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Terms & Conditions

A legal disclaimer

MIAA Beauty Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit ​organization committed to transforming lives ​through education and community impact. The Maryland State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology sets minimum standards for the Esthetics Cosmetology, and Nail Technician Programs. The minimum number of class hours and the total clock hours for each program, as outlined, must be met to qualify the student for licensure. Criminal convictions may affect a student's ability to be licensed, certified, or registered. Any questions a student may have regarding this catalog that have not been satisfactorily answered by the school may be directed to the Maryland Higher Education Commission or the Maryland State Board of Cosmetology. A student or any member of the public may file a complaint about this school with the Maryland Higher Education Commission.

Grievances

MIAA Beauty Institute is committed to providing a supportive and inclusive learning environment for all students. We understand that concerns or grievances may arise, and we value the opportunity to address and resolve these issues promptly and fairly. Our grievance policy is designed to ensure that students have a formal process in place to voice their concerns, receive appropriate attention, and seek resolution. We believe in fostering open communication, respecting confidentiality, conducting thorough investigations, and implementing appropriate actions to address grievances. This policy outlines the steps and procedures to be followed when lodging a grievance, emphasizing our dedication to maintaining a safe and conducive learning environment for all members of our school community. 

Open Communication: Students are encouraged to communicate their concerns or grievances with an appropriate faculty member, advisor, or administrator within the beauty school. 

Documentation: Students may be required to submit their grievances in writing, providing a detailed account of the issue, including dates, times, and individuals involved. 

Confidentiality: The beauty school should maintain confidentiality throughout the grievance process to protect the privacy of the individuals involved. 

Investigation: The beauty school should conduct a thorough investigation of the grievance, including gathering information from all relevant parties. 

Resolution Process: Once the investigation is complete, the beauty school will determine an appropriate course of action to resolve the grievance. This could involve mediation, disciplinary actions, policy revisions, or other corrective measures. 

Appeal Process: If a student is dissatisfied with the resolution, they may have the option to appeal the decision within a specified timeframe. The appeal process typically involves a review by a higher-level administrator or a designated committee. 

 

Maryland Higher Education Commission  

https://mhec.maryland.gov  

6 North Liberty St.  

Baltimore, MD 21201 

Maryland Board of Cosmetologists  

1100 N. Eutaw Street  

Baltimore, Maryland 21201  

410-230-6190  

Fax: 410-962-8483  

e-mail: barbers.cos@maryland.gov 

Maryland Office of the Attorney General Consumer Affairs  

200 St. Paul Place, Baltimore, MD21202  

888-743-0023/410-528-8662 

Students and prospective students may obtain from the Maryland Higher Education Commission information regarding the performance of each program. This includes but is not limited to information regarding each program’s enrollment, completion rate, placement rate, and pass rate of graduates on any licensure examination. 

