IELP Tuition and Fees

NOTE: The following are estimated expenses for a single student for the 2014 - 2015 school year.

  One Session One Semester One Academic Year Summer Session*
Duration 2 months 4 months 8 months 6 weeks
Tuition & Fees
Tuition $1,480 $2,960 $5,920 $1,110
Student Body Fee $72 $144 $288 $0
Total Cost $1,552 $3,104 $6,208 $1,110
Other Expenses
Room and food** $1,840 $3,680 $7,360 $540 (room only***)
Grand Total Cost $3,392 $6,784 $13,568 $1,650
Books and supplies $325 $325 $650 $325

The total cost in bold is the amount needed to obtain an I-20 for the amount of time you want to study.

*Summer session will be available only if enough students express interest.
**Rates may vary depending on the actual housing and meal assignment. The average cost for an on-campus room and full-access cafeteria meal plan is $3,680 per semester.
***Meals not included. One housing week cost is $90.

A married student should add about $3,000 for a non-student spouse and $3,000 for each child. (This includes health insurance costs for a spouse and child which are significantly higher than $1,859.)

Health insurance information:

Cost for insurance depends on the starting session as follows:

  • Sessions 1 and 2:     $1,859
  • Sessions 3 and 4:     $1,038
  • Summer session:     $420

Students may use a private insurance plan or purchase a less expensive plan at

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Many international students find sponsors through their own personal contacts and/or various organizations to help fund their tuition and living expenses. We encourage you to look for financial sources such as these.

On-Campus Work

International students are only allowed to work for Fresno Pacific University. Openings for on-campus jobs are advertised in the Career Services Center, not on-line. Employment is limited and NOT guaranteed. Each student must apply and possibly interview to get a job. Students should not plan to make a lot of money from on-campus work. Minimum wage is $8.00 per hour. Students may work up to 20 hours a week while school is in session and 40 hours a week during vacations.

English language students are likely to get jobs in the cafeteria, gardening, cleaning or maintenance.

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