Academic English Program Tuition and Fees

Tuition & Fees for Academic Year 2021-2022

*Fees subject to change


  Levels 1-5 Levels 0 (PEP)
# of weekly hours of instruction 18hrs/week (full time) 22hr/week + extra tutoring
Tuition total $4,338 $5,302
Fees per term
Fee name (recurring) Fee amount
Levels 1-5
Fee amount
Level 0 (PEP)
Learning Center and Student Engagement Fee $290 $290

Student Health Center Fee/ basic insurance plan

$176 $176

Health Insurance** /extended plan (can be waived)

$1,007 $1,007
University Fees $391 $391
SEVIS Fee $20 $20
Total Tuition and Fees* $6,222 $7,186

*full-time: 4 core classes & 1 Elective (SEC)
**waiving health insurance:  Please contact us at for more information.
***SEVIS Fee: This fee will only be applied to students who are on an international student visa.

Estimated Living Expenses (in Portland) per term

Expense Type Estimated Living Expenses (per term)
Books** & School Supplies $200
Housing/Rent $2,395
Food $1,516

Other personal expenses (transportation, entertainment, etc.)

Total Living Expenses $5,611

*Tuition and fees are subject to change
**Book prices may vary

Total Estimated Living Expenses, Tuition & Fees per term for I-20 purposes
Tuition & Fees (combined) Estimated Living Expenses Total Combined
Levels 1-5: $6,222 $5,611 $11,833
Level 0: $7,186 $5,611 $12,797

One time fees
One time fees Fee amount Fee explanation
IELP Application fee $150

For full-time students; submitted with your IELP application

New Student Program Fee (IELP) $100

For fully admitted IELP students. Includes fees for the placement test, orientation, and the mentoring program. Fee is submitted via the IELP Orientation Registration Form

Graduate Intent Support Fee  $100

This fee pays for additional support to graduate intent students and is attached to the graduate application planning course.

Partner University Student Fee $100

Designated Partner University students pay this fee to receive additional pre-arrival communication, orientation and a post-term report that is sent to their home university.

PSU ID Card FREE All students will receive a PSU ID card; submitted to the ID services window in Fariboz Maseeh Hall
Other fees
Other fees Fee amount Fee explanation
Sponsored Student Fee (recurring) $200

Students who are sponsored by their government will be charged the sponsored student fee each term. This fee is billed to and paid by the sponsor.

Airport Pick-up Fee $75

This fee is paid by students prior to arrival if they chose to be picked up from the airport.

Late Fee $250

For all students who arrive in Portland after the placement test that is given before the beginning of each term; for all returning students who did not submit their enrollment plans to us by the deadline

Learning Center Lost Book Fine $50 Students who do not return IELP Learning Center books and materials by the end of term deadline will be charged a $50 lost book fine. These fees are used to replace LC library holdings. 
Learning Center Use Fee $280 This fee allows individuals who are not currently admitted to PSU or the IELP as full-time or part-time students to utilize the Learning Center services (tutoring, conversation partner session, etc). 


Part-time tuition per credit hour
  2 Credits 4 Credits 6 Credits 8 Credits
Tuition (for one term) $482 $964 $1,446 $1,928
Fees per term
Fee name (recurring) 2 Credits 4 Credits 6 Credits 8 Credits
Learning Center and Student Engagement Fee $290 $290 $290 $290

Student Health Center Fee/ basic insurance plan

- - $176 $176
University Fees $233 $283 $333 $391
Total Tuition and Fees* $1,005 $1,537 $2,245 $2,785

What does the IELP offer you?

You will receive intensive instruction for 11 weeks during fall, winter and spring terms and 8 weeks during summer term. You can take advantage of the IELP Learning Center Services and participate in IELP Activities. You will participate in the IELP New Student Orientation week and will have access to an IELP peer mentor through our mentoring program. All students in our program are issued a university identification card, which gives you full access to all university resources, such as the library, computer labs, and the new Rec Center.

Your placement test score may determine that you start in the Pre-Entry: Level 0. Level 0 is designed for beginning-level students who need extra support to develop their basic English skills before continuing on to the higher levels. Students in level 0 are in class for 22 hours a week (compared to 18 hours in the other levels) and receive extra tutoring support.