Tuition and fees

Tuition in the English Language Institute (ELI) is based on:

  • Your class standing (freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, or post-bachelor) 
  • Your residency status (in-state or out-of-state/international)
  • The number of contact hours in which you enroll each semester

However, the information below serves as an estimate of what you can expect to pay for tuition as a student in the ELI.

Tuition and fees for ELI courses 2022-2023




One class $1,199.62 $2,312.22
Two classes $2,143.92 $4,369.12
Full time (all classes) $3,088.22 $6,426.02

Note: These prices are for students enrolled in ELI courses only.  If a student is taking academic courses, the tuition rate is the same as the rate for their academic classes.  Fees subject to change without prior notice.

There are additional costs associated with attending the ELI, such as housing and food, books and supplies, health insurance and daily living expenses. Exact costs vary, but below are the estimated costs that a student can expect to pay each semester for 18 contact hours in the Intensive English program:

Non-residents of Michigan:

  • Tuition: $6,426.02
  • On-campus housing and food: $5,190
  • Books and supplies: $150
  • Health Insurance: $771.35
  • Medical evacuation and repatriation: $13.80
  • Personal Expenses: $720
  • Total per semester: $13,271.17

Note: Tuition estimate is based on non-resident, out-of-state tuition rates, and housing estimate is based on a furnished, triple-occupany on-campus residence hall or apartments with an unlimited meal plan. Fees subject to change. 

Residents of Michigan: 

  • Tuition: $3,088.22
  • Books and supplies: $150
  • Parking: $222
  • Total per semester: $3,460.22

Note: Tuition estimate is based on resident, in-state tuition rates. Fees subject to change. 

Students should be prepared to pay the full amount of tuition due within the week after classes begin. Otherwise, late payment fees will accrue. A variety of payment options are available, including via credit card, international wire and cash (which is only accepted in person). Learn more about the process for each type of payment. ELI students should also expect to pay a $235 registration fee each semester. 

If you want to receive a 100% tuition refund, you must officially drop classes by notifying the ELI office by the "Last Day for Tuition Cancellation" deadline that is indicated on the Registration Calendar. The last day to drop classes and receive a full refund is usually during the second week of classes, but check the calendar for specific dates.

Ready to join us? Apply to ELI. 

Questions? Contact us.