Tuition Payment Policy

Students are required to pay tuition in full to the Ackerman Institute prior to beginning their course.

Refund Policy

  • Courses
    The Ackerman Institute does not provide refunds for Summer Clinical Practicum, Live Clinical Supervision, and the Clinical Externship programs. If a student withdraws from a class, except for the above classes, at least three weeks before the first class date an administrative fee of 20% will be deducted from the tuition refund. Full refunds for tuition deposits and balances are made only if a class is cancelled.
  • Workshops
    If a student withdraws from a workshop at least two weeks before the workshop date, an administrative fee of 20% will be deducted from the refund. After that date, a credit for a future workshop will be issued, to be used within one year. Full refunds are made only if a workshop is cancelled.

Financial Aid

A limited number of partial scholarships are available through the Institute. These scholarships are awarded based on a student’s demonstrated financial need and commitment to working in a community agency.

Continuing Education Credits

Students who successfully complete a course of study at the Institute will receive a Letter of Completion, which may be used to obtain continuing education credits.

Social Workers: Application for Continuing Education Credits has been made to the National Association for Social Workers (CT). CE Credits pending.