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Costs

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

Academic Expenses for Intensive Academic English Program (IEP)

8-Week Terms (Fall I, Fall II, Spring I, Spring II, Summer)
Tuition & Facilities Fee $2560.00 Includes 4-6 hours of daily instruction, textbooks, social/cultural activities, enrichment courses, & TOEFL
Activities Fee $520.00 Required of all full-time university students
Total Academic Expenses

$3080.00

Living Expenses for Intensive Academic English Program (IEP)

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

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 $915.00 Varies by student & meal plan selected
Health Insurance $550.00 Required 3-month coverage per term for F1 visa students
Estimated Personal Costs $660.00 Entertainment, mobile phone, laundry, etc.
Total Estimated Living Expenses

$3850.00

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 $3850 for living expenses (food and lodging) for one two-month term, totaling $6930.

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.

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.

Academic Expenses for General English Program

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

$2150.00

Includes 3 hours of daily instruction, textbooks, social/cultural activities


Academic Expenses for an Individual Course

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

$770.00

Includes 1 hour of daily instruction, textbooks, social/cultural activities

Academic Expenses for Saturday Workshops

4-week terms (Offered throughout the year)
Tuition

$200.00

Includes 4 Saturday workshop lessons (2 hours per lesson)