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EXPENSES FOR COURSES
(per term in US dollars)

Please note: All fees, deposit amounts, tuition, and other stated costs of the English Language Institute are subject to change.

For the Intensive English Program and the General English Evening Course, University of Pittsburgh faculty scholarships may be available for full-time faculty and research associates and their husbands and wives. For more information about the scholarships, please contact Faculty Records at 412-624-4232 or visit their office in G-39 in the Cathedral of Learning.

Intensive English Program

 
Application
Fee

(non-
refundable)
Deposit
(non-
refundable; applicable toward
tuition)
Tuition

Required
University
Fees*

$75
$300

$4445
(full time)
$925
(part time -

per course)

see
below

Summer Programs

 
Application
Fee

(non-
refundable)
Deposit
(non-
refundable; applicable toward
tuition)
Tuition Required
University
Fees*
$75
$500
$3045
see
below
$75
$500
$3045
see
below
$75
varies
varies
see
below
$75
$500
$2214
N/A

Community Education Courses

 
Application
Fee

(non-
refundable)
Deposit
(non-
refundable; applicable toward
tuition)
Tuition Required
University
Fees*
$75
$300
$925
see
below
N/A
N/A

$200 per
module;
$165 per
module for
students in
the Intensive Program

N/A
N/A
N/A
$75
(registration fee)
N/A

*Required University Fees (where applicable)

University Student Activity Fee
$24
Computing & Network Services Fee
$100
Security, Safety & Transportation Fee
$90

 
Wellness Fee** (optional)
$105

** This fee provides access to Student Health Services which covers minor health problems and pharmacy services. This fee is not hospitalization/health insurance. Click here for more information about health insurance.

 

Additional Expenses for Living & Studying in Pittsburgh
(based on a typical term of approximately four months):

Books
(The average cost of new textbooks is $350, but for some classes the cost may be higher or lower, depending on the level.)
 $350 (on average)

Health Insurance
Beginning Fall 2016, proof of health insurance in the US will be required for all ELI students. Until then, it is optional but strongly recommended. Health Insurance options include but are not limited to:
ISO Student Health Insurance

International Student Insurance

 

 $300-500
Housing  $3,000
Other Expenses (food, entertainment, phone, etc.)  $2,200

The Wellness Fee and Estimated Expenses for the Summer Programs are approximately half those of the Intensive Program.

 

Payment Options

The application fee and deposit can only be paid by check or money order in US dollars (no credit cards).

For the Intensive English Program, General English Evening Course, and all Summer Programs, new students can pay tuition and required university fees only after taking the placement test and registering for classes with the Student Advisor. Tuition and university fees can be paid in the following ways:

  • a check or money order in U.S. dollars drawn on a U.S. bank
  • online payment at my.pitt.edu (click on "PittPay Login")
    • American Express, Discover Card or MasterCard (VISA is not accepted at this time). There is an additional 2.75% service fee for all credit card payments.
    • Online WEB eCheck using an American bank account

For TOEFL Prep and CCC, payment is accepted by cash (in person) or by check, no credit cards.

 

Refund Policy

  • No refunds are given for Summer Programs or Community Education Courses unless the course is canceled.
  • If you wish to drop one or more of your classes in the Intensive English Program, you should immediately inform both the ELI Admissions Officer in Room M13 of the Parkvale Building and the ELI Student Advisor, Stacy Ranson.
    • If you drop courses before the end of the Add/Drop period, you will receive a full refund for the amount paid (minus the $300 deposit), and your bill will be canceled.
    • If you drop courses after the end of the Add/Drop period, you will NOT receive any refund. Your bill from the University will NOT be canceled.
    • Note: The Add/Drop period is when University of Pittsburgh students can add/drop classes they have registered for. The period ends one week after the first day of ELI classes.

Revised 3/2/16

 

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