Intensive English Program

Dates and costs

Program dates

The Intensive English Program (IEP) offers three sessions of English language training per year: fall (August to December), spring (January to May) and summer (June to July). The start and end dates of the sessions vary a little each year. The dates for the upcoming session are:

  • Fall 2022: August 17 to December 16
  • Spring 2023: January 11 to May 12
  • Summer 2023: June 5 to July 28

Financial information

Non-resident program fees by term*

Fall 2022 (Aug. 17 to Dec. 16)
Fee descriptionFee cost
IEP instructional fee (non-resident)$6,152.42
Student campus fees: international student services ($150.00), recreational facilities ($166.46), student activities ($267.60), information technology ($188.40), prepaid health ($95.12)$867.58
Fall 2022 total$7,020.00
Spring 2023 (Jan. 11 to May 12)
Fee descriptionFee cost
IEP instructional fee (non-resident)$6,152.42
Student campus fees: international student services ($150.00), recreational facilities ($166.46), student activities ($267.60), information technology ($188.40), prepaid health ($95.12)$867.58
Spring 2023 total$7,020.00
Summer 2023 (June 5 to July 28)
Fee descriptionFee cost
IEP instructional fee (non-resident)$4,001.15
Student campus fees: international student services ($75.00), recreational facilities ($83.23), student activities ($133.80), information technology ($94.20), prepaid health ($77.62)$463.85
Summer 2023 total$4,465.00

*Fees are subject to change without notice; new campus and health insurance fees will be announced in the summer.

The IEP offers reduced instructional fees for Missouri residents. Please contact the Center for English Language Learning (iepmu@missouri.edu) for more information.

Medical insurance

MU requires all international students to buy MU’s medical insurance policy unless a student has a scholarship that includes medical insurance. The cost of the medical insurance policy is about $205 per month. For more information, see the information about health services and medical insurance.

Living expenses

The cost of living and other expenses varies according to individual habits, customs and circumstances. Expenses that must be considered are housing, food, books and personal expenses. The estimated 12-month living expenses for a single student are $18,490.

Total estimated non-resident fees

Fall 2022 (Aug. 17 to Dec. 16)
Fee descriptionFee cost
IEP non-resident instructional and student fees$7,020
Medical insurance (August through December)$1,032
Living expenses$7,170
Fall 2022 total$15,222
Spring 2023 (Jan. 11 to May 12)
Fee descriptionFee cost
IEP non-resident instructional and student fees$7,020
Medical insurance (January through July)$1,422
Living expenses$7,170
Spring 2023 total$15,612
Summer 2023 (June 5 to July 28)
Fee descriptionFee cost
IEP non-resident instructional and student fees$4,465
Medical insurance (summer term only)$423
Living expenses$4,150
Summer 2022 total$9,038

Application fee

The IEP application fee is $65 and is non-refundable. The application fee can be paid by credit card through the online application. It is not necessary for students with scholarships to pay the application fee if they enclose a copy of their scholarship authorization.

Payment of fees

All university fees must be paid in full at the time of registration. You may pay with a check, electronic check or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express). Students who are sponsored by a government, university or private corporation must provide evidence of the scholarship authorization.

Note: Fees are subject to change without notice.

Refund of fees

A student who withdraws from the IEP before the end of the term will receive a refund of the IEP instructional fee according to the schedule below. There are no refunds for student campus fees or medical insurance.

IEP refund schedule (based on date of withdrawal)

Term90% refund50% refund25% refundNo refund
Fall 2022Aug. 17–29, 2022Aug. 30–Sept. 26, 2022Sept. 27–Oct. 14, 2022After Oct. 14, 2022
Spring 2023Jan. 11–24, 2023Jan. 25–Feb. 20, 2023Feb. 21–March 13, 2023After March 13, 2023
Summer 2023June 5–7, 2023June 8–21, 2023June 22–July 3, 2023After July 3, 2023