IESL Course Information and Costs
Classes are designed to help you develop the necessary skills in reading, listening, speaking, and writing so that you can succeed in an academic or professional setting. We will also help you learn about American culture and customs. The program director provides hands-on advising and assistance with the university admissions application process.
The Intensive English program is structured to provide the following:
- 3 levels of instruction: Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced
- full-time classroom instruction: 20 hours per week (4 classes per day, 5 days per week) for the semester
- practice in listening, conversation, reading, writing, and grammar
- technology-aided language learning integrated into classroom instruction
- experienced teachers who have Masters degrees in linguistics and TESOL
- opportunities for campus-related activities
- individual help when needed
- UofL admissions advising
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|2014 Fall Semester|
|First Day of Classes||August 27|
|Labor Day Holiday||September 1
|Fall Break||October 6-7
|Thanksgiving Break||November 27-30
|Last Day of Program
|2015 Spring Semester|
|First Day of Classes||January 7
|Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday||January 19
|Spring Break||March 9-15|
|Last Day of Classes||April 24
Tuition and Other Costs 2013-2014 *
* anticipated: Fees and other costs affiliated with UofL are increased each year; changes are reflected in July
|Item ||Fee (in U.S. Dollars)||Notes
|Textbooks||$200-$250||per level, per semester|
|International Student fee||$50||per semester for F1 and J1 visa students
per semester; All F1/J1 students are charged the University sponsored insurance plan. For more information,visit the UofL Health Services web page.
||+ prices vary with dorms; approximate cost each semester (for double occupancy, 1st year dormitory room) Students are responsible for securing their own housing. Visit the UofL Housing) web page for more information.|
|Meal Plan||$175 (1)
|All full-time students are charged for a meal plan. Costs are either: (1) for all full-time commuter students (students who do not live on campus); or, (2) for students living in University dormitory; costs vary with residence hall. Visit the Dining Services web page for more information|
|$4,200||estimated cost for one semester; based on off-campus housing and living expenses
For those students seeking visas, additional costs are required of $2,500 for husband, wife, or first dependent, and $1,000 for each additional dependent.
Payment of Fees
Tuition must be paid in full during the first week of classes. If you have a government or instituitional scholarship, you must provide the Bursar's Office with your current letter of financial guarantee the first week of classes. Failure to pay tuition by the deadline will result in being dismissed from the program. Tuition is not refunded after the first week of classes. Financial aid or payment plans are not available for IESL students.
Applicants seeking an I-20 (DS 2019) must prove they have the financial resources to pay for their tuition and living expenses by providing financial information in an amount more than tuition, fees, and personal expenses for one semester of study (an amount over $17,000 U.S.). All documents must be in English and in U.S. dollars. Acceptable documents include:
- Original bank statement for applicant or applicant's family; if the applicant's name does not appear on the statement, include verification of intent of support and the relationship to the applicant
- Certified I-134 support form and original bank statement (see below for links); support forms must have original bank documents verifying funds on deposit (for the first year)
- Official letter from government, agency, or employer, stating the amount and duration of financial sponsorship and the address for correspondence
- Students from countries whose government restricts the amount of money which may be sent abroad from their education, must submit a letter of approval from the currency control authorities stating they will be eligible for currency exchange if accepted.
If you are requesting an I-20 and the person sponsoring you is living in the U.S., your sponsor must be a U.S. citizen (or Legal Permanent Resident) and must complete an I-134 support form. You may visit the INS website (select Immigration Forms at the top of the page if you are searching for the I-134 support form).
Information about the SEVIS I-901 fee is available at the International Center.