Fees, Equipment and Charges

Equipment and books*………..$1,500.00  (Effective 11/01/2019)

Total Cost………………………..$12,300.00

School’s Rate is $18.00 per Hour

Equipment should not be purchased until the student is approved for admission. Tuition is due in full on or before your start date, unless special financial arrangements were made.

Equipment Purchases

Pell recipients may decline to participate in the way Merryfield Academy provides for obtaining your equipment and book. Students can buy their equipment and book from the school, or from outside vendors. Pell recipients, who want to purchase their equipment and book from an outside vendor, must notify Merryfield prior to start date. Merryfield will give the student a check to purchase the equipment on their own. There are internet sites like or There is also local distributor in Hallandale, FL, GMS Pet Supply. Your book can be purchased from the aforementioned sources as well as from If you are qualified for Pell and receive your equipment from the school, it’s called “Attend to own”. Every student must attend at least 180 hours in the first payment period to earn his or her financial aid. Your equipment must be left at the school at the end of your class, which will be inspected. Once the student has completed at least 180 hours the student may take his or her equipment home. If you stop your education and no longer want to attend classes, and earned less than 180 hours within the first payment period, the school is required to complete a Return to Title IV calculation. If the student does not complete 180 hours, the school is required to return Pell, Subsidized and Unsubsidized loans received in the first payment period payment period.

Attend to Own Your Equipment

All students who receive financial aid must attend at least 60% or 180 hours of their first payment period to be fully eligible for financial aid.  Students will receive all of their equipment on orientation day. If a student decides to drop out of the program and intentionally takes the equipment with them and DOES NOT meet the 60% attendance policy, a police report will be filed for the felony charge of Grand Theft.

All non-recipients of Pell can buy his or her equipment and book from the school, or from an outside vendor. If you purchase equipment from the school, we have a payment plan available to students, it’s called “Monthly pay to own” Your equipment must be left at the school at the end of your class, which will be inspected. If the student stop his or her education and no longer want to attend classes, they may pay balance and keep the equipment. If the student does pay the balance on the equipment, it will be forfeited back to the school.

Your used equipment is non-refundable for the following reasons:
There is no way to evaluate if the electric clippers are damaged by looking at them. If they were dropped, there may be concealed damage. The detachable blades do wear and become dull when used. They can also sustain damage, therefore making them unsuitable for return. There are other consumables in the equipment that you receive like Quick  Stop, Kool Lube and ear powder. These items would not be full and could not be resold to another student. The shears could also have sustained concealed damage or wear making them unsuitable for resale to another student. Revised 05/06/2016       * “Notes From the Grooming Table” ISBN Number: 978-0-692-65807-9 Suggested Retail price $84.95 and “Introduction to the Foundations of Dog Grooming”ISBN Number 978-1-56502-110-5 Suggested Retail price $39.99

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