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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 $25 registration fee and a $75 drop fee.
  • Dropping fees for Saturday Integrated Skill Program is $10 plus $25 registration 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 fee
  • Registration fee
  • Placement test (The placement test is valid for 12 months.)



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

  • 10% 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.
  • Discounts are only valid during time of promotion, are not given retroactively, and may not be combined with any other discounts.

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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