ELI Tuition and Fees

The ELI is one of the best tuition values for the amount of class hours per week in the Baltimore/Washington area, both in private schools and state-sponsored institutions.

Payment Methods Accepted

  • Cash
  • Check
  • Traveler's Checks
  • Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express (Note: There can be difficulty with international credit cards.)

Requirements

  • Payments sent by mail must be made by a check drawn on a U.S. bank or a U.S. money order.
  • The activity fee is required by the University and covers the use of the campus and all its facilities.
  • The balance of tuition and fees are due on the first day of classes during Orientation.
  • All students MUST have health insurance while studying in the ELI. Insurance purchased in a student’s home country is accepted as long as it covers medical expenses in the U.S. Health insurance can also be purchased at the University.
  • There is no financial aid available to ELI students at this time.
Fee Type Amount
Application Fee 60 USD one-time payment, non refundable
Tuition 2,200 USD (full-time study)
Room & Board 2,862 USD 
Housing Deposit 100 USD one-time payment, non-refundable, applied to payment
Activity Fee 100 USD (full-time study) for use of campus facilities
75 USD (part-time study) for use of campus facilities
Express Mail 80 USD to North America (excluding USA), Central America, South America, Middle East, Europe (including Turkey), East Asia (Japan, China, Korea), South East Asia
120 USD to Africa
Health Insurance Contact ELI for current rates (Required for F-1 visa students)
Books 300 to 350 USD per semester (estimated)

Full-Time Study Schedule

Classes are held Monday through Friday, between 9 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. The cost per session is 2000 USD.

Class Time Day
Writing & Grammar 9:00–11:00 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Reading & Discussion 11:15 a.m.–12:45 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Listening & Speaking 1:45–3:15 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Vocabulary 9:00–10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday
Pronunciation 10:45–11:45 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday
Elective Classes (ask for details) 12:30–4:00 pm (start times vary) Tuesday, Thursday
TOEFL Preparation* 1:00 pm–4:00 pm Tuesday, Thursday

*One TOEFL Preparation course is offered as an elective at an additional cost. Students must place into this class.
All other classes are offered at three–five levels (high beginner through advanced).

Part-Time Study Schedule (Fall and Spring)

Class Time Day Cost per session
Writing & Grammar 9:00–11:00 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday  625 USD
Reading & Discussion 11:15 a.m.–12:45 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday 575 USD
Listening & Speaking 1:45–3:15 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday 575 USD
Vocabulary 9:00–10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday 375 USD
Pronunciation 10:45–11:45 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday 250 USD
Elective courses 12:30–4:00 pm (start times vary) Tuesday, Thursday Prices vary
TOEFL Preparation* 1:00 pm–4:00 pm Tuesday, Thursday 650 USD

*One TOEFL Preparation course is offered. Students must place into this class.
All other classes are offered at three–five levels (high beginner through advanced).