Program Fees

Required fees are bold. Optional fees are gray and marked with an asterisk (*).


General English &

College Preparatory Experience

General English &

College Preparatory Experience


Spring 2024

January 16 - May 3

Summer I 2024

May 20 - June 28

Fall 2024

August 26 - December 13

Summer II 2024

July 8 – August 16

 Application Fee $150 $150
 Enrollment Deposit $350 $350
 Visa Compliance Fee $350 $0
 UCAELI Course Fees $6,500 $3,000
 Medical Insurance

Returning Students


New Students


Prices available May 2024*

 Student Health and Wellness Fee $350 - $400 $0
 Textbooks  $100 - $300 $100 - $300
 Transit Fee  $97 $0
 On-Campus Housing $3,718 - $7,259* Prices available May 2024*
 Meal Plan (Living On-Campus)  $3,000-$3,400* Prices available May 2024*
 Community Meal Plan

25 meals - $298.00*

50 meals - $596.00*

Prices available May 2024*



Application Processing Fee

Non-refundable application processing fee.

Enrollment Deposit

The enrollment deposit guarantees your place in the upcoming session. Applicants will not be issued an I-20 until the enrollment deposit is paid.

Course Fees

Course fees based on 22 hours of English instruction per week.

Visa Compliance Fee (VCF)

The visa compliance fee applies specifically to students with an F-1 visa. Students are charged this fee in the Fall and Spring sessions, not Summer. For more information please about the VCF fee, please visit the Center for International Students and Scholars Website.

Student Health and Wellness Fee (SHaW)

The mission of SHaW is to support the optimal well-being of all UConn students by providing the highest quality compassionate care and exceptional health and wellness programs. Students are charged this fee in the Fall and Spring sessions, not Summer. Please visit the Student Health and Wellness Website for more information.

Health Insurance

All full-time UCAELI students are required by the University to maintain health insurance coverage. Students must provide proof of adequate insurance before the start of each semester in order to waive the university insurance charge. For more information about the University Insurance Plan, please visit the Student Health and Wellness Website.

Transit Fee

The transportation fee allows students access to the Connecticut Department of Transportation’s U-Pass program. U-Pass CT is valid for unlimited rides within Connecticut on all local & express buses, CTfastrak, Shore Line East (rail), and intrastate New Haven (rail) services for no additional cost. For more information about the transit fee and U-Pass, please visit the Parking Services Website. 

On-Campus Housing, Storrs (Optional Fee)

Applicants must fill out separate application for on-campus housing. Accepted students will be notified of the housing application deadline. Students are not able to select which dormitory they will be placed in. Students may be placed in a single, double or triple room. Some dormitories have shared kitchens. 

Please refer to the Residential Life website for details regarding student housing and fees.

Meal Plans (Optional Fee)

Students who live in dormitories without kitchens are required to purchase a full meal plan. There are several meal plan options available. Please refer to the Dining Services website for details regarding dining and meal plan prices.

**Students living in dormitories with kitchen access can be exempted from purchasing meal plans.**

Commuter meal plans available.

Student Fee Bill

The student fee bill will be available the first week of classes and must be paid by the 10th day of class.


Refund Policy

If you decide not to attend the program, your $150 application fee will not be refunded. However, if you submit a new application within 12 months from the date of the first application, we will credit the $150 application fee to your account.

If a student drops out of the program after the first day of classes, refunds will be issued according to the University of Connecticut refund policy. 

In case of illness or other emergency, UCAELI will refund your course fees on a prorated basis upon receipt of proper documentation.

The $350 enrollment deposit will not be refunded unless your visa has been denied. If you choose to defer your acceptance, you will need to pay the $350 enrollment deposit again. If your visa has been denied and you need a refund, you will need to submit documentation showing that your visa was denied.