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Our tuition is changing in August 2017.  The overall cost will be the same but we have separated the costs into tuition, fees, and textbooks.  See 2017-2018 tuition for details.
Estimated costs for one eight-week session:
Program Costs:
One-time application fee (non-refundable) $150
Full-time tuition (covers all costs for 20 hours of instruction including textbooks for core classes) $2300
Medical insurance (This is the average cost.  Rate varies depending on age.) $150
Total program costs paid each session $2450
Living Expenses:
Food (estimate) cost varies depending on option chosen $400-1000
Rent (estimate) cost varies depending on option chosen $760-2000
Total living costs for one 8-week session $1160-$3000

The above costs are based on full-time study, which is 20 hours of class a week.

Living expenses: Various options are available for housing, from a small shared apartment off campus to a luxurious hotel room near campus. Food costs range from the cost for purchasing and cooking one’s own food to purchasing the UGA meal plan.

Personal spending money (for entertainment, toiletries, etc.) is NOT included in the above estimates.

Summer 4-Week Program

In summer 2017, we will offer two four-week programs, from June 6 to June 29 and from July 5 to July 28.  The tuition for a 4-week program will be $1150 and the application fee is $150.  Please note that the costs for the 4-week program for new graduate students are different because that program includes some extras that are not a part of the regular program.

Part-time Study

Local community members (those who already have a visa that permits language study (for example J-1 or J-2 visa holders, F-2 visa holders, and those who are permanent US residents or citizens) can take part-time classes for the cost of $460 per class. Part-time students can take between 4 and 16 hours of class a week. The core curriculum classes (listening/speaking and grammar) meet for approximately 4 hours each week for a period of eight weeks, for a total of 32 hours of instruction. Reading and writing are taught as a block, so students interested in taking these classes must attend both classes and pay for 2 classes at $460 per class. Most classes meet 4 hours a week, but sometimes we offer elective classes that meet for only two hours a week for a total of 16 hours of instruction, and these classes cost $230 per class. Part-time students pay a registration fee of only $60, and this fee covers enrollment in up to six classes per eight-week session. No other fees are required. Local community members are not required to purchase medical insurance.  However, they are required to submit a copy of their visa before enrolling in class. If you have questions, please contact us by email at

F-2 visa holders can now study in the IEP from 4-16 hours a week! If you are an F-2 visa holder and you are paying your own tuition, you may be eligible to receive a small discount. Please contact the director to ask about possible discounts for self-supporting F-2 visa holders.

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