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 fall 2021, spring 2022 and summer 2022 are:

  • Fall 2021: August 18 to December 17
  • Spring 2022: January 12 to May 13
  • Summer 2022: June 6 to July 29

Financial information

Non-resident program fees by term*

Fall 2021 (Aug. 18 to Dec. 17)
Fee description Fee cost
IEP instructional fee (non-resident) $5,858.10
Student campus fees: international student services ($125.00), recreational facilities ($161.90), student activities ($240.00), information technology ($180.00), prepaid health ($102.00) $808.90
Fall 2021 total $6,667.00
Spring 2022 (Jan. 12 to May 13)
Fee description Fee cost
IEP instructional fee (non-resident) $5,858.10
Student campus fees: international student services ($125.00), recreational facilities ($161.90), student activities ($240.00), information technology ($180.00), prepaid health ($102.00) $808.90
Spring 2022 total $6,667.00
Summer 2022 (June 6 to July 29)
Fee description Fee cost
IEP instructional fee (non-resident) $3,809.40
Student campus fees: international student services ($62.50), recreational facilities ($80.90), student activities ($120.00), information technology ($90.00), prepaid health ($83.20) $436.60
Summer 2022 total $4,246.00

*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 $192 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 $17,208.

Total estimated non-resident fees

Fall 2021 (Aug. 18 to Dec. 17)
Fee description Fee cost
IEP non-resident instructional and student fees $6,667
Medical insurance (August through December) $958
Living expenses $6,834
Fall 2021 total $14,459
Spring 2022 (Jan. 12 to May 13)
Fee description Fee cost
IEP non-resident instructional and student fees $6,667
Medical insurance (January through July) $1,319
Living expenses $6,834
Spring 2022 total $14,820
Summer 2022 (June 6 to July 29
Fee description Fee cost
IEP non-resident instructional and student fees $4,246
Medical insurance (summer term only) $394
Living expenses $3,540
Summer 2022 total $8,180

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)

Term 90% refund 50% refund 25% refund No refund
Fall 2021 Aug. 18–30, 2021 Aug. 31–Sept. 27, 2021 Sept. 28–Oct. 15, 2021 After Oct. 15, 2021
Spring 2022 Jan. 12–24, 2022 Jan. 26–Feb. 21, 2022 Feb. 22–March 14, 2022 After March 14, 2022
Summer 2022 June 6–8, 2022 June 9–22, 2022 June 23–July 5, 2022 After July 5, 2022