Students are expected to pay tuition and fees.  Those who are living on campus are also expected to pay for room and board.  ELI tuition is $250 per credit hour, or $3,000 per semester for the equivalent of a full-time 12-credit load. Mandatory student fees are currently about $700 per semester. Textbooks and supplies are around $250.  These costs may fluctuate without prior notice.


ELI students are registered by the ELI staff after the placement process is complete.  This normally occurs in the first week of classes.

After they are registered, students can either pay the full amount in one payment or use the payment plan.  This plan allows students to pay in three equal installments.  There is an interest charge of 1.5% per month on the unpaid balance when using this plan.

Fall Semester
Spring Semester
Summer Semester
1st payment due
August 20
January 20
May 20
2nd payment due
September 20
February 20
June 20
3rd payment due
October 20
March 20
July 20

Refund Policy

Students withdrawing from the University may collect tuition and fee refunds according to the following schedule: 
  • Full refund through the end of drop period
  • A pro-rated refund through the ninth week of the semester
  • No refund after the ninth week of the semester
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