Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

John Hannafan
Vice President and Director of Education

The brewing industry is very complex, and choosing the right course to meet your needs is important.

If you have any questions about the nature of our courses and how they can fit your objectives, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Lupe Zepeda
Registrar

You may withdraw from a course, module or program at any time. Tuition refunds, if any, will be given based on the date the cancellation is received.

For further details please review our Enrollment Policy.

All cancellations must be made in writing by visiting your website account and submitting a Cancellation Request.

Or you can contact the Registrar at :

Siebel Institute,
900 N North Branch Street,
Suite 1N,
Chicago, Illinois, 60642.

Attn:  Lupe Zepeda

Email:  lzepeda@siebelinstitute.com

John Hannafan
Vice President and Director of Education

Siebel Institute of Technology is not accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

The school does not guarantee the transferability of credits to another school, college or university. Credits or coursework are not likely to transfer; any decision on the comparability, appropriateness and applicability of credit and whether credit should be accepted is the decision of the receiving institution.

John Hannafan
Vice President and Director of Education

Yes, you can complete our programs over a period of time. For more information please review our Academic Catalog.

John Hannafan
Vice President and Director of Education

Yes, as per Federal Law.

Funding Questions

Lupe Zepeda
Registrar

Our courses/programs do not apply to student loans or grants as we are a privately-owned trade school rather than a state-owned or accredited school.

Lupe Zepeda
Registrar

Our courses do not fall under the Veterans Administration programs such as GI Bill nor the Post 9/11 but Siebel Institute is recognized by the Veterans Administration’s Vocational Rehabilitation program.

Please contact your local VA Representative to see if you qualify for the Vocational Rehabilitation program, our facility code is #25055213.

Once you have been approved by the VA Dept., please ask the VA Representative to contact the Registrar, Lupe Zepeda by email with the approval form (VA Form 28-1905) along with your complete contact information.

Do not submit an Enrollment Agreement until you have been approved to proceed by the Registrar.

 

Lupe Zepeda
Registrar

We do not have payment programs available but students are permitted to submit multiple payments over time until the final payment deadline applies.

Lupe Zepeda
Registrar

We accept Visa, MasterCard, payment by US check and Wire Transfer.

Lupe Zepeda
Registrar

Please send all payments to:

Siebel Institute
900 N. North Branch St.
Suite 1N
Chicago, IL
60642

Please make sure to include the student’s name, student code and Invoice number along with the check.

Lupe Zepeda
Registrar

Yes, the Purchase Order must be submitted in a timely matter so payment can be submitted in a timely matter.

Payment terms for campus course are 60 days prior to the start of the course and 14 day prior to the start of any online course.

Lupe Zepeda
Registrar

No, all enrollments are final and are not transferable but you may withdraw from a course, module or program at any time. Tuition refunds, if any, will be given based on the date the cancellation is received.

For further details please review our Enrollment Policy.

All course cancellations must be made in writing to the Registrar at:

Siebel Institute
900 N North Branch Street,
Suite 1N,
Chicago, Illinois, 60642

Campus Courses

Cady Sanchez
Registrar Assistant

Course tuition does not include housing or meals. In some courses involving travel or involving food as served with beer, some food is provided but students are generally responsible for their own meals.

Cady Sanchez
Registrar Assistant

We generally do not schedule instructional sessions on evenings and weekends. However, some assignments or study sessions may be required after conventional school hours.

Cady Sanchez
Registrar Assistant

We do not have dorms available in any of our host cities. Various hotels, hostels and furnished apartments in our host cities offer special rates. Please consult our Campus life & Housing page for contact information.

Students can also choose to find accommodations using their own resources such as internet-based sources like CraigsList.com. Students are responsible for all aspects of arranging their accommodations during their training.

Cady Sanchez
Registrar Assistant

Chicago and Montreal campus courses are usually conducted from 9:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday.

The Munich courses normally run from 7.30am to 4:15pm.

John Hannafan
Vice President and Director of Education

We do not sell our course materials. Copies of course materials are only presented to those attending the applicable course.

Online Courses

John Hannafan
Vice President and Director of Education

Most people taking web-based courses are working in full-time jobs and cannot spend more than a few hours each week to study, so it can take students quite a bit longer to go through the same materials used in campus courses when presented in an online format

John Hannafan
Vice President and Director of Education

Course materials are available online at all times, so students can set their own study hours provided they keep up with the overall pace of the lesson plan.

The only occasions where students are asked to be online at a specific time is during the weekly chat-based round-table sessions. It is not compulsory to attend these sessions, but they are beneficial.

John Hannafan
Vice President and Director of Education

No special software is required to run our course content as it runs under standard web browsers. Our courses run on PC and Mac formats. If you are using a computer issued by your company, you may need to have security settings adjusted to allow access to the courseware.

John Hannafan
Vice President and Director of Education

No, students must complete their course within the dates allowed. Online access will be cut-off after the course expiration date.

John Hannafan
Vice President and Director of Education

Yes, most people attending the web courses are also working in full-time jobs.