Program Dates and Costs

2016 Calendar

Spring 1, 2016: January 6 – February 29
Spring 2, 2016: March 3 – May 4
Summer 1, 2016: May 10 – June 20
Summer 2, 2016: June 23 – August 4
Fall 1, 2016: August 15 – October 6
Fall 2, 2016: October 11 – December 8

2017 Calendar

Spring 1, 2017: January 5 – February 28
Spring 2, 2017: March 2 – May 2
Summer 1, 2017: May 8 – June 19
Summer 2, 2017: June 22 – August 3
Fall 1, 2017: August 21 – October 16
Fall 2, 2017: October 19 – December 14

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Session Length

Fall and spring sessions are 8 weeks long, and summer sessions are 6 weeks long. All sessions include at least 148 hours of classroom instruction. Half-sessions are available at the beginning of each full session (4 weeks in fall and spring, 3 weeks in summer).

Costs Per Session (148 hours of instruction)

Costs to attend the ELI are comparable to or in many cases lower than those of other intensive English programs in the US. All costs are listed in US dollars.

ITEM COST Fall/Spring sessions COST Summer sessions
Tuition $1,956 $1,956
University Student Fee $504 $384
Medical Insurance
(Not required if student shows proof of insurance or U.S. Waiver form showing acceptable insurance coverage must be completed by student’s insurance company and submitted to ELI office prior to enrollment.)
$240 $180
On-Campus Housing
(Housing charges vary according to assignment. Estimated range of cost for housing is $1275 – $2000 per session. All housing assignments are subject to availability.)
$1,400 $1,400
Meals (estimate) $787 $787
Books (estimate) $150 $150
TOTAL $5,037 $4,857

Other Costs:

  • Application fee: $50 (non-refundable, valid for one year)
  • Students should plan to bring approximately $200 – $300 per session for personal expenses.
  • A $75 Late Testing Fee is charged to new ELI students who do not take the ELI Placement Exam at the designated time (8:15 am on Day 1 of each session)

Additional Information

  • Half-sessions are available at the beginning of each full session. Starting dates for full and half-sessions are the same. The estimated cost of a half-session is $2,793 in the Fall and Spring and $2,721 in the Summer.
  • Session costs typically increase slightly each year in August, beginning with the Fall 1 session.
  • The ELI’s summer sessions are designed so that students may choose to complete either one or two full-time sessions in 12 weeks. Students on an F-1 (student) visa should refer to the ELI Student Handbook for information on maintaining full-time status during the summer sessions.

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