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Intensive English Program (IEP)
Term (7 weeks)
Full-Time Tuition

Spring Session 1


Spring Session 2


Summer (8 weeks, extra-intensive)


Fall Session 1


Fall Session 2


Academic English Program (AEP)
Term (15 weeks)
Full-Time Tuition

Spring Semester


Summer (8 weeks, extra-intensive)


Fall Semester


Other Courses

Electives/Test Preparation (7 weeks)

$575 per class

TESOL Training Course (100-hour certificate)


Part-Time Study

Tuition will depend on the classes chosen (tuition for individual classes is $575-$1,150 per class, depending on the number of hours the class meets per week).

Other Costs

Private Lesson
One-hour lesson (with two hours of self-study)


Application Fee (non-refundable)


Health Insurance (billed five times per year)

$200 per month


$200 per level

Campus Housing

starts at $3,658 per fall or spring semester
$1,624 per summer (8 weeks)

Meal Plan

starts at $1,958 per fall or spring semester

*Please note that all costs are subject to change.

Payment Options

You are not required to pay for tuition until you arrive at the ELI.  During ELI orientation, you must pay in full for the first session or semester.  Installment plans, financial assistance, and loans are not available. You may not begin classes without payment.

You will receive separate bills from UMBC (due later) for health insurance, dormitory housing, and meal plans.

UMBC can accept the following types of payments:

Sponsored & scholarship students: many ELI students are sponsored by a government agency, embassy, or employer.  The ELI must receive the proper documents before UMBC can send a bill for ELI tuition to a third party.  Please contact the ELI before orientation for more information and instructions.


If you drop classes or withdraw from the ELI after the first day of classes, you may not receive a full refund of your tuition payment:

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