Group of Students

Please view these cost sheets for a breakdown of estimated program costs, and see table below for an explanation of fees.

Spanish Estimated Cost Sheet

Please note that some costs, such as homestay rates, may be subject to change from year to year.

Type of Charge Amount Comments

$375 per credit

Students are typically expected to take 8 credits per session. 

The program has a special reduced tuition rate - currently $375 per credit - which is lower than SOU's other graduate tuition rates.

Tuition Deposit  $500

The full balance of tuition and fees is due May 15, 2024.


Optional Conversational
or Grammar Course


All students may take these one-credit courses as well - up to three credits of these courses can count towards graduation. 

Students who are admitted with an Intermediate High OPI score are required to include these courses in their degree plan in order to increase their proficiency. 

Study Abroad Fee

$125 Adminstrative fee associated with study abroad programs. 

Application Fee


Paid online when applying to the program. Both MA and non-MA students must pay a one-time, non-refundable $60 application fee. 

(Returning MA students do not have to pay this fee). 

 Late Application Fee


This fee will be applied if your application is received after the deadline.

Insurance Fee

$55 for one session; $100 for two sessions

Southern Oregon University requires specific mandatory travel insurance for all students, even if you already have other health insurance. Insurance is also required for a spouse or partner, and any dependents traveling with the student.
*Rates are approximate and may vary year to year.


Homestay Costs

$48/day (approximately $820 MXN)

Current homestay rates are $48.00 per day (approximately $820 MXN), for all homestay locations. This price includes three meals Monday - Saturday.

Some homes can provide laundry service for $100 per session. 

Special dietary restrictions can be provided for $4 more per day.

All homes include free WIFI access.


Payment, Cancellation and Refund Policies: 

If you are accepted to Summer Language Institute, you will receive an invoice and payment instructions in early March for a non-refundable tuition deposit of $500 - this is required of all students each year, in order to confirm one's intent to attend abroad. This deposit is typically due in early April, and will be applied to your tuition balance when you are billed for your classes. 

After completing advising and registration for your classes, you will receive an invoice and payment instructions for all tuition and fees, less your deposit. This balance will be due May 15th, 2024, unless you are expecting financial aid. If written notice of cancellation is received before May 31st, we will refund 50% of tuition and fees, not including the $500 deposit. 

Students who cancel SLI-arranged homestays after June 1st will be assessed a cancellation fee of $150 and will be solely liable for the full amount of the homestay.