Intensive English Center

Tuition Estimate

Due Date

Payment is due in full on orientation day. Payment plans are available with full payment of health insurance and a $300 IEC tuition deposit on orientation day. Health insurance fees do not qualify for the payment plan. Do not pay your fees before receiving a visa.

Payment Options

  • Flywire (international payments)
  • PayMyTuition (international payments)
  • Check (USD) payable to Intensive English Center. Include student ID#.
  • Cash (USD)
  • Credit Card

Cost Estimate Per Year

cost estimate per year
Full-Time On-Campus Program Cost (tuition & student fees) First Semester $5,560
Full-Time On-Campus Program Cost (tuition & student fees) Second Semester $5,360
Textbooks & Supplies $1,846
Health Insurance for F-1/J-1 Visa Students $2,289

Living Expenses

*See First Year On-Campus Living Requirement for undergraduate students. 

Total $24,915

F-1/J-1 visa applicants must provide documentation proving financial support for a full year of academic studies. Please see financial information tab on the application for financial requirements.

Estimates are made based on nine months. Estimate is current as of July 2023.

Program Fee

The program fee estimate includes tuition and student fees (see "student fees and explanation"). The IEC provides free or low-cost cultural activities. Students must pay a $300 tuition deposit before taking the IEC placement test and registering for classes.This includes a $25 non-refundable placement testing fee for new students. 

Students will be responsible for purchasing their own texts in a timely manner. A list of textbooks will be provided to students after placement & registration.

The cost for part-time enrollment depend on what or how many classes the student wishes to enroll in. Part-time enrollment is not available to students on an F-1 or J-1 visa.

New students that attend International Student Orientation can expect to pay an orientation fee of $150.

Health Insurance

Health insurance is required for all F-1 and J-1 students and scholars at St. Cloud State. Health insurance must paid in full to register for classes. Health insurance coverage is an annual fee. If you enroll in the spring or summer semester, the fee will be prorated. If you leave the US before the end of the academic year, you may apply for a refund of the unused portion of your annual health insurance.

For more information, please read the International Student and Scholar Health Insurance page.

Living Expenses

Living expenses include accommodation costs, room and board, food, travel, clothing, entertainment expenses, and miscellaneous items. Total expenses can vary, but we estimate about $5,000 per semester.

New undergraduate freshmen will be required to live on campus for the first year. We strongly encourage you to live on campus your first year, especially if you intend to be an undergraduate student in the future. St. Cloud State offers several halls and apartments on-campus for you to choose from. Dining plans are required for on-campus living.

There are exemptions to the on-campus living requirement. To apply for an exemption, submit your request using e-services. Please see the Residential Life page for a list of exemptions and more information.

IEC Continuing Student Scholarship

Students continuing in the IEC program after the first semester receive a $200 USD tuition scholarship. More scholarships are available at the undergraduate and graduate level, including the Academic and Cultural Sharing Scholarship for international students.

Non-Payment, Drop/Add, Withdrawals, & Refunds

Failure to pay in full may result in registration dropped for non-payment, additional late payment fees, registration holds, and academic documents withheld. 

The IEC follows St. Cloud State policies regarding drop/add dates, withdrawals, & refunds. Students will receive refunds according to the schedule and policies posted, minus a $25 non-refundable placement testing fee for new students. Students must complete orientation, testing, and meet any financial obligations stipulated by the IEC program in order to register. Withdrawal form the program past the drop date will result in a grade of "W" on your transcripts and full financial obligation. Please speak with our staff before dropping your classes.


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