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English Language Program Tuition and Fees

Summary of Costs 

These costs do not reflect living and personal expenses.  More details can be found on the ONU Tuition and Fees website.   Scholarship assistance is available; look at the bottom of this page.


Intensive English Program

IEP studies are terms (7.5 weeks) rather than semesters (15 weeks), with two terms each semester.  Students taking 8 or more credits in a term are considered "Full Time"; students taking fewer than 8 credits in a term are considered "Part Time."  In the summer terms, full time is 6 or more credits in each term.

IEP Tuition is paid for any EAP course taken at ONU.

IEP Tuition & Fees

TUITION:  Full time tuition for a Term is $3,750 U.S.  A semester is $7,500 U.S. (two terms).   A full year  is $18,850 U.S.  (5 terms, including summer)

Part-time tuition is $313/credit.  Most courses are two credits or $626.  While students may study part-time in the IEP. all courses at a specific level must be completed before moving to study at a more advanced level.

FEES: All students pay a fee each term they are enrolled.  Fees cover testing, tutoring and class-based activities.  The fees for IEP are $50 per term.  That would be $100 per semester or $250 for a full year of study.


International Scholar Transition Program

ISTP studies are semester-based (15 weeks), with two semesters each year.  Students taking 12 credits  or more (ISTP plus academic course work) in a semester are considered "Full Time"; students taking fewer then 12 credits in a term are considered Part Time.

ONU Tuition is charged for any ISTP course taken at ONU; the amount of tuition determined by the college in which the student is enrolled.  Financial Aid is available; contact of the Office of International Admissions.

ISTP Tuition & Fees:  

For assured current information, visit the ONU Tuition and Fees Website

TUITION:  Full time tuition for a Semester is from $14,125 to $16,700 U.S., depending on the college in which the student is enrolled (Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, Pharmacy).   A full academic year  is from $28,250 U.S. to $33,400.  Specific information is listed on the ONU Tuition and Fees Website .  Scholarships are available to academically talented and qualified students.   Award amounts are based on academic grades, leadership potential, extracurricular activities, life experiences and the academic major.  Other awards are also available.  See more detailed information below.

NOTE:  Full time tuition supports a 10 credit program of English studies and 6 credits of academic work related to the major field of study.

Part-time tuition is $1,180-$1,390 U.S./credit, again depending on the college of enrollment.  ISTP courses are either 4 credits (Reading and Vocabulary) or 6 credits (Listening and Speaking)

FEES: All students in ISTP courses pay a course fee each semester they are enrolled.  Fees cover testing, tutoring and class-based activities.  The fees for ISTP are $95 per course or $190 per semester or $380 per academic year of study, not including summer study.



Scholarships and Financial Assistance are available at Ohio Northern University for International students admitted to degree programs.  Financial Assistance is not available for English studies because ELP costs much less than academic program work.  See the International Admissions page for more information on Scholarships and Assistance.

English Language Programs

Clark Hall 129
525 South Main Street
Ada, Ohio 45810
Monday: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Thursday: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed