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 spring 2020, summer 2020 and fall 2020 are:

  • Spring 2020: January 15 to May 15
  • Summer 2020: June 8 to July 31
  • Fall 2020: August 19 to December 18

Financial information

Non-resident program fees by term*

Spring 2020 (Jan. 15 to May 15)
Fee description Fee cost
IEP instructional fee (non-resident) $5,518.76
Student campus fees: international student services ($125.00), recreational facilities ($150.76), student activities ($222.12), information technology ($168.36), prepaid health ($95) $761.24
Spring 2020 total $6,280.00

 

Summer 2020 (June 8 to July 31)
Fee description Fee cost
IEP instructional fee (non-resident) $3,589.36
Student campus fees: international student services ($62.50), recreational facilities ($75.38), student activities ($111.06), information technology ($84.18), prepaid health ($77.52) $410.64
Summer 2020 total $4,000.00

 

Fall 2020 (Aug. 19 to Dec. 18)
Fee description Fee cost
IEP instructional fee (non-resident) $5,684.67
Student campus fees: international student services, recreational facilities, student activities, information technology, prepaid health $780.33
Fall 2020 total $6,465.00

 
*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 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 $155 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 $16,970.

Total estimated non-resident fees

Spring 2020 (Jan. 15 to May 15)
Fee description Fee cost
IEP non-resident instructional and student fees $6,280
Medical insurance (January through July) $1,173
Living expenses $6,565
Spring 2020 total $14,018

 

Summer 2020 (June 8 to July 31)
Fee description Fee cost
IEP non-resident instructional and student fees $4,000
Medical insurance (summer term only) $350
Living expenses $3,400
Summer 2020 total $7,750

 

Fall 2020 (Aug. 19 to Dec. 18)
Fee description Fee cost
IEP non-resident instructional and student fees $6,465
Medical insurance (August through December) $848
Living expenses $6,565
Fall 2020 total $13,878

 

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, money order, traveler’s 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)

Term 90% refund 50% refund 25% refund No refund
Spring 2020 Jan. 15–28, 2020 Jan. 29–Feb. 24, 2020 Feb. 25–March 16, 2020 After March 16, 2020
Summer 2020 June 3–10, 2020 June 11–24, 2020 June 25–July 6, 2020 After July 6, 2020
Fall 2020 Aug. 19–31, 2020 Sept. 1–28, 2020 Sept. 29–Oct. 16, 2020 After Oct. 16, 2020