ESL Tuition & Fees

The following tuition tables are for the IALC only. View undergraduate or graduate tuition and fees.

Fees are subject to change.

Part-Time Study

Semester Schedule Tuition
Fall & Spring

$1780: class meets 6 hours per week for 14 weeks

$890: class meets 3 hours per week for 14 weeks 

Summer  $890: class meets 6 hours per week for 6 weeks

Full-Time Study (estimate)

Expenses (per Semester)
Fall Spring Summer
Tuition $5,340 $5,340 $2,670
Health Insurance* $1,121 $2,750  
OIS Fee $65 $65 $65
Estimated Living Expenses $11,000 $11,000 $11,000
Total (Estimated) $17,526 $19.155 $13,735



Expenses (per year)

Academic Year

(Fall, Spring & Summer)

Full-Time Tuition* $13,350
Health Insurance** $3,871
OIS Fee $195
Estimated Living Expenses $33,000***
Total (Estimated) $50,416

*Full-Time Tuition includes approximately 18 hours of class per week during the semester.

**Health insurance is required for all students holding an F1 visa during the academic year (fall and spring semesters) and is automatically provided by Fordham University. Health insurance costs as outlined above are billed to your student account.

***Estimated living expenses for the calendar year include the summer and holidays.

Private Tuition

Approximately $1100 per a 10-week session. Private students who are registered as part-time Fordham University students may take up to 30 hours per semester.

Refund Policy

We hope you never need to withdraw from a class or program. However, if unforeseen circumstances mean that you must, please come immediately to the IALC office and inform an administrator of your intention to withdraw. You will be asked to complete an Add/Drop Form and a Refund Request Form at the office.  I-20/F1 students must maintain a full-time course load.

Full tuition (less the non-refundable deposit for I-20/F1 students) is refunded if you withdraw before the first class meeting. During the academic year, the following refund schedule applies:

  • An 85% refund is granted if a student withdraws during the first week of classes.
  • A 70% refund is granted if a student withdraws during the second week of classes.
  • A 55% refund is granted if a student withdraws during the third week of classes.
  • A 40% refund is granted if a student withdraws during the fourth week of classes.
  • No refunds are granted once the fifth week of classes has begun.

During the summer, the refund amount is reduced after each class meeting rather than each week.

In the unlikely event that the IALC cancels a class for which you have registered, you will receive a 100% refund.

Late Fees

Tuition fees are due by the first day of class and must be paid in full by the end of the first week. If students pay their fees later than the first week of classes, late fees will be applied on the second week of the following month. (Ex: If classes start September 6, the late fee will apply the second week of October.) Late fees increase on a monthly basis. Students who fail to pay the balance of their tuition will be unable to extend their I-20 at Fordham and will not be able to enroll in subsequent semesters at the University.