Program Schedule and Fees

Program Schedule and Fees

Program Schedule

The Millersville University English Language Institute (ELI) offers two 14- week sessions per year, beginning in September and in January, as well as a 10- week session beginning in June.

14-Week Sessions

  • September – December (MU Fall Semester*)
  • January – May (MU Spring Semester*)

 10-Week Sessions

  • June – August (MU Summer Semester*)

*The ELI sessions follow the same academic calendar as the University, including holidays and vacations. Upcoming beginning dates are:

  • Fall 2017 – August 28, 2017
  • Spring 2018 – January 22, 2018
  • Summer 2018 – June 11, 2018
  • Fall 2018 – August 27, 2018

Visit our Program Schedule page for what a typical ELI weekly schedule looks like.


Orientation

All new ELI students should plan to attend international student orientation, arriving on campus 5 days prior to the start of classes. Specific dates and schedules will be communicated per semester. This orientation is mandatory and ensures proper English-level placement and adjustment to the U.S. and campus culture.

Sample Program Schedule

At the ELI of Millersville University, students have formal instruction at least 18 hours per week, with guided language lab time for an additional 4 hours per week. The ELI offers four core focus areas per level, which are:

  • Core A – Academic Reading and Vocabulary Building
  • Core B – Academic Writing
  • Core C – Grammar
  • Core D – Listening and Speaking

Each core class meets for 4 hours each week, while electives meet 2 hours each week. Students can gain additional contact hours through the use of the language lab and ELI’s Academic Support Program. As per the table below, each class period is 2 hrs. 15 mins, which includes a 15-minute break during each class. Classes are offered between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday – Friday during the academic year. 

Sample Fall/ Spring Schedule*

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

9:30- 11:45

Core A

Core B

Core A

Core B

Elective

11:45- 1:30

LUNCH

1:30- 3:45

Core C

Core D

Core C

Core D

Language Lab/ Academic Support Program

4:00- 5:00

Language Lab

Language Lab

Language Lab

Language Lab

Sample Summer Schedule*

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

9:30- 11:45

Core A

Core B

Core A

Core B

11:45- 1:30

LUNCH

1:30- 3:45

Core C

Core D

Core C

Core D

4:00- 5:00

Language Lab/ Academic Support Program

Elective

Language Lab/ Academic Support Program

Elective

*Schedule may vary

Program Fees

Depending on visa type, ELI students may enroll full-time or part-time. Full-time tuition for one 14-week session is $3,650, plus general student fees. Part-time tuition for one 14-week session is $2,400, plus general student fees. Students who take advantage of the concurrent Millersville University course enrollment option during ELI levels 4, 5 or 6 will be responsible for the additional tuition and fees required. Review our Tuition and Fees for information regarding the estimated cost of attending Millersville University and the ELI. 

Please Note: Students that are on an F-1 student visa are not allowed to study part-time in the ELI, unless enrolled full-time in an academic program, or if taking courses during the summer months. Students with F-2 and J-2 visas, as well as other visa categories have the option of studying part-time.

Full-Time Students Part-Time Students
Program Fee $3,650 (plus fees) $2,400 (plus fees)
Visa Type(s) F-1, F-2, J-2 F-2, J-2
Hours per Week 18 in-class, 4 lab 10

Textbooks

Text books and any other required educational materials are included in the ELI program fee.


Paying Your Tuition

ELI students will not receive a tuition and fee bill until they are registered for classes. Payment can be made in-person or online. International students are encouraged to use Flywire for tuition payments. This service offers an opportunity to pay securely from any country or bank using any currency. For help with using Flywire visit Flywire help


Special Note for Sponsored Students

Students who are sponsored through a government or other third-party must work with Global Education and the Office of Student Accounts to ensure timely invoicing and payment of tuition and fees.  


Refund Policy

The Add/Drop period is during the first week of the program only. During that week, students are able to withdraw from the program and receive a full refund on tuition paid. A student who withdraws from the ELI after the first week is not eligible for any refund.