Beginning on July 1, 2016, CESL will be increasing the application fee to $125. In addition, applicants will also be required to pay a $200 deposit, which will be applied to your first session tuition at CESL. The details are outlined below.
Applicants will now be required to pay two fees when applying.
1. $125 non-refundable application fee.
2. $200 deposit that will be applied to your first session’s tuition.
Applications will not be processed until the $325.00 ($125.00 application + $200.00 deposit) has been paid in full.
The $200 deposit will be applied to the first session tuition or the $200 deposit will be refunded if the student is denied a visa (proof of denial required).
Deposits will only be refunded in the following situation:
Proof of denial of visa: Once the student submits an official letter of proof of visa denial and the visa appointment letter, CESL will refund the $200.00 back to the credit card that was initially charged. Students must request the refund prior to the orientation start date for the session that the I-20 was issued. The student's I-20 will be canceled once the refund is requested.
Refunds may take two to four weeks to process.
Students who successfully receive CESL I-20s/student visas but transfer out to another school without attending any CESL session will not receive any refund of the $200.00 deposit.
Note: Edited on March 2, 2017 to reflect updated information about proof of denial of visa.