Fees and Expenses

The schedule of fees which follows, as reported by the Bursar’s Office, is comprehensive and is expected to prevail during the 2016-2017 academic year, but the Board of Trustees and the Board of Governors for Higher Education reserve the right, at any time, to authorize changes. Revisions in the State budget may force fee changes.

Application Fee

An application fee must accompany the application for admission to any undergraduate school or college of the University for full-time study. The application fee is not refundable and may not be applied to outstanding charges. For more information about the application fee, refer to the Admissions website.

Enrollment Deposit

A freshman student entering the University in the fall semester must make an enrollment deposit, which is nonrefundable, by May 1. This payment will apply toward the University fee bill. Failure to remit payment by May 1 will result in cancellation of admission. The new freshman student is encouraged to make payment as soon as the student’s intention to accept admission is firm.

A transfer student entering the University in the fall semester and a freshman or transfer student entering the University in the spring semester must make an enrollment deposit, which is non-refundable, within fifteen days of receiving notice of admission. This payment will apply toward the University fee bill. Failure to remit payment by the prescribed date will result in cancellation of admission. For more information about the enrollment deposit, refer to the Admissions website.

Tuition

All students are subject to a tuition charge in addition to the mandatory fees charged to Connecticut and out-of-state students. For information about tuition for Connecticut and out-of-state students, refer to the Undergraduate Tuition and Fees page on the Bursar’s Office website. Tuition is prorated for part-time undergraduate students who initially register for less than full time.

Pursuant to Connecticut Public Act 10-66, tuition is waived: (1) for any dependent child of a person whom the armed forces of the United States has declared to be missing in action or to have been a prisoner of war while serving in the armed forces after January 1, 1960, which child has been accepted for admission to the University of Connecticut, provided the person missing in action or former prisoner of war was a resident of Connecticut at the time of entering the service of the armed forces of the United States or was a resident of Connecticut while so serving; (2) for any veteran having served in the time of war, as defined in subsection (a) of section 27-103, or who served in either a combat or combat support role in the invasion of Grenada, October 25, 1983, to December 15, 1983; the invasion of Panama, December 20, 1989, to January 31, 1990; or the peace keeping mission in Lebanon, September 29, 1982, to March 30, 1984; or Operation Earnest Will (escort of Kuwaiti oil tankers), February 1, 1987, to July 23, 1987, and is a resident of Connecticut at the time of acceptance for admission or readmission to the University. For additional information, contact Department of Veterans Affairs and Military Programs in the Arjona Building, Room 340, (860) 486-2442 or refer to the Veterans Affairs and Military Programs website; (3) For any Connecticut resident sixty-two years of age or older who has been accepted for admission, provided this person is enrolled in a degree-granting program or, provided, at the end of the regular registration period, there is space available in the course in which the person intends to enroll; (4) for any active member of the Connecticut army or air national guard who (a) is a resident of Connecticut; (b) has been certified by the adjutant general or a designee, as a member in good standing of the guard; and (c) is enrolled or accepted for admission on a full-time or part-time basis in an undergraduate degree-granting program. If any person who receives a tuition waiver in accordance with the provisions of this subsection also receives educational reimbursement from any employer, the waiver shall be reduced by the amount of the educational reimbursement; (5) provides that any dependent child of a police officer or fire fighter killed in the line of duty is eligible for a tuition waiver at the University of Connecticut, the Connecticut State University system or a Regional Community-Technical College.

New England Regional Program

Please visit the New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) website for information regarding qualifying New England Regional programs that are offered at the University of Connecticut.

New students admitted to the University who qualify for the New England Regional rate based upon their residency and their major will have New England Regional tuition rates automatically reflected in their fee bill.

Students have until the 10th day of classes to change to a qualifying program to receive the New England Regional tuition rate. Students that change after the 10th day will be eligible to receive the New England Regional tuition rate for the upcoming semester provided that they remain in the qualifying program. Students switching to a non-qualifying program on or before the 10th day of classes will be charged out-of-state tuition.

