So the tuition to be an esthetician is around $7,500.00 and this is less than the cosmetology program, but most people find this pricey. For one, they are nationally accredited and this means I can work anywhere in the U.S.A without the hassle of having to renew my license or upgrade it's standards if I move. If another school was cheaper and not nationally accredited it just wouldn't be worth it. For two, you have to realize that in the beauty industry you can be a freelance artist and use it to be an entrepreneur where you could make as little or as much money as you want. For all you know you could do make up for the stars one day or own a very successful salon so the possibilities are priceless and unlimited. Lastly for the positives, if you have to get loans, the payback time tat you have to pay it off is very reasonable. Minimum payments of $50.00 a month over a ten year period on a $3,300.00 loan is do-able. The only Con is that, as always, you are based off your parents income until 24 years old and if they do not want to help you pay and they "make too much for you to qualify for a full loan then you have to make pretty big monthly payments of the tuition cost that isn't covered by loans. In my case I have to come up with $4,000.00. So if you have help then great but if not this has to be what you really want and just do what you have to do to come up with the hard cash they require.