Cost

ESL Program Fees

 

Long session

Short session

Full-time tuition $4,500 $2,145
Part-time tuition $3,540 $1,735

 

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What does tuition include?

  Part-time Full-time
12 hours of weekly instruction ✔   
20 hours of weekly instruction   ✔ 
3 textbooks   ✔ 
2 textbooks ✔   
Access to academic facilities such as the UTC Library, student health services and fitness center ✔  ✔ 
Entry to sporting events, UTC outdoors trips, open lectures, concerts and art exhibits ✔  ✔ 
Participation in events and field trips organized by the Center for Global Education ✔  ✔ 
Complimentary use of Chattanooga’s CARTA public transportation system ✔  ✔ 
UTC Student ID card ✔  ✔ 

Additional costs may apply (e.g. mandatory health insurance for F-1 visa holders, one TOEFL prep textbook).

Only eligible students can enroll in part-time courses (e.g. permanent residents, F-2 visa holders, U.S. Citizens, E visa holders, L visa holders). 

F-1 visa holders are legally required to enroll in a full-time program.

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UTC Health Insurance Costs

International students (F-1 visa holders) are required to obtain health insurance.

Read more about waiver options →

Students are covered by health insurance from orientation day until the end-of-semester event. ESL students are advised to acquire additional health insurance for their annual vacation and breaks between the semesters.

Semester Coverage Period Fee Estimate
Fall  2019 (long term)  August - December  $831.00
Fall 2019 Part II (short term) October - December  $518.00
Spring 2020 (long term)  January - April  $790.00
Spring 2020 Part II (short term) March - April  $477.00
Summer 2020 (long term)  May - August  $511.00
Summer 2020 Part II (short term) June - August  $279.00

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Cost Estimate for Full-Time F-1 Visa Applicants

Full-time tuition for a 16-week session (20 hours of weekly instruction)

$4,500.00*

F-1 Student Mandatory Health Insurance Fee

$831.00*

Estimated Living Expenses (approximate cost for housing, food, etc.)

$5,000.00

Study Materials (approximate cost for additional books, etc.)

$60.00 

TOTAL

$10,391.00

 

Full-time tuition for an 8-week session (20 hours of weekly instruction)

$2,145.00*

F-1 Student Mandatory Health Insurance Fee

$518.00*

Estimated Living Expenses (approximate cost for housing, food, etc.)

$2,500.00

Study Materials (approximate cost for additional books, etc.)

$60.00 

TOTAL

$5,223.00

 

For each additional dependent, add $2,000 to cover their costs of living in the U.S. 

Requesting an I-20 for more than one term requires submission of proof of funding for more than one term.

*Tuition and fees are nonrefundable. All costs are subject to change.

Information regarding payment methods may be found here.

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