Welcome to the English Language Institute

Costs and Dates

ELI tuition includes instruction, orientation, testing, ELI laboratory use, and select cultural activities and trips.

Interested individuals should submit a completed ELI application, an application fee, and a financial guarantee. The financial affidavit must be verified from a banking official that the applicant has sufficient funds for the first year of study. Once the aforementioned documents and fee have been received and you are found admissible, immigration documents will be issued. The application fee is $125.

Start and Enrollment Dates

2017-2018 Schedule

Term Must Apply By Must Arrive By* Class Dates
Fall 2017** July 7, 2017 August 14, 2017 August 21 – December 15
Mid-Fall 2017 September 8, 2017 October 16, 2017 October 23 – December 15
Spring 2018 December 8, 2017 January 9, 2018 January 16 – May 11
Mid-Spring 2018*** February 9, 2018 March 6, 2018 March 13 – May 11
Summer 2018 May 4, 2018 June 4, 2018 June 11 – August 3

*Students must arrive one week before classes begin to complete enrollment, placement, and orientation.

**ELI’s Fall Break is October 16-20, 2017. There will be no ELI classes during this week

***OSU’s Spring Break is March 19-23, 2018. There will be no classes during this week

Annual Costs at a Glance

Full-time Tuition

16-Week Semester (2 Sessions) 8-Week Sessions
Tuition $3,800 $2,000
Materials* $400 $200
University & Fees $156.60 $78.30
Health Insurance** $650 $325
Total $5,006.60 $2,603.30

Optional Courses and Services***

16-Week Semesters (2 Sessions) 8-Week Sessions
TOEFL Preparation Course $775 $425
Accent Reduction Course $775 $425
Colvin Recreation Center $100 $100

*A portion of the Material and Fees goes toward cultural activities, food, and events

**Health insurance is mandatory EXCEPT for some government-sponsored students. Insurance premiums are subject to change and the listed costs are only an estimate.

***Minimum number of students required = 5