $50.00 $350.00 $1,600.00
Braiding 100 - 8 weeks $730.00 $50.00 $70.00 $850.00
Other Fees
There is a $25 Application Fee