Future Students

Costs and Dates

Course Dates

IEI courses begin three times a year. They follow the semester schedule of the University of Illinois. The program dates for the current term and next two terms are:

Semester/Length The IEI will begin processing applications on the following dates: Deadline to apply Registration Orientation Program Start and End Dates
Summer 2016 (8 weeks) January 1, 2016 May 6, 2016 June 6 June 7-10 June 13-August 5, 2016
Fall 2016 (15 weeks) March 1, 2016 July 18, 2016 August 18 August 19-26 August 29-December 9, 2016
Spring 2017 (15 weeks) September 1, 2016 December 9, 2016 January 12 January 13-20 January 23-May 5, 2017


Below are the estimated costs of the IEI program, University of Illinois fees and Housing. Use this currency converter to see how much it is in your currency. Please see How To Apply for costs associated with issuing an I-20.

IEI Program Costs

Description of Fees Spring 2017 Summer 2016 Fall 2016
Program Fee $4,700.00 $2,468.00 $4,700.00
University Required Fees (estimated)
(to use University services like health center, recreational facilities and buses)
$873.00 $487.00 $873.00
University Health Insurance (estimated)
(Required unless you can show proof of comparable health insurance)
$320.00 $286.00 $320.00
Total (without University health insurance) $5,573.00 $2,955.00 $5,573.00
Total (with University health insurance) $5,893.00 $3,241.00 $5,893.00

IEI Application Costs

Description of Fees Cost
Application Fee (non-refundable) $100.00
Express Mail Fee (non-refundable fee for mailing outside of U.S.) $50.00

Other IEI Fees

Description of Fees Cost
Late Placement Test Fee* (non-refundable) $150.00
*If student registers late - after the placement test has been given (approval from the IEI is required to register late) or if student registers on time but misses the assigned placment test  

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