Michigan State University
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English Language Center
IEP Government Sponsored
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General Information

Health Insurance

All students must be enrolled in a health insurance program. If you do not have one, the ELC can assist you.

Application Fee

The application fee of $150 U.S. dollars is charged for all arrangements and shall not under any circumstances be refundable. This fee includes a $50 course fee.


Students agree to arrive before the date of the initial examination for the session to which they have been admitted.

No-Show or Withdrawal from the Language Course

Should the course participant fail to show up for the language course once it has begun or withdraw from the course, he/she shall not be entitled to claim any reimbursement of payments already effected.

Deferred Enrollment

Please note: Any submitted application can only be deferred for one semester 
(4 months). After one semester, you must submit a new application and financial statement.

Financial Guarantee Letters

If a Financial Guarantee letter from the sponsor is not submitted with a sponsored student application, the student applicant must pay the tuition and fees according to ELC Intensive English Program application procedures.  When the government sponsorship is obtained by the student on or before the Thursday of the last day of classes, the ELC will cooperate fully in making sure the student receives the applicable refund and will bill the sponsor for tuition accordingly.  Sponsorship guarantee received after the last day of classes cannot be applied to that semester, and the ELC will not be able to initiate a refund for the completed semester.

Future Admission to Michigan State University

While the English Language Center is located on the campus of Michigan State University, admission to the ELC is in no way related to admission to Michigan State University and does not indicate or imply any future admission to Michigan State University.

Passport and Visa Requirements

Prospective students must have a passport. Please include a photocopy of your passport information page with your application. To obtain a student visa for enrollment at the English Language Center, students should follow the instructions provided by the ELC with the Certificate of Eligibility (I-20) and become familiar with the visa application procedures as outlined on the United States embassy or consular office website in your country of origin (see the U.S. Embassy website).   

A* B** C*** MSU Int'l Fee 
(see comment below)
Jan 9 - April 27, 2017 - 16 weeks $9,831 $14,882
$14,288  $350

May 15 - Aug. 10, 2017 - 13 weeks

$5,464 $10,243 $9,669 $350

 Aug 28 - Dec. 7, 2017 - 15 weeks

$7,755  $12,945   $12,350 $350 

MSU assesses an international sponsored student fee of $350 for fall and spring semesters to cover a designated OISS sponsored student advisor as a single point of contact (with billing, admissions, housing, health insurance,and academic departments) and services to accommodate the needs of sponsors and students.

Arrangement A*

Tuition only 

Arrangement B**

Tuition and double room university accommodation in a campus Residence Hall. Shower/WC on same floor. This includes the Silver Meal Plan, which is an unlimited meal plan, and allows students to have as many meals as they like from 7:00 a.m. until late night 7 days a week. 

Arrangement C***

Tuition and single room accommodation in Owen Graduate Center. Two rooms share a bathroom. Meal credits for approximately USD $300 are included in the price as well as 75 meals anywhere on campus. If students are not attending for a full semester, the amount of the meal plan is pro-rated. In general we suggest a weekly minimum of USD 70 extra to cover the total cost of meals. You cannot live here unless you are 21 years old.

2017 Holidays-University Closed: May 29, July 4, September 4, November 23 & 24, December 25 & 26, 2017 & January 1 & 2, 2018.

*Includes a one week mid-term break from March 6 to March 10, 2017.

The contracting party notes that the ELC is closed on public holidays, and that no claims against the ELC shall accrue in his or her favor as a result.

Note that these prices do not include insurance. Students are responsible to obtain their own insurance, or pay an additional amount to the ELC for AETNA student insurance.

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