ALI Costs

  • The ALI offers several different educational programs designed to meet students’ educational needs. In addition to program costs, students should budget for housing, meals, transportation, and personal expenses.

    Program Cost

    The cost of the American Language Institute includes tuition and mandatory IUP fees.

    Full-Time ALI Enrollment
     Fall 2017   Spring 2018   Summer 2018  
     Tuition $3,500  Tuition $3,500  Tuition $3,000
     Fees $1,218  Fees $1,218  Fees $727
      Total $4,718    Total $4,718  Total $3,727

    Detailed cost information and special program rates are available at the Office of the Bursar. Tuition and fees are subject to annual change. New students will be charged a $15 fee for I-Card Production and $125 fee for Orientation and Placement Testing. International students must also pay an annual evacuation and repatriation fee of $85.

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    On-Campus Housing

    Two students talking at their desks in a room within one of the Suites on Grant buildings IUP offers on-campus housing for students, which helps to facilitate their social and academic adjustment to the United States. Residence halls at IUP are well-maintained and equipped with entertainment options for students. Most residence halls have a pool table, ping-pong table, huge televisions with cable, and high-speed Internet access.

    Wallwork HallVisit Housing, Residential Living, and Dining for more information about living on campus. Many international students choose to live in Wallwork Hall, the designated Global Awareness living/learning residence hall at IUP.

    Off-Campus Housing

    Many students enjoy living off campus. It should be understood that IUP makes no living arrangements other than in its own residence facilities. It is important that you take the necessary steps to secure adequate housing before arriving at IUP. Most apartment managers and landlords will require you to sign a contract that is legally binding and will require a security deposit, which can sometimes equal one extra month’s rent before moving in. Please make sure you understand the contract before you sign.

    Meal Plan

    Foster Dining HallStudents living in IUP residence halls are required to purchase one of five meal plans. Students living off campus who want a meal plan can choose from six meal plans. Students living off campus are not required to purchase a meal plan. Meal plans are selected through the student’s IUP computer account.

    Folger Dining HallPlease be advised that there is always an adjustment period to the food and beverages in a new country or culture. The campus dining personnel will work with students who have special dietary requirements. No exceptions to or alterations of the meal plan contract will be allowed.

    Meal plans begin for all IUP students, domestic as well as international, with lunch/dinner on the weekend before classes. Students should be prepared to pay for meals off campus prior to that date. Please refer all dining questions to

    Health Insurance

    We strongly recommended that all students have health insurance, because health costs in the United States are very high. While IUP does not currently require health insurance, the U.S. government does require that all exchange students (J visa) have health insurance. Learn more about the federal guidelines, short-term health insurance, and the immunization documentation that IUP does require under Health Insurance in the Office of International Education Admitted Student section.