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Refund and Discount Policies

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 $35 registration fee and a $10 drop fee.
  • 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.
  • Refunds and Credits can be issued for up to one year from the original date of payment.


Non-Refundable Fees For New Applications and F1 Students:

  • $500 tuition deposit (exception to this policy is for those whose visa is denied)
  • IELI I-20 application
  • Registration fee
  • Placement test (The placement test is valid for 12 months.)



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 of employment including title and date of employment).
  • 10% discount - Discount for company groups of 5 or more employees.
  • If an IELI full-time student registers for a certificate program alongside English courses, he/she will receive a 30% discount for the certificate program.
  • Fifth class: 50% discount is for Full time students who have completed 2 or more semesters and have registered under the Academic Skills Program only.

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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