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.

August 2019 - July 2020 Tuition & Fees

Fee Type Amount
Tuition (Full-Time) 2,400 USD
Writing 550 USD
Listening & Speaking 550 USD
Reading & Discussion 550 USD
Vocabulary 400 USD
Pronunciation 300 USD
Grammar 400 USD
Room & Board 2,962 USD (per 8-week session)
Registration/Technology Fee 185 USD (non-refundable, per 8-week session)
Residential Parking Fee 100 USD Per Year
I-20 Processing Fee 50 USD (per transaction)
Express Mail Actual cost + 5% processing fee
Health Insurance See Details Below
Books 300 to 350 USD per semester (estimated)

Health Insurance

Session Dates of Coverage Price in US Dollars
Fall I 2019 08/19/2019 to 10/20/2019 $433.00
Fall II 2019 10/21/2019 to 01/05/2020 $527.00
Spring I 2020 01/06/2020 to 03/22/2020 $527.00
Spring II 2020 03/23/2020 to 05/31/2020 $479.00
Summer 2020 06/01/2020 to 07/31/2020 $421.00

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Full-Time Study Schedule

Classes are held Monday through Thursday, between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., and are offered at three levels.

Class Time Day
Writing 9:00–11:00 a.m. Monday & Wednesday
Pronunciation 11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Monday & Wednesday
Listening & Speaking 1:15–3:15 p.m. Monday & Wednesday
Grammar 9:00–10:30 a.m. Tuesday & Thursday
Vocabulary 10:45–12:15 a.m. Tuesday & Thursday
Reading & Discussion 1:15–3:15 p.m. Tuesday & Thursday

Payment Methods Accepted

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


  • Payments sent by mail must be made by a check drawn on a U.S. bank or a U.S. money order.
  • The Registration Fee is required by the University and covers the cost of placement testing and the use of the campus and all its facilities.
  • The balance of tuition and fees are due by the end of the first week of classes.
  • 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.