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English Language Center

Degree Programs

Tuition & Fees

The following tuition and fees are for 1 quarter (10 weeks) of study:

  • Tuition = $3,800
  • DU Health Services Fee = $200
  • DU Technology Fee = $48
  • ELC Activity Fee (RTD Train/Bus Pass) = $43
  • ELC Program Fee = $30
  • TOTAL = $4,121



The following are estimated fees for 1 quarter (10 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 [email protected]


Bank Statement/Financial Guarantee

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

  • $11,750 for 1 quarter (10 weeks) of study
  • $35,250 for 1 year (3 quarters) of study

 Students can upload digital copies of the bank statement or financial guarantee to their ELC application.



The University of Denver offers scholarships to international students interested in applying to undergraduate or graduate programs. Please visit the links below to read more about university scholarships.

Undergraduate Scholarships

Graduate Scholarships

If you have questions about undergraduate scholarships, please email [email protected]

If you have questions about graduate scholarships, please email [email protected]