Intensive English Program Costs

Complete program costs are listed below by term.  Please note that some costs are estimates. Costs may change without notice.

Questions? Please contact the ESL Programs Office at

Cancellation or Withdrawal

  • Notification of cancellation or withdrawal must be submitted in writing to the ESL Programs Office.
  • There may be charges for cancellation or early withdrawal from the program.
  • The application fee is not refundable.

Spring Session 2016 – Program Costs

Cost Information for F-1 visa applicants  
Tuition & Fees: 4 Months 2 Months


Health Insurance (Estimate)






Univ. Fee (Estimate) $191.60 $191.60    
Admin Fee $100.00 $100.00    
Subtotal: $6,286.60 $3,348.60

Estimated Living Costs:
Books $200.00 $200.00    
Housing $3,000.00 $1,500.00    
Food $1,600.00 $800.00    
Subtotal: $4,800.00 $2,500.00

Total for proof of funding:                                                                             $11,086.60                      $5,848.60       


Late fee charges: $60 Late placement testing fee.
  $25 Monthly late tuition payment fee.

Explanation of fees:

University Fee: Required by university for Health Center, Sports Center + bus pass
Admin Fee:  Required for programming and services beyond core IEP courses, including but not limited to excursions, placemetn testing, events, conversation partner program and student support letters.
Health Insurance: Group health insurance available from SAS for UWM students, required for F-1 students
Housing: Cost of shared double room in Sandburg Residence. Actual cost will vary.
Food: Estimated at $100 per week
Proof of Funding: Applicants requesting an I-20 must show proof of funding in this amount.

New students: Add one-time non-refundable application fee: $150
Payment due date: Payment of tuition and fees are due the Wednesday BEFORE the first day of class.

Financial obligation of all students: A student who enrolls in IEP classes is making a financial commitment to UWM for full payment of tuition and fees for the entire period for which the student is registered. Each enrolled student has an online PAWS account where financial information and dates are recorded. The student (not the sponsor) is responsible for payment of all charges on the PAWS account.