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 Cañada College to Top Universities

Gracie"I benefited from the SVIEP program greatly. I started studying with SVIEP as a Level 2 student. The program improved my English proficiency and 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 have been working on a double major in Anthropology and Psychology at Cañada College and am really grateful to get admitted to the following universities in Fall 2020UC Berkeley, UCLA, Menlo College, and San Jose State University. 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. 

SVIEP Sessions Length Program Start Program End Application Deadlines for International (F-1) and Local Students
Summer A 2020 (May Start) 8 weeks May 26, 2020 July 16, 2020 International F-1 (Outside US): May 15, 2020
Local Transfer F-1 (Within US): May 15, 2020
Fall A 2020 (August Start) 8 weeks August 19, 2020 October 14, 2020 International F-1 (Outside US): July 29, 2020
Local Transfer F-1 (Within US): Aug. 6, 2020
Fall B 2020 (October Start) 8 weeks October 19, 2020 December 18, 2020 International F-1 (Outside US): Sept. 29, 2020
Local Transfer F-1 (Within US): Oct. 9, 2020
Spring A 2021 (January Start) 8 weeks January 19, 2021 March 12, 2021 International F-1 (Outside US): Dec. 21, 2020
Local Transfer F-1 (Within US): Jan. 8, 2020
Spring B 2021 (March Start) 8 weeks March 22, 2021 May 21, 2021 International F-1 (Outside US): Mar. 1, 2020
Local Transfer F-1 (Within US): Mar. 12, 2020
Summer 2021 (June Start) 8 weeks June 14, 2021 August 5, 2021 International F-1 (Outside US): May 21, 2020
Local Transfer F-1 (Within US): June 4 2020

Due to COVID-19, SVIEP will be offering online intensive English classes for Summer 2020 Session.  Details please see our ONLINE SVIEP page.  

Required Fees* and Estimate of Total Expenses

*Required Fees may be subject to change without notice.

Fee Category 4 weeks
(summer only)
8 weeks 16 weeks 24 weeks 1 Academic Year (32 wks)
Tuition  $1,450  $2,995 $4,995 $7,990  $9,990
**Health Insurance, 
Housing, Books, ID
 $2,100  $4,327  $8,005  $12,332  $16,010
Estimated Total  $3,550 $7,322  $13,000  $20,322 $26,000

Non-refundable $50 application fee not included.

**F-1 students are required to purchase SMCCCD health insurance (price is subject to change). 

Fee Category 4 weeks
(summer only)
8 weeks 16 weeks 24 weeks 1 Academic Year (32 wks)
Tuition $530  $1,047 $2,095  $3,140 $4,190
Textbook(s)  $200  $200  $200  $200  $200
Student Service Fee  $40  $40  $40  $40  $40
Estimated Total  $770 $1,287  $2,335 $3,380  $4,430
Fee Category 4 weeks
(summer only)
8 weeks
Tuition/Hour
$20 $17
Textbook(s)  $200  $200
Student Service Fee  $40  $40
Estimated Total  $20/lesson hour +$240 $17/lesson hour + $240

F2 visa holders and ESTA can take part-time courses (no more than 16 clock hours per week) in our not-for-credit intensive English program. The program includes courses in Reading, Listening/Speaking (10 hours) Writing/Grammar (10 hours), American Culture (2 hours).  Students will also have access to the library.

J2 visa holders can take full-time courses (up to 20 clock hours per week)in our not-for-credit intensive English program. The program includes courses in Reading, Listening/Speaking (10 hours) Writing/Grammar (10 hours), American Culture (2 hours).  Students will also have access to the library.

Fee Category 4 weeks
(summer only)
8 weeks
Tuition (up to 12 hrs/week)
$1,000  $1,950
Textbook(s) $150  $150
Student Service Fee  $40  $40
Estimated Total  $1,190 $2,140
Fee Category 8 weeks
Tuition (up to 12 hrs/week)
 $600
Textbook(s)  $100
Student Service Fee (optional)
 $40
Estimated Total $740

*Please note: The $50.00 Application Fee is non-refundable and must be included to complete the application. Tuition should be paid only after your visa is approved. Tuition 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.

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
(only for international students making payment from overseas)

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, email support@flywire.com

Pay by Credit Card
(for all students residing in the U.S.)

Payment by phone (call 650-381-3514) or in person at our office

We accept only Visa or MasterCard.

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