Dates & Costs

 General English | Tuition & Required Fees | Approximate Total Costs 

Required fees are bold.
Variable (optional) fees are gray and marked with an asterisk (*).

Session / Time Fall/Spring
(15 weeks each session)
(6 weeks each session)
 Dates Fall 2023
August 28 – December 15
Summer I 2023
May 22 – June 30
Spring 2024
January 16 – May 3
Summer II 2023
July 10 – August 18
 Application Fee $150 $150
Enrollment Deposit $350 $350
Visa Compliance Fee
$350 $0
 UCAELI Course Fees $6,500 $3,000
Medical Insurance – University Plan (students may waive this with proof of adequate insurance) Returning Students


New Students


Returning Students


New Students


Student Health and Wellness Fee $318 $0
 On Campus Housing $3,619 – $6,860*  $1,008 – 1,770*
Off Campus Apartment  $2,500 – $3,500* N/A*
Full-Meal Plan   $2,855 – $3,063* $1,026 – 1,210*
Community Meal Plan (available to commuters + certain dorms) $282 (25 meals)* $282 (25 meals)*
Institutional TOEFL Exam $45* $45*



Application Fee

Non-refundable fee covering application processing.

Enrollment Deposit

Non-refundable and non-transferable fee required of all new and returning UCAELI students.

For more information visit the FAQ page.

Visa Compliance Fee

The visa compliance fee applies specifically to students on an F-1 and J-1 visa.

For more information please visit the ISSS website.

Course Fees

Based on 22 hours of English instruction per week.

Student Health and Wellness Fee (SHaW)

Required fee for all students. The mission of SHaW is to support the optimal well-being of all UConn students by providing the highest quality compassionate care and exceptional health and wellness programs.

Please visit the Student Health and Wellness Website for more information.

On-Campus Housing (Optional)

Single or shared room dormitories available on campus. Every effort is made to accommodate housing requests but availability is dependent on the Department of Residential Life and is not guaranteed. UCAELI cannot guarantee specific room requests. Students who wish to live on campus are encouraged to apply at least a month before the start of the program.

Please refer to the Residential Life website at for details regarding housing prices.

Meal Plan (Optional)

Students living in dorms must purchase a full meal plan. There are several options available.

**Exceptions are students living in dormitories with kitchen access.**

Please refer to the Dining Services website at for details regarding dining and meal plan prices.

Student Health Insurance

All full-time UCAELI students are required by the University to maintain health insurance coverage. Students must provide proof of adequate insurance before the start of each semester in order to waive the university insurance charge.

Student Fee Bill

The student fee bill will be available the first week of classes and must be paid by the 10th day of class.

Refund Policy

If you decide not to attend the program, your $150 application fee will not be refunded. However, if you submit a new application within 12 months from the date of the first application, we will credit the $150 application fee to your account.

If a students drops out of the program after the first day of classes, refunds will be issued based on the university refund policy, found here. UCAELI follows UConn’s Office of the Bursar refund policy.

In case of illness or other emergency, UCAELI will refund your course fees on a prorated basis upon receipt of proper documentation.

The $350 enrollment deposit will not be refunded unless your visa has been denied. If you choose to defer your acceptance, you will need to pay the $350 enrollment deposit again. If your visa has been denied and you need a refund, you will need to submit documentation showing that your visa was denied.