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General English Tuition & Fees

Academic Year 2023-2024

Full-Time Students

Total student cost per term includes tuition, fees, and living expenses. Tuition in the IELP is $278 per credit, so 18 credits of full-time study totals $5,004 per term. Fees total $2,222 per term. Living expenses include books, school supplies, housing, meals, and personal expenses; living expenses can vary widely from student to student, but are estimated at $6,137 per term. Detailed breakdowns of these student costs appear below.


Total Cost Estimate

Number of TermsTuitionFeesEstimated Living ExpensesTotal Combined
1 term (3 months)$5,004$2,247$6,137$13,388
2 terms (6 months)$10,008$4,494$12,274$26,776
3 terms (9 months)$15,012$6,741$18,411$40,164

Tuition Breakdown/Term

Tuition Per CreditFull Time Course LoadTotal Tuition
$278 x18 credits= $5,004

Fee Breakdown/Term

Fee nameFee Amount
Learning Center Fee$150
Student Engagement Fee$150
Health Insurance*$1,256
University Fees$641
OISSS Fee**$25
Total Fees***$2,222

* Health Insurance: Some students qualify for a waiver of health insurance Please read the requirements here and contact esl@pdx.edu if you have further questions.
** OISSS Fee: This fee is applicable only if studying on an international student visa.
*** Total Fees: Fees are adjusted annually. Updated fee amounts are available for the upcoming academic year in July.

Living Expenses Breakdown/Term

Expense TypeEstimated Expense Amount (per term)
Booksand School Supplies$266
Housing and Meals$5,175
Transportation$246
Other Personal Expenses$450
Total Living Expenses$6,137

Part Time Students

Tuition and Fees Breakdown/Term

2 Credits4 Credits6 Credits8 Credits10 Credits
Tuition$556$1,112$1,668$2,224$2,780
Learning Center and Student Engagement Fee$300$300$300$300$300
University Fees$281$331$583$641$641
Total Tuition and Fees$1,137$1,743$2,551$3,165$3721

Other Fees

One Time FeesFee AmountFee Explanation
New Student Program Fee (IELP)$65For IELP-admitted students. Supports programming specific to new students, including orientation, the mentor program, and other offerings. These costs are also supported in part by the IELP application fee. Charges post directly to student accounts.
New Student Program Fee (PSU-admitted)$115For PSU-admitted students. Supports programming specific to new students, including orientation, the mentor program, and other offerings. Charges post directly to student accounts.
Miscellaneous FeesFee AmountFee Explanation
Learning Center Lost Book Fine$50Students who do not return IELP Learning Center books and materials by the end of term deadline will be charged a $50 lost book fine. These fees are used to replace Learning Center library holdings.