2024 Tuition

$490 per eight-week session (which includes a $30 processing fee.) Book costs are not included in the tuition.

Returning students re-enrolling within a year receive a $30 discount, provided the application is received by the discount deadline.

Application Process

Apply for the ESL Communication Skills Program by completing the online application. Payment must be made at the time the application is submitted. You may pay using a credit card. If you need assistance with the application, please view the following video.

Refund Policy

  • Course fees will be refunded in full if the class is canceled or if a student cancels a registration before the application deadline
  • If cancellation is made after the application deadline but before 5 p.m. on the last business day before the session begins, a $30 processing fee will be deducted from the refund
  • Students withdrawing before the fourth class meeting will receive a refund of one-third of the course fee
  • There is no refund for any student withdrawing after the fourth class meeting
  • All refund requests must be submitted in writing to esl@rice.edu
  • Refunds will be processed as credits to the accounts from which they were paid and may not appear as a credit until the following statement
  • Refunds for enrollments paid by check can take up to four weeks to be processed
  • There is a $30 charge for any check returned for insufficient funds