Application for exemption under Iowa Code §261B.11 (1)(i)

Postsecondary educational institutions licensed by the state of Iowa under section 157.8 or 158.7 to operate as schools of cosmetology arts and sciences or as barber schools in the state.  (Includes Iowa-licensed schools of cosmetology that also offer massage therapy programs.)

1. Review the exemption application requirements and have all information ready to  enter into the application before you begin.  The application preparation process may require you to identify links to your website where you have posted policies required by the application questions below; or prepare text of policies and procedures that you will need to either 1) enter into textboxes associated with application questions below, or 2) submit as attachments to an email directed to appropriate Iowa College Aid staff as indicated under each question.

If you have questions, please contact Lisa Pundt at  or 515-725-3426.


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Address of principal office as defined in Iowa Code §490.140.

3. Individual completing this application.

If no, the school must prominently state in all of its electronic, paper or verbal promotional statements, and on its enrollment agreement with the student, that it is not accredited, that credits earned at the school may not transfer to accredited schools.

If yes, provide the URL.

Submit documentation that includes these disclosures for prospective students via email to

Note:  additional questions below give you the option to submit necessary disclosures, policies, and procedures via the same email.