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Dates and Costs

The Center for English Language Learning (CELL) offers three sessions of English language training per year: Fall (August to December), Spring (January to May), Summer (June and July). The beginning and end dates of the sessions vary a little each year. The dates for the 2017- 2018 academic year are as follows:

  • Fall 2017 (August 16 to December 15)
  • Spring 2018 (January 10 to May 11)
  • Summer 2018 (June 4 to July 27)

Financial Information

How much will it cost to study in the Intensive English Program (IEP)? We think that you will find that the IEP is very affordable. Most students in the IEP are citizens of other countries. Therefore, they are not considered to be residents of Missouri. The instructional fees for non-resident students are given below. A few IEP students are classified as Missouri residents, so their fees are lower. NOTE: all of the fees shown below are for non-residents of Missouri unless the text specifically says the fees are for Missouri residents.

If you think you may be a Missouri resident, please visit the Instructional and Total Fee for Missouri Residents page on this site.

Payment of Fees

All university fees must be paid in full at the time of registration. You may pay with a check, money order, travelers check, or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or Discover).  Students who are sponsored by a government, university or private corporation must provide evidence of the scholarship authorization.

Note: fees are subject to change without notice.

Non-Resident Fees and Dates

Fall 2017 (August 16 to December 15)
IEP Instructional Fee (non-resident) $4,997.12
Student Campus Fees: International Student Services ($80.00), Recreational Facilities ($150.76),
Student Activities ($215.24), Information Technology ($161.88) & Prepaid Health ($95.00)
$702.88
$5,700.00
Spring 2018 (January 10 to May 11)
IEP Instructional Fee (non-resident) $4,997.12
Student Campus Fees: International Student Services ($80.00), Recreational Facilities ($150.76),
Student Activities ($215.24), Information Technology ($161.88) & Prepaid Health ($95.00)
$702.88
$5,700.00
Summer 2018 (June 4 to July 27)
 IEP Instructional Fee (non-resident)  $2,797.66
 Student Campus Fees: International Student Services ($40.00), Recreational Facilities ($75.38),
Student Activities ($107.62), Information Technology ($80.94) & Prepaid Health ($83.40)
 $387.34
 $3,185.00

Medical Insurance

MU requires that all international students buy MU’s medical insurance policy unless a student has a scholarship which includes medical insurance. The cost of the medical insurance policy is about $140.00 per month. For more information, read the Health Services & Medical Insurance page of this site.

Living Expenses

The cost of living and other expenses varies according to habits, customs, and circumstances. Expenses which must be considered are housing, food, books, and other minor expenses. The estimated annual 12 month living expenses for a single student are estimated at $18,663.  This amount is greater than the total below because it includes two additional months in addition to 10 instructional months.

Total Estimated Non-Resident IEP Fees, Medical Insurance and Living Expenses

Fall 2017 (August 16 to December 15)
IEP Non-Resident Instructional + Student Fees $5,700.00
Medical Insurance (August through December) $685.00
Living Expenses $6,785.00
$13,170.00
Spring 2018 (January 10 to May 11)
IEP Non-Resident Instructional + Student Fees $5,700.00
Medical Insurance (January through August) $943.00
Living Expenses $6,785.00
$13,428.00
Summer 2018 (June 4 to July 27)
 IEP Non-Resident Instructional + Student Fees  $3,185.00
 Medical Insurance (Summer term only)  $255.00
 Living Expenses  $3,400.00
 $6,840.00

Application Fee

The IEP application fee is $60.00. The application fee is non-refundable.  It is not necessary for students with scholarships to pay the application fee if they enclose a copy of their scholarship authorization.

The on-line application has a section in which you can pay the $60.00 application fee by credit card. Secure On-line IEP application form.