BIG RAPIDS — Cosmetology students at the Mecosta-Osceola Career Center are one step closer to being able to apply for financial aid to complete their program. MOCC administrators recently received word they had been granted post-secondary accreditation for their cosmetology program.
“This process was born out of a question we had a few years ago in regards to our cosmetology students and how some cosmetology schools could offer financial aid and others couldn’t,” explained Mecosta-Osceola Intermediate School District Superintendent Steve Locke. “We looked into that and found one of the first steps is you have to be post-secondary accredited. Since no ISDs or high schools are accredited in the state, it was really quite the challenge for us.”