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ELI Tuition and Fees

  • Payments sent by mail must be made by a check drawn on a U.S. bank or a U.S. money order.
  • Cash, Check, Traveler's Checks, Visa, Mastercard, and Discover are accepted. American Express is NOT accepted. Note that there can be difficulty with international credit cards.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Application Fee 60 USD one-time payment, non refundable
Tuition

1,900 USD (full-time study)
See below for part-time tuition costs

Room & Board 2,675 USD for double room
3,200 USD for single room
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

70 USD to North America (excluding USA), Europe (including Turkey), East Asia (Japan, China, Korea)

80 USD to Central America, South America, Middle East, South East Asia

120 USD to Africa

 

Health Insurance Contact ELI for current rates
Books (estimated) 200 to 250 USD per semester

Full-time Study Schedule

Classes are held Monday through Friday, between 9 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. The cost per session is 1900 USD.

ClassTimeDay
Writing & Grammar 9–11:00 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 9–10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday
Pronunciation 10:45–11:45 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday
Elective Classes 12:45–2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday
TOEFL Preparation* 8:30–11:45 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday

*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).

Part-time Study Schedule

ClassTimeDayCost per session
Writing & Grammar 9–11:00 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday 575 USD
Reading & Discussion 11:15 a.m.–12:45 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday 525 USD
Listening & Speaking 1:45–3:15 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday 525 USD
Vocabulary 9–10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday 350 USD
Pronunciation 10:45–11:45 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday 225 USD
Advanced Skills through Language & Culture 12:45–2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday 400 USD
TOEFL Preparation* 8:30–11:45 a.m. 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).