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AEC Tuition and Fees

The tuition and fees include nonresident tuition for full-time students and campus privilege fees. Tuition may vary for students enrolled in academic courses. Room and meals include rent for a shared double room and food for the period (excluding vacations). Other meal plan options are available at a lower cost. Personal expenses vary greatly. Health insurance is required for all international students. Students who already have adequate coverage may obtain a waiver for the insurance charge.

See AEC Estimated Cost of Attendance for details. For a printable copy of costs, click here or email issdocs@ku.edu.

First Semester Additional Fees

Each student will need to purchase a KUID card for $15. New students are also required to attend the "You at KU" International Student Orientation with International Student Services (ISS). For more information regarding dates and costs for orientation, please visit the ISS website.

Applied English Center Important Dates to Remember


Spring Semester 2019 (16 weeks)

Mandatory Orientation January 7, 2019
Classes begin January 22, 2019
Exams end May 17, 2019

Summer Semester 2019 (8 Weeks)

Mandatory Orientation May 28, 2019
Classes begin June 4, 2019
Exams end July 26, 2019

Fall Semester 2019 (16 Weeks)

Mandatory Orientation August 12, 2019
Classes begin August 26, 2019
Exams end December 20, 2019


Founded in 1964 as part of a Ford Foundation campus internationalization grant
One of the first 12 intensive English programs in the United States
Each semester, the AEC enrolls about 250 students representing more than 35 countries on six continents
The Applied English Center offers field trips and conversation groups to our students
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities