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A.B.I., we pride ourselves on all of our students’ progression, as they become professional barbers. The guiding principle of barbering education is that we provide our students the necessary education to work in a sustainable, nearly recessionproof occupation and to instill in our graduates a sense of pride in their work. So many of our graduates go on to live their dream of earning a living by cutting hair. It is an exciting challenge to help someone feel their best by providing that individual with the haircut that he or she wants. It should come as no surprise that a special set of veterans desire to become barbers – one of the most challenging, yet fun and relaxing jobs around – after they leave the Armed Services. We take such pride and offer our heartfelt gratitude to our students who served this country and then decided to embark on a new career in barbering.

About Our Veterans - Gi Bill®

If you are a veteran and are interested in stepping into the world of barbering, you’ve come to the right place. At the American Barber Institute, we know that finding employment and training as a veteran can prove to be a bit of a challenge, and that is why we are here. ABI wants to help you and countless other veterans who may be interested in developing a career in the field of barbering.

With programs approved by the New York State Division of Veterans’ Affairs (VA), the American Barber Institute can equip you with all of the skills required for you to become a master barber. Our programs are approved for the training of veterans and other eligible persons in accordance with the provisions of Title 38 United States Code § 3676. In order to benefit from the unmatched programs being offered by the American Barber Institute, veterans are required to provide us with a certificate of eligibility as well as discharge papers, Form DD-214, in order to complete the eligibility process. If you are unsure if you are eligible for education benefits, please contact your VA Representative. Please also reference the following website for the New York State Bureau of Veterans Education:

If you are a veteran and have any questions regarding the institutional procedures to certify enrollment, it is recommended that you contact the finance department at ABI. Please call 212-290-2289.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by the VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at GI Bill.

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When you come for a tour, the first thing you will find is that our staff is incredibly friendly and here to help you. Ask our staff about their love for teaching a new generation of barbers and they will tell you that it is their passion for imparting knowledge.

    Financial Assistance Is Available

    Financial assistance may be available through ACCES-VR, Post-9/11 GI Bill, the US Department of Veterans Affairs or other sources.

    Next Starting Date Mon. May 6, 2024
    New Classes Begin On The First Monday Of Each Month.
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