Core Curriculum Financial Policies

The Ackerman Institute for the Family is committed to providing the highest standard of education and service to our trainees. Your complete understanding of your financial responsibilities is an essential part of your Core Curriculum training.

Tuition Policy

  • Core Course tuition must be paid in full by August 1, 2019 using this link: Pay Tuition Online
  • We accept American Express, Mastercard, and Visa. Cash and checks are not accepted methods of payment.
  • Trainees who enroll in a course after August 1st 2019 have eight business days from the time they enroll to submit tuition payment in full.
  • A $25.00 late fee will be charged each time a payment is late.

Monthly Payment Plan

The Ackerman Institute offers core curriculum trainees a nine-month interest free payment plan.

There is an annual $75.00 non-refundable fee to enroll. Your total tuition will be divided equally into nine monthly installments. An automatic charge will be placed on your credit card on the 1st of every month beginning August 2019 and ending April 2020. To enroll, please contact Vrinda Sheth, Training Administrator at:

The deadline to enroll for the 2019-2020 training year is August 26th 2019.

Financial Aid

Need-based financial aid is available on a first-come, first-serve basis for Foundations of Family Therapy, Live Clinical Supervision, the Dual Program, and the Clinical Externship. The deadline to apply for financial aid for the 2019-2020 training year was June 30th, 2019.

Please check back in Spring 2020 for the 2020-2021 financial aid application.

Refund Policy

Ackerman Institute trainings are non-refundable and non-transferrable. 

Full refunds are issued only if a training is canceled by the Ackerman Institute. For partial refund of an Ackerman Course, registrants must withdraw at least 20 business days in advance of the course start date. Ackerman Courses include, but not are not limited to: Core Curriculum Courses, Short Courses, Summer Practicum, Divorce Mediation, and EFT Training. A 25% administrative fee is deducted from all refunds.

Withdrawal requests that meet the criteria above must be made in writing to Lisa Lavelle, Director of Training:



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