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Costs & Dates

IEI Intensive English Program courses begin three times a year. They follow the semester schedule of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Fall and Spring terms are 15 weeks which includes 1 week of registration/orientation and 14 weeks of instruction. Summer terms are 9 weeks which includes 1 week of registration/orientation and 8 weeks of instruction.

Course Dates

The program dates for the current term and the next two terms are:

Semester Application processing begins Deadline to apply Report Date Registration & Orientation Instruction Dates
Summer 2024
(9 weeks)
October 3, 2023 April 15, 2024 May 28,2024 May 28-May 31, 2024 June 3-July 24, 2024
Fall 2024
(15 weeks)
December 12, 2023 July 15, 2024 August 26, 2024 August 26-August 30, 2024 September 3 - December 13, 2024
Spring 2025
(15 weeks)
May 21, 2024 July 22, 2024 January 13, 2025 January 13-January 17, 2025 January 20-May 2, 2025

Costs

Below are the estimated costs of the Intensive English program and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign fees. Use this currency converter to see the cost in your currency.

Program Costs for Full-Time Students

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Description of Fees Summer 2024 Fall 2024 Spring 2025
Program Fee $2,800.00 $5,780.00 $5,780.00
University Fees - Required (PDF) to use university services like health center, recreational facilities, and buses.(estimated cost) $1004.00 $1646.00 $1646.00
Health Insurance Required
$784.00
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Total $3,804.00 (+insurance) $7426.00 (+insurance $7426.00 (+insurance)

  • Tuition and fees must be paid for all students registered for classes at the IEI.
  • Tuition and fees are due at registration.
  • Students are required to purchase University Health Insurance.

Methods of Payment

Payments by Wire Transfer (preferred method)

  • Click or go to https://www.flywire.com/school/iei-uiuc to begin the payment process. Please make sure that you know your UIN (located on admission letter and invoice).
  • Please note the following important wire transfer information:
    • This is ONLY for payments made to the Intensive English Institute.
    • This is ONLY for payments made from an International bank.
    • This is NOT for payments made from a U.S. bank.
    • The Intensive English Institute is the ONLY office that can confirm your payment.
    • You MUST email iei@illinois.edu to confirm receipt of payment.

In-Person Payments

  • Payments may be made on the day of registration at the Intensive English Institute.
  • The following payment methods will be accepted:
    • Cashier’s check or Money Order only – no personal checks or cash are accepted.
    • Visa and MasterCard are accepted for in-person payments. All credit card transactions will be assessed a non-refundable 2.4% service fee on the total amount due.

Student Transfer or Withdrawal

  • If the student comes the U.S. on an IEI I-20 and transfers to another school or withdraws before the first day of class, there is a $1000 fee.
  • If the student withdraws during the first week of class,
    • 50% of educational fee is due.
    • 100% of university required fees are due.
    • 100% of student insurance is due.
  • If the student withdraws after the first week of class,
    • 100% of educational fee is due.
    • 100% of university required fees are due.
    • 100% of student insurance is due.
IEI Tuition and Fee Payment Policy (PDF)

Family Discounts

The IEI offers tuition discounts to full-time students who are related to a current employee or matriculated student of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

  • A $250 discount will be offered the first semester of a spring or fall term ($150 discount for the summer term).
  • Spouses, children, parents, and siblings of the UIUC employee or student are eligible for the discount.
  • After the first semester, these family members are eligible for the standard IEI returners' discount of $250/semester ($150 in the summer).
  • Discounts can only be given at the time of billing for the current semester to which it applies.
  • IEI students who use agents or receive other discounts through special group agreements are not eligible for the family discount.
  • Discounts cannot be applied retroactively.

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Staff Discounts

The IEI sometimes offers tuition discounts topeople who work at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. This is done on a case by case basis and not offered during all semesters. Please contact iei@illinois.edu for more information.

IEI Discount Policies (PDF)

Student Transfer or Withdrawal

  • If the student comes the U.S. on an IEI I-20 and transfers to another school or withdraws before the first day of class, there is a $1000 fee.
  • If the student withdraws during the first week of class,
    • 50% of educational fee is due.
    • 100% of university required fees are due.
    • 100% of student insurance is due.
  • If the student withdraws after the first week of class,
    • 100% of educational fee is due.
    • 100% of university required fees are due.
    • 100% of student insurance is due.

Non-Refundable Fees

The following fees are notrefundable:

  • Application fee
  • Express mail fee
  • Any early registration fee
  • Any late registration/placement test fee
  • University fees
  • University student health insurance

Important Notes

  • Refunds are processed by the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, not by the IEI.
    • You cannot receive cash or a check from the IEI.
    • It may take several weeks for the university to process your refund.
  • If you are a student sponsored by SACM, please note the following:
    • If you have paid your own tuition to the IEI and are later issued a financial guarantee fromSACM you will not be able to get a refund from the IEI.
    • You will need to request the refund directly from SACM.
  • If you have a documented health reason for leaving the IEI, please note the following:
    • You may apply 50% of your paid tuition towards a future semester within one year.
IEI Tuition Refund Policy (PDF)

Tuition for part-time students is based on the number of classes a student takes and the number of hours each class meets every week. Most part-time students will take two courses. Sometimes a part-time student will only take one course.


Part-Time Student Tuition Rates for Spring/Fall 2023

If you are enrolled in a... You will pay:
6 Hour Course $1,750
5 Hour Course $1,450
4 Hour Course $1,150

Part-Time Student Tuition Rates for Summer 2023

If you are enrolled in a... You will pay:
6 Hour Course $960
5 Hour Course $800
4 Hour Course $640

What courses will you take?

First, you will take the IEI’s placement test. Based on your test results, you will be placed into one of our 6 proficiency levels-100-600. You can choose which course(s) you want to take after you know your level. The IEI cannot tell you how much your course(s) will cost before you take the placement test and you choose your course(s). You cannot choose courses that are not at your level. Each level has the following courses:

Advanced Courses

  • Listening and Speaking – 6 Hours per Week
  • Reading and Writing – 6 Hours per Week
  • Electives (these change each semester) – 4 Hours per Week

Intermediate Courses

  • Listening and Speaking – 6 Hours per Week
  • Reading and Writing – 6 Hours per Week
  • Grammar – 4 Hours per Week
  • Electives (these change each semester) – 4 Hours per Week

Basic Courses

  • Listening and Speaking – 6 Hours per Week
  • Reading and Writing – 5 Hours per Week
  • Grammar – 5 Hours per Week
  • Pronunciation – 4 Hours per Week

Note

Part-time students who live in the CU area and take only 1 course have the option to pay student fees. Part-time students who take 2 or more courses must pay Illinois student fees and fulfill Illinois’ immunization requirements, unless they are taking the courses from outside of the U.S.

IEI Part-Time Student Tuition Rates (PDF)

IEI Application Costs

Description of Fees Cost
Application Fee (non-refundable) $100

Other IEI Fees

Description of Fees Cost
Fee for Transfer before the First Day of Class* $1,000.00
*If a new student comes to the US on an IEI I-20 and transfers to another school before the first day of IEI classes
Late Placement Test Fee* (non-refundable) $150.00
*If student registers late – after the placement test has been given (approval from the IEI is required to register late) or if student registers on time but misses the assigned placement test