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English Institute Program Costs

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A High Return On Your Investment

The EI offers high-quality English as a Second Language (ESL) classes at an affordable cost with many payment options. All classes include the cost of books unless otherwise noted in the EI Schedule of Classes. Tuition rates are based on establishment of residency: International, In-County, or Out-of-County. If you have questions about residency status, please contact us. 

  • International Residency Estimated Cost for One Academic Year
    Description Cost

    Tuition and Activity Fee (Spring or Fall)

    Paid to school after registration
    $3,140

    Tuition and Activity Fee (Spring or Fall)

    Paid to school after registration
    $3,140

    Room and Board Estimate

    Estimated cost for housing and food
    $15,542

    Personal Expenses Estimate

    Estimated cost for other expenses
    $4,370

    Health Insurance Estimate

    Estimated cost for health insurance coverage
    $1,000
    Total $27,192

     

    Additional Costs That May Apply

    Description Cost

    Tuition and Activity Fee (Summer)

    Paid to school if student begins study in Summer term
    $2,900

    Dependent

    Estimated cost for one dependent
    $3,300

    Further explanation of tuition cost: Each EI class is assigned a number of units based on classroom contact hours. EI students enroll in a minimum of 12 units in a semester. The cost per unit is $255 (for Spring and Fall) plus the $80 activity fee, so tuition may exceed $3,140 if a student chooses to enroll in more than 12 units.

  • In-County and Out-of-County Residency Estimated Cost for One Semester
    Class Level Cost
    1 $1,000-$1,180 ($170-$240 per class, plus $80 activity fee)
    2 $1,040-$1,230 ($190-$240 per class, plus $80 activity fee)
    3 $1,040-$1,060 ($190-$260 per class, plus $80 activity fee)
    4 $1,120-$1,768 ($190-$464 per class, plus $80 activity fee)
    5 $1,200-$1,933 ($210-$464 per class, plus $80 activity fee)

    Out-of-county residents pay an additional $10 fee per class.

    Further explanation of tuition cost: Each EI class is assigned a number of units based on classroom contact hours. EI students enroll in a minimum of 12 units in a semester. The costs above reflect enrollment in four 3-unit classes at a single level. The cost may vary if a student chooses to enroll in more than 12 units or if the student enrolls in classes in more than one level.

  • Payment Options

    After registering, students can choose from many convenient payment options.

    • Enroll in the tuition payment plan for a small fee of $25. The total tuition amount will be divided into 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 payments depending on the date of enrollment. View more information about the tuition payment plan, including instructions about how to enroll.
    • Pay online using your myHCC account for a small fee.
    • Pay in person at the Cashier’s Office, located on the second floor of the RCF building. You can pay with cash, U.S. check (include your HCC ID on the check), money order, credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover), or wire transfer.
    • Pay by mail by mailing a U.S. check or money order to:
      Howard Community College Cashier’s Office
      10901 Little Patuxent Parkway
      Columbia, MD 21044
  • Financial Aid

    EI classes do not qualify for financial aid; however, the EI offers scholarships for returning students. Visit the Student Services page for more information about how to apply for an EI scholarship.

  • Refund Policy

    We understand that sometimes circumstances arise that require students to drop or withdraw from classes. Our refund policy is below. If you have any questions about the refund policy, please contact us.

    • Drop before first class begins: 100% refund
    • Drop before third class begins: 100% refund of tuition (no refund of fees)
    • Drop after third class begins: no refund
 
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