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English Language Center

Degree Programs

Applying to the ELC

Tuition & Fees

The following tuition and fees are for 1 quarter (9 weeks) of study:

  • Tuition = $3,804
  • DU Health Services Fee = $200
  • DU Technology Fee = $48
  • ELC Activity Fee (RTD Train/Bus Pass) = $43
  • ELC Program Fee = $30
  • TOTAL = $4,125



The following are estimated fees for 1 quarter (9 weeks) and can vary per student:

  • Books = $250
  • Health Insurance = $650*
  • Estimated Living Expenses = $6,727**

*Students must either show proof of insurance from their country or purchase insurance online during registration. If a student brings health insurance from home, the minimum amount allowed should be at least $500,000 for medical expenses.

**Living expenses include housing accommodations and meals. Students' actual living expenses will vary depending on their choice of accommodations and meal purchases. This is an estimated expense that is used for immigration (I-20) purposes.

If you are coming to the U.S. with a spouse or child(ren), there are additional estimated costs of $1,320 per dependent. Please email us if you want to come to the U.S. with a spouse or child(ren) at


Bank Statement/Financial Guarantee

To receive an I-20 and be accepted to the ELC, students must provide an original bank statement or financial guarantee showing the following amounts:

  • $11,752 for 1 quarter (9 weeks) of study
  • $35,256 for 1 year (3 quarters) of study



Scholarships are available to students who want to study at the ELC. There are also scholarships available to international students interested in applying to a degree program at the University of Denver.

Click here to learn about our scholarship opportunities!