English Language Institute Dates and Costs

Program Dates

Semester courses begin in August, January, May, and July. Availability of specific courses is based upon demand. Students must be 17 or older to study at the English Language Institute.

Upcoming Semesters

  • Spring 2021: Classes run January 25 to May 17, 2021.
  • Fall 2021: Orientation and testing begins August 23. Classes run August 30 to December 21, 2021.
  • Spring 2022: Orientation and testing begins January 11. Classes run January 18 to May 10, 2022. 

Tuition and Costs*

  ELI Tuition Campus Housing Campus Food Books University Services Fee Arcadia Health Insurance (required if you have no insurance) Total Needed for I-20
One Summer Session
6 weeks
$2,888 $2,000
$180-$200 $0 $160-$290 
$6,878 max
One Semester
15 weeks
$5,775 $4,490-5,300
$180-$200 $350 $320-$580
$13,975 max
Two Semesters
30 weeks
$11,550 $8,980-$10,600 (optional) $3,580 (optional) $360-$400 $700 $640-$1,160  $27,950 max

*NOTE: the costs above are approximate and depend on numerous factors

Parking: If needed, $60 per academic year (starting in September)

Part-Time Tuition:

  • One Monday-Thursday Course: $963 for 6 weeks or $1,925 for 12-15 weeks


An initial non-refundable tuition deposit of $500 must be made online at www.arcadia.edu/depositnow before the first day of class. The remaining balance may be made at the OneStop Shop in Taylor Hall or online and should be paid by the end of the second week of the semester in order to continue attending classes.

Student Visa

Click on link for information on applying for a student visa.