International Admission > Resources > English Language Academy (ELA) > Apply to ELA > Costs
The costs and fees listed here are estimates. They are intended for you to use as a guide in planning your study at the English Language Academy (ELA).
Application Fee: $80 (One-time non-refundable.)
Fees Paid to DePaul University ELA
* The U-Pass fee may vary year to year, depending on the number of available CTA service days.
** The Health Insurance Fee is for F1 visa holders only. 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.
Other Required Fees
Placement Exam Fee: $50 (Students pay the testing fee directly to the testing company.)
Textbooks: Approximately $250 per term (Students will purchase their textbooks at the bookstore on campus. The total cost for textbooks varies depending on their classes.)
Tuition: $1,100 (including transportation pass)
*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.
Class Fees: Covers tuition for 4 ELA courses
Testing Fee: Covers the cost of initial placement and Institutional TOEFL exams
Placement Exam Fee: New students pay the testing fee directly to the testing company as their placement exam.
Health Insurance: Cost of mandatory health insurance for all F-1 students
U-Pass: Discounted CTA rail and bus pass for full-time ELA students
Textbooks: Students buy their own books at the beginning of the term.
Fall, Winter and Spring Per-course Tuition: Some students may choose to enroll in ELA courses on a part-time basis. Tuition for one course is $975, two courses $1950, and three courses $2925.
Summer Per-course Tuition: Some students may choose to enroll in ELA courses on a part-time basis. Tuition for one summer course is $900, two summer courses are $1800, three summer courses are $2700.