Postsecondary Student Information

The information found on this page or its links is designed for students either attending or planning to attend one of Tri-County's postsecondary programs.  Additional information about our programs may be found by following the links on the left of this page.  If you have trouble finding what you need please feel free to contact our Adult Education Department.

Financial Aid
Federal Financial Aid is available for the full-time Adult Practical Nursing and Cosmetology students only.  For more information see the Financial Aid page of this site. 

College Navigator
In an effort to assist all students, the College Navigator is one tool that can be used to choose a college or university that is a fit for you.​ College Navigator

Student Handbooks
Cosmetology Catalog & Handbook - Covers Cosmetology Program
Aesthetics Catalog & Handbook - Covers Aesthetics Program
Nursing Student Handbook- Covers Practical Nursing
Campus Safety and Security Handbook

Adult Cosmetology Program Objectives
Adult Cosmetology Objectives PDF file

Adult Cosmetology, Aesthetics and Manicuring Admission Application
Admission Application

Payment Plan
Information about the payment plan available to postseccondary students can be found here.

To request accommodations while attending Tri-County postsecondary programs, the student with a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must provide the program director or instructor with a current written report, completed by a qualified diagnostician, identifying the disability and the need for accommodations.
Upon graduation from the program, the student will be able to request an NCLEX-PN (National Council Licensing Exam-Practical Nursing) accommodation form that will request specific accommodations while taking the NCLEX-PN exam. This form and the required supporting documentation must be submitted in a sealed envelope attached to the graduate’s Massachusetts Nurse Licensure by exam application and mailed to Professional Credential Services, Inc.

Health Record Management and Tracking Service
The Tri-County Practical Nursing Program requires all enrolled students to utilize the health record management and tracking service, Pre-Check, for all required health documents.  Pre-Check is affiliated with Sentry MD, which does the actual health record tracking.   The cost to the student for this service is $29.50 one-time fee.  $35.00 for two-year program.

All enrolled students must also utilize Pre-Check for their mandatory 10 panel drug-screening.  Day Program students will need to have this done before Term II.  Evening Program students will need to have this done before Term III in their second year.  The cost to the student is $42.00.  Students will have a wide variety of collection sites available that will provide easy access for drug screening.

Tri-County Plans
Tri-County has a host of plans designed to improve your experience as a student at Tri-County.  We count on everyones input and support to make your experience here a good one.  Whether you are in need of one of these plans because of a particular situation or not please take an opportunity to review these plans for future reference.  Comments and suggestions regarding all or parts of any of these plans is welcome and can be submitted to the Adult Education Office for consideration.
Follow these links to the corresponding PDF form or plan
Transcript Request Form
Section 504 Students with Disabilities Act
Tri-County Postsecondary Grievence Procedure
Tri-County Health & Safety Plan
Tri-County Operation and Maintenance Plan
Tri-County Data Privicy and Security Plan
Tri-County Student Retention Plan

Constitution Day
Constitution Day (or Citizenship Day) is an American federal observance that recognizes the ratification of the United States Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens. It is traditionally observed on September 17, the day the U.S. Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution in 1787. Tri-County postsecondary programs celebrate Constitution Day each year in the classroom through various efforts. To learn more about the Constitution of the United States on your own you can visit

Voter Registration
Tri-County strongly encourages all students and staff to participate in the voting process. To help you find information on voter registration or to fill out a voter registration form request, please visit the Massachusetts Elections Division website or call 1-800-462-VOTE. To verify your voter registration, please contact your local City or Town Clerk.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
Click here for the full text of the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) as it relates to Tri-County Postsecondary Students.

Website and Publications
Tri-County makes every effort to insure that the information provided on its website and within it publications is accurate and up to date.  All program tuition and fees, placement rates, graduation rates, student demographic information, policies, procedures, handbooks, publications and curriculum, however, are subject to change at any time by the appropriate action of administration of Tri-County.  In the event that you find a discrepency with any information presented by Tri-County please notify the program director or the Adult Education Office for clarification and to facilitate any corrections of the published information necessary.