Students who enroll at the Washington School of Psychiatry (i.e., sign the WSP Enrollment Agreement), including those whose tuition has been deferred, agree to be held responsible for all tuition and fees owed to the Washington School of Psychiatry. Tuition and fees are due, in full, by the established deadlines. Failure to make payments to the School when due is considered sufficient cause to bar students from courses, withhold certificates, suspend students from all WSP services and privileges, and report the student to an outside collection agency and/or credit bureau.
Enrollment constitutes a legal financial obligation to which students will be held liable if they do not follow the proper procedure to change or cancel their registration. Students must speak with the chair of their program and submit, in writing (by email, mail, or in person), a request to withdraw to the WSP Administrative Office. They must receive written confirmation from the WSP Administrative Office to verify that their request has been granted.
Permission to cancel enrollment does not constitute, nor shall it be construed as, a waiver of a student’s financial obligation. Students are still responsible for all outstanding debts and contracts with the School. Furthermore, students may not enroll in a new program if there are any delinquent financial obligations to WSP.
For additional information please contact the WSP Administrative Office at (202) 237-2700.
Specific information about tuition and fees is available on each program’s web page.
TuitionAll tuition and all other associated costs must be paid no later than January 31. Late payments will incur penalties and interest. Failure to meet payment deadlines may result in suspension from classes.
Tuition and all other associated costs pertaining to the program’s required course of study may be subject to an increase each academic year without advanced notice.
Tuition does not include the cost of supervision required for select programs, personal therapy, textbooks, lodging and meals, or other miscellaneous charges. Students should consult their faculty member or program chair for more information.
Application Fees & Program Deposits
Applications to Certificate Training Programs must be accompanied by a non-refundable $50 application fee (for each program).
The program deposit of $300 is required upon acceptance into the training program to secure the student’s place in the program. This payment is applied to tuition.
Some programs require additional supervision, which are not included in tuition. For more information on supervision fees, click here. Students should consult their program chair for current information on supervision fees.
Billing notifications are emailed on the 1st of the month to the preferred email address indicated on the student’s enrollment agreement form and are due on the 30th of the same month.
WSP does not mail printed statements to currently enrolled students.
Students are responsible for keeping WSP records up to date with their current name, physical addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers. Students must provide written notification of any changes in name, physical address, email address, or phone number within thirty (30) days of any such change to the WSP Administrative Office via email (firstname.lastname@example.org), by mail, or in person.
In accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), WSP representatives will not disclose any specific information about a student’s account without the student’s permission.
Tuition Payment Options
The School offers two options for making payments:
Full tuition: Full tuition payment is due within 30 days of acceptance by Washington School of
Psychiatry and no later than 11:59 PM on the Friday before the course begins completed and signed
enrollment agreement form.
Installment payment plan: Tuition payment may be divided into two equal payments or monthly
payments. The first payment is due within 30 days of acceptance by Washington School of Psychiatry
and no later than 11:59 PM on the Friday before the course begins. The second payment is due by
11:59 PM January 31, 2021.
*If other payment arrangements are needed, please contact Dr. Elia Tamplin (email@example.com),
Director of Education and Membership.
Forms of Payment
The School accepts most forms of payment. Tuition for training programs is payable in US funds, by
check at a US bank, cashiers check, credit or debit card (via PayPal; Master Card or Visa), or money
order. Registration for open enrollment courses and conferences is payable in US funds, by check at a US bank, cashiers check, credit or debit card (via PayPal; Master Card or Visa), money order, or electronic transfer funds*.
If a student's employer is paying the tuition for your program, course, or conference, please ensure the
following are included on the company purchase order or government training authorization form:
Although the School will accept payments from a third party, the student is responsible for settling all debts to the School by the established deadlines. Administrative, clerical or technical billing errors do not absolve the student of their financial responsibility to pay the correct amount of tuition, fees and other associated financial obligations assessed as a result of enrollment at the School.
Students interested in a membership discount should refer to their membership level on the website or in their member materials for more information.
