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Costs

The costs and fees listed here are estimates. They are intended for you to use as a guide in planning your stay in Chicago at the English Language Academy (ELA).

Fee Due at Time of Application

Application Fee
(one-time non-refundable)
$80

This fee may be paid online via credit card.

Fees for One Academic Term - Fall, Winter, Spring: 10 weeks

Fall Winter Spring
​Class Fees (tuition) ​$3,595 ​$3,595 $3,595
Health Insurance (F-1 visa holders only) * $288​** ​$206** $199**
Testing Fee $40 ​$40 $40
UPASS $105 ​$105 $105
Books (approximate)*** ​$250 ​$250 $250
Total Cost $4,278 $4,196 $4,189

* All DePaul University students with F-1 visas will automatically be enrolled in the ISO Student Health Plan. For more information about the ISO health insurance plan, click here​

** The costs are approximate and the ISO health insurance fees may change without any notice at any time based on the pro-rated coverage dates.

*** Students will purchase their books at the bookstore on campus. The total costs for books vary depending on their classes.

Fees for Summer Term: 8 weeks

Class Fees (tuition) $3,295
Health Insurance (F-1 visa holders only)* $171**
Testing Fee $40
UPASS $105
Books (estimate) *** $250
Total Cost $3,861

* All DePaul University students with F-1 visas will automatically be enrolled in the ISO Student Health Plan. For more information about the ISO health insurance plan, click here​

** The cost is approximate and the ISO health insurance fee may change without any notice at any time based on the pro-rated coverage dates.

*** Students will purchase their books at the bookstore on campus. The total costs for books vary depending on their classes.

Fees for Summer English Language & Culture Program: 4 weeks

                     Tuition  (includes transportation pass ):   $1,235      
 
*Please Note: All ELA students are required to have major medical coverage that is valid in the United States. The cost of health insurance included in the above fees is applicable for F-1 student visa holders only. The range of health insurance options available for non-F-1 visa students in the United States is extensive.

Summer Language and Culture students may find it more economical to purchase travel health insurance in their home country before travel. The ELA office can help applicants understand how to find a plan to suit their individual needs.

Explanation of IEP Fees

Class Fees: $3,595 Fall, Winter, Spring;
$3,295 Summer
Covers tuition for 4 ELA courses
Testing Fee: $40 Covers the cost of initial placement and Institutional TOEFL exams
Health Insurance: $72/month Cost of mandatory Health Insurance for all F-1 students
UPASS: $105 Discounted CTA rail and bus pass for full-time ELA students
Books: $250 (estimate) Students will buy their own books at the beginning of the term
Per-course Tuition: $925 Some students may choose to enroll in ELA courses on a part-time basis.
Tuition for one course is $925, two courses $1850, and three courses $2775.
Summer Per-course Tuition: $850 Some students may choose to enroll in ELA courses on a part-time basis.
Tuition for one summer course is $850, two summer courses are $1700, three summer courses are $2550.​
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