Beauty Scholarship Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions MIAA Beauty Institute, Inc. (“Sponsor”) is sponsoring the Beauty Scholarship Program (“Scholarship”), by setting aside certain amounts for scholarship opportunities for cosmetology and esthetics students. Eligibility: The Scholarship is open to individuals: (a) at least 16 years of age and older, (b) who are legal residents of the 50 United States (including D.C.) or (c) are, at the time of application through award distribution, enrolled in a cosmetology or esthetics program, and (d) who meet all qualifications outlined in these Terms and Conditions. Individuals under 18 (or the age of majority in your state) will need written consent of a parent or legal guardian to accept any award. Employees, officers, directors, and agents of Sponsor are not eligible to participate in the Scholarship. Federal, state, provincial and local laws and regulations apply. By applying, participating, or accepting an award, you agree to these Terms and Conditions. Sponsor may change, suspend, or terminate the Scholarship at any time (subject to applicable law) and will provide notification of any changes on its Scholarship website at miaabeauty.org. Void where prohibited. Scholarship Application Process: There will be two Application Periods (as defined below) during each calendar year – a Fall Application Period and a Spring Application Period. To register, you must visit the Site, complete the Scholarship application form, and submit an essay responding to the required questions. To be eligible for consideration, your Scholarship application and essay (collectively, the “Application”) must be submitted and received by the following dates and times (each, the “Application Period”): Spring Application Period is from March 1, 2024 – May 31, 2024 Fall Application Period is from September 1, 2023 – November 30, 2024 The Application must be received on the Site by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the last date of the respective Application Period. The Sponsor’s computer is the official timekeeper. Winners will be notified individually. Applications submitted, but not selected during a particular Application Period will be deemed void and will not be eligible for any other Application Periods. Eligible applicants who are not selected during an Application Period may reapply by resubmitting an Application to the Site within the next Application Period; provided all eligibility requirements are still met at the time the Scholarship is awarded. By completing an Application, you (or your parent or legal guardian on your behalf) represent that the information you are providing to Sponsor is truthful and accurate. Any applicant who is not at least 16 years of age or not enrolled in a cosmetology or esthetics program during the Application Period will not be considered. Incomplete applications will be null and void and Sponsor retains the right to reject applications for failure to comply with these Terms and Conditions or otherwise meet eligibility requirements. Applicants selected as a winner will receive a tuition reimbursement award in the maximum amount noted below. To receive the award, the winner must be currently enrolled in a cosmetology or esthetics program (which enrollment will be subject to verification by Sponsor), and sign Sponsor’s Affidavit of Eligibility and Publicity Release. Terms and Conditions for the Essay Response: All essay responses must be original to the applicant and must be suitable for display and publication in all forms of media, including but not limited to the internet, print, radio, and network, cable, or satellite television broadcast. Accordingly, submissions must be dignified, modest and in good taste, may not be obscene or indecent, including but not limited to nudity, pornography or profanity, must not contain any offensive or defamatory statements including but not limited to words or symbols that might be considered offensive to individuals of any race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or socioeconomic group, must not feature, advocate, suggest, condone, or include threats to any person, place, business, group or world peace, it must not invade privacy or other rights of any person, firm or entity, must not include any third party trademarks or copyrighted materials, including brand names, logos, text or other similar materials, it must not portray Sponsor, or its respective brands or products in any way that might tend to subject any of them to public contempt, scandal, disrepute or ridicule, and it must not in any other way violate any applicable laws, rules or regulations or network standards. Sponsor reserves the right to make determinations of suitability in its sole and absolute discretion, and to disqualify any essay submissions it determines to be inappropriate for any of the reasons listed above, or for any other reason. Essay submissions must not contain material that violates or infringes another’s rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity, or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright infringement. Scholarship Selection and Award: At the close of each applicable Application Period, eligible Applications will be evaluated by a qualified panel of judges designated by Sponsor. Applications will be judged based on the quality of the applicant’s essay; including, but not limited to, the authenticity, originality, and impact of the essay. To the extent possible, and during each applicable Application Period, two winners will be selected. In the event Sponsor receives no eligible Applications for a particular Application Period, Sponsor reserves the right to designate more than two winners. Up to two (2) winners will be selected during each of the Spring Application Period and the Fall Application Period (for a total of four (4) winners annually). The amount of each Scholarship award will be the lesser of: (i) $4,000 or (ii) the winner’s current tuition balance. By submitting an application, you agree to allow the Sponsor and their officers, directors, affiliates, subsidiaries, agents and licensees (“Sponsor Parties”) to use your name, likeness, city, state, photo, statements and other information in connection with the Scholarship, including all or portions of your essay response, for promotional, advertising, trade and/or other purposes, in perpetuity, worldwide, in any and all media, without further compensation or notification, unless prohibited by law. Sponsor Parties shall not incur any liability whatsoever to the extent Sponsor Parties choose to partake or refrain from any exploitation of its rights hereunder. Award recipients will be required to sign an Affidavit of Eligibility and Publicity Release as a condition of receiving an award as described herein, or the award will be forfeited. Limitation of Liability: By submitting an Application (whether or not an award is issued or received), all applicants hereby waive and release, and agree to hold harmless the Sponsor Parties from and against, any and all rights, claims and causes of action whatsoever that they may have, or which may arise, against any of them for any liability for any matter, cause or thing whatsoever, including but not limited to any injury, loss, damage, whether direct, compensatory, incidental or consequential, to person, including death, and/or property, arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from their participation in the Scholarship or receipt of an award. Sponsor Parties are not responsible for lost, late, damaged, delayed, incomplete or misdirected applications, or for any technical failure of the Site or any technology related to the application or Scholarship. Disputes: Each Scholarship applicant and recipient agrees that any disputes or claims related to the Scholarship shall be resolved individually, without resort to a class action and all proceedings shall take place in federal or state court in the state of Maryland, applying Maryland law (without regard to conflict of law provisions).

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