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

Cost Estimate Per Semester

Program Fee (tuition & student fees) $5,021 USD/semester
Health Insurance (estimate) $1,668/year

Living Expenses (estimate)

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

$5,000 USD/semester
Total estimate $11,689 USD/semester

Applicants must provide documentation proving financial support for a full year of academic studies. Please see page two of the application for financial requirements.

Program Fee

The program fee includes tuition and student fees (see "student fees and explanation"). The IEC provides free or low-cost cultural activities. Students are provided with textbooks.

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 order to register. 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 accomodation costs, room and board, food, travel, clothing, entertainment expenses, and miscellaneous items. Total expenses can vary, but we estimate about $5,000 per semester.

Starting fall 2019, new undergraduate freshmen will be required to live on campus for the first year. Although IEC students are not undergraduate students, 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.

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 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.