Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

University of Connecticut tuition is $11,998 per year for in-state residents. This is 78% more expensive than the national average public four year tuition of $7,203. The cost is 50% cheaper than the average Connecticut tuition of $25,550 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 11th in Connecticut amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 20th most expensive 4 year college in the state. If attending from out-of-state, the tuition is $34,066 which represents a 184% premium.

The school charges an additional fees of $2,882 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $14,880.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $12,514 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in Storrs should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $850.

Other Living Expenses

If living on-campus, students should budget for $2,800 in additional living expenses. Off-campus students should budget for $2,800 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The total tuition and living expense budget for in-state Connecticut residents to go to University of Connecticut is $31,044 for the 2018/2019 academic year. Out-of-state students who don't have Connecticut residence can expect a one year cost of $53,112.

Citation: Price data from the U.S. Department of Education's 2018-2019 and 2017-2018 IPEDS survey response for University of Connecticut and represent reported costs for the 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.

Costs and Tuition for University of Connecticut
Estimated Budgets
Connecticut Resident Total Budget $31,044
   In-State Tuition$11,998
   Other Fees$2,882
   Room and Board$12,514
   On-Campus Other Budget$2,800
   Books and Supplies$850
Non-Resident Total Budget $53,112
   Out-of-State Tuition$34,066
   Other Fees$2,882
   Room and Board$12,514
   On-Campus Other Budget$2,800
   Books and Supplies$850


What it Really Costs

Depending on many factors including student and parent income and assets, the total cost of attendance may be less than the $31,044 published price if scholarship or grant aid is made available to you.

Net Price

The net out-of-pocket total cost you end up paying or financing though student loans is known as the net price. The reported University of Connecticut net price for in-state students is $19,049* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

66% of University of Connecticut students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $10,137. 19 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2014/2015 was $4,254. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend University of Connecticut, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for University of Connecticut
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$19,049*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid66%
Average Total Grant Aid$10,137
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants19%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,254

Average Net Price for In-State Students by Family Income

The average net total cost of attendance for different levels of family income after federal, state or local government, institutional grant and scholarship aid are awarded. Data last published for the 2014/2015 academic year.

Family Income Avg. Net Price
$0 to $30,000$12,936
$30,001 to $48,000$14,904
$48,001 to $75,000$17,957
$75,001 to $110,000$21,656

Average Financial Aid Mix - $31,044 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $31,044. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.


Grants and Scholarships

 36% - $10,137

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education, University of Connecticut or other organizations. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

Federal Loans

 20% - $5,615

Low interest student loans funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This amount will need to be repaid.

Out of Pocket

 44% -  $12,492

Covered by family savings, work or private student loans which you will have to repay.

*Reported Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's Academic Year 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.

Is it Worth the Cost?

To make a comparative assessment if University of Connecticut is worth the price, measures of it's relative value for tuition dollar can be examined. We've calculated an academic national percentile rating of 88/100 for University of Connecticut. Considering an average net price paid of $14,877, this leads to an overall value ranking of 78/100. This places the school 48th on our national Best Value Colleges ranking as a provider of a very high value education compared to actual overall price paid.

Tuition Comparison to Similar Public Colleges in the Region

School Cost vs. University of Connecticut
Stony Brook University44.4% less expensive
CUNY Bernard M Baruch College45.6% less expensive
The College of New Jersey5.3% more expensive
SUNY at Binghamton44.4% less expensive
University of Maryland College Park29.3% less expensive

Cost of a Degree

When considering ability to pay for college, the annual cost is often discussed but it's the "all in" multi-year degree cost which matters in the end. Let's take a look at what it could really cost for four years at University of Connecticut.

Estimated 4 Year Cost at Published Tuition

At the current published rates, an estimated total tuition, fees and living expense price for a 4 year bachelor's degree at University of Connecticut is $124,176 for students graduating in normal time. This methodology for estimating the 4 year cost is a straight multiple of the most recent reported annual total cost and does not factor in tuition increases during the time you're in school. It also assumes you receive no grant or scholarship aid and pay the full list price.

A potentially more accurate but less conservative estimate of a degree cost can be made by using the school's annual $14,877 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 4 would estimate the cost of a degree at $59,508**

If you end up on the "five year plan" and need an additional year to graduate, your five year cost could be as high as $155,220 or $74,385 using an average net price.

**Based on a 4 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Other Costs

Estimated Cost Per Semester

Most colleges don't charge students on an annual basis but instead require payment semester by semester. If you ever need to take an additional semester of classes to complete you degree you shouldn't have to pay for a full academic year. These our estimated costs for a semester at University of Connecticut.

Connecticut Resident Tuition Per Semester$5,999
Connecticut Resident Total Cost Per Semester$15,522
Non-Connecticut Resident Tuition Per Semester$17,033
Non-Connecticut Resident Total Cost Per Semester$26,556

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost for a Class

Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at University of Connecticut are as follows. Per credit costs are for reference only as many schools will not allow students to pay by credit hour.

Cost per credit hour and per class at University of Connecticut
Price per credit hour for Connecticut residents$500
Cost for one class for Connecticut residents (3 credit hours)$1,500
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$1,421
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$4,263
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$5,684


Student Loans and Debt

The second consideration after understanding the cost of college is determining how to finance it. Some students are fortunate enough to have some form of family financial assistance, but student loans end up financing a significant portion of higher education in the U.S. 50% of University of Connecticut students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $5,615. The reported average student debt upon graduation is $24,600.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for University of Connecticut? Obviously this varies based on a number of factors - offsetting financial aid you receive, percentage of fee you pay upfront while enrolled and the interest rate on your loans. We've modeled a sample student loan based on current Stafford loan rates to give you an approximate idea.

The following are the costs for a loan if you borrowed $59,508, 100% of the estimated average net price for a four year program and paid nothing while enrolled. The total of all payments including interest would sum $73,835.78. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at University of Connecticut. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 66% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $14,877. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our University of Connecticut student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.

Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.

University of Connecticut Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$615.30
Amount Borrowed$59,508.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$14,327.78
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$73,835.78

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend University of Connecticut? In the end, the answer comes down a determination if you will earn enough to comfortably pay back a student loan with your post graduation salary. This is an extremely important point to consider. In order to afford student loan payments and still meet all your other costs of living, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income earned after graduation. If you're considering attending University of Connecticut, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using the 10% of salary threshold, an annual income of $73,835.78 would be needed to afford a $615.30 monthly payment in the example $59,508.00 loan modeled above. You will need to determine if it is at all realistic that you will be earning this type of salary after graduation. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to University of Connecticut in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $8,712 to $11,998. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 7.5%. Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you could expect to pay for a 4 year degree assuming tuition increases at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current in-state 4 year cost of $124,176.00. Use the college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for University of Connecticut.

Annual4 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2025$42,693$170,771
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2030$54,488$217,952
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2035 $69,542$278,168
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2038 $80,504$322,014

Tuition History

What was tuition at University of Connecticut five, ten, fifteen or twenty years ago? Hop into our time machine and take a look. Pay attention to how aggressive the school has been with price increases in the past as it provides indication as to how the school may raise tuition in the next few years. Historical tuition and fees for all available data years back to 1987 follows.

YearIn-StateOut-of-stateAnnual Increase
2012$8,256$25,152 2.4%
2011$8,064$24,528 -18.4%
2010$9,886$25,486 5.9%
2009$9,338$24,050 5.5%
2008$8,852$22,796 5.9%
2007$8,362$21,562 5.7%
2006$7,912$20,416 5.6%
2005$7,490$19,322 10.1%
2004$6,800$17,584 10.5%
2003$6,154$15,849 5.7%
2002$5,824$14,942 4.1%
2001$5,596$14,370 3.6%
2000$5,404$13,922 1.4%
1999$5,330$13,848 1.7%
1998$5,242$13,760 5.4%
1997$4,974$13,244 3.4%
1996$4,810$12,800 2.1%
1995$4,712$12,544 9.8%
1994$4,290$11,410 9.9%
1993$3,902$10,374 14.7%
1992$3,402$9,112 14.4%
1991$2,975$7,775 13.1%
1990$2,631$6,811 14.7%
1989$2,293$6,233 7.5%
1988$2,133$5,888 10.1%

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at University of Connecticut to the national average for all other colleges offering the same major. Use this comparison to determine particular programs where this school offers value relative to other colleges.

Area of Study Graduates vs National Avg
General Studies Bachelor's Degree 273 57% costlier
Accounting Bachelor's Degree 171 43% costlier
Business Administration and Management, General Bachelor's Degree 155 54% costlier
Finance, General Bachelor's Degree 131 43% costlier
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's Degree 121 48% costlier
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Other Bachelor's Degree 115 24% costlier
Pharmacy Bachelor's Degree 96 29% costlier
Marketing/Marketing Management, General Bachelor's Degree 83 46% costlier
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 69 4% costlier
Fine/Studio Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 67 23% costlier
Civil Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree 62 25% costlier
Music, General Bachelor's Degree 51 29% costlier
Actuarial Science Bachelor's Degree 51 26% costlier
Chemical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 47 16% costlier
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching Bachelor's Degree 46 52% costlier
Nutrition Sciences Bachelor's Degree 45 18% costlier
Political Science and Government, General Bachelor's Degree 42 28% costlier
Elementary Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 38 50% costlier
Psychology, General Bachelor's Degree 35 31% costlier
Environmental Science Bachelor's Degree 30 24% costlier
Natural Resources/Conservation, General Bachelor's Degree 28 32% costlier
Materials Engineering Bachelor's Degree 26 11% costlier
Human Development and Family Studies, General Bachelor's Degree 26 43% costlier
Health/Health Care Administration/Management Bachelor's Degree 26 62% costlier
Management Information Systems, General Bachelor's Degree 26 45% costlier
History, General Bachelor's Degree 24 30% costlier
English Language and Literature, General Bachelor's Degree 24 32% costlier
Special Education and Teaching, General Bachelor's Degree 22 49% costlier
Animal Sciences, General Associate's Degree 22 166% costlier
Sociology Bachelor's Degree 20 29% costlier
Music Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 18 40% costlier
Dietetics/Dietitian Bachelor's Degree 18 46% costlier
Speech Communication and Rhetoric Bachelor's Degree 18 34% costlier
Computer Science Bachelor's Degree 18 26% costlier
Economics, General Bachelor's Degree 17 19% costlier
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist Bachelor's Degree 16 49% costlier
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics Bachelor's Degree 14 16% cheaper
Real Estate Bachelor's Degree 14 28% costlier
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography Bachelor's Degree 13 28% costlier
Journalism Bachelor's Degree 13 37% costlier
Spanish Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 12 23% costlier
Landscape Architecture Bachelor's Degree 12 30% costlier
Athletic Training/Trainer Bachelor's Degree 12 41% costlier
Industrial Engineering Bachelor's Degree 11 32% costlier
Art History, Criticism and Conservation Bachelor's Degree 11 8% costlier
Physics, General Bachelor's Degree 10 21% costlier
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 10 25% costlier
Anthropology Bachelor's Degree 9 18% costlier
Applied Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree 9 18% costlier
Gene/Genetic Therapy Bachelor's Degree 9 6% costlier
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering Bachelor's Degree 9 12% costlier
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other Bachelor's Degree 8 27% costlier
Philosophy Bachelor's Degree 8 18% costlier
Acting Bachelor's Degree 8 20% costlier
Agriculture, General Bachelor's Degree 7 62% costlier
Horticultural Science Associate's Degree 7 111% costlier
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology Bachelor's Degree 5 17% costlier
Agronomy and Crop Science Bachelor's Degree 5 48% costlier
Environmental Studies Bachelor's Degree 4 9% costlier
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology Bachelor's Degree 4 23% costlier
Geography Bachelor's Degree 4 44% costlier
French Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 3 15% costlier
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics Bachelor's Degree 3 9% costlier
German Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 3 13% costlier
Computer Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree 3 25% costlier
Insurance Bachelor's Degree 2 35% costlier
Pathology/Experimental Pathology Bachelor's Degree 2 6% costlier
Urban Studies/Affairs Bachelor's Degree 2 14% costlier
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Bachelor's Degree 2 0% costlier
Women's Studies Bachelor's Degree 2 12% costlier
Linguistics Bachelor's Degree 2 7% costlier
Statistics, General Bachelor's Degree 1 18% costlier
American/United States Studies/Civilization Bachelor's Degree 1 2% costlier
African-American/Black Studies Bachelor's Degree 1 13% costlier
Chemistry, General Bachelor's Degree 1 28% costlier
Biophysics Bachelor's Degree 1 3% cheaper
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other Bachelor's Degree 1 32% costlier
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Bachelor's Degree 1 26% costlier
Agricultural Economics Bachelor's Degree 1 40% costlier
Italian Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 1 2% costlier
Latin American Studies Bachelor's Degree 1 0% costlier
Animal Physiology Bachelor's Degree 1 15% costlier
Mechanical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 1 25% costlier
Ecology Bachelor's Degree 1 23% costlier
Geology/Earth Science, General Bachelor's Degree 1 28% costlier
Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree 1 29% costlier
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 1 31% costlier


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About University of Connecticut

University of Connecticut is a four year public college located in Storrs, Connecticut.  Full time enrollment is 24,410 and part time is 3,311. Learn more about getting accepted at University of Connecticut at CollegeSimply.

Students attending this school may pursue both undergraduate and graduate degrees.

University of Connecticut
352 Mansfield Road
Storrs, Connecticut

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

University of Connecticut is a public not for profit institution. Public schools often represent the best value for your education dollar, especially when students qualify for in-state tuition.

University of Connecticut cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=129020 IPEDS survey data.