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 31, 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): Oct. 2, 2019 (Extended)
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.

PLEASE NOTE: SEVIS fees for F-1 visa will be increased to $350 on June 24, 2019. If you would like to avoid this fee increase please complete and submit your application by June 17, 2019 for processing of your application. For those who have paid for their visas, there will be no retroactive fees. If you have paid for your visa, but not yet applied for it, you will not be charged additional fees.

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,
Health Services
 $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 health insurance

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  $260 $257

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 health center and 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 health center and 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

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(only for international students making payment from overseas)

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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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