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Tuition & Fees

Tuition ($1,950) and university fees ($278) total $2,228 per session. Save $200 when you pay for two sessions.

Other Costs

Each session you will have the following expenses for food, housing, health insurance, and study materials: 


If you live in university housing, you will need to buy a university meal plan. A plan that offers 14 meals per week costs $798, including the many university restaurants. If you live in an off-campus apartment, you may spend $500 or moreexcluding restaurants!


To maximize your cultural experience, we recommend that you live on campus in university housing. Rent for a university room averages $650 per month (plus a one-time $200 fee for your housing application). Some students arrange on their own to live in off-campus apartments, where rent is $400 or higher. 

Health Insurance

You must have health insurance before you can start classes. You will receive further instructions with your Acceptance Packet, but you should calculate a cost of $150 or more.

Study Materials

Books and supplies for your classes will average $75.


You should not have any necessary expenses here. Airport pickup is free on Arrival Days, all ELI trips and events are included in tuition, and university buses serve the campus and the town of Jacksonville at no cost.
Note: University health facilities, sports, and entertainment events are usually free for students.

Total Required

Although you may actually spend as little as $3,500 per session if you share an off-campus apartment, when you apply to ELI you will need to show that you can pay $4,764 for every session that you plan to study. Note that this amount does not include personal expenses such as shampoo, clothing, weekend travel, and so on.

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