Intensive English Program Costs

*Please note, when providing proof of funding for your I-20, you must show enough funding for at least one full semester (four months), regardless of when you begin the program.

Fall 2022 Costs for F-1 Visa Applicants 

 

TUITION & FEES FULL MONTH 2 MID-SEMESTER
Tuition $6,944.00 $5,208.00 $3,472.00
Mandatory Health Insurance (Estimate) $790.00* $570.00* $430.00*
University Fee $224.85* $224.85* $224.85*
Admin Fee $120.00* $120.00* $120.00*
Subtotal:  $8,078.85 $6,122.85 $4,246.85

*Costs are estimates.

Late fee charges: $60 Late placement testing fee. $25 Monthly late tuition payment fee. New Students will be charged an additional $20 for the student ID card for their first semester.

 

Spring 2022 Costs for F-1 Visa Applicants

TUITION & FEES SEMESTER Month 2 MID-SEMESTER
Tuition $6,776.00 $5,082.00 $3,388.00
Mandatory Health Insurance (Estimate) $619.00* $494.00* $327.00*
University Fee $244.85* $244.85* $244.85*
Admin Fee $120.00* $120.00* $120.00*
Subtotal:  $7,739.85 $5,889.85 $4,067.85

*Costs are estimates. 

Late fee charges: $60 Late placement testing fee. $25 monthly late tuition payment fee. New Students will be charged an additional $20 for the student ID card for their first semester.

Summer 2022 Costs for F-1 Visa Applicants

TUITION & FEES FULL  MONTH 2
Tuition $3,472.00 $1,736.00
Mandatory Health Insurance (Estimate) $340.00* $153.00*
University Fee $112.43* $112.43*
Admin Fee $120.00 $120.00
Subtotal:  $4,039.43 $2,303.43

*Costs are estimates. 

Late fee charges: $60 Late placement testing fee. $25 monthly late tuition payment fee. New Students will be charged an additional $20 for the student ID card for their first semester.

Explanation of Fees and Terms

University Fee
Required by the university for use of the Health Center, Sports Center, and bus pass.
Admin. Fee
Required for programming and services beyond core IEP courses, including but not limited to excursions, placement testing, events, conversation partner program and student support letters.
Health Insurance
Group health insurance available from SAS for UWM students, required for F-1 students. More information
New Students Fee
New students should also add a one-time non-refundable application fee of $160.
New Student ID Card Fee
New Students will be charged an additional $20 for the student ID card for their first semester.
Payment Due Date
Payment of tuition and fees are due the first day of class.

Cancellation or Withdrawal

Notification of cancellation or withdrawal must be submitted in writing to the ELA Programs Office. There may be charges for cancellation or early withdrawal from the program. The application fee is not refundable. For more information, see payment dates and amounts on our Payments page.

Note: If you decide to transfer to a different school or program after you come to the United States but before attending class at UWM, you must complete the following steps:

  • Email us at el-academy@uwm.edu and let us know that you do not intend to come to the program
  • Submit to us a welcome letter from the school/program that you intend to transfer into
  • Pay a $300 exit fee

If you are considering transferring to a different school/leaving the UWM Intensive English Program after you arrive in the United States but before you actually attend class, please keep in mind that you have 30 days from your arrival in the US to transfer and begin study at the new institution.

Financial Obligation of All Students

A student who enrolls in IEP classes is making a financial commitment to UWM for full payment of tuition and fees for the entire period for which the student is registered. Each enrolled student has an online PAWS account where financial information and dates are recorded. The student (not the sponsor) is responsible for payment of all charges on the PAWS account. Payment of tuition and fees are due the first day of class.

Non-F1 Visa Costs

Students who are U.S. Residents or on a visa that is not an F1 visa (F2, B1, B2, K1, J1, etc.) are not legally required to be enrolled in the Intensive English Program full-time (4 classes). This means that students can take 1, 2, 3, or 4 courses. (Learn more about our curriculum and our courses here.)  The tuition this student pays is determined by the number of courses that the student takes.

  • B visas are allowed to enroll for 1 month of courses for Month 1, Month 2, and Month 3 start-dates
  • Students will be charged for a full term from their start date.
  • Enrollment start dates are Month 1, Month 2, and Midterm start dates. Check on the Session Dates and Application Deadlines page for specific start dates for the terms.
    • All students are enrolled until the end of the term starting from their start date.
  • There is NO start date for the last month of the term.
  • Enrollment does not change month to month. Meaning if you enroll for 2 classes you will be in those classes until the end of term.

Breakdown of course costs* by time in program: 

Month 1 Start Date Month 2 Start Date Month 3 Start Date B Visa Only
4 months  3 Months 2 Months  1 Month**
1 core class $1,984.00 $1,488.00 $992.00 $496.00
2 core classes $3,968.00 $2,976.00 $1,984.00 $992.00
3 core classes  $5,952.00 $4,464.00 $2,976.00 $1,488.00
 + Combined Skills + $992.00  + $744.00  + $496.00  +$248.00

Additionally, these students will still be charged the university fee and administrative fee. However, they will not be required to pay the health insurance fee.

University fee: $224.85*
Administrative fee: $120*

* Prices are estimates.

**1-month costs can only be applied to B visa students