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Cost of Attendance

Estimated Cost of Attendance for Each Academic Quarter (Four per Year) for 2012-2013

The Fall Quarter starts in mid September, the Winter Quarter begins in early January, the Spring Quarter starts in mid March, and the Summer Quarter begins in early July.

Students will have the following expenses when they attend the
English Language Program at Cal State L.A.

English Language Program Tuition and Fees per
Ten-Week Academic Quarter

The following tuition and expenses must be paid on or before
Registration Day

# Description and Required Fees Amount
1. ELP Tuition and Required Fees
2. Required Student Health Center Fee
3. Required Health Insurance*
Per Quarter Total:

Estimated (Approximate) Living Expenses per
Ten-Week Academic Quarter

# Description Amount
4. Housing
5. Meals
6. Clothing and Miscellaneous
7. Local Transportation
Per Quarter Total:

All amounts are in USD and all are subject to change without notice.

*F-1 Visa Students must buy mandatory Health Insurance as a condition of studying at Cal State L.A., and prior to attending any classes in the ELP. All F-1 Visa Students must pay the premium to purchase health insurance from the provider currently approved by California State University, Los Angeles. The University-approved International Student Health Insurance provider is: United Health Care.  Telephone: +1 800 237 0903.  Website:

International Student Health Insurance can be purchased on Registration Day.  The premium for International Student Health Insurance is due directly to the insurance company  These premiums range from $150 to $200 per quarter to cover the student.  Coverage for a dependent spouse or children of the student costs an additional premium, and is entirely optional.  Students must present Proof of Insurance prior to receiving their course schedules or attending classes.  We cannot make exceptions!

The Estimated Cost of Attendance for Students on F-1 Visas is
$24,000 for One Year.

Applicants must demonstrate that at least USD $24,000 is on deposit in a bank and available for their use as students.  For students who wish to bring a spouse or children with them, the minimum bank funds requirement of USD $24,000 will increase by USD $4,000 for a spouse and USD $2,000 for each child.  In order to request the Dependent (F-2) Forms I-20, the student must supply a Marriage Certificate for the spouse and Birth Certificates for each child.

The English Language Program
College of Extended Studies and International Programs
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive, GE 220
Los Angeles, California  90032-8619   USA

Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 08:00 to 17:00
Pacific Time,
GMT-7 (November 8 – March 13, GMT-8)

Telephone: +1 323 343 4840
Fax: +1 323 343 4843


Regular Office Hours:

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

+ 1 323 343 4840


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