Nail Tech

Tuition & Financing


Nail Tech / Manicurist students may be qualified to receive grants and financial aid from a variety of sources, including the U.S. Department of Education.  To expedite your enrollment, you can submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid online or by mail. Click here for instructions. Our Financial Aid officers can help you explore your financing options, and to fill out applications and paperwork.


You can register for the Nail Tech exam online (Tennessee or Mississippi) and prepare for the licensing exam with information from State Board of Barbering & Cosmetology’s website. Because it takes a few weeks to receive your test date, you should register early prior to completing your required hours of manicurist training. The instructors and school staff at Gould’s Academy are happy to assist in completing your application.

Hours & Tuition

In order to graduate our manicurist school program, students must successfully fulfill the hours required. A new nail tech student will begin their education at Level 1 in a supervised classroom, accumulating 300 hours of education in a supervised classroom where you learn theory and participate in practical training. Students move on to Level 2, the Student Salon (Clinic Floor) for practical experience working on real clients, and to prepare for the State Board Manicure Licensing Exam. (Tennessee or Mississippi)

Nail Tech School Hour Requirements

Item Fee
Tuition $6,950
Books/Kits $2,800
Milady Standard Nail Technology Textbook
Milady Nail Practical Workbook
Milady Nail Theory Workbook
Nuts and Bolts, business books (4)
Registration $100
Uniforms $100


Gould's Academy of Cosmetology Memphis


1203 Ridgeway Rd Ste 203
Memphis, TN 38119
PH: (901) 767-6647


8000 US Highway 64, Suite 108
Bartlett, Tennessee 38133
PH: (901) 842-1772
FX: (901) 842-1773