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 2021, summer 2021 and fall 2021 are:

  • Spring 2021: January 13 to May 14
  • Summer 2021: June 7 to July 30
  • Fall 2021: August 18 to December 17

Financial information

Non-resident program fees by term*

Spring 2021 (Jan. 13 to May 14)
Fee description Fee cost
IEP instructional fee (non-resident) $5,685.11
Student campus fees: international student services ($125.00), recreational facilities ($154.23), student activities ($191.27), information technology ($172.20), prepaid health ($97.19) $739.89
Spring 2021 total $6,425.00

 

Summer 2021 (June 7 to July 30)
Fee description Fee cost
IEP instructional fee (non-resident) $3,695.35
Student campus fees: international student services ($62.50), recreational facilities ($77.11), student activities ($95.64), information technology ($86.10), prepaid health ($79.30) $400.65
Summer 2021 total $4,096.00

 

Fall 2021 (Aug. 18 to Dec. 17)
Fee description Fee cost
IEP instructional fee (non-resident) $5,856.66
Student campus fees: international student services, recreational facilities, student activities, information technology, prepaid health $758.34
Fall 2021 total $6,615.00

 
*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 $190 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 $16,995.

Total estimated non-resident fees

Spring 2021 (Jan. 13 to May 14)
Fee description Fee cost
IEP non-resident instructional and student fees $6,425
Medical insurance (January through July) $1,290
Living expenses $6,750
Spring 2021 total $14,465

 

Summer 2021 (June 7 to July 30)
Fee description Fee cost
IEP non-resident instructional and student fees $4,096
Medical insurance (summer term only) $385
Living expenses $3,495
Summer 2021 total $7,976

 

Fall 2021 (Aug. 18 to Dec. 17)
Fee description Fee cost
IEP non-resident instructional and student fees $6,615
Medical insurance (August through December) $1,030
Living expenses $6,750
Fall 2020 total $14,395

 

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 2021 Jan. 13–26, 2021 Jan. 27–Feb. 22, 2021 Feb. 23–March 15, 2021 After March 15, 2021
Summer 2021 June 7–9, 2021 June 10–23, 2021 June 24–July 5, 2021 After July 5, 2021
Fall 2021 Aug. 18–30, 2021 Aug. 31–Sept. 27, 2021 Sept. 28–Oct. 15, 2021 After Oct. 15, 2021