AEC Tuition and Fees

Tuition is $674 per credit hour for non-degree seeking students. This includes a $10 technology fee. Tuition may vary for students enrolled in academic courses.

See AEC Estimated Cost of Attendance for details. For a printable copy of costs, visit the ISS website or email

Tuition is $398 per credit hour for the AEC's Online Programs.

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). ISS, campus, and infrastructure fees are also included. For more information regarding dates and costs for orientation, please visit the ISS website.

AEC Important Dates to Remember


Fall Semester 2020 (16 Weeks)

Mandatory Orientation Visit the ISS website for more information
Classes begin August 24, 2020
Exams end December 11, 2020

Spring Semester 2021 (16 weeks)

Mandatory Orientation TBA
Classes begin February 1, 2021
Exams end May 14, 2021

One of the first 12 intensive English programs in the United States
Each semester year, the AEC enrolls about 250 students representing more than 35 countries on six continents.
Start working on your degree now! You can take university classes for credit at the same time you are taking English classes.
Earn university credits now! You can use 9 AEC credits as elective credits toward your KU degree in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Business, and Architecture.
Fulfill a university requirement! Completion of your English proficiency requirements means you have finished your foreign language requirement at the University of Kansas.
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