What will it cost?


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The information provided below is to help you estimate the cost of attending classes at GIAL. These are just estimates and many details will vary depending on your specific situation and lifestyle choices.  For a more detailed estimate of GIAL tuition, fees, and financial aid, check out our new Net Price Calculator or  view our complete list of Tuition and Fees.  Not sure if a class is graduate or undergraduate level? View our course index for details on each course.

Undergraduate Tuition & Fees

These totals are estimates for a typical full-time undergraduate student at GIAL. Actual numbers may vary. Try our Net Price Calculator for a more detailed estimate or view our complete tuition and fees list.

Estimated Cost by Credit hour

Per Credit hour Per 3-credit Course Per Term
(17 Credits + Registration Fee)
Undergraduate Tuition  $310 $930 $5,270
Tuition and Fees Total  $340 $1,020 $5,810

 Estimated Cost by Program

First Term Second Term Full Program
BA in International Studies* (4 Terms + language consultant fees) $5,810 $5,810 $23,780
Certificate in Applied Linguistics* $7,330 $3,220 $10,550
Certificate in TESOL* $6,150 $6,150

*(3000-4000 range courses are Undergraduate level)
The BA is a 2 year program. The Certificate in Applied Linguistics is considered one year and includes 6 graduate credit hours.

Graduate Tuition & Fees

These totals are estimates for a typical full-time graduate student at GIAL. Actual numbers may vary. Try our Net Price Calculator for a more detailed estimate or view our complete tuition and fees list.

Estimated Cost by Credit hour

Per Credit hour Per 3-credit Course Per Term
(15 Credits) + Registration Fee
Graduate Tuition  $470 $1,410 $7,050
Tuition and Fees Total  $500 $1,500 $7,530

 Estimated Cost by Program

First Term  Second Term Full Program
MA degree program* (3 Terms + language consultant fees)  $7,530  $7,530 $18,780
Graduate Certificate in Multicultural Teamwork (12 Credit hours) $6,030  $6,030
Graduate Certificate in Islamic Studies (15 Credit hours + language consultant fee) $4,530 $3,220 $7,750

*(5000 range courses are Graduate level)
MA degree program numbers based on a 37 credit degree although some degrees require 36 credits. This estimate does not include the cost of any undergraduate prerequisites.

Financial Aid

While we strive to keep tuition rates low for all our students, many of our students also receive financial aid in the form of scholarships and work study.  Scholarships amounts are given as funds are available.  Financial Aid applications are processed early, so students often know their financial aid amount several months before starting classes at GIAL.  Visit our Financial Aid page for more information and eligibility.

Financial Aid opportunities

International Student Scholarship Approximately 6% of Tuition per term
King’s Scholarship or other GIAL named scholarship Approximately 12% of Tuition per term
Townsend Scholarship (for members of Wycliffe USA) Approximately 20% of Tuition per term
Veterans Benefits (GI Bill) Up to 100% of tuition

Housing & Other Expenses

GIAL does not provide room and board but housing is available on and near campus.  Visit our Housing & Campus Services page for more details. Housing estimates are based on a single person staying in a shared room in the SIL Guest House.  The estimates below are very general and can vary significantly from person to person.

Additional Expenses (rough estimates)

Per Month Per Month
– higher End 
Per Term (5 months) Per Term
(5 months)
– higher end
On-campus Housing (Guest House, shared room) includes weekday lunch meals, wifi, utilities  $350 $1,750
Off-campus Housing – varies – 1rm – 4 bdrm home (utilities additional) $250 $1300 $1,250 $6,500
Meals & Personal expenses $150 $300 $750 $1500
Textbooks  $25 $50  $125 $250
Health Insurance*
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*Students enrolled in on-campus courses at GIAL are required to carry health insurance for themselves and their immediate families during their time of study at GIAL.  Visit our Health Insurance page for more information and some provider information.

Financial Responsibility


Students are expected to pay all tuition, course, language assistant, and other fees at registration. Arrangements for room and board should be made directly with the organization or party providing these services. Students should NOT arrive in Dallas without means of paying their school bill. Any student who has not made arrangements for payment of accounts by the end of the third day of classes will not be allowed to continue attending classes.

*NOTE:  Costs are kept to a minimum, but GIAL reserves the right to change all costs without notice.