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Tuition and Fees

IELI Refund and Discount Policies

  • If Hunter/IELI cancels a course, students are entitled to a 100% refund (including registration fee.)
  • For student withdrawals, the registration fee is non-refundable.
  • If a student withdraws before the first day of classes, tuition is refunded minus the $25 registration fee and a $10 drop fee.

Refund Policy for Full-Time Students:

A 50% refund will be granted when a student withdraws during the first week of classes. Second week students can only get a credit for future classes for up to one year. No tuition refund will be granted thereafter. Warning: credits expire after one year.

Refund Policy for Part-Time Students:

  • After the first class meeting, no refund will be issued.
  • The testing/IELI processing fee is not refundable. (The placement test is valid for 12 months.)
  • Payment must be made in full by the second day of the first week of classes, or a $50 late payment fee will be charged.
  • Refund requests must be accompanied by your receipt. The processing of refunds takes one to four weeks.
  • Credit card refunds are credited back to the card used to register for the course(s). Refund via check will be mailed 4 to 6 weeks after cancelled registration.


All discounts are available on individual courses of $100 or more.

  • 20% discount - Discount for Hunter employees, currently enrolled Hunter College degree students, and senior diplomatic personnel (UN Diplomats, Vice-Consuls, Ambassadors, etc.) or immediate family members (spouse and children only) not to exceed the cost of one 18 hour per week/8 week program (must present proof)
  • 10% discount - Discount for US Veterans, CUNY employees, and diplomatic support staff (e.g. secretarial, clerical staff), and senior citizens, aged 62+ (must present proof)
  • 10% discount - Discount for company groups of 5 or more employees. 

Any additional discounts may be given at the discretion of the director or his designee.


Note: Discounts may not be combined.  Unless otherwise indicated, employees must have a minimum of three months employment to be eligible for discounts. Exceptions to the discount policy require Director’s written approval.


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