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Welcome To The World Of Opportunity At Embry-Riddle

Thank you for your interest in Embry-Riddle Language Institute (ERLI). We welcome international students who are looking to further their English language training.


All students are required to submit a $200 initial deposit. If you require an I-20, you must submit this initial deposit first in order for Embry-Riddle to issue the I-20.

Before you arrive, you will need to pay the following:

$ 50.00 Application fee (non-refundable) 
$ 200.00 Initial deposit
$250.00 Total

Estimated Expenses for Students Starting in the Fall, Spring, or Summer
Expense Item
2021 - 2022 School Year
$1,342 per class with 5 classes needed to be full-time

Tuition for 5 classes: $6,710

University Fees
$889 per semester
Medical insurance
$1,487 per year
$200 per semester
Meal Plan $3,227 per semester (3-meals per day)
$3,800 (approximately, depends on dormitory)

Estimated total cost per semester for students living on campus: about $16,313 (including one year of medical insurance, university housing, and a meal plan.)

Estimated cost per semester for students living off campus: $7,799 (not including university housing, meal plan, or health insurance.)


You should know: ERLI does not provide housing, but if you want to live in a university dormitory room, you must sign a contract for two semesters. This means you will have to live in the dormitory for both the Fall and Spring semesters. You also will have at least one roommate and will probably share a bathroom with at least three other students. You will also need to buy a Meal Plan if you live in a dormitory.

You can find a place to live at:

  • University Housing: You should apply to get a dormitory room as early as possible because there are a limited number of rooms available. Click Apply to Housing to get directions on how to apply online.
  • Private apartments starting from $750 per month 
    Check out forrent.com
 Estimated Expenses for Mid-Term Start Students
 Expense Item   2021-2022 School Year

 $671 per class (5 classes needed to be full-time)

Tuition for 5 classes: $3,355

 Medical Insurance  $1,487 per year
University Fees  $445
 Books and Supplies  $200
 Housing  $1,900 (approximately)
 Meal Plan  $1,600 (approximately)

Estimated total cost per semester for students living on campus:  about $8,987* (including 12-months of medical insurance, university housing, and a meal plan.)

Estimated total cost per semester for students living off campus: $4,000 (not including medical insurance, university housing, and a meal plan.)

See the Student Financial Services site for payment due dates and options. The last day to drop all classes with a 100% refund is usually five business days after the first day of ERAU classes. See the Term Information on the Office of the Registrar's website for a full schedule.

*Midterm Starts are exactly half the length of a full semesters, so tuition and other costs are about half the amount.


About Estimated Costs

The estimated costs above are only an estimate and may not reflect all cost and expenses incurred while attending ERLI.

All amounts shown here or in other University publications or webpages represent tuition and fees as currently approved. However, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) reserves the right to increase or modify tuition and fees without prior notice, upon approval by the Board or as otherwise consistent with Board policy and to make such modifications applicable to students enrolled at ERAU at that time as well as to incoming students.

In addition, all tuition amounts and fees are subject to change at any time for correction of errors. Finally, please note that fee amounts billed for any period may be adjusted at a future date.

Please note: Payment is due by the payment deadline in advance of the first day of classes. For more on deadlines, how to submit payments, and payment plan options, visit the Student Financial Services Office page.