International Students

Tuition, Fees & Scholarships

Tuition & Fees

The U.S. Government requires that all international students applying for application to a U.S. college or university provide proof of funding for one year of study. Costs for the 2016-2017 academic year are as follows:

  • Tuition and Fees: $32,932
  • Room & board: $11,495
  • Insurance, books, & personal expenses: $2,600 (estimated)
  • Total: $47,027

For full cost information regarding tuition, fees, room and board, and meal plans, please visit the Bursar's Office webpage.


Elon offers the option to pay tuition and fees online by check or credit card. Making payments online is as safe and dependable as paying by mail or relaying your credit card information by phone. Elon has implemented a state-of-the-art, secure network for processing payments.

Credit and Debit Cards

Payments can be made with Mastercard, Discover, or American Express. A 2.75% convenience fee will be assessed.

Other Payment Options

Other options that do not accumulate fees include online checks/ACH or personal checks from a U.S. bank, wire transfers, and Elon transactions such as online tickets or Phoenix Cash deposits. Payments can be made online or mailed to the university lockbox:

Elon University Lockbox
PO Box 198959
Atlanta, GA 30384

*Please provide your 7-digit Datatel number with payment. Contact Bill Burress for more information.

Making Payments Online

To manage your Elon financial account, log into the Student Account Suite using your 7-digit university ID number (Datatel number) and your password. If you have trouble logging in, there is a link at the bottom of the page to have your ID and password emailed to you.

Authorized Users- If you wish for parents or other relatives to make payments on your behalf without needing your ID and password, you can create a unique login and password for them in the “authorized users” section.

E-bill Homepage

  • Current account status” shows the total current balance.
    This balance may reflect monies paid towards a future term, which cannot be applied toward the current upcoming semester. Additionally, if there is financial aid that has not yet been funded, or if you are on the tuition payment plan and not all of the payments have been received, those monies will not be reflected in this section. This is not necessarily the amount that you owe to the university.
  • E-bill” contains your latest printable tuition statement. 
    This section will calculate anticipated monies that have not yet arrived to provide an adjusted balance. Any statement that is loaded will remain in this section for historical reference until the next date the bill is updated. This section indicates how much you owe to the university.
  • PAY” links you to the screen to enter your payment information.

For questions regarding online payments, please contact the Bursar’s office at 336-278-5300, toll-free at 877-729-3566, or by e-mail at


International Students are eligible for various Merit-Based Scholarships, including Fellows Programs, Presidential Scholarships, and the International Scholar Award.