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Program Costs

Full-time Intensive Academic English:

Application Fee: $100

Tuition Deposit: $250

This deposit is refundable if the F1 visa is denied at consulate. The deposit is applied to the tuition amount upon registration at ELI at the beginning of the student’s study.

All part-time programs (including night and weekend classes)

Application Fee: $50 (includes a Pearson Versant English Placement Test + Official Score)

Tuition: Varies (view individual programs for pricing information)

All costs are subject to change. Estimated for an individual student.

Tuition discount are available to UT faculty, staff, graduate students, and/or direct family members. Conditions apply.

Tuition for Intensive Academic English Program (IEP)

8-Week Terms (Fall I, Fall II, Spring I, Spring II, Summer)
Tuition & Facilities Fee $2,480 4+ hours of daily instruction, social/cultural activities, enrichment courses, & TOEFL iBT preparation
Textbooks $250 Instructional Materials
Activities Fee $520 Access to UT facilities, Library, TRec, Athletic Events
Total Academic Expenses

$3,250

All prices are subject to change. Estimated for an individual student.

Living Expenses for Intensive Academic English Program (IEP)

All costs are subject to change. Estimated for an individual student. Please note that expenses for dependents such as a spouse or a child are estimated to be about $700 per month or $1400 per person per 8-week session.

8-Week Term (Fall I, Fall II, Spring I, Spring II, Summer)
On-Campus Housing $1,725 Estimated for a shared room in campus housing; may be more or less for off-campus housing
On-Campus Food $1,275 Varies by student & meal plan selected
Health Insurance $600 Required 3-month coverage per term for F1 visa students
Estimated Personal Costs $900 Entertainment, mobile phone, laundry, transportation, etc.
Total Estimated Living Expenses

$4,500

This is an estimate for planning purposes.
TOTAL Per Term (Tuition + Living)

$7,750

This is an estimate for planning purposes.

All prices are subject to change. Living expenses are estimated.

What documents do I need to show the required funding?

Proof of funding is submitted with the Certification of Financial Resources. This is submitted when you apply for your immigration documents after being admitted. You can find the information on how to submit these documents in our guide Getting the Correct Documents for Immigration. 

There are several general requirements for all financial documents. These are:

  1. The documents must be written in English or include an official translation;
  2. the name of the account holder, the currency, the account balance, and the type of account must be clearly stated;
  3. all assets must be liquid, meaning that the funding could be withdrawn immediately;
  4. the statement cannot be dated more than six months in the past.

The types of documents we accept are as follows:

  1. University of Tennessee assistantship, fellowship, or scholarship funding indicated by an official letter;
  2. employment at the University of Tennessee indicated by an official letter including the rate of pay, hours worked, and duration of the appointment;
  3. bank statements, bank letters, or statements of account;
  4. loan letters (not all loan letters are acceptable, the lender must be cleared and approved by ISSS in order to be valid);
  5. external government sponsors, employer sponsorship, international scholarships, and financial guarantees. These must be approved by the Bursar’s Office, and you must complete the necessary billing paperwork for this funding to be valid. Information on this is available at Third Party (Sponsor) Billing.

Who can provide my funding?

Funding can come from several different sources. Acceptable sources include:

  1. Yourself (personal bank statements);
  2. the University of Tennessee;
  3. your home government;
  4. international scholarships and sponsors;
  5. your employer (with official documentation and approval by ISSS);
  6. your spouse;
  7. your parents or legal guardian (proof of guardianship is required).

Funding from friends, relatives, or non-approved organizations is not acceptable and cannot be used as a proof of funding for immigration. If you have a friend, relative or other organization (for example a religious entity or community organization), the funding must be transferred to an account in your name in order for the funding to be used for immigration purposes.

Payment

ELI recommends that you pay your fees by credit card or through UT’s online payment system, Touchnet, by clicking here. If you are traveling from another country, you should arrange to have easy access to your money after you travel. We do not recommend that students carry large amounts of cash.

 

Tuition for Part-time English

8-week terms (Fall I, Fall II, Spring I, Spring II, Summer). Note that the Semi-Intensive English Program is not available for F1 students, who must study full-time on the F1 visa.
Tuition

$2,250

Includes 3 courses per day (15 hours per week), textbooks, and social/cultural opportunities at UTK.

ELI recommends that you pay your fees by credit card or through UT’s online payment system, Touchnet, by clicking here. If you are traveling from another country, you should arrange to have easy access to your money after you travel. We do not recommend that students carry large amounts of cash.

All prices are subject to change.


Tuition for Per Course (part-time only)

8-week terms (Fall I, Fall II, Spring I, Spring II, Summer)
Tuition

$750

Includes 1 hour of instruction per weekday, textbook, social and cultural opportunities

ELI recommends that you pay your fees by credit card or through UT’s online payment system, Touchnet, by clicking here. If you are traveling from another country, you should arrange to have easy access to your money after you travel. We do not recommend that students carry large amounts of cash.

All prices are subject to change.

Tuition for Night and Weekend Classes

Length of term varies

 

Classes take place on Nights and Weekends. More details can be found by clicking this link here.