Tuition & Costs

Create the AEC experience that’s right for you.


To be paid upon initial application

New F-1 students are required to report to school within 7 days of arrival to the United States or upon successful transfer to American English College. Please be prepared to pay all outstanding fees related to your program, and student services.

  • Application Fee (required): $160
  • SEVIS I-901 Form + Processing Fee (optional): $220
  • F-2 Dependent I-20 Processing Fee (optional): $160 per dependent
  • Conditional College Acceptance Letter (optional): $175
  • Mailing Fee (optional): $75, additional cost may incur depending on country


To be paid upon enrollment

Tuition varies upon program and duration of study. A full 12-week quarter is recommended for all students who wish to complete a course level.

English Program

Accelerate your English language proficiency to prepare for a college, university, or professional

  • Class Schedule: Monday - Friday (9:00AM - 12:36PM or 10:00AM - 1:36PM) + Monday - Thursday (2:15PM - 4:45PM)
  • Course Level: Beginner - Advanced
  • Textbooks and Materials: $250 (per 12 weeks)
  • Activity Fee: $35 (per 12 weeks)
Duration 4 weeks 6 weeks 8 weeks 12 weeks 16 weeks 20 weeks
Tuition $925 $1,375 $1,785 $2,650 $3,365 $4,100
Duration 24 weeks 28 weeks 32 weeks 36 weeks 40 weeks 48 weeks
Tuition $4,750 $5,450 $6,250 $6,950 $7,650 $8,950

English Program

Designed to improve your English communication skills for personal, everyday use in the
United States.

  • Class Schedule: Monday - Friday (9:00AM - 12:36PM or 10:00AM - 1:36PM)
  • Course Level: Beginner - Advanced
  • Textbooks and Materials: $155 (per 12 weeks)
  • Activity Fee: $35 (per 12 weeks)
Duration 4 weeks 6 weeks 8 weeks 12 weeks 16 weeks 20 weeks
Tuition $645 $965 $1,250 $1,795 $2,300 $2,800
Duration 24 weeks 28 weeks 32 weeks 36 weeks 40 weeks 48 weeks
Tuition $3,295 $3,750 $4,150 $4,575 $4,995 $5,850

TOEFL Preparation

Develop well-rounded English language skills and test-taking strategies to maximize your success
on the TOEFL exam for college or university.

  • Class Schedule: Monday - Friday (9:00AM - 1:00PM)
  • Course Level: High Intermediate - Advanced
  • Textbooks and Materials: $155 (per 12 weeks)
  • Activity Fee: $35 (per 12 weeks)
Duration 4 weeks 6 weeks 8 weeks 12 weeks
Tuition $645 $965 $1,250 $1,795

Private Lessons

AEC has an extensive network of experienced tutors specializing in ESL, as well as other languages
(Spanish, Mandarin, Portuguese, French, etc). With one-on-one private tutoring, your tutor will focus on achieving your language goals.

Students can start out with an 1-hour trial class before committing to a package below.

  • Class Schedule and Location: Flexible based on your preference
  • Course Level: Beginning - Advanced
  • Textbooks and Materials: Starting at $25; subject to change based on goals
  • Languages Taught: English, Spanish, Mandarin, Portuguese, French
Duration 20 hours 30 hours 40 hours 50 hours
Tuition $1,000
(at $50/hr)
(at $49/hr)
(at $48/hr)
(at $47/hr)

Student Services

Exploring the city and having quality accommodations is an important part of your AEC experiences.

AEC student advisors will be your go-to resource in having the most comfortable stay while studying with us in Los Angeles. Please contact your campus advisors for help with airport pickup, housing, and health insurance needs as an international student.

iTEP Exam

The International Test of English Proficiency (iTEP) is a language assessment tool that measures the English skills of non-native English speakers. The test is supported by more than 700 institutions including the California State University system. The exam is entirely computerized, and takes 90-minutes to complete.  

Please contact the closest AEC campus to reserve a time to take the iTEP Slate-plus (for high school admissions) or Academic-plus (for college/university admissions) exam.

iTEP Exam (Slate-plus or Academic-plus): $129 each exam

Airport Pickup

American English College provides airport pick-up and drop-off to all students.

Please allow at least 48 hours prior to your arrival to ensure your airport pickup. To arrange for this service,
please complete the reservation form below with your flight information

Airport Pick-up / Drop-off: $75 each way



American English College manages all housing needs at the school, ensuring you are well-serviced throughout your study experience. Every home is inspected by a team member, and later personally match made with a student to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable experience, all tailored to you. 


Homestay: A unique opportunity for students to immerse themselves in the culture, and practice English outside of class through living with an American host family.

  • Homestay ProcessingFee
  • Placement Fee$200
  • Security Deposit (Refundable)$200
  • Homestay Options (choose one)Fee
  • Private Room Only$775 - $850
  • Private Room with Meals (Breakfast and Dinner)$950 - $1,300

Private Housing: We can provide housing assistance with finding and renting an apartment, or staying in a local hotel.

  • Private Housing ProcessingFee
  • Assistance and Processing Fee$200
  • Private Housing Options (choose one)Fee
  • Local hotelApprox. $125 / day
  • Local apartmentApprox. $1500 / month


Health Insurance

We recommend all students to purchase health insurance while studying in the United States. Having health coverage will help protect you from high, unexpected costs while ensuring quality and affordable medical assistance when necessary.

Health insurance pricing will vary by age – starting at $95 per month. For exact pricing, please contact your Student Advisor.

Contact Us


Main Campus

111 N. Atlantic Blvd., Suite 112 Monterey Park, CA 91754
Tel: (626) 457-2800 Fax: (626) 457-2808 Email: [email protected]
Campus Hours: Mon-Fri (9AM-6PM)
Online Hours: 24/7

Branch Campus

18888 Labin Court, Suite B211 Rowland Heights, CA 91748
Tel: (626) 820-9138 Fax: (626) 820-9160 Email: [email protected]
Campus Hours: Mon-Fri (9AM-5:30PM)
Online Hours: 24/7

SACM Approved ESL Program

American English College is a Saudi Arabia Cultural Mission (SACM) approved institution, with experience working with sponsored international students.
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