Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

Tuition for University of Hartford is $36,088 for the 2017/2018 academic year. This is 30% more expensive than the national average private non-profit four year college tuition of $27,755. The cost is 45% more expensive than the average Connecticut tuition of $24,813 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 21st in Connecticut amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 10th most expensive 4 year college in the state. Price does not vary by residence.

The school charges an additional fees of $2,822 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $38,910.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $12,346 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in West Hartford should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,020.

Other Living Expenses

If living on-campus, students should budget for $2,386 in additional living expenses. Off-campus students should budget for $2,810 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The annual tuition and living expense budget to go to UHart was $54,662 for the 2017/2018 academic year. The cost is the same for all students regardless of Connecticut residence status as there is no in-state discount.

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

Costs and Tuition for University of Hartford
Estimated Budgets
Connecticut Resident Total Budget $54,662
   In-State Tuition$36,088
   Other Fees$2,822
   Room and Board$12,346
   On-Campus Other Budget$2,386
   Books and Supplies$1,020
Non-Resident Total Budget $54,662
   Out-of-State Tuition$36,088
   Other Fees$2,822
   Room and Board$12,346
   On-Campus Other Budget$2,386
   Books and Supplies$1,020


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 $54,662 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 UHart net price for in-state students is $27,907* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

97% of University of Hartford students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $19,290. 33 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 $4,284. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend University of Hartford, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for University of Hartford
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$27,907*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid97%
Average Total Grant Aid$19,290
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants33%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,284

Average Net Price 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$24,058
$30,001 to $48,000$24,070
$48,001 to $75,000$26,763
$75,001 to $110,000$27,689

Average Financial Aid Mix - $54,662 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $54,662. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.


Grants and Scholarships

 37% - $19,290

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

Federal Loans

 12% - $6,121

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

Out of Pocket

 51% -  $26,865

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

*Reported Average Annual Net Price for 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.

Tuition Comparison to Similar Private Colleges in the Region

School Cost vs. University of Hartford
Western New England University7.6% less expensive
New York Institute of Technology4.1% less expensive
Lesley University27.1% less expensive
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences12.4% less expensive
Molloy College19.3% 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 Hartford.

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 UHart is $218,648 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 $26,701 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 4 would estimate the cost of a degree at $106,804**

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 $273,310 or $133,505 using an average net price.

**Based on a 4 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for 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 Hartford.

Connecticut Resident Tuition Per Semester$18,044
Connecticut Resident Total Cost Per Semester$27,331

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 Hartford 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 Hartford
Price per credit hour$550
Cost for one class (3 credit hours)$1,650
Cost for one class (4 credit hours)$2,200


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. 80% of University of Hartford students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $6,121. The reported average student debt upon graduation is $102,753.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for University of Hartford? 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 $106,804, 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 $132,519.27. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at University of Hartford. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 97% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $26,701. 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 Hartford 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 Hartford Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$1,104.33
Amount Borrowed$106,804.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$25,715.27
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$132,519.27

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend UHart? 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 Hartford, 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 $132,519.27 would be needed to afford a $1,104.33 monthly payment in the example $106,804.00 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 Hartford in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $30,618 to $36,088. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 3.6%. 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 4 year cost of $218,648.00. 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 Hartford.

Annual4 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2024$75,173$300,692
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2029$95,942$383,768
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2034 $122,449$489,796
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2037 $141,750$567,000

Tuition History

What was tuition at UHart 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.

YearTuitionAnnual Increase

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at University of Hartford 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
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies Associate's Degree 164 146% costlier
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician Bachelor's Degree 51 74% costlier
Illustration Bachelor's Degree 34 20% costlier
Mechanical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 29 29% costlier
Special Education and Teaching, General Bachelor's Degree 24 54% costlier
Graphic Design Bachelor's Degree 22 35% costlier
General Studies Bachelor's Degree 20 61% costlier
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist Bachelor's Degree 19 49% costlier
Civil Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree 19 29% costlier
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's Degree 19 52% costlier
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 19 35% costlier
Chemistry, General Bachelor's Degree 17 31% costlier
Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree 16 20% costlier
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Bachelor's Degree 15 30% costlier
Dance, General Bachelor's Degree 15 21% costlier
Acting Bachelor's Degree 13 24% costlier
Music, General Bachelor's Degree 13 32% costlier
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist Bachelor's Degree 12 60% costlier
Early Childhood Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 12 58% costlier
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies Bachelor's Degree 10 36% costlier
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician Bachelor's Degree 9 59% costlier
Sociology Bachelor's Degree 9 33% costlier
Insurance Bachelor's Degree 9 39% costlier
Community Organization and Advocacy Bachelor's Degree 8 40% costlier
Information Science/Studies Bachelor's Degree 8 40% costlier
Finance, General Bachelor's Degree 8 47% costlier
Painting Bachelor's Degree 7 23% costlier
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist Bachelor's Degree 7 53% costlier
Jazz/Jazz Studies Bachelor's Degree 7 18% costlier
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other Bachelor's Degree 6 30% costlier
Legal Assistant/Paralegal Bachelor's Degree 6 76% costlier
Elementary Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 6 54% costlier
Printmaking Bachelor's Degree 6 14% costlier
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing Bachelor's Degree 5 41% costlier
Business Administration and Management, General Bachelor's Degree 5 58% costlier
Sculpture Bachelor's Degree 4 16% costlier
Computer Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree 4 29% costlier
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 4 178% costlier
History, General Bachelor's Degree 3 34% costlier
Jewish/Judaic Studies Bachelor's Degree 3 10% costlier
Criminal Justice/Police Science Bachelor's Degree 3 62% costlier
Accounting Bachelor's Degree 2 47% costlier
Music History, Literature, and Theory Bachelor's Degree 2 19% costlier
Physics, General Bachelor's Degree 2 24% costlier
Music, Other Bachelor's Degree 2 25% costlier
Mathematics Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 2 54% costlier
Philosophy Bachelor's Degree 2 21% costlier
Film/Cinema/Video Studies Bachelor's Degree 2 8% costlier
English Language and Literature, General Bachelor's Degree 2 36% costlier
Political Science and Government, General Bachelor's Degree 2 31% costlier
Music Management Bachelor's Degree 2 38% costlier
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 1 152% costlier
Speech Communication and Rhetoric Bachelor's Degree 1 38% costlier
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics Bachelor's Degree 1 16% costlier
International Relations and Affairs Bachelor's Degree 1 16% costlier
Photography Bachelor's Degree 1 22% costlier
Political Science and Government, Other Bachelor's Degree 1 18% costlier
Drawing Bachelor's Degree 1 29% costlier
General Merchandising, Sales, and Related Marketing Operations, Other Bachelor's Degree 1 46% costlier
Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree 1 33% costlier
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General Bachelor's Degree 1 37% costlier
Computer and Information Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 1 48% costlier
Economics, General Bachelor's Degree 1 22% costlier
Art History, Criticism and Conservation Bachelor's Degree 1 11% costlier
Intermedia/Multimedia Bachelor's Degree 1 18% costlier
Psychology, General Bachelor's Degree 1 35% costlier
Music Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 1 44% costlier


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About University of Hartford

University of Hartford is a four year private college located in West Hartford, Connecticut.  Full time enrollment is 5,194 and part time is 1,520.

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

University of Hartford
200 Bloomfield Ave
West Hartford, Connecticut

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

University of Hartford is a private not for profit institution.

University of Hartford cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=129525 IPEDS survey data.