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Tuition & Fees for F-1 Students

The ESL Institute at Austin Peay State University is pleased to offer our program at very competitive costs. If you compare to other regional programs, you will find that we offer an excellent value for your education dollars.
The following information is current for the 2014-2015 academic year only. All fees are shown in U.S. dollars and are subject to change. Fees are reviewed and set by the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) each year.


Registration and Maintenance Fees (per 15-week semester)$3,050Total is for a full-time course load of 20 or more hours. $200 is due in advance from first-time students.

Required Fees

Includes application, technology access, cultural activities and ESL program fees 

New Student Required Fees (first-time students)$322.50Required of first-time students. The $40 application fee is due from first-time students with the initial application.  
Continuing Student Required Fees$282.50Required of continuing students (2nd and following semesters)

Other Fees

Program Services Fee (PSF) and Health Services Deposit$654.50Required of full-time ESL students living in campus housing; optional to off-campus ESL students. Provides access to the campus recreation center, athletic events, health services, and also includes the parking fees.
The unused portion of the health services deposit will be refunded when the student completes the ESL program. 
Continuing ESL students who have already paid the Health Services Deposit would pay $579.50.
Express Mail Fee$65.00The costs to express mail the I-20 document are not covered by the ESL Institute. A fee of $65 (which is subject to change) is charged at registration to cover these costs. If the actual charges for a particular student are found to be higher than $65, the student will be expected to pay the additional cost.
Late Registration Fee$50.00If you register during the late registration period: August 18 - 29, 2014

Other Costs

Parking Pass$25.00 -$30.00Valid for 5 months; applicable if student does not pay the Program Services Fee (see above)
Health Insurance$375.00 - $400.00Estimated cost for 4 months 

Room and Board

For information about campus housing options, contact the APSU Office of Housing and Residence Life at (931) 221-7444 or their website at



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