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ELC Intensive English Program
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General Information

Terms and Conditions of Payment

  • All tuition and housing fees (if housing is requested) are due 4 weeks before the start of the course.
  • Payment should be sent with application if you are applying less than 4 weeks before the start of the course.
  • 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

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).  

Arrival and Testing

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




(No University Housing)

Tuition + Double

Room  (B)

Tuition + Single

Room  (C)

Jan 8--April 26, 2018





Jan 8--March 23,2018



not available


Jan 8–March 2, 2018



not available


Jan 8–Feb 2, 2018



not available


May 14–Aug 9, 2018





June 18–Aug 9, 2018



not available


July 16–Aug 9, 2018



not available


Aug 29–Dec 6, 2018





Aug 29–Nov 2, 2018



not available


Arrangement A*

Tuition only (Includes Compulsory Health Insurance)

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. Includes Compulsory Health Insurance.

*Except during summer, double rooms may not be available during partial semester programs. Please contact the ELC to find out about availability.

Arrangement C***

Tuition and single room accommodation in Owen Graduate Center. Two rooms share a bathroom.

Regular single room in fall and spring (full semester): meal credits for approximately USD $300 are included in the price as well as 75 meals anywhere on campus (In summer semester, the amount of the meal plan is pro-rated. For example, in summer the full semester board is 60 meals and $240 over 13 weeks. If you come for the first 1/2 you will get 30 meals anywhere in campus and $120.00 meal credits and then during the second 1/2 of the semester you will be given another 30 meal plan and $120 more in meal credits). You cannot live here unless you are 21 years old.

*Visiting Scholar Room in fall and spring (partial semester): $20 per week in Spartan Cash and 5 meals per week anywhere on campus. Visiting Scholar Rooms  are equipped with air-conditioning, cable TV, and housekeeping. You cannot live here unless you are 18 years old. There are a limited number of Visiting Scholar rooms available each semester.
In general we suggest a weekly minimum of USD 70 extra to cover the total cost of meals.  (Includes Compulsory Health Insurance)
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

*Note that if you need insurance beyond these dates you must apply for and purchase a plan separately. This year the cost is $6.00 per day. Contact Penny Shanks at the ELC for more information.

2018 Holidays-University Closed: January 1 & 2, May 28, July 4, September 3, Nov. 22 & 23. Dec. 24 & 25, and Dec. 31

*Includes a one week mid-term break from March 5 to March 9, 2018.

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.


To Apply to the program: Submit these requirements