Tuition for barber school ranges from $2,000 to $16,000, as of 2015. Different states have different requirements for barber schools, so the tuition varies based on those requirements.
Barber schools in states that require more training hours for barbers tend to have higher tuition rates. Schools in big cities also tend to have higher tuition.
Barber schools generally do not offer housing, so additional costs include housing, food and other living expenses. These living expenses are also usually higher in bigger cities. Finally, after graduating from barber school, aspiring barbers need to take an exam to get a barber license. The exam costs $100 to $150, depending on the state in which they take it.