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ELC Tuition & Fees


Course Tuition Fees - Spring 2024

Beginning Tuition
Weekly Hours
Writing $880 4
Listening and Speaking $1,140 5
Reading and Vocabulary $1,100 5
Pronunciation $660 3
Topics in English for Academic Purposes $660 3

Intermediate

Tuition Weekly Hours
Listening and Speaking $1140 5
Writing $880 4
Pronunciation $660 3
Topics for EAP (Grammar) $660 3
Reading and Vocabulary $1100 5
Advanced 1 Tuition
Weekly Hours
Reading and Vocabulary $880 4
Writing from Sources $880 4
Listening and Speaking $700 3
Academic Presentations and Pronunciation $660 3
Topics in English for Academic Purposes $660 3
Grammar $660 3
Advanced 2 Tuition Hours Per Week
Reading and Vocabulary $880 4
Writing from Sources $880 4
Listening and Speaking $700 3
Academic Presentations and Pronunciation $660 3
Topics in English for Academic Purposes $660 3
Grammar $660 3

*ODU health insurance plan is required for all English Language Center students who are full time and on an F-1 or J-1 visa.

Estimate of Expenses for I-20 Document

All F-1 and J-1 Exchange Students Must Pay
Tuition Total for Fall 2023 $4,400

Spring/Summer 2023 Health Insurance (Jan 1 - Jul 31)

*if enrolled in Spring semester, you are required to pay this full amount

$1735

Living Expenses: Living expenses for the summer and deposits on apartments, etc. are not included in the above totals. Expenses for accompanying spouse and children are not included in the above totals. All estimates are subject to change.

Funding: At this time, there are no scholarships, grants, or loans available for international students studying at the English Language Center.

On-Campus Housing: On-campus housing is optional from mid-May to mid-August. At other times of the year, on-campus housing is usually not available.

Estimated Expense 1 semester 2 semesters
Tuition & Fees* $5,000 $10,000
Living & Personal** $5,400 $10,800
Health Insurance*** $1,400 $2,800
Total for I-20 $11,800 $23,600

*Tuition for one 15-week semester is $4,400.

**Living and personal expenses may vary.

***The cost of health insurance may vary from $1,400 to $2,000 (subject to change).


Undergraduate MET Program (For Credit)

Tuition

(In-State Rate)

Tuition

(Out-of-State Rate)

CGE 150 Oral Communication & Literacy

(4 credit hours)

$1,440.00 $4,128.00

CGE 152 Academic Writing

(4 credit hours)

$1,440.00 $4,128.00

Two Additional Courses

(6 credit hours)

$2,160.00 $6,192.00
Total $5,040.00 $14,448.00
Graduate MET Program (For Credit)

Tuition

(In-State Rate)

Tuition

(Out-of-State Rate)

CGE 650 Graduate Oral Communication

(3 credit hours)

$1,797 $4,161

CGE 652 Graduate Academic Writing

(3 credit hours)

$4,317 $4,317

Click here for Current Tuition Rates (Academic Year 2023-2024) for ODU academic courses.

Exam & Other Fees

SPEAK Test* $100.00
TOEFL Test $65.00

*The SPEAK Test fee is paid by departments. Students do not need to pay to take this assessment.



Payment Procedures

  • Students register for classes using LeoOnline (effective January 2024)
  • Students pay for classes online using LeoOnline/TouchNet with a major credit or debit card; Payments can also be accepted in Rollins Hall at the Cashier window in the form of check, money order, or traveler's check in US dollars and written in English. Checks should be made payable to Old Dominion University.

Refund Policy

Tuition is due in full on Monday of the first week of classes.

The ELC adheres to the university's Drop/Add and Tuition Refund Deadlines. Refund checks are available four to six weeks after the request date.

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