General Information

Terms and Conditions of Payment

  • All tuition and housing fees (if housing is requested) are required by the Friday before the first week of classes.
  • The fees are considered paid after they have been received by the ELC.

Application Fee

The enrollment 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.

Insurance Information

Dates of insurance coverage
Continuing students: August 15-December 31; January 1-May 15; and May 16-August 14
New summer students: May 1-August 14

*Students are required to purchase health insurance and can do so at:

If you have questions, please contact the ELC at

*If you plan to arrive in the U.S. before your insurance coverage begins or to stay in the U.S. after your insurance coverage ends, the ELC strongly recommends that you purchase health insurance for those dates.

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.

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.

Students Seeking Government Sponsorship

For those students applying for government sponsorship, if the 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. See the IEP Government Sponsored application page. 

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).  

Minimum Proficiency Requirement

Because the English Language Center does not currently offer language training classes at the beginner level, please take this test to determine if your level is suitable for enrollment in a low-intermediate or higher level course.

Arrival and Testing

Students agree to arrive by the Thursday before the official start of the course; placement test on Friday. 

 Dates # of Weeks    Tuition Only *No Housing Included Housing/Single Room (Owen Hall)  Housing/Double (shared) Room 
May 13 to Aug. 8137,1503,9554,459
June 17 to Aug. 884,4001,950Not Available
July 15 to Aug. 842,2001,089Not Available
Aug. 23 to Dec. 6158,2554,5955,425
Aug. 23 to Nov. 2105,500*3,679Not Available
Jan. 3 to April 24168,2554,5955,425
Jan. 3 to Feb. 284,400 *2,940Not Available 
Jan. 3 to Jan. 312,200 *1,689Not Available 


Tuition only (Includes Compulsory Health Insurance in Summer Semester 2019 only)

Housing: Single Room

Single room accommodation in Owen Graduate Center. Rates include Owen Dining Plan, which for the full semester includes $300 credit toward food purchase at Riverwalk Market at Owen Hall, MSU Union Food Court and Sparty’s, and 75 residence hall meal accesses. Ask about meal plans for partial-semester programs. 

*Partial semester housing in Owen Hall in fall and spring semesters is in Visiting Scholar Rooms. Each room has air-conditioning and a small refrigerator. Availability is limited, so contact the ELC about these rooms as early as possible. 

Housing: Double (shared) Room

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. 

*Housing rates are based on rates for the 2018-2019 school year. They are normally updated in late spring or early summer. Please check with the ELC to confirm rates.2019/2020 Holidays-University Closed: May 27, July 4, Nov. 28 & 29, Dec. 24 & 25, Dec. 31,& January 1, May 25 and July 4. 

*Includes a one week mid-term break from March 2 to March 6, 2019.

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.

Application Requirements

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