Tuition and Attendance Policies and Procedures
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Tuition and Attendance Policies and Procedures

Payment and Refund Policy

Clinical Fellowship and Infant Observation Tuition Payment

  • A student’s non-refundable deposit is due within 2 weeks of your acceptance in order to hold your space in the program. The balance of tuition must be paid in full by July 1st or according to the payment schedule outlined in the acceptance letter.

Refund of tuition for Clinical Fellowship and Infant Observation.

  • In the event of withdrawal, students must notify the Faculty Coordinator in writing of their intention to withdraw.
  • Students withdrawing prior to July 1st: IPTI will retain student’s deposit and refund any additional tuition that has been paid.
  • Students withdrawing after July 1st and prior to first class: IPTI will retain 50% of tuition.
  • Students withdrawing after the first class are responsible for the tuition in full.

Shorter Courses Tuition Payment (3 – 10 sessions)

  • The first payment is your non-refundable deposit and is due at time of application.
  • The second payment is due prior to the first day of class.

Refund of tuition for Shorter Courses (3 – 10 sessions)

  • In the event of withdrawal, students must notify the Faculty Coordinator in writing of their intention to withdraw.
  • Students withdrawing prior to first class: IPTI will retain deposit.
  • Students withdrawing after first class: No refund will be given.

IPTI Speaker Series Fees

Students enrolled in the Fellowship are expected to attend IPTI Speaker Series presentations each fall and spring. The IPTI Speaker Series fee is included in tuition for the Fellowship and Infant Observation. Students enrolled in Shorter Courses are welcome to register for IPTI Speaker Series presentations as well for an additional fee.

Refunds will not be issued for IPTI Speaker Series fees. Registration may be transferred in the event that a participant is no longer able to attend.


IPTI reserves the right to adjust our refund policy so as to accommodate individual situations. Students in need of alternative payment schedules should contact the CERS Associate Director of Operations, Katie Britton, to develop an alternative payment arrangement.

The Infant-Parent Training Institute accepts payments by credit card, cash and check. Please make checks payable to JF&CS with the name of the Fellow/student in the memo and send to:

Gabrielle Jacobs, Jewish Family & Children’s Service
1430 Main Street, Waltham, MA 02451
Tel: 781-693-5652

Attendance and Graduation Policy

IPTI courses are participatory and attendance at all sessions is expected and required. We value group process and much of the learning of the course is experiential and dependent upon attendance and participation. We understand that during the course of the year there may be unavoidable circumstances that require class absences. We do encourage students to keep this within the requirements of the program as outlined below.

  • Please arrive on time to ensure that all students may take advantage of the full benefit of the class time without interruption of late arrivals. A pattern of late arrivals will be addressed directly by faculty.
  • If there is an anticipated absence, students will contact the course instructor and the CERS / IPTI Administrative Coordinator as soon as possible by phone or e-mail.
  • When multiple absences are unavoidable, such as because of an extended illness, students are responsible for discussing the situation with their instructors. The possibility of substitute assignments or other accommodations will be made on a case by case basis.
  • In order to receive credit for completing courses at IPTI, students must attend 80% of course sessions*, which means no more than four absences during the 20 sessions of the Fellowship (including IPTI Speaker Series presentations) and Infant Observation.
  • For students anticipating receiving CEUs, 80% of classes must be attended. Some CEU approving bodies allow students to receive the number of CEUs for class sessions that were attended. IPTI will follow the guidelines of each approving body in making these decisions.
  • Criteria for graduation from the Fellowship and satisfactory completion of the courses are based on both attendance and overall participation. Final decisions in situations with excessive absences are decided on a case by case basis by the course instructor in conjunction with the IPTI faculty and the IPTI leadership team.

* Includes seminar sessions and IPTI Speaker Series presentations

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