ESL Program Fees

 

 

16-week session  8-week session
Full-time tuition $4,388 $2,100
Part-time tuition $3,549  $1,700

 

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 F1 visa holders, one TOEFL prep textbook). Only eligible students can enroll in part-time courses (e.g. permanent residents, F2 visa holders, U.S. Citizens, E visa holders, L visa holders). F1 visa holders are legally required to enroll in a full-time program.

 

Payment plans are available 

 

UTC Health Insurance Costs

International students (F1 visa holders) are required to obtain health insurance. Read more about waiver options here. 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  2018 (long term)  August - December  $798.00
Fall 2018 Part II (short term) October - December  $442.00
Spring 2019 (long term)  January - April  $732.00
Spring 2019 Part II (short term) March - April  $404.00
Summer 2019 (long term)  May - August  $474.00
Summer 2019 Part II (short term) June - August  TBA

 

Cost Estimate for Full-Time F1 Visa Applicants

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

$4,388.00*

F-1 Student Mandatory Health Insurance Fee

$798.00*

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

$5,000.00

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

$82.00 

TOTAL

$10,268.00

 

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

$2,100.00*

F-1 Student Mandatory Health Insurance Fee

$442.00*

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

$2,500.00

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

$82.00 

TOTAL

$5,124.00

 

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