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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)

8-Week Terms (Fall I, Fall II, Spring I, Spring II, Summer)
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.

Estimated for One 8-Week Term (Fall I, Fall II, Spring I, Spring II, Summer)
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.


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 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

Coming Soon


Classes take place on Nights and Weekends. More details coming soon!