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Expected costs

Each ESL "term" equals one eight-week session.

All amounts in US dollars ($).

ESL Fees

Application Fee
One-time fee, including express mailing

$50.00
Airport Pick-up Fee
The nearest international airport is two hours from campus. It is necessary for you to request airport pick-up if you need our staff to pick you up. You will be billed this amount after your arrival. Please note that taxi service would cost much more and may not be reliable. The airport pick-up charge is non-refundable unless you cancel at least four hours prior to your original arrival time.

$75.00
if arriving during shuttle service dates

$125.00
if arriving any time other than shuttle service dates

Tuition
One eight-week term
$1550.00
Administrative Fee
One eight-week term
$150.00
Technology Fee
One eight-week term
$15.00
Institutional TOEFL Placement Test
A one-time fee upon enrollment. Students are required to take a placement test regardless of any past TOEFL scores. Any additional tests including an exit test are charged when taken.
$30.00
Books
Approximate cost per eight-week term
$150.00 to $200.00

University Fees

Health Insurance
Health insurance is mandatory for international students. You can purchase health insurance in your country and bring proof of coverage.  Costs vary depending on company and age.
estimated $136.00
per eight-week term
Student Identification Card
One time fee
$20.00
Campus Wellness Center Fee
Per semester
$36.00

Housing Choices*

Deposit for Residence Hall/ College Courts
$150.00
Shared room in Residence Hall
One eight-week term
$1100.00
Shared room in Residence Hall
16-week semester
$2200.00
Private room in Residence Hall
One eight-week term
$1600.00
Private room in Residence Hall
16-week semester
$3200.00
Activity Fee
Charged for all residential hall rooms
$3.50
per semester
Deposit for College Courts Apartments
$150.00
College Court Apartment Rent - One Bedroom
Only for married students or graduate students over 21 years old
$450.00
per month
College Court Apartment Rent - Two Bedrooms
Only for married students with family
$540.00
per month

Dining Services*

Unlimited (per 16 week semester)
$1668.00
For a description of the meal plans, please refer to the Murray State Dining Service website.

 

Please note that all fees are subject to change without notice. 

*Dorm fees are based on the second lowest rate.  Students who begin ESL in August or January and use campus housing and meal facilities will be billed on the university semester (16-week) schedule even if they only plan to stay for one 8-week ESL term.  If this occurs, the student will be refunded the difference upon leaving the university.  This 16-week semester payment plan is mandatory.  Students who begin in October or March (or Summer term) will be billed only for he remaining 8 weeks in the university semester.

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