English Language Institute

Tuition & Fees

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 employee education benefits may be available for eligible faculty, staff, librarians, research associates, and post-doctoral research associates and scholars, as well as their spouse/domestic partner and dependent child(ren). Read more about University of Pittsburgh employee education benefits… 

Intensive English Program


Application Fee



Required University

Intensive English Program $110 $300*


(part-time per course)


($287 in the summer term)

*Your deposit will appear on your Pitt Student Payment Account as a payment towards your ELI tuition. Refunds of deposits are only given if an applicant does not meet the admission requirements on the ELI’s Placement Exam or if the ELI cancels a class. Read more about the ELI’s Refund Policy…
**University fees are subject to change without notice.

Summer Programs

Program Application Fee (nonrefundable) Deposit Tuition

Required University

for Undergraduates
$110 $500* $3,150** $287
Professional and Academic English Program (PAEP) $110 $500* $3,240


English as a Foreign Language Program for International Teachers (EFLPIT) $110 varies varies


Summer Language and Culture Program (SLCP) $110 $500* $2,214**


*Read more about the ELI’s Refund Policy.
**Tuition and fees are expected to increase for the Summer 2020 semester of this program.

Community Education Courses

Program Application Fee (nonrefundable) Deposit Tuition Required University
General English Evening Course $110




($287 in the summer term)

Community Conversation
Course (CCC)



(registration fee)


*Read more about the ELI's Refund Policy.
**University fees are subject to change without notice.

**Required University Fees (where applicable)

Fees Amount
University Student Activity Fee $30 ($7 for summer programs)
Computing and Network Services Fee $100

Security, Safety, and Transportation Fee

Wellness Fee*** $90

*** The Wellness Fee provides access to Student Health Services, which covers minor health problems and pharmacy services. This fee is not hospitalization/health insurance. ELI students must show proof of hospitalization/health insurance at registration. Read more...

Additional Expenses

Students should plan accordingly for additional expenses for living and studying in Pittsburgh.