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SCIS Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice. Funds for personal expenses (e.g., food, supplies, etc.) are not included. E-books are included (upon availability) in academic program tuition.
This tuition and fee structure is effective as of Fall 2016.

Non-Residential & International Tuition

Non-residential and international tuition and fees represent all campus-based academic programs.

Level/Program Per Credit Per Course* Per Semester*
Graduate $726.00 $2,178.00 $6,534.00
TESOL $695.00 $2,085.00 $6,255.00
Undergraduate $422.00 $1,266.00 $5,064.00
ESL $10/hour $1,400.00
(per 7 weeks; 20 hrs/week)
$1,400.00
(per 7 weeks; 20 hrs/week)

Per Course* Amount is based on 3 credits for 1 course disclaimer*
Per Semester* Amount is based on 9 credits for 3 courses or 12 credits for 4 courses disclaimer*

Residential Tuition

For additional information regarding qualification, please click here.

Level/Program Per Credit Per Course* Per Semester*
Graduate $508.00 $1,524.00 $4,572.00
TESOL $508.00 $1,524.00 $4,572.00
Undergraduate $392.00 $1,176.00 $4,704.00
ESL $9/hour $1,260.00
(per 7 weeks; 20 hrs/week)
$1,260.00
(per 7 weeks; 20 hrs/week)

Per Course* Amount is based on 3 credits for 1 course disclaimer*
Per Semester* Amount is based on 9 credits for 3 courses or 12 credits for 4 courses disclaimer*

Online Tuition by Program

Online tuition applies only to students taking their coursework fully online. On-ground students who elect to take one or more online courses will be charged the on-ground tuition rate.

Level/Program Per Credit Per Course* Per Semester*
Graduate $508.00 $1,524.00 $4,572.00
TESOL $508.00 $1,524.00 $4,572.00
Undergraduate $392.00 $1,176.00 $4,704.00
ESL $9/hour $630.00
(per 7 weeks; 10 hrs/week)
$630.00
(per 7 weeks; 10 hrs/week)

Per Course* Amount is based on 3 credits for 1 course disclaimer*
Per Semester* Amount is based on 9 credits for 3 courses or 12 credits for 4 courses disclaimer*

Non-Intensive ESL Tuition

Program Name Per Session
Business English $240.00
Evening ESL $240.00
American Language & Culture $240.00
A Day at the Museum* $40.00 (per visit)

*Tuition for A Day at the Museum is non-refundable.

Continuing Education Payment Deadlines (Business English; Evening ESL; American Language & Culture):

Payment deadlines are a week before the first day of the classes.
Please note that if we do not receive the payment by the deadline date, the following action will be taken:
Late fee of 3% of the tuition will be charged monthly.
For additional information regarding non-intensive ESL, please visit the School of Language Studies.

School of Test Preparation Tuition

Please visit the School of Test Preparation for additional details and exact tuition rates.

Standard Courses

Course Application Fee Placement Test Fee Tuition
TOEFL or IELTS for CEUs $20.00 -- $500.00
TOEFL/IELTS $50.00 $30.00 $1,520.00
GRE/GMAT $50.00 $30.00 $500.00
LSAT $50.00 $30.00 $300.00
SAT/ACT $50.00 $30.00 $500.00

Private Courses

Class Size Hours Price/Person/Hour
One Student 10 $45.00
Two Students 10 $40.00
Three Students 10 $35.00
Four+ Students 10 $30.00

Fees

Some fees are mandatory and due at the time of application or enrollment. There are also service fees charged as necessary as the student progresses through his or her program of study or as required upon the student's request. All fees are non-refundable.

Fee Amount
Application Fee*
International Application Fee
Domestic Application Fee
Online Application Fee
Continuing Education & Non Intensive Course Application Fee

$150
$50
$50
$20
Student Services Fee 
Degree Programs (Spring and Fall Semesters)
Degree Programs (Summer Semesters)
ESL Programs

$75.00
$50.00
$50.00
Deferral Fee
International
Domestic

$65.00
$25.00
English Placement Test Fee (per test) $30.00
Major Fields Test Fee (new students only, as applicable) $60.00
Resource Fee (per session, ESL students only)
Full-Time
Part-Time

$100.00
$50.00
Late Registration Fee (per semester) $50.00
Late Payment Fee 3% of outstanding balance due at time of payment
Tuition Payment Plan Fee (per installment) $30.00
Check Return Fee $40.00
Credit Card Charge-Back Fee 3%
Wire Transfer Refund Fee 
International
Domestic

$40.00
$25.00
Change of Program Fee $100.00
ID Replacement Fee $10.00
Transcript Fee
Regular (3 business day processing)
Expedited (24 hour processing)

$10.00
$25.00
Transcript Postage Fee
Domestic
International

$25.00
$65.00
Graduation Fee $150.00
Late fee for Graduate Application Fee $50.00
Graduation Application Postage Fee
Domestic
International

$30.00
$100.00
Replacement Diploma Fee
Graduate/Undergraduate
Certificate
ESL

$50.00
$25.00
$10.00
Withdrawal Fee $100.00

*Students who withdraw from and return to the university must pay the $150.00 application fee upon re-application. Alumni who return to university within a year of graduation will have their application fee waived.

Living & Other Expenses

Students should calculate and bring extra funds for these expenses based upon their individual projected needs.

Expense Type Description Amount
Living The approximate cost for an individual student living in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. $9,000.00 per academic year
(9 months)
Textbooks Textbooks expenses are not always included in tuition. All students must obtain the necessary books before the course add/drop period ends. Academic program students may spend an average of $100.00 per classes for which textbooks are not provided.