Service and Tuition
Service and Tuition
All costs are for one 8-week session
(All fees and tuitions are subject to change without notice)
2015 IEP Cost for F1 Students
2015 IEP Cost for Tourists for 8 Weeks (One IEP Session)*
*If you are on a tourist visa (B1 or B2) or in the US from a visa waiver country, you may take be a part-time student in the IEP for one session. Part time means that you can take one or two courses.
2015 IEP Cost for US Residents
You must pay the IEP application fee when you send in your application. This fee is non-refundable. Use the Application Fee Form to make this payment.
Tuition in the IEP covers the cost of the classes, and also includes:
· Orientation, placement testing and welcome lunch
· Use of the computer lab and other campus facilities
· Tutors or conversation partners
· Activities and weekend trips
· Graduation ceremony
Tuition is non-refundable after the first day of class. Tuition is paid during orientation.
IEP offers 3 core courses:
Writing & Grammar
Reading & Vocabulary
Listening & Speaking
F1 students must take all 3 courses.
Tourists and Residents may choose the courses they take. Tourists may not take more than 2 courses.
IEP works with selected off-campus student housing units. You can make your own arrangements or you can use our Arrival Support Service.
The housing units on the IEP’s website are all within walking or biking distance from the campus. Please note that public transportation is limited in Hilo. Almost all IEP students live in housing that is listed on our website. It takes on average 15-20 minutes to walk and about 5-10 minutes on a bicycle.
F1 students are required to have health insurance. You may use your own health insurance which you have purchased in your home country, or you may purchase health insurance once you are here.
Contact the IEP Office before you purchase health insurance to make sure it meets the University of Hawai‘i’s requirements.
Your insurance plan must meet or exceed the following University of Hawaii system requirements:
Books and Materials
You will be required to purchase textbooks and other materials (pens, paper, notebooks, etc) before your classes begin. Textbooks are usually purchased during orientation. It costs roughly $40-$50 per textbook. Usually each course requires at least one textbook. Fulltime students usually need to buy three textbooks.
Arrival Support Service
The IEP offers Pre and Post-Arrival Support. This is an optional fee that is payable before arrival for students who require assistance finding housing, airport pick up, and shopping before the session begins. This fee is non-refundable. Use the Application Fee Form to request and pay for Arrival Support.
Pre and Post-Arrival Support includes:
· Arranging housing with one of the apartments on the housing page
· Airport pick up from Hilo International Airport to your apartment
· Two shopping trips
Airport pick ups are only made from Hilo International Airport. Please note that the IEP will only provide airport pick ups on certain days and at certain times. In principle, there are no weekend or late night pick ups.
See the 2014-2015 Airport Pick-up Calendar.
Late orientation fee ($100 non-refundable)
If you miss our scheduled orientation you will be charged for a special late orientation. All new IEP students are required to attend orientation.
Receiving Your Documents
If you would like to receive your I-20 and admission documents by express mail, please pre-pay for shipping at https://study.eshipglobal.com.
Create an account and pre-pay. When you are asked to enter a “Student ID#”, please enter your University of Hawaii ID number. We will print out the shipping label and mail your documents.
We can also ship your documents by airmail at no charge to you.
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