English Language Institute

Center for International Education


Academic Expenses for Fall 2017- Summer 2018 (subject to change)

ELI Expenses  details 8-week Terms  (Fall I, Fall II, Spring I,  Spring II) 16-week Terms (Fall I & Fall II, Spring I & Spring II) Summer 2017

(8 weeks)

Tuition & Maintenance Fee Includes instruction, social/cultural activities, & TOEFL $2164 $4328


Textbooks Includes materials, books, & technology fee $200 $400 $200
Activities Fee Required of all University students $488 $488 $296
Total Academic Expenses   $2,852 $5,216 $2,660

Living Expenses (Estimated for a single Student)

ELI Expenses Details 8-week Terms  Fall I, Fall II, Spring I,  Spring II 16-week Terms

Fall I & Fall II, Spring I & Spring II

Summer 2018

8 weeks

On-Campus Housing Estimated for a Shared room $1600 $3500 $1700
On-Campus Food Varies by student & meal plan selected $850 $1700 $850
Health Insurance Estimated, Required $450 $750 $300
Personal Entertainment, telephone,

laundry, etc.

$450 $900 $450

Total Living Expenses

  $3,350 $6,850 $3,300


$6,202 $12,066 $5,96

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

students applicationStudents should have at least US $12,046 for academic and living expenses for two terms. Married students should have additional funds for family living expenses. Amounts may vary considerably depending on student lifestyles. All checks must be payable to the University of Tennessee on a US dollar bank account (current exchange rate table). All fees must be paid on the first day of the term by cash, personal check, traveler’s check, or credit card. The University accepts Visa and MasterCard.

Transfer of Funds

Because tuition must be paid on the first day of ELI registration, every student should have the necessary funds available in US dollars. ELI recommends that students purchase traveler’s checks and/or consult their local bank about a safe, efficient way to transfer funds so that money is available when they arrive in Knoxville. Students should not carry large sums of cash.

More information

  • Application fee is $50.
  • Part-time students pay $625 for core classes and $50 for books.
  • Part time students or those wanting to take only an elective or TOEFL course: $125 per weekly contact hour and $50 textbook fee (if one is assigned).


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