Congregational and Family Systems Academy Certificate Program Tuition and Tuition Grant

2022-2023 Tuition Costs

2 Required 10-Week Courses
Systems Theory & Family Therapy classes
$570 per 10 week quarter class
2 Optional 10-Week Courses
Foundations & Integrative Practice classes
$570 per 10 week quarter class
Clergy Seminar (4 ten week sessions)$390 per 10 week quarter
10 monthly 3-hour meetings$675 for the year
Non-Refundable Tuition Deposit
(one-time payment due 30 days from time of acceptance)
Application Fee$50 (Waived if applying online)

Total Approximate Cost Per Year (Prices Are Subject to Change from Year-to-Year) 

 1st year: $2,700 – 2 required 10-week courses, 4 ten week clergy seminar sessions – runs from September through July 

Courses (9 am-noon EST) and clergy seminars (1-3 pm EST) are held on Mondays

2nd year: $675– 10 monthly meetings (second Monday of the month, 9 am-noon EST) – runs from September through June 

Congregational and Family Systems Academy students pay a discounted price to attend the Monday morning classes. Students in the Academy have the opportunity, upon application, to transfer into the Post Graduate Clergy Certificate Program, which includes additional courses, clinical work with clients in Council for Relationships’ clinics, and clinical supervision, in preparation for license eligibility as Marriage and Family Therapists.

Students in the Academy who are accepted into the Post-Graduate Clergy Certificate program will retroactively pay the difference in tuition cost between their discounted class pricing and the full price of the classes. This payment will be due at the time of the transition from Congregational Family Systems to the Clergy track.

Tuition Grant

Our Tuition Grant consists of donor contributions and is based on need on a first-come-first-serve basis. Council for Relationships is not a Title IV organization. Therefore, tuition is not tax deductible. Please check with your tax advisor for further information.

Note: Priority will be given to clinical/clergy track students and students taking two or more courses per term.