Limited scholarship money may be available, based on need and merit. A scholarship application is on the wspdc.org website. Complete the application form and mail it to Assistant Director for Academic Affairs, Washington School of Psychiatry, 5028 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20016.
Failure to pay tuition or any monies due and owing the by the scheduled due date may result in penalties and interest. A $5.00 late fee is charged for any tuition paid more than ten (10) days late. Any student who does not make installment payments by the scheduled due dates will be charged a late fee of $5.00 for each payment that is late.
Additionally, students who fail to make any scheduled tuition payment within ten (10) calendar days of its due date, the School reserves the right to cancel this agreement. Upon such cancellation, the balance of tuition owed for the program will become due and payable immediately, and the student will not be entitled to any refund unless the default is cured within ten (10) calendar days of notice from the School.
Returned checks and electronic payments: A service fee of $50.00 will be levied on all returned checks
or electronic payments if the bank is not at fault. Multiple returned payments may result in loss of ability to submit check/online payments and cancellation of this agreement.
Delinquent account: The School reserves the right to pursue all collection efforts and practices to collect any unpaid balance, including:
Students may substitute another participant in their place for a program at any time prior to
the first day of the program begins. To substitute another participant, students must provide a written
request, including the substitute’s contact information, to the WSP Administrative Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) at least two (2) weeks prior to the first course or conference date.
Refunds will not be made for substitutions that originated after any official refund deadline.
Students may transfer registration to another class that begins within six (6) months from the
start date of the original registration. A transfer is defined as the movement of your registration to a
future session of the same program. Interested students must provide a written request to the WSP Administrative Office (email@example.com) at least two (2) weeks prior to the first course or conference date. Transfers will only be made if full payment has been received and space is available in the requested course. Only one (1) request will be honored. If the future new course has a higher tuition, the student will be responsible for the difference in cost.
Refunds will not be made for transfers that originated after any official refund deadline.
The Washington School of Psychiatry reserves the right to cancel any course, seminar, or workshop that does not reach minimum enrollment. The School will notify students immediately if circumstances cause a cancellation of courses. Prepaid tuition will be retained until students (or their employer) request either a: (1) refund; (2) transfer of the prepaid tuition amount toward a future scheduled course for the same person; or (3) transfer of the prepaid tuition amount toward a future scheduled course for another person.
Students must provide written notification to the WSP Administrative Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) by email, mail, or in person should they intend to withdraw from a training program or request for a refund. Students will be considered enrolled in the program and will be charged tuition until they have spoken personally with the program chair and written notice of withdrawal has been received in the office.
A full refund will be granted to students not accepted by the School, or to students who cancel within five (5) calendar days after midnight of the day on which the enrollment agreement was signed. $50 of the deposit is considered non-refundable and will be retained by the school to cover administrative costs if the student withdraws and requests a refund more than 5 calendar days after signing this enrollment agreement.
The remaining $250 of the deposit shall be refunded upon receipt of a student's written request to cancel fourteen (14) calendar days before the training program or class begins. If a student cancels a class less than thirteen (13) calendar days or less prior to the course start date or conference date, the School will allow the student to enroll in a future session of the scheduled course or transfer to another course.
If a student enters training and withdraws or is discontinued from a program prior to completion of seventy-five percent (75%) of the academic year's scheduled program, the school will refund to the student a sum which does not vary more than ten percent (10%) from the exact pro rata portion of paid tuition, less the $50 administrative fee. This prorated amount is to be determined by the ratio of the number of weeks or lessons in the series completed by the student to the total number of weeks of instruction offered. Any portion of a week's attendance by a student shall be considered a full week's attendance. After seventy-five percent (75%) of the academic year's training program has been completed, no refund will be made.
All refunds due will be made within forty-five (45) days of the student’s effective withdrawal or cancellation date. A student can be dismissed at the discretion of the program director for insufficient progress, nonpayment of fees, or failure to comply with the terms of the enrollment agreement.
Washington School of Psychiatry, in its sole discretion, may grant exceptions to this policy under appropriate circumstances.
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