AEP Tuition

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.

Tuition & Fees for Summer 2020*

*Subject to change

Tuition and Fees for summer term 2020, studying remotely inside the USA
  Levels 1-2 levels 3-5 levels 3-5 levels 3-5 levels 3-5 levels 1-5
# of weekly hours of instruction: 10 18
(full time)*
4 6 8 12
Tuition $2,230 $4,014 $892 $1,338 $1,784 $2,676
Communication & study group (10 weekly hours) $1,200 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Learning Center and Student Engagement Fee $290 $290 $290 $290 $290


Student Health Center Fee/basic insurance plan $156 $156 $0 $156 $156 $156
Health Insurance/**extended plan
(can be waived*)
$659 $659 $0 $659 $659


University Fees $340 $344 $211 $244 $337 $344
SEVIS fee*** $20 $20 $20 $20 $20 $20
Total Tuition and Fees $4,895 $5,483 $1,413 $2,707 $3,246 $4,145

*full-time: 4 core classes & 1 Elective (SEC)

**waiving health insurance: If you already have an approved waiver from Fall'19, Winter or Spring '20, you do not need to do a Summer waiver. If Summer term is your first term and you’re taking classes from outside the U.S., a summer insurance waiver will need to be completed by July 5, 2020. Please contact us at

***SEVIS Fee: This fee will only be applied to students who are on an international student visa.

Total tuition and fees for Summer 2020, studying remotely outside the USA
  Levels 1-2 LEvels 3-5

LEvels 3-5

LEvels 3-5 LEvels 3-5 Levels 1-5

Total Tuition & Fees*(outside of the USA)

$4,216 $4,804 $1,393 $2,028 $2,567 $3,466

*If you take remote classes outside of the USA, some fees will not apply. 

Tuition & Fees for Academic English Program: Fall, Winter, Spring of 2019/20*: 

(for one term) 

Levels 1-5
(18 hours/week) 

 Level 0
(22 hours/week + extra tutoring

Full-time tuition:
4 core classes & 1 SEC



FEES for full-time students

Learning Center  and Student Engagement Fee 



Student Health Center Fee/ basic insurance plan



Health Insurance** /extended plan



University Fees











(estimate for one term)

Books** & school supplies









Other personal expenses (transportation, entertainment, etc.)







(for one term) 



* Tuition and fees are subject to change at any time.

**Book prices may vary

One-Time Fees:

IELP Application Fee


for full-time students; submitted with your IELP application

(IELP) New Student Program Fee


For full-time IELP admitted students (includes fees for the placement test, orientation, and the mentoring program) submitted via the IELP Intent to Enroll Form. 

(PSU) New Student Program Fee


For full-time PSU conditionally admitted students>> (includes fees for the placement test, orientation, and the mentoring program) submitted via the intent to enroll form. 



All students will receive a PSU ID card; submitted to the ID services window in Neuburger Hall

Other Fees:


Sponsored Student Fee (recurring)                                                                      


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.

Late Fee


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


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. 

Dependent Living Expenses (Spouse, Children); 1 Term
Total funds 
must cover estimated living expenses (tuition, rent, food, etc), for the length of study, as well as expenses for your dependents. 





1 term







2 Credits

4 Credits

6 Credits

8 Credits


(for one term)







Learning Center and Activities Fee





Student Health Center fee/basic insurance plan*





University Fees










*additional PSU health insurance plan available


One-Time Fees 
(part time students only)

IELP Placement Test fee


Non-degree entry fee




Payment Policy
All students registered for courses incur a financial obligation. Portland State University policies require full payment of tuition, housing and other outstanding fees by the 6th of the month at the start of each term. The option of enrolling in the payment plan is available. If not enrolled in the payment plan and the payment in full is not received, a $100 late fee will be applied to the account the next day and the account will be automatically enrolled in the payment plan. If the account is enrolled in the payment plan but the outstanding installment is not paid  by the due date, the $100 late fee will apply the next day. 

For more information on the PSU Payment Plan and terms and conditions, visit

Students are financially responsible for all classes for which they are registered on or after the first day of the quarter. Students who discover that they cannot attend must cancel their registration before the first day of the term to avoid financial obligation.

Charges and payments are posted on a daily basis to student accounts. All financial aid funds must be applied toward the tuition balance. When an overpayment appears on the student account, refunds will be processed according to our Refund Policy>>.