University description (as per official university website)
It all began when Ruth Maurer, wife of Dr. A.A. Maurer, a La Crosse, Wisconsin physician, cooked up a batch of face cream in a double boiler over a gas jet in the basement of her red brick home. Mrs. Maurer was certain big money could be made commercializing woman's ageless battle against the facial ravages of time.
At that time shampoos were usually done at home with a bar of soap, usually tar, in a bathroom basin, or in less modern domiciles, the kitchen sink with its cistern pump. Curls, waves and touching up of tresses were accomplished in the chimney of a lighted kerosene lamp. The temperature was obviously not thermostatically controlled. The level of heat was determined by the hiss following a light touch of the curling iron tip with a moistened finger.
Soon her products were distributed in every state of the Union, in Canada, Mexico, South America, England, throughout continental Europe, in Russia, South Africa, Australia, China and Japan and on islands in both oceans.
In 1905, Mrs. Maurer started a beauty school to develop trained and capable beauticians. Soon "Marinello Beauty Parlors" using La Crosse-made products sprang up in all parts of the country.The schools were named after Giovanni Marinello, the founder of Modern Cosmetology.
In 1925 the establishment moved to New York as it was courted by investments. Then, in 1963 Marinello Schools were purchased by Scope Industries and headquarters were located in Los Angeles. Since March 2004, Marinello Schools are under the ownership of B&H Education, Inc. located in Beverly Hills, CA and branches are operated throughout Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon and Utah.
Marinello Schools are approved by the Department of Education to participate in the following Title IV financial aid programs.
Federal Pell Grant: The Federal Pell Grant Program provides a foundation of financial assistance that may be supplemented by other resources.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG): Supplemental Grants are based on the funds available and do not have to be repaid.
Federal Stafford Loan (FSL): Formerly the Guaranteed Student Loan (GSL), this low-interest loan is available to qualified students through the lending institutions or agencies participating in the program and is guaranteed by the U.S. government.
Direct Lending Program: The schools participate in the subsidized and unsubsidized Direct Lending Program directly with the Department of Education.
Federal Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (FPLUS): The Federal Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (FPLUS) provides additional funds to help parents pay for educational expenses.
Additional Funding Sources: Besides the Federal Aid Programs there are third party loans available to qualified students. For students who do not qualify for federal financial aid, Marinello offers a number of flexible installment option plans to fit a student's individual needs.
Marinello Schools are approved for Veterans' benefits programs, and a number of schools have California State administered adult education aid programs.
Students desiring information regarding various aid programs available should contact the registrar at the school location they wish to attend.