Center for English as a Second Language
What are my Housing Options at Tennessee Tech's Center for ESL (C.E.S.L.)?
Housing Options for C.E.S.L. Students
Residential Life at Tennessee Tech is a living/learning community that seeks to serve society by developing the leaders of tomorrow and extending opportunities to enhance individual identity.
Residential hall rooms at Tech range from $2,580 to $4,070 per semester for a double room. Students who live on campus are required to purchase a meal plan. If a student has a special diet, we recommend they live off-campus so they can prepare their own meals.
Typically, most international students prefer to live off campus, as apartments are reasonably priced in the area. Cookeville and the region around here has one of the lowest cost of living in the USA. In addition to apartments, international students can choose to live with a Home Stay family.
Tennessee Tech's Dining Services has many meal plan options ranging from $544 - $2,477 per semester, offering from 7 meals per week to 21 meals per week and in between.
Information on the Residence Halls
Capital Quad is located on the southwest end of campus along the corner of Peachtree Ave and 7th Street.
- Browning (BRNG) & Evins (EVIN) Halls
- Cooper (COOP) & Dunn (Dunn) Halls
- Ellington (ELLG) & Warf (WARF) Halls
- Maddux (MDDX) & McCord (MCRD) Halls
Main Quad is located south of Derryberry Hall and Crawford Hall is located in the southwest corner of the quad, across the street from Bell Hall on 7th Street.
Pinkerton Quad is located on the East side of campus along N Dixie Ave and is across from the Roaden University Center.
- Jobe (JOBE) & Murphy (MURP) Halls
- MS Cooper (MSCP) & Pinkerton (PINK) Halls (GLOBAL VILLAGE)
- New Hall North (NEWN)
- New Hall South (NEWS)
Summer Meal plan options for students living on campus
- Meal plans - $1400 for 95 meals + $400 dining dollars
- Housing cost $1650 for double room for the summer term
- Single room $1730 to $2010 for the entire summer term
- There is a $200 deposit to reserve a dorm on campus.
Information on Homestay
For students living off-campus with a Homestay family
Homestay double room - $150 each week for a double room (2 persons in 1 room)
Summer terms are longer, the price will be $150 per week includes 2 meals a day and weekend meals
Homestay single room - Single room 250 each week for a private room includes 2 meals a day and weekend meals $200 application fee for Homestay.
Meal plans - Remember homestay student’s lunches are not included, students can opt to buy a small meal plan for their lunches.
For Summer $921, 40 meals for summer semester + $100 dining dollars for students’ lunch Monday through Friday.