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English Language Center

Degree Programs

Tuition & Fees

Tuition and fees for every 1 quarter (10 weeks) of study

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

ELC Application Fee = $100 (non-refundable)



The following are estimated fees for every 1 quarter (10 weeks) of study at the ELC:

  • Materials and Course Fees = $250*
  • Health Insurance = $650**
  • Estimated Living Expenses = $6,727***

*These fees cover course materials, testing fees, and focus class fees.

**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 be accepted to the ELC and receive an I-20 Certificate of Eligibility for an F-1 Student Visa, students must provide an original bank statement or financial guarantee letter 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 a bank statement or financial guarantee to their ELC application.


Refunds and Withdrawals

Students who leave the ELC before the end of any quarter must officially withdraw from class. Students must get a Withdrawal Form from the ELC staff or from the Office of the Registrar. Students must follow the withdrawal procedures of the University. 

The University of Denver follows a strict tuition refund schedule, and full refunds are not given after the first few days of class.