Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

Tuition for University of New Haven is $36,770 for the 2018/2019 academic year. This is 33% more expensive than the national average private non-profit four year college tuition of $28,471. The cost is 48% more expensive than the average Connecticut tuition of $25,550 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 23rd in Connecticut amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 8th most expensive 4 year college in the state. Price does not vary by residence.

The school charges an additional fees of $1,400 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $38,170.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $15,610 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in West Haven should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,000.

Other Living Expenses

If living on-campus, students should budget for $1,666 in additional living expenses. Off-campus students should budget for $2,766 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The annual tuition and living expense budget to go to UNH was $56,446 for the 2018/2019 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 2018-2019 and 2017-2018 IPEDS survey response for University of New Haven and represent reported costs for the 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.

Costs and Tuition for University of New Haven
Estimated Budgets
Connecticut Resident Total Budget $56,446
   In-State Tuition$36,770
   Other Fees$1,400
   Room and Board$15,610
   On-Campus Other Budget$1,666
   Books and Supplies$1,000
Non-Resident Total Budget $56,446
   Out-of-State Tuition$36,770
   Other Fees$1,400
   Room and Board$15,610
   On-Campus Other Budget$1,666
   Books and Supplies$1,000


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 $56,446 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 UNH net price for in-state students is $30,798* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

95% of University of New Haven students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $18,601. 28 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 $4,206. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend University of New Haven, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for University of New Haven
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$30,798*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid95%
Average Total Grant Aid$18,601
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants28%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,206

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$25,822
$30,001 to $48,000$26,062
$48,001 to $75,000$29,042
$75,001 to $110,000$31,381

Average Financial Aid Mix - $56,446 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $56,446. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.


Grants and Scholarships

 34% - $18,601

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

Federal Loans

 11% - $6,191

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

Out of Pocket

 55% -  $29,988

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 New Haven
Concordia College New York17.7% less expensive
The College of New Rochelle4.5% less expensive
Marymount Manhattan College17.2% less expensive
Pace University New York15.2% more expensive
St. Francis College31.5% 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 New Haven.

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 UNH is $225,784 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 $27,926 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 4 would estimate the cost of a degree at $111,704**

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 $282,230 or $139,630 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

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 New Haven 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 New Haven
Price per credit hour$1,225
Cost for one class (3 credit hours)$3,675
Cost for one class (4 credit hours)$4,900


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. 78% of University of New Haven students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $6,191.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for University of New Haven? 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 $111,704, 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 $138,599.05. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at University of New Haven. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 95% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $27,926. 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 New Haven 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 New Haven Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$1,154.99
Amount Borrowed$111,704.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$26,895.05
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$138,599.05

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend UNH? 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 New Haven, 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 $138,599.05 would be needed to afford a $1,154.99 monthly payment in the example $111,704.00 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 New Haven in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $31,500 to $36,770. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 3.3%. 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 $225,784.00. 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 New Haven.

Annual4 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2025$77,626$310,506
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2030$99,073$396,293
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2035 $126,445$505,781
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2038 $146,376$585,505

Tuition History

What was tuition at UNH 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 New Haven 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
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Bachelor's Degree 163 77% costlier
Business Administration and Management, General Bachelor's Degree 57 63% costlier
Forensic Science and Technology Bachelor's Degree 56 47% costlier
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 36 40% costlier
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist Associate's Degree 28 188% costlier
Music Management Bachelor's Degree 27 42% costlier
Music, Other Bachelor's Degree 25 29% costlier
Accounting Bachelor's Degree 25 52% costlier
Dietetics/Dietitian Bachelor's Degree 24 55% costlier
Mechanical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 21 33% costlier
Chemistry, General Bachelor's Degree 17 36% costlier
Speech Communication and Rhetoric Bachelor's Degree 17 42% costlier
Commercial and Advertising Art Bachelor's Degree 16 49% costlier
Psychology, General Bachelor's Degree 16 40% costlier
Interior Architecture Bachelor's Degree 11 43% costlier
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Bachelor's Degree 11 34% costlier
English Language and Literature, General Bachelor's Degree 9 41% costlier
LEGAL PROFESSIONS AND STUDIES Bachelor's Degree 8 40% costlier
Civil Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree 8 33% costlier
Marketing/Marketing Management, General Bachelor's Degree 7 55% costlier
Finance, General Bachelor's Degree 6 52% costlier
Chemical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 6 23% costlier
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography Bachelor's Degree 4 36% costlier
Criminal Justice/Police Science Associate's Degree 4 192% costlier
Fire Protection, Other Bachelor's Degree 4 30% costlier
Music, General Bachelor's Degree 4 37% costlier
Ecology Bachelor's Degree 4 30% costlier
Computer Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree 4 33% costlier
History, General Bachelor's Degree 3 38% costlier
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies Bachelor's Degree 3 41% costlier
Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree 3 38% costlier
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 3 182% costlier
Information Science/Studies Bachelor's Degree 2 44% costlier
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management Bachelor's Degree 2 47% costlier
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other Associate's Degree 2 138% costlier
International/Global Studies Bachelor's Degree 2 28% costlier
Political Science and Government, General Bachelor's Degree 2 36% costlier
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician Bachelor's Degree 2 31% costlier
Fine/Studio Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 2 31% costlier
Hospitality Administration/Management, General Bachelor's Degree 2 56% costlier
Applied Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree 1 26% costlier
Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree 1 24% costlier
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician Bachelor's Degree 1 82% costlier
Computer Science Associate's Degree 1 172% costlier


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About University of New Haven

University of New Haven is a four year private college located in West Haven, Connecticut.  Full time enrollment is 5,734 and part time is 1,101. Learn more about getting accepted at University of New Haven at CollegeSimply.

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

University of New Haven
300 Boston Post Road
West Haven, Connecticut

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

University of New Haven is a private not for profit institution.

University of New Haven cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=129941 IPEDS survey data.