Total Cost of Attendance
The University of Connecticut, located in Storrs, Connecticut, is a top-ranked public research university. It’s considered a “public Ivy,” which means it’s comparable to an Ivy-League institution. UConn tuition in 2021/22 was $18,524 for in-state students and $41,192 for out-of-state students. This is higher than the national average for public four-year schools of $10,740 for in-state students and $27,560 for out-of-state students.
Costs for 2021-22
Generally, financial aid is monetary assistance awarded to students based on personal need and merit. Students that qualify for financial aid can use it to pay for college costs like tuition, books, and living expenses.
The federal government is the largest provider of student financial aid. However, aid can also be given by state governments, colleges and universities, private companies, and nonprofits. The different types include:
- Scholarships: These can be awarded by schools and other organizations based on students’ academic excellence, athletic achievement, community involvement, job experience, field of study, and financial need.
- Grants: Generally based on financial need, these can come from federal, state, private, and non-profit organizations.
- Work-study: This federal program provides qualifying students with part-time employment to earn money for expenses while in school.
- Federal student loans: This is money borrowed directly from the U.S. Department of Education. It comes with fixed interest rates that are typically lower than private loans.
Colleges, universities, and state agencies use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine financial aid eligibility. The FAFSA can be completed online, but note that state and federal and school deadlines may differ.
You can find other financial aid opportunities on databases such as:
- US Department of Education – Search for grants from colleges and universities by state
- College Scholarship Service Profile (CSS) – A global college scholarship application used by select institutions to award financial aid
Private Student Loans
Private loans are funded by private organizations such as banks, online lenders, credit unions, some schools, and state-based or state-affiliated organizations. While Federal student loans have interest rates that are regulated by Congress, private lenders follow a different set of regulations so their qualifications and interest rates can vary widely.
What’s more, private loans have variable or fixed interest rates that may be higher than federal loan interest rates, which are always fixed. Private lenders may (but don’t always) require you to make payments on your loans while you are still in school, compared to federal student loans which you don’t have to start paying back until after you graduate, leave school, or change your enrollment status to less than half-time.
Private loans don’t have a specific application window and can be applied for on an as-needed basis. However, if you think you may need to take out a private loan, it’s a good idea to submit your FAFSA first to see what federal aid you may qualify for as it generally may have better rates and terms.
If you’ve missed the FAFSA deadline or you’re struggling to pay for school throughout the year, private loans can potentially help you make your payments. Just keep in mind that you will need enough lead time for your loan to process and for your lender to send money to your school.
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Projected 4-Year-Degree Price
Here’s some Connecticut Student Loan & Scholarship Information for you.
Undergraduate Tuition and Fees
Costs for 2021-22
UConn tuition for students living in Connecticut was $18,524 in 2021/22. For students coming from other states, it was $41,192. Both have room and board fees of $13,258.
Graduate Tuition and Fees
Costs for 2021-22
Students who extend their studies beyond undergraduate degrees will pay $17,532 (in-state) or $39,444 (out-state) for graduate school. There are graduate loans available to help with these costs.
Cost per Credit Hour
The UConn tuition covered above is for full-time students. For those who attend college part-time, they’ll pay $318 (in-state) or $968 (out-state) per credit hour.
Campus Housing Expenses
Costs for 2021-22
*Based on studio pricing. Average rate based on available apartments on UConn’s off-campus housing website in 2022.
Freshmen are required to live on campus at UConn. There are more than 100 residence halls in 18 campus areas on the Storrs campus.
Near campus, there are many options for off-campus living, including houses, duplexes, and apartments. You can opt to live alone or with roommates. This resource can help you find off-campus living options.
University of Connecticut Acceptance Rate
The UConn acceptance rate of 56% means that more than half of the students who apply are accepted.
Here’s what’s required (and what’s recommended) when it comes to applying for admission at UConn.
- Academic record
- Letters of recommendation
- ACT/SAT scores
The deadline for Priority Admission is December 1, with a decision given starting March 1. The deadline for Regular Admission is January 15, with a decision given starting March 1. You can apply here.
SAT and ACT Scores
The University of Connecticut is not requiring test scores to be submitted through the fall 2023 school year. Here are the scores for the 25th and 75th percentile:
Popular Majors at UConn
UConn offers more than 115 majors. Here are the most popular.
Undergraduate degrees in 2020-21: 405
2. Psychological Sciences
Undergraduate degrees in 2020-21: 374
3. Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences
Undergraduate degrees in 2020-21: 254
Undergraduate degrees in 2020-21: 253
5. Biological Sciences
Undergraduate degrees in 2020-21: 230
6. Allied Health Sciences
Undergraduate degrees in 2020-21: 214
7. Mechanical Engineering
Undergraduate degrees in 2020-21: 200
Undergraduate degrees in 2020-21: 183
9. Human Development & Family Sciences
Undergraduate degrees in 2020-21: 148
Undergraduate degrees in 2020-21: 119
Learn more here about the programs you can study at UConn.
- 4 years: 73%
- 6 years: 83%
Post-Graduation Median Earnings
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