NC State
Intensive English Program

Estimated IEP Costs 

Program and University fees ($6,247.30) are due by the last day of orientation (August 11, 2017). Paying the fees on time is very important and if a student does not pay on time, they may be dropped from the program. All fees below are subject to change without notice.  Fees below do NOT include the cost of health insurance. Actual expenses per semester may be higher or lower depending on the student’s lifestyle.

Students applying for IEP-only admission will also be required to pay a one-time application fee of $100.  Note that this application fee is non-refundable.

Fee TypeFall 2016Spring 2017Summer 2017Fall 2017Spring 2018
Program Fees$4,971.00$4,971.00$2,981.00$4,971.00$4,971.00
University Fees (Student Centers, Gym, Technology, etc.)$1221.73$1221.73$1,002.60$1,246.30*$1,246.30*
Campus Security Fee$15.00$15.00$15.00$15.00
Living Costs (includes estimated $250-350 for books)$6,390.00$6,390.00$1,367.00$6,390.00$6,390.00
Estimated Total Cost Per Semester$12,597.73$12,597.73$5,350.60$12,622.30$12,622.30

*All fees are subject to change without notice. The fees above do NOT include the cost of health insurance. Actual expenses per semester may be higher or lower depending on the student’s lifestyle.

IEP students are charged mandatory university fees at the same rate as undergraduates taking 12+ credit hours per semester. Click here for an itemized breakdown of mandatory university fees.

Health Insurance Coverage

All North Carolina State University students, including IEP students, are required to maintain health/medical insurance throughout their time at the university.  Students are responsible for all costs associated with their health insurance.

NC State students who are enrolled in classes through the IEP are now eligible for Student Blue from Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, for a fee of $1270 each semester . Students may waive enrollment in (choose not to use) Student Blue if they can prove that they have health/medical insurance from another insurance provider. This insurance may be purchased abroad or in the United States, but it must meet the following coverage types and minimum amounts:

    • Minimum total benefit/coverage of $100,000 (USD) per accident or illness
    • Plan deductible of no more that $500 (USD)
    • Provides a policy year deductible of no greater than $500 (USD)
    • Minimum of $50,000 (USD) for medical evacuation
    • Minimum of $25,000 (USD) for repatriation
    • Policy must be active for the entire duration of the academic semester

Students will AUTOMATICALLY be billed for Student Blue Health insurance UNLESS they submit a waiver proving that they have private health insurance that meets the above requirements.  If students miss the deadline for submitting a waiver, they will be responsible for paying costs associated with the Student Blue health insurance even if they do not use it.

Note that the Student Blue policy does NOT cover dental care.  However, Student Health Services offers a dental discount program.   For questions regarding insurance please contact

IMPORTANT: The Fall 2017 Waiver/Enrollment period is now open through September 11, 2017.   Health insurance waivers MUST be completed each and every semester that a student is enrolled.  If students want to waive enrollment in Student Blue, they should complete an online waiver form here or by using the following apps: