University of Connecticut tuition and dates
The total cost of your education is often one of the most important considerations for students and their families. Here you’ll find an overview of the types of costs you’ll need to consider before attending the University of Connecticut.
Students must consider the following costs:
- Tuition: the cost of your classes, and likely the most expensive element of your education
- Student housing: the cost of your room while living in Connecticut
- Meal plan: the cost of your unlimited access to campus dining as a UConn student
- University and student fees: this mandatory fee covers the cost of things like access to facilities, student events, printing services, and more
- Health insurance: the cost of health-care coverage while enrolled as a student at UConn
- Books and learning materials: the cost of course-related textbooks, workbooks and other materials
- Personal fund: the cost of traveling to and from UConn, and spending money for miscellaneous expenses while living in Connecticut
Cost of tuition
Often, the most expensive investment in your education abroad is tuition, which pays for all your classes while enrolled at UConn. At UConn, base tuition is the same for all bachelor’s degree programs.
Tuition costs for undergraduate students*
|Undergraduate degree program
|$39,000 per year
Conditionally admitted students who join a program at UConn’s American English Language Institute (UCAELI) can check their cost of attendance here.
When you attend UConn, you’ll also need to cover other costs, such as your student housing, meal plan, university fees and books and class materials, as well as some spending money for travel and activities.
The price for on-campus student housing varies among UConn campuses and residence halls. Undergraduates at Storrs main campus are required to live on campus for their first year as a UConn undergraduate student.
Housing costs per year*
|UConn Storrs main campus
|UConn Stamford campus
Dining and meal plans*
There are a range of dining and meal plans available for UConn students, and costs will vary based on the meal plan you select.
|UConn meal plans
|$6,026–$6,658 per year
At UConn, university and student fees are the same for all students across all degree programs. These fees provide support for athletics, recreational services, performing arts, student activities and Student Union, student health and wellness services, and IT services.
- University and student fees: $4,734
It’s mandatory for all international students in the USA to have their health fully insured during their studies. At UConn, student health insurance costs the same for all students: $3,190 per year.
Key to your education are the course materials used by professors in your classes. These materials include things like textbooks, workbooks, notebooks, highlighters, pens and pencils, calculators and more. We estimate the total cost of books and supplies to be roughly $990 per year for undergraduate and graduate students.
How much money a student spends on travel and other personal expenses will vary. UConn estimates personal expenses to be roughly $1,910 per year.
Total estimated expenses
Your overall cost for attending UConn will depend on your housing and meal plan costs. Tuition is the same for all programs. Below are estimated total expenses for undergraduate students.
Estimated annual undergraduate expenses
|Housing and meal plan
|University and student fees
|Books and supplies
|Estimated total cost
Important dates to know
Knowing the cost of your education is one thing, knowing when to submit applications, documents and payments is another. Below are some key dates to keep in mind.
Program start date
|Fall start date*
Other important dates
|Applications due (for Special Programs)
|Applications due (for priority scholarship consideration)
|Applications due (for Storrs main campus)
|Applications due (for UConn Stamford, if housing required)
|Applications due (for regional campuses)
|Admission decisions released by UConn
|Deposit due (in order to secure your spot at UConn)
|International student move-in
|Fall 2024 semester begins
Scholarships and funding
Scholarships are available to help lower the overall cost for students and their families.
Awards of up to 38% of tuition
worth $60,000 over 4 years
All first-year applicants are considered for scholarships
From $5,000 to $15,000
Renewable for up to 4 years
of undergraduate study
Many international students lower their overall financial burden through on-campus employment. Part-time on-campus jobs are also good for building up your résumé and developing important skills for career readiness.
Download useful information
- UConn scholarships flyer
- Financial guarantee forms
- UConn summary sheet