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Calendar and Tuition Fees1


Full-time Calendar
Part-time Calendar

Spring 2017
Terms2
Application
Deadline3
Check-in &
Placement Testing
Classes
Begin
Full-Time
Tuition
Estimated
Housing4
Estimated Insurance,
Books, Food, and
Personal Expenses4
Spring C
January 11 - April 21
November 28, 2016
January 11
January 17
$3,900.00
$2,400.00
$3,500.00
Spring B
March 8 - April 21
January 4
March 8
March 11
$2,025.00
$1,000.00
$1,200.00
Summer 2017
Terms2
Application
Deadline3
Check-in &
Placement Testing
Classes
Begin
Full-Time
Tuition
Estimated
Housing4
Estimated Insurance,
Books, Food, and
Personal Expenses4
Summer C
May 9 - August 4
March 28
May 9
May 15
$3,290.00
$2,100.00
$3,000.00
Summer B
June 20 - August 4
May 2
June 20
June 23
$1,890.00
$1,300.00
$1,500.00
Fall 2017
Terms2
Application
Deadline3
Check-in &
Placement Testing
Classes
Begin
Full-Time
Tuition
Estimated
Housing4
Estimated Insurance,
Books, Food, and
Personal Expenses4
Fall C
August 29 - December 8
July 18
August 29
September 5
$3,900.00
$2,500.00
$3,500.00
Fall B
October 17 - December 8
September 5
October 17
October 20
$2,315.00
$1,300.00
$1,800.00

Notes

  1. The information published herein is subject to change.  Please check with the English Language Institute. (StudyEnglish@eli.ufl.edu)
  2. Short (7- or 8-week) terms are intended for casual learners, professionals, students with full admission to the university, or as preparation for a long semester. It is not possible to exit the ELI or receive a UF English proficiency test waiver in a short semester.
  3. This date gives most applicants sufficient time to obtain a visa. The ELI reserves the right to close a term to applications at any time based on projected enrollment.
  4. These payments are NOT made to the University of Florida or the ELI. Get advice and information on good places to live in Gainesville here.

EXPLANATION OF DATES AND FEES

  • Terms: Long (14-15 week) terms are designed to match the academic calendar of degree-seeking students as much as possible. However, enrolled graduate students MUST follow the academic dates provided to them by their departments. Short (7- or 8-week) terms are intended for casual learners, professionals, students with full admission to the university, or as preparation for a long semester. It is not possible to exit the ELI or receive a UF English proficiency test waiver in a short semester.
  • Check-In and Placement Testing: All students are required to report to the ELI on the published check-in date. All students are required to take a placement test on the published date. All students are required to begin attending classes on the published date. A $100 late arrival fee is charged to new and returning students who miss the check-in session without notifying the ELI in advance, or who check-in but do not attend the first week of classes. Students who check-in but do not attend the first day of classes may be dropped from the program.
  • Tuition: Tuition must be paid by the end of the third day of classes. Tuition includes full-time enrollment of 23 hours per week: 10 hours of Reading/Writing, 8 hours of Listening/Speaking, 5 hours of Grammar. Alternate courses such as Business English, Conversation Strategies, Writing and Grammar for Writing, and others are available when enrollment allows. Tuition does not include possible additional electives such as pronunciation, IELTS or TOEFL prep, advanced vocabulary, or others. Tuition also includes participation in the cultural immersion program and the services described below in "student support." Part-time enrollment is not permitted on a student (F-1) visa.
  • Housing: This is the estimated costs of a student apartment. Click here for detailed information. A student apartment includes a private bedroom and bathroom, but a shared kitchen and living area. Average figures include electricity, water, and parking. They do not include nonrefundable application fees ($160 average) or refundable security deposits ($750 average). Family or private housing is also available at a higher cost. Payment for housing is made directly to the student apartment complex, not to the University of Florida or the ELI.
  • Estimated Insurance, Books, Food and Personal Expenses: We strongly recommend that you buy insurance when you arrive at the university. You can buy UnitedHealthcare plans for $156 per month, or you can look at other plans on the UF International Center website here (the cost of these plans varies depending on the student's age). If you choose to buy insurance in your country, your insurance company must verify that your plan meets these requirements. The cost of books changes depending upon a student's levels, but average about $300 per term. Most students choose to prepare food in their apartments which is what these estimated costs are based upon. If students plan on eating every meal at the university cafeterias or local restaurants, the cost is higher. Payments for insurance, books, food, and personal expenses are made directly to the providers, not to the University of Florida or the ELI.
  • Total Estimated Costs per Term: These are the total estimate costs for the complete term of study. Students without outside support or scholarships must show proof of this amount in order to be eligible for a student visa.

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CURRICULUM

Full-Time Enrollment
(23 Hours Per Week)
Additional Courses (when enrollment allows) Part-Time Enrollment
  • 10 hrs Reading/Writing
  • 8 hrs Listening/Speaking
  • 5 hrs Grammar

Alternate courses, such as Business English, Grammar and Advanced Informal English are available when enrollment allows.

  • 5 hrs International TOEFL per week
  • 5 hrs IELTS Preparation per week
  • 5 hrs English Skills for GRE per week

Any or all of these courses may be added to full-time enrollment for an additional cost. These classes are available when enrollment allows.

Only for applicants who are Permanent Residents or who are not on F-1 visas. Click here for part-time tuition fees.

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STUDENT SUPPORT

  • Before you arrive: We will send you information about applying for a student (F-1) visa, information on housing and insurance options, and arrival information.
  • When you arrive: We will provide academic and cultural orientations, help with finding and signing for housing, help with shopping for your new apartment.
  • During the term: You will have immigration, cultural, and academic advisement, access to any of the 10 libraries on the University of Florida campus, access to the University of Florida Student Health Care Center, and access to computer labs.
  • Cultural Immersion Program: You will be able to participate in daily after-class sports and cultural activities (http://www.eli.ufl.edu/programs/cip.htm), and weekend trips. You will have the opportunity to sign up for volunteer opportunities in the community and the conversation partner program with UF students.

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