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.

2023-24 Full-Session Dates

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Fall 1, 2023 Aug 21 – Oct 12
Fall 2, 2023 Oct 17 – Dec 14
Spring 1, 2024 Jan 4 – Feb 27
Spring 2, 2024 Feb 29 – Apr 29
Summer 1, 2024 May 6 – Jun 17
Summer 2, 2024 Jun 20 – Aug 2
Fall 1, 2024 Aug 19 – Oct 10
Fall 2, 2024 Oct 15 – Dec 12

 

2023-24 Short-Term Dates

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Fall 1, 2023 Aug 21 – Sep 15
Fall 2, 2023 Oct 17 – Nov 10
Spring 1, 2024 Jan 4 – Jan 31
Spring 2, 2024 Feb 29 – Apr 2
Summer 1, 2024 May 6 – May 24
Summer 2, 2024 Jun 20 – Jul 12
Fall 1, 2024 Aug 19 – Sep 13
Fall 2, 2024 Oct 15 – Nov 8

 

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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.

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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 $490 $245 $390 $195
On-Campus Housing (estimate) $1,565 $782 $1,675 $833
Meals (estimate) $1,066 $610 $1,066 $610
Books (estimate) $170 $170 $170 $170
TOTAL $6,291 $3,535 $5,969 $3,464

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

  • Application fee: $75 (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 (non-refundable, valid for one year)
  • 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.

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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