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Thinking about how to finance your program?

Salem State’s monthly payment plan option makes our affordable tuition even more affordable!

We keep students at the center of everything we do. Because we understand the importance of providing flexibility so that you can start at a time that is best for you, we offer six start dates each year.  

We also provide flexibility in the ways that you can pay for classes. Whether you want to pay in full or pay in monthly installments, we have you covered! Students can pay their account balances by bank account, wire transfer, credit card or by money order. 

Required Fees

All required fees are included in the cost of each course at a pro-rated amount. Below is an explanation of each fee and the amount for full-time students who study 18 clock hours per week in our Intensive English Language Program (IELP) or Summer American Culture and English Immersion Program (ACEI). Fees are pro-rated for part-time students according to the number of weeks and hours they study.  

  • Course Fee – provides you access to English language instruction  

  • Materials Fee – provides you access to course textbooks and online learning resources  

  • University Fee – provides you access to university services and facilities such as, the fitness center, library, counseling and health services, etc.  

  • Student Government Association (SGA) Fee – provides you access to student life activities and events 

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Program 

Course Fee 

Materials Fee 

University Fee 

Student Government Association Fee 

Total Cost 

IELP  

8 weeks 

$1622.20 

$175 

$102.60 

$25.20 

$1925 

CESL 

6 weeks 

$273.16 

$54 

$22.84 

N/A 

$350 

ACEI 

6 weeks  

$1462.40 

$175 

$102.60 

N/A 

$1740 

TOEFL 7 weeks 

$327.87 

$55 

$17.13 

N/A 

$400 

Optional Fees 

All optional fees can be included in a monthly payment plan with required course fees. As a non-degree student, you have the option of purchasing private health insurance or the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) through Salem State University. Students who opt into student health insurance may choose to be charged for the full semester or academic year depending on their registration plans.  

Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) 

  • Approximately $275.50 per month 

  • $3,306 for coverage from August 1, 2020 – July 31, 2021  

  • $1,935 from January 1, 2021 – July 31, 2021 

  • Other pro-rated amounts may be possible depending on duration of study 

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Costs by Program

The Intensive English Language Program (IELP) provides academic language instruction at seven levels along with a variety of electives that allow students to explore U.S. higher education, future career options, and American culture. 

COURSE FEES 

*Includes all course materials and required university fees:

Full-time 8 weeks:  

  • 22 Hours $2352.78 
  • 20 Hours $2138.89 
  • 18 Hours $1925.00 

Part-time 8 weeks: 

  • 16 Hours - $1711.11 
  • 14 Hours - $1497.22 
  • 12 Hours - $1283.33 
  • 10 Hours - $1069.44 
  • 9 Hours - $962.58 
  • 8 Hours - $855.56 
  • 7 Hours - $745.26 
  • 6 Hours - $641.67 
  • 4 Hours - $434.65 
  • 2 Hours - $217.32 

PROGRAM INFORMATION 

  • Session length: 8 weeks 
  • Class hours: 2-22 hours per week (daytime) 
  • Class size: 5-15 students 
  • 2020 Orientation dates:  Fall A – August 24-25 | Fall B – October 19-20   
  • 2020 Start dates: Fall A – September 2 | Fall B – October 28 
  • 2021 Orientation dates: Spring A – January 11-12 | Spring B March 15-16 
  • 2021 Start dates: Spring A – January 19 | Spring B – March 23  

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The evening Community Life and Work ESL Program provides busy adult learners of English with a curriculum that focuses on daily life and workplace situations to improve language skills for career advancement and life in the local community. 

COURSE FEES

*Includes all course materials and required fees

  • $350 per 6-week session  

PROGRAM INFORMATION  

  • Session length: 6 weeks 
  • Class hours: 4 hours in class and 2 hours online per week (evening) 
  • Class size: 5-15 students 
  • 2020 Placement Dates: Fall A - September 2-11 | Fall B - October 19-30 
  • 2020 Start Dates: Fall A – September 14 | November 2  
  • 2021 Placement Dates:  Spring A - January 19-29 | Spring B - March 15-26 | Summer A – May 10-21 | Summer B – June 28-July 9 
  • 2021 Start Dates: Spring A – February 1 | Spring B – March 29 | Summer A – May 24 | Summer B - July 12 

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The American Culture and English Immersion program provides you with the perfect summer destination to experience life and culture in the United States while building language skills for specific purposes. 

COURSE FEES

*Includes all course materials and required fees

Full-Time (6 weeks):  

  • 22 Hours - $2126.67 
  • 20 Hours - $1933.33 
  • 18 Hours - $1740 

Part-Time (6 weeks):  

  • 16 Hours - $1546.67 
  • 14 Hours - $1353.33 
  • 12 Hours - $1160.00 
  • 10 Hours - $952.92 
  • 8 Hours - $787.08 
  • 4 Hours - $393.54 

PROGRAM INFORMATION 

  • Session length: 6 weeks 
  • Class hours: 4-22 hours per week (daytime) 
  • Class size: 5-15 students  
  • 2021 Orientation Dates: May 17-18 | July 7-8  
  • 2021 Start Dates: May 24 | July 12  

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The online TOEFL iBT® Preparation course will help you master the test strategies you need to reach your target score to enter university or for professional board requirements.  

COURSE FEES

*Includes all course materials and required fees

  • $400 per 7-week session  

PROGRAM INFORMATION 

  • Session length: 7 weeks 
  • Class hours: 3 hours per week (Saturdays) 
  • Class size: 5-15 students 
  • 2020 Placement Dates:  Fall A – September 2-11 | Fall B – October 19-31 
  • 2021 Placement Dates: Spring A - January 19-29 | Spring B - March 15-30 | Summer A - May 10-21 | Summer B - June 28-July 9 
  • 2020 Start Dates: Fall A – September 12 |Fall B – November 7 
  • 2021 Start Dates: Spring A – January 30 | Spring B – April 3  

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American Language and Culture Institute Program Calendar 

American Language and Culture Institute Program Calendar 

Session 

Registration and Orientation 

Classes Start 

Classes End 

Fall A 

August 24-25 (IELP) 

September 2-11 (CESL) 

September 2 (IELP) 

September 12 (TOEFL Prep) 

September 14 (CESL) 

October 21 

October 24 (TOEFL Prep) 

Fall B 

October 19-20 (IELP) 

October 19-30 (CESL) 

October 28 (IELP) 

November 2 (CESL) 

November 7 (TOEFL Prep) 

December 16 

December 19 (TOEFL Prep) 

Spring A 

January 11-12 (IELP) 

January 19-29 (CESL) 

January 19 (IELP) 

January 31 (TOEFL Prep) 

February 1 (CESL) 

March 10 

March 13 (TOEFL Prep) 

Spring B 

March 15-16 (IELP) 

March 15-26 (CESL) 

March 23 (IELP) 

March 29 (CESL) 

April 3 (TOEFL Prep) 

May 12 

May 15 (TOEFL Prep) 

Summer A 

May 17-18 (ACEI) 

May 10-21 (CESL) 

May 24 

 

June 30 

Summer B 

July 7-8 (ACEI) 

June 28-July 9 (CESL) 

July 12 

August 18 

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Center for International Education, Sullivan Building, Suite 114, North Campus 

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