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Costs

There is a $100.00 Application Fee to cover the administrative cost of processing an application. In addition, a $250.00 deposit is required for full-time students who are  seeking an F1 visa (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 costs are subject to change. Estimated for an individual student.

ELI offers 15% discounts to UT faculty/staff and their family members.

Note: There is no application fee for Saturday classes.

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. 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

$4500.00

This is an estimate for planning purposes.
TOTAL TUITION and LIVING EXPENSES

$7580.00

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 $4500 for living expenses (food and lodging) for one two-month term, totaling $7580.

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.

Academic Expenses for General English Program

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

Expenses for Saturday Classes (When Available)

6-week term (Offered on Saturdays)
Tuition

$200.00/course

 

Includes up to 3 courses (hours)/day on Saturdays from 9 am – 12 pm