*New prices coming in January 2024
Full-time Intensive Academic English:
Application Fee: $100 for students seeking an F-1 visa
Tuition Deposit: $250 required for F-1 students
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.
Tuition and other expenses: See table below
Part-time English program, Night and Weekend English:
Application Fee: $50 for the Note: There is no application fee for OPIc Prep.
Tuition: Varies (view individual programs for pricing information)
All costs are subject to change. Estimated for an individual student.
ELI offers a 15% tuition discount to UT faculty, staff, and graduate students and their family members for the Academic program.
Academic Expenses for Intensive Academic English Program (IEP)
|Tuition & Facilities Fee||$2310.00||Includes 4-6 hours of daily instruction, social/cultural activities, enrichment courses, & TOEFL|
|Textbooks||$250.00||Includes all instructional materials|
|Activities Fee||$520.00||Required of all full-time university students|
|Total Academic Expenses||
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.
|On-Campus Housing||$1,725.00||Estimated for a shared room in campus housing; may be more or less for off-campus housing|
|On-Campus Food||$1275.00||Varies by student & meal plan selected|
|Health Insurance||$600.00||Required 3-month coverage per term for F1 visa students|
|Estimated Personal Costs||$900.00||Entertainment, mobile phone, laundry, transportation, etc.|
|Total Estimated Living Expenses||
|This is an estimate for planning purposes.|
|TOTAL TUITION and LIVING EXPENSES||
What Financial Documents Do You Need?
To qualify for an F-1 student visa, you must be able to present a bank statement showing that you can support yourself while you are at the English Language Institute. You should have at least $3080 (US dollars) for academic expenses and $4500 for living expenses (food and lodging) for one two-month term, totaling $7580.
In addition to your bank statement, you must also provide a Certification of Finances form. If you need a sponsor, they must be your parent or legal guardian. If you have a different sponsor, you must have a notarized affidavit or official statement of support.
If you are bringing your family (spouse and children) with you, you should have additional funds for family living expenses. Apartments for families are more expensive (up to $2,000 per month) than rooms for single students. Amounts may vary considerably, but we estimate a cost of about $1400 per two-month term for each dependent.
All fees must be paid on the first day of the term by cash, personal check (from a US bank), traveler’s check, or credit card. ELI accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover.
Transfer of Funds
ELI recommends that you pay your fees by credit card or through the online Touchnet at https://tiny.utk.edu/elifees or the Flywire transfer system. If you are traveling from another country, you should arrange to have easy access to your money. Students should not carry large sums of cash.
All expenses are subject to change. Living expenses are estimated.
Tuition for Part-time English Program
|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.|
|Includes 3 hours of instruction per weekday, textbooks, social/cultural opportunities|
Tuition for Per Course (part-time only)
|8-week terms (Fall I, Fall II, Spring I, Spring II, Summer)|
|Includes 1 hour of instruction per weekday, textbook, social and cultural opportunities|
Tuition for Night and Weekend Classes
|Length of term varies|
Classes take place on Nights and Weekends. More details coming soon!