Estimated Costs


Registration for classes is on the first day of orientation, and payment must be made before you begin classes. Please be sure to apply for admission early—it may take some time for the U.S. Embassy to approve your visa.

Students applying for the second sessions may not apply for a degree program at the University of Oklahoma at the same time.


Application Fee and Deposit

As of July 1, 2016, CESL requires students pay two fees when applying.

 Academic EnglishGeneral/Community English
Application Fee$125$35


Applications will not be processed until the full amount 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 cancelled 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 a refund of the $125.00 application fee or any refund of the $200.00 deposit. (All of the $325.00 will be forfeited.)


2017 Estimated Costs

**based on double occupancy in dormitories with included meal plan. Rates for off-campus housing may differ.

Rates are subject to change. 

ItemSpring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2Fall 1Fall 2Total
Books and Materials$250$250$250$250$250$250$1,500
International Student Services Fee$75$75$75$75$75$75$450
Goddard Health Center$55$55$55$165
Medical Insurance$270$252$220$220$220$422$1,604
Room and Board$2,570$2,570$500$500$2,570$2,570$11,280
Miscellaneous Living$416$416$416$416$416$416$2,496
Estimated Total$5,931$5,913$3,611$3,611$5,881$6,083$30,865

Refund Policy

  • Withdrawal within first week - 80% refund of tuition only
  • Withdrawal within second week - 50% refund of tuition only
  • Withdrawal within third week - 20% refund of tuition only
  • Withdrawal after third week - no refund