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.

2022-23 Full-Session Dates

Fall 1, 2022 Aug 15 – Oct 6
Fall 2, 2022 Oct 11 – Dec 8
Spring 1, 2023 Jan 5 – Feb 28
Spring 2, 2023 Mar 2 – May 1
Summer 1, 2023 May 8 – Jun 16
Summer 2, 2023 Jun 22 – Aug 3
Fall 1, 2023 Aug 21 – Oct 12
Fall 2, 2023 Oct 17 – Dec 14

 

2022-23 Short-Term Dates

Fall 1, 2022 Aug 15 – Sep 9
Fall 2, 2022 Oct 11 – Nov 4
Spring 1, 2023 Jan 5 – Feb 1
Spring 2, 2023 Mar 2 – Apr 4
Summer 1, 2023 May 8 – May 25
Summer 2, 2022 Jun 22 – Jul 13
Fall 1, 2023 Aug 21 – Sep 15
Fall 2, 2023 Oct 17 – Nov 10

 

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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
$2,316
$1,392
$2,316
$1,392
University Student Fee
$684
$336
$504
$264
Medical Insurance
$450
$225
$350
$175
On-Campus Housing
$1,525
$763
$1,590
$795
Meals (estimate)
$1,015
$580
$1,015
$580
Books (estimate)
$170
$170
$170
$170
TOTAL
$6,160
$3,466
$5,955
$3,376

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)
  • On-Campus Housing Application Fee: $35 (non-refundable); deposit is required if you choose on-campus housing
  • Tuition deposit: $250 (required) The ELI will refund the tuition deposit when the student receives a visa denial. 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)
    $1,500
    $864
    $1,410
    $828
    Speaking/Listening (6 hours/week)
    $750
    $432
    $705
    $414
    Structure (Grammar) (5 hours/week)
    $750
    $432
    $705
    $414
    Culturally Speaking* (2 hours/week)
    Free
    Free
    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 $120 for 4 weeks.

    ELI Welcome Activity at the Black Warrior River

    ELI students at a welcome picnic on campus