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Except, for instance, where a school observed holiday falls on the first Monday, new classes begin on the first Monday of each month.

These starting dates apply to the General Programs, however in certain instances it is possible to arrange for alternate starting dates. If a student is unsure or needs a different start date to one of the ones presented here, he/she should consult with his/her admissions agent.

Starting Dates 2024

Mon. December 4, 2023

Mon. January 8, 2024

Mon. February 5, 2024

Mon. March 4, 2024

Mon. April 1, 2024

Mon. May 6, 2024

Mon. June 3, 2024

Mon. July 1, 2024

Mon. August 5, 2024

Tu. September 3, 2024

Mon. October 7, 2024

Mon. November 4, 2024

Mon. December 2, 2024

Holiday Calendar

A.B.I. celebrates and schedules no classes on the following holidays:

New Year’s Day            

Martin LutherKing, Jr.Day

Presidents’ Day        

Memorial Day

Juneteenth Day       

Independence Day       

Labor Day      

Italian American Heritage Day/Indigenous People’s Day

Veterans Day

Thanksgiving Day

Christmas Day


School Hours Of Operation

The American Barber Institute is open
5 days a week

Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Class Schedule

A.B.I. currently offers its students two set schedules to meet the various needs of our students. Both schedules are offered whether a student is enrolling in the 500 Hour Barbering Course or the 50 Hour Refresher Course.

Students have the option of the Morning Session which begins at 8:00 AM and ends at 2:00 PM (six hours of instruction) or the Afternoon Session which begins at 2:00 PM and ends at 8:00 PM (six hours of instruction). Either way the student must attend 30 hours per week.

500 Hour Class Schedule


Monday – Friday

8:00am – 2:00pm

6 hours of instruction

Duration: 4 Months


Monday – Friday

2:00pm – 8:00pm

6 hours of instruction

Duration: 4 Months

50 Hour Class Schedule


Monday – Friday

9:00am – 2:00pm

5 hours of instruction

Duration: 2 Weeks


Monday – Friday

2:00pm – 7:00pm

5 hours of instruction

Duration: 2 Weeks

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When you come for a tour, the first thing you will find is that our staff is incredibly friendly and here to help you. Ask our staff about their love for teaching a new generation of barbers and they will tell you that it is their passion for imparting knowledge.

Payment Plans options Available.

American barber institute offers an out-of-pocket comprehensive tuition payment plan as low as $300 per week, allowing students to pay tuition in installments throughout their Master Barber Program. Upon registration, students will pay a $500 tuition down payment. Leftover balance will be divided into 17 weekly payments of $300. Students will be responsible for the purchase of their own barbering tools, books and supplies.

Access VR financial assistance option.

Access VR program is a key player in supporting individuals with disabilities in obtaining and maintaining employment. This means that if you qualify, you could receive financial assistance to pursue your passion for barbering.

Veterans GI Bill financial assistance option.

If you are a veteran, GI Bill opens doors to education and vocational training. At American Barber Institute, we honor and support those who have served our Country by offering assistance through the Veterans GI Bill, making barbering education accessible to our nation’s heroes.

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