English Language Institute

Estimated Costs for Living & Studying in Pittsburgh for One Term*

In addition to tuition and fees, students should plan for additional costs for living in Pittsburgh:


Books: $300 - $450 per term*

  • The average cost of new textbooks from the University book store for one term is $375, but for some classes the cost may be more or less depending on the level.  

Health Insurance: $300 - $500 per term*

Housing: $3,460 per term*

Other Expenses: $2,500 per term*

  • food, entertainment, phone, etc.

*These estimates are based on a typical academic term of approximately four months.

The estimated expenses for six-week summer programs are approximately half those of the Intensive Program.