Spanish-American Institute

240 West 35th Street, Second Floor

(Between 7th & 8th Avenues)

Manhattan, New York 10001

voice:  212.840.7111   fax: 646.766.0302





Note On ACICS Recognition


As of December 12, 2016, one of our accreditors, Accrediting Council

for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), is no longer recognized

by the U.S. Department of Education.


Spanish-American Institute (along with other schools that were accredited

by ACICS) has 18 months following the loss of our accreditation to find

a new accrediting agency to maintain eligibility to receive funds under

the Title IV, HEA programs. If Spanish-American Institute does not obtain

accreditation within that 18 month period, which ends June 12, 2018,

our school will no longer be eligible to receive funds under Title IV,

HEA programs.




Although our school has maintained eligibility for Title IV, HEA programs,

no students are currently receiving Title IV loans or grants.  Indeed none

of our students have had student loans since about 1991 and no Title IV Pell

grants have been awarded since about 2008.


It is therefore expected that loss of Title IV eligibility will have absolutely

no impact on any of our students or on the financial health of the Institute.


If any student has a complaint relating to Spanish-American Institute's

Title IV eligibility, administration of the Title IV programs,

the quality of education received at Spanish-American Institute,

or otherwise relating to the accreditation standards of ACICS they can

submit that complaint to Spanish-American Institute,,

240 West 35 Street, 2nd Floor, NYC, NY 10001, 212.840.8565

or any of the following entities:




New York State Education Department

Bureau of Proprietary School Supervision

116 West 32nd Street, 5th Floor

New York, New York 10001

(212) 643-4760   BPSS@NYSED,GOV

Bureau of Proprietary School Supervision Complaint Form


Eric T. Schneiderman

New York State Attorney General


120 Broadway

New York City, NY 10271-0332

(212) 416-8000 

New York State Attorney General Complaint Forms

Additional AG Complaint Form


New York State Department of State

Division of Consumer Protection

Consumer Assistance Unit

99 Washington Avenue

Albany, New York 12231-0001

Fax: 518-486-3936

Consumer Assistance Hotline

(518) 474-8583 (800) 697-1220

New York State Consumer Affairs Complaint Form