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Dates and costs

Program dates

The Intensive English Program (IEP) offers three sessions per year: fall (August to December), spring (January to May) and summer (June to July). The start and end dates of the sessions vary a little each year. The dates for the 2017/18 academic year are:

  • Fall 2017: Aug. 16 to Dec. 15
  • Spring 2018: Jan. 10 to May 1
  • Summer 2018: June 4 to July 27

Financial information

Non-resident program fees by term

Non-resident program fees by term
Fall 2017 (Aug. 16 to Dec. 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 (Jan. 10 to May 1)
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

The IEP offers reduced instructional fees for Missouri residents. Please contact the Center for English Language Learning for more information.

Medical insurance

MU requires all international students to buy MU’s medical insurance policy unless a student has a scholarship that includes medical insurance. The cost of the medical insurance policy is about $140 per month. For more information, see the information about health services and medical insurance.

Living expenses

The cost of living and other expenses varies according to individual habits, customs and circumstances. Expenses that must be considered are housing, food, books and personal expenses. The estimated 12-month living expenses for a single student are $18,663.

Total estimated non-resident fees

Total estimated non-resident fees
Fall 2017 (Aug. 16 to Dec. 15)
IEP non-resident instructional and student fees $5,700
Medical insurance (August through December) $685
Living expenses $6,785
  $13,170
Spring 2018 (Jan. 10 to May 1)
IEP non-resident instructional and student fees $5,700
Medical insurance (January–July) $943
Living expenses $6,785
  $13,428
Summer 2018 (June 4 to July 27)
IEP non-resident instructional and student fees $3,185
Medical insurance (summer term only) $255
Living expenses $3,400
  $6,840

Application fee

The IEP application fee is $60 and 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 application fee can be paid by credit card through the online application.

Payment of fees

All university fees must be paid in full at the time of registration. You may pay with a check, money order, traveler’s 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.

Refund of fees

A student who withdraws from the IEP before the end of the term will receive a refund of the IEP instructional fee according to the schedule below. There are no refunds for student campus fees or medical insurance.

IEP refund schedule (based on date of withdrawal)

IEP refund schedule (based on date of withdrawal)
  90% refund 50% refund 25% refund No refund
Fall 2017 Aug. 16–28, 2017 Aug. 29–Sept. 25, 2017 Sept. 26–Oct. 13, 2017 After Oct. 13, 2017
Spring 2018 Jan. 10–23, 2018 Jan. 24–Feb. 19, 2018 Feb. 20–March 12, 2018 After March 12, 2018
Summer 2018 June 4–6, 2018 June 7–20, 2018 June 21–July 2, 2018 After July 2, 2018