University of Connecticut

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$30k - $48k
$48k - $75k
$75k - $110k
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
Books and Supplies
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Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
Students receiving state aid
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
Students receiving federal aid
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
Average Loan Amount Per Year
Students receiving federal loans
Average Federal Loans Per Year
Average Other Loans Per Year
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
Loan Default Rate
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.

What Students Are Saying

3.92 Average Rating
The food is good (depending which dining hall you decide to go to) and there's almost always something to do(if you open your mind!) Even with the huge classrooms, it is easy to get in contact with the professors. I only wish there was more to do off of campus. UConn is completely surrounded by fields and cows, not much else.
Lilia from Willington, CT
At Uconn you truly are getting an affordable but, priceless education at the same time if that makes any sense. The school's out of state rate is very competitive with a private school, and their in state tuition price is really low. I live in Connecticut, and this was the best option for me financially, by far. You get the college experience and education of a private university for half the price.
Matthew from Waterbury, CT
UConn provides so many different scholarships, grants, financial aid, and loans for academic, athletic, and many other categories. They are definitely more affordable than private colleges and going to a state school has the benefits of having more state-funded scholarships for students.
M from Storrs, CT
UConn is a great deal on tuition, especially because I am instate. I save a lot of money because we have a great meal plan with unlimited access to the dining halls. I also save money when on campus because theres nothing really to spend money on around campus, there are no restaurants (besides take out places) or shopping areas unless you drive the half hour to the mall in Manchester or forty five minutes to Hartford.
Sarah from West Hartford, CT
Being on out-of-stater UConn is pretty expensive, but I fell in love with the school and couldnt imagine myself anywhere else
Stephanie from Ashburnham, MA
In state tuition is really good, especially if you plan to work in Connecticut, as it has a pretty good and rising reputation locally. Not sure what out of state tuition is, but from my prospective, it's a good education, especially the Engingeering, Business and NEAG education schools, so don't let your parents talk you out of it.
Abigail from Cheshire, CT
The school itself is not as expensive but other services and dining around campus can be pricey.
TF from Norwich, CT
I am currently paying below $10k for the entire year, and definitely obtaining a worthy education. The low price tag for in state residents makes UConn one of the most attractive schools out there.
Jamie from Milford, CT
Because UConn is a state school, the state covers a good portion of expenses. Therefore, the students and their families don't have to pay such ludicrous amounts of money. However, I never felt like I was in a public school. The classes were never mediocre, the housing was never inhospitable, and the food wasn't all that bad. Not to mention, UConn is probably the most well known college in Connecticut. If you plan on staying in Connecticut in the future, UConn is one of the best places you can get your degree. Connecticut native employers know how reliable the university is. In fact, they may have even gone there themselves!

Also, you will meet many other kids and adults who live in Connecticut. If you're a business major, this gives you a prime opportunity to start networking right away. Getting to know the Uconn populace is a great headstart to any connections you plan on making in the future. If you live in Connecticut and intend on staying here, UConn gives you the most bang for the buck.
Alyssa from Orange, CT
When I was in the process of applying for colleges I only applied to two: Fordham, in the Bronx, and UConn, Storrs. One was a private school with a price tag of over $50,000 dollars and the other was a public institution with an incredible instate rate but being a Connecticut resident it had the stigma of being a back-yard university. At 18 the last thing I wanted to do was to go to school within half an hour of home. But because of my means it was the most affordable and cost effective way for me to get a higher education. Now, I do not regret my decision in the least. UConn one of the nation's TOP public schools and it is not just because of the athletic programs. The academics are amazing and the professors are insightful and professional. I came to the realization that at a certain point, the price of a university does not equal the value of your experience there. UConn is by far the best bang for your buck you can get.
Luke from Glastonbury, CT

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