IEP Calendar and Costs

 

Calendar and Costs


Session Length

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

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Session Dates 

Short-term study is available for students who only have a limited time to study, like professionals or university students. Half-session students will not take final exams. Half-session students cannot enroll in online IEP courses. Please visit our Yes! Online courses for 3-week online course options.

2020-21 Full-Session Dates

Fall 1, 2020 Aug 17 – Oct 8
Fall 2, 2020 Oct 13 – Dec 10
Spring 1, 2021 Jan 4 – Feb 25
Spring 2, 2021 Mar 1 – Apr 29
Summer 1, 2021 May 4 – Jun 15
Summer 2, 2021 Jun 17 – Jul 29
Fall 1, 2021 Aug 16 – Oct 7
Fall 2, 2021 Oct 12 – Dec 9

 

2020-21 Short-Term Dates

Fall 1, 2020 Aug 17 – Sep 11
Fall 2, 2020 Oct 13 – Nov 10
Spring 1, 2021 Jan 4 – Jan 29
Spring 2, 2021 Mar 1 – Apr 1
Summer 1, 2021 May 4 – May 24
Summer 2, 2021 Jun 17 – Jul 8
Fall 1, 2021 Aug 16 – Sep 10
Fall 2, 2021 Oct 12 – Nov 9

 

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Costs per Session for Full-Time Enrollment: All Expenses

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.

Cost Fall/Spring
full session

(8 weeks)
Fall/Spring
short-term session
(4 weeks)
Summer
full session

(6 weeks)
Summer
short-term session
(3 weeks)
Tuition
$2,205
$1,323
$2,205
$1,323
University Student Fee
$531
$264
$396
$204
Medical Insurance
$425
$215
$325
$165
On-Campus Housing
$1,475
$738
$1,500
$750
Meals (estimate)
$943
$472
$943
$472
Books (estimate)
$170
$170
$170
$170
TOTAL
$5,749
$3,182
$5,539
$3,084

Please note that the university charges a 2.85% credit card fee. Contact the ELI Office for alternative payment methods.

  • Application fee: $50 (non-refundable, valid for one year)
  • Express mail fee: $50 (optional – paid only if student chooses to receive admission documents via express mail service)
  • On-Campus Housing Application Fee: $35 (non-refundable); deposit required if on-campus housing selected
  • If you choose ELI Airport Pick Up Service, a $30 fee will be added to your student account.
  • Tuition deposit: $250 (required) The ELI will refund the tuition deposit when the student receives a visa denial but only if 6 months or less have passed since the date of that payment. The ELI cannot refund tuition deposits if more than 6 months have passed since the date of payment. A refund due to a visa denial must be requested, in writing, within 30 days of the denial.
  • 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).
  • Students should plan to bring approximately $300 – $400 per session for personal expenses (includes bedding, towels, and personal care items).
    • Medical insurance is required unless student provides proof of acceptable coverage. (Our Insurance Waiver Form must be completed by the student’s insurance company and submitted for consideration prior to registration.  This form is available for download from the Forms Page).
    • Housing charges vary according to assignment. Estimated range of cost for housing is $1,475 – $2,450 per session. All housing assignments are subject to availability.
    • 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  (available on the Forms Page) for information on maintaining full-time status during the summer sessions.
    • If certified coverage is acceptable, the waiver is approved and the student is not required to purchase medical insurance. If certified coverage is not acceptable, the student is required to purchase medical insurance at the time of registration. Please contact the ELI office to submit a waiver form for consideration.
    • Withdrawal information can be found in  the ELI Student Handbook  (available on the Forms Page).

    Costs per Session for Per-Class Enrollment: Tuition & Fees Only

    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.

    Cost Fall/Spring
    full session

    (8 weeks)
    Fall/Spring
    short-term session
    (4 weeks)
    Summer
    full session

    (6 weeks)
    Summer
    short-term session
    (3 weeks)
    Reading/Writing (9 hours/week)
    $1,368
    $794
    $1,301
    $764
    Speaking/Listening (6 hours/week)
    $684
    $397
    $651
    $382
    Structure (Grammar) (5 hours/week)
    $684
    $397
    $651
    $382
    Culturally Speaking* (2 hours/week)
    Free
    Free
    Not available
    Not available
    Workshops** (2 hours/week)
    $69.60
    $56.50
    $69.60
    $56.50
    English Lite (3 hours/week)
    $339
    $169.50
    Not available
    Not available

    *  Culturally Speaking is free for students enrolled in a Reading/Writing, Speaking/Listening, or Structure class. If a student is only enrolled in Culturally Speaking, the cost is $240 for 8 weeks and $113 for 4 weeks.
    ** Workshops are $74.40 for students enrolled in a Reading/Writing, Speaking/Listening, or Structure class. If a student is only enrolled in a Workshop, the cost is $240 for 8 weeks or $216.30 for 6 weeks.

    ELI Welcome Activity at the Black Warrior River

    ELI students at a welcome picnic on campus