Dates and Fees


Our students say that SVIEP is the best place for improving your English and getting ready to be successful in college. Review our program dates below and choose the date you will begin your future with SVIEP!

Gracie's Success Story: From SVIEP to ANTHROPOLOGY MAJOR at Cañada College

Gracie"I benefited from the SVIEP program greatly. It improved my English and proficiency and  it prepared me well for college. SVIEP helped me to build my confidence, and I am pleased with my progress. SVIEP has small classes so that I can communicate with professors and classmates frequently and closely. It is very crucial before studying in college and applying for universities. Now I am pursuing Anthropology in Cañada College and planning to take on a second major before applying for universities. SVIEP is the best way to learn English."

Gracie Guo 郭元春

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5 Start Dates. 8-Week Sessions. 4-Level Program. 

SVIEP offers five start dates per year in June, August, October, January, and March. Each session is 8 weeks long and offers 4 levels of instruction per session. See below for important due dates for each session. Spring B deadline extended to February 25, 2019.

SVIEP Sessions Length Program Start Program End Application Deadlines for International (F-1) and Local Students
Summer 2019 (June Start) 8 weeks June 10, 2019 July 31, 2019 International F-1 (Outside US): May. 15, 2019
Local Transfer F-1 (Within US): Jun. 3, 2019
Fall A 2019 (August Start) 8 weeks August 14, 2019 October 9, 2019 International F-1 (Outside US): July 22, 2019
Local Transfer F-1 (Within US): Aug. 7, 2019
Fall B 2019 (October Start)  8 weeks October 15, 2019 December 13, 2019 International F-1 (Outside US): Sep. 2, 2019
Local Transfer F-1 (Within US): Oct. 7, 2019 
Spring A 2020 (January Start) 8 weeks January 13, 2020 March 6, 2020 International F-1 (Outside US): Dec. 16, 2019
Local Transfer F-1 (Within US): Jan. 6, 2020
Spring B 2020 (March Start) 8 weeks March 16, 2020 May 15, 2020 International F-1 (Outside US): Feb. 25, 2020
Local Transfer F-1 (Within US): Mar. 9, 2020
Summer 2020 (June Start) 8 weeks June 15, 2020 August 5, 2020 International F-1 (Outside US): May 20, 2020
Local Transfer F-1 (Within US): June 7, 2020
Fall A 2020 (August Start) 8 weeks August 12, 2020 October 8, 2020 International F-1 (Outside US): July 20, 2020
Local Transfer F-1 (Within US): Aug. 3, 2020
Fall B 2020 (October Start) 8 weeks October 13, 2020 December 11, 2020 International F-1 (Outside US): Sept. 17, 2020
Local Transfer F-1 (Within US): Oct. 6, 2020

Required Fees* and Estimate of Total Expenses

*Required Fees may be subject to change without notice.

(1 session)
(2 sessions)
(3 sessions)

(4 sessions) 1 Academic Year
Non-Refundable Application Fee










Tuition (minus deposit) $2,495




Homestay Housing with meals (estimated)





Health Insurance**





Health Services on Campus***





Other: Books & materials, transportation, student ID, misc. expenses (estimated)





Session Participation Totals $7,016 USD

$13,036 USD

$19,557 USD

$26,000 USD

*Please note: The $50.00 Application Fee is non-refundable and must be included to complete the application. The $500 deposit will be applied to tuition (pay deposit only after your visa is approved). Tuition (minus deposit) is due upon arrival (assessment results will determine your level and tuition).

** International students are required to purchase and maintain health insurance that meets or exceeds the limits required by SVIEP and the U.S. State Department. SVIEP requires students to purchase the insurance offered by the SMCCCD District. You will be required to provide health insurance for your dependents and to demonstrate funding to support them, if they live with you during your SVIEP session. Price quoted is for zero dependents. Health insurance fees are $648 for each 16-week period (2 sessions) regardless of start date.

***The college require this fee to access campus health services.

Estimate of dependent costs, if applicable:

  • Spouse: add $1,125 per 8-week session
  • 1 child/no spouse: add $875 per 8-week session for first child; add $500 per 8-week session for each additional child

Withdrawals and Refund

  • No refund of application fee.
  • 100% refund of the $500 deposit with written notice at least two weeks before the session begins.
  • No refund of tuition fees after the first week of classes.

Late Fee

  • Continuing students will be charged a late fee of $75 for tuition payment after the announced date (usually a few weeks before the new session begins).

Payment Options

Pay by Flywire

SVIEP has partnered with Flywire for international payments. This services provides students and their families a cost effective and convenient method of making payments to SVIEP in foreign currencies.

Flywire allows you to:

  • Pay from any country and any bank
  • Save money on bank fees and ensure your payment is received in full
  • Obtain excellent foreign exchange rates with a best rate guarantee
  • Receive piece of mind with 24x7 multilingual customer support
  • Track your payment from start to finish

For questions about making a payment with Flywire,

Pay by Credit Card

Our Fax number is +1-650-574-6104.

We accept only Visa or MasterCard using this Credit Card Form  .

In your Fax, please provide us with:

  • Name on the credit card
  • Billing address for credit card
  • Card Number
  • Expiration Date
  • 3 digit security code
  • Name of student being paid for
  • Email address for receipt of payment

Pay by Cashier's Check or Money Order

Please make check payable to SMCCCD and write 'SVIEP' and your name on the memo line of the check.

Mail to:

Silicon Valley Intensive English Program
Building 01-207
1700 West Hillsdale Blvd.
San Mateo, CA 94402
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