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

Accepted Applicants:

  • Core Course tuition is due by August 1, 2020 using this link: Pay Tuition Online
  • A first payment deposit of $500.00 is due by June 30, 2020.
  • Payment made after the deadline is subjected to a $25 late fee.
  • We accept American Express, Mastercard, Visa, and PayPal. Cash and checks are not accepted methods of payment

Monthly Payment Plan:

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

There is an annual $100.00 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 2020 and ending April 2021. The first monthly payment is due August 1, 2020.

A $25.00 late fee will be charged each time a payment is denied by your credit card.

The deadline to enroll in the monthly payment plan is July 15, 2020.

Late Enrollment and Acceptance:

For any applicants accepted after August 1st, a $500 tuition deposit is expected on the day of acceptance. Full tuition or first payment of the enrollment payment plan will be due within 5 business days of acceptance.

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 2020-2021 training year is June 8th, 2020.

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Refund Policy

Ackerman Institute Core Curriculum 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 Workshop or Course, registrants must withdraw at least 20 business days in advance of the training start date. Trainings under this policy include, but not are not limited to: Workshops, 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: Vrinda Sheth, Training Program Coordinator:

Core Course Withdrawal Refund Schedule:

July 1 – July 1075% Refund of Balance
July 11 – July 1550% Refund
July 16 – July 2425% Refund
After July 25No refund

Withdrawal refunds exclude the $500.00 deposit.

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