Frequently asked questions

General FAQ

How long are the classes?

The spring semester will be 4 months long. There is a (2) week break and the summer semester begins in June nad runs until August. There is a 1 week break and the Winter semester will begin and run for 4 months into December. The classes run on the Virginia Union College academic schedule. However some classes length vary depending upon the needs of the student.

How can I enroll in a class?

Online registeration via our website under 'enroll' tab. Enrollment Link: https://www.brandnewwaveva.com/bnwartistacademy

What day of the week are labs?

Labs are on Monday's from 9a - 12p at our BNW VUU location on Virginia Union Universtiy's campus.

How many years will it take to complete a program?

The programs are listed one year, two years or three years.

What are the office hours?

Mondays after lab 1pm - 3pm.

Will I receive a diploma or certificate upon completion?

Yes, students who meet the requirements for completion will receive a certificate!

Is there a test for the license offered through BNW?

No, the test is offered through PSI exams, after DPOR approval.

How many classes are required to complete the program?

Barbering programs are 2 semesters in length, 150 clock hours, 75 hours per semester. Business course is an additional month and a half.

Is the theory only offered online?

Yes, our theory courses are only adminstered online. Student is sent link to couse once tuition is paid. Student is able to have one on one with professor every Monday 1pm - 3pm.

Barber Tuition

Is funding offered?

We are able to find a limited amount of quailfying students funding to attend our school as well as take care of all of their tools as well! Requirments Student Funding: 1. Must be residents of the city of Richmond or surrounding counties; 2. Student has to be making under $20,000/yr.

How much is tuition?


What's does my tuition cover?

Registeration: $150 (non-refundable) Kit & Books: $600 Tuition Cost: $3,250 Total: $4,000