Tuition

We try to make our schooling affordable for everyone. Just like training for any other career or getting a certification of trade, your tuition should be seen as an investment in your future. Most students will make back their tuition within the first 6 months of working as a pet groomer. That's a small amount of time to see a great return on your educational investment.

Complete Professional Groomer Course - $7500 for full grooming program: practical hands on training, video, written instruction and testing. After you have completed the initial 18 weeks of practical training, you will be assessed for possible program completion. Additional weeks may be required in order to fully complete the skills assessment required for program completion and a Central Jersey Grooming Academy certificate of completion.

Application Fee

The application fee of $50 is required to accompany your application for processing in order to hold your place in class. Since we typically have students fill out the application online, the application fee is due during the tour time.

Equipment Cost

The cost of the recommended complete equipment kit is approximately $850-$1100. We will give you a list of what is needed, cost will depend on the upgraded equipment purchased. If you already have some of the equipment, you do not need to purchase items already owned. However you will have to be school approved. We also have complete kits you may purchase directly from us.

Refund Policy

A full (100%) refund of all monies paid with the exception of application fees will be given to the student requesting a refund within three (3) business days after signing the enrollment agreement. No refunds are issued until after 30 days commencing the registered class.

Refunds beyond the first week will be prorated according to the hours completed. Hours completed will be charged at the regular hourly rate of $75 per hour.

All refunds are made in full to the student after thirty (30) days of the date of official written withdrawal. Amounts of refunds will vary according to course hours completed.

Payments for Tuition

We require a $1875 retainer to reserve your place in the class session. The retainer is non-refundable until the 30th day of class as we only accept up to 8 students per session. Should a refund be requested prior to the beginning of the class session, Central Jersey Grooming Academy will issue a check after the 30th day of the refund request.

There are two options for payment:

1. Payment in Full - $7500.

2. We also offer each student the option to pay in 4 equal payments over the 18 week course.  Payments amount to $1875.