Please note that a student’s change in residency, either to or from the New England region, may result in review and possible revisions of their financial aid package. Students should contact the Financial Aid Office with questions regarding financial aid revisions.

Undergraduate Fees

All undergraduate students are subject to the following fees. Please refer to the Bursar’s website for the current amount of fees as well as a full description of fees.

General University Fee

All students attending the University of Connecticut in Storrs or the regional campuses are subject to a general University fee each semester. This fee varies by campus. Please refer to the Bursar’s website for a breakdown of the fees paid by Storrs students and students at the regional campuses.

Infrastructure Maintenance Fee

All students are subject to an infrastructure maintenance fee each semester. This fee supports the operating and maintenance costs related to UConn 2000 projects as well as preventative and deferred maintenance on University buildings.

Technology Fee

All students are subject to a technology fee each semester. This fee supports various IT projects directly benefitting students including, but not limited to, increased wireless capacity, UConn Virtual PC (vPC), technology and media-related library services, and access to certain University-wide software licensing agreements. This fee does not cover surcharges for online courses.

Student Government Fee

All students are subject to a student government fee each semester. This fee supports student governmental activities and the student yearbook. This fee varies by campus. Please refer to the Bursar’s website for a breakdown of fees paid by Storrs students, and students at the regional campuses.

Fees for Undergraduates at the Storrs Campus

Undergraduate students at Storrs are subject to the following fees: UCTV Fee, Daily Campus Fee, Student Union Fee, WHUS Fee, and Student Transit Fee. Please refer to the Bursar’s website for more information about these fees, including current amounts and descriptions.

Residence Halls

Residence Hall Fee

The Residence Hall fee covers occupancy while classes are in session, excluding recess periods. Detailed information regarding room rates can be found on the Residential Life website.

Room Reservation Fee

A non-refundable room reservation fee for on-campus housing is required from new and continuing undergraduate residents. Reservation fees will be credited as a partial payment for the appropriate semester housing fee. The Department of Residential Life serves as the source of all information involving room reservation and contract buy-out fees. The detailed On-Campus Housing Contract is available on the Residential Life website. Their staff may be contacted by phone (860) 486-3430 or by email.

University Meals

Board Fee

All students living in undergraduate residences are required to pay for one of the resident meal plans offered by Dining Services. The cost will be determined by which plan is chosen. Refer to the Dining Services website to see the current plans. Meal plans are in effect the Friday evening of move-in weekend (Convocation Dinner) for first year students and families. All returning students’ plans begin with lunch on Saturday of move-in weekend. Then, meals are available seven days per week while classes are in session through finals week. Students should consult the Dining Services website, UCuisine, or the individual dining centers for variations to this basic schedule.

Commuters can purchase blocks of meals or meal plan points. In addition, they are welcome on an a la carte basis using cash or ‘Husky Bucks’ at retail outlets in several locations throughout campus and the Student Union.

Other fees

Continuous Registration Fee

A non-refundable fee is charged each semester to Bachelor of General Studies students, Cooperative Education students, and Education Abroad students.

Audit Fee

Auditors pay standard undergraduate tuition and fees.

Senior Citizens Audit Fee

All persons 62 years of age or older who audit undergraduate courses on a space-available, not-for-credit basis, must pay a fee each semester. Instructor consent is required for all audits. Please refer to the Non-Degree Services website for more information.

UConnPIRG Fee

A waivable fee is charged for students attending the Storrs and Hartford campuses. The UConn Public Interest Research Group is a student activism group that works on a number of issues relating to the environment, campaign finance reform, corporate watchdog causes, and other issues. Please refer to the Bursar’s website for more information.

Student Identification Card

Each new entering student is furnished with a personalized identification (I.D.) card, which is revalidated each semester upon full payment of the University fee bill. Should the student’s card become lost or destroyed, a fee is charged for a replacement. Please refer to the One Card Office website for more information.

Student Parking Fees

Student parking fees are assessed to fifth semester resident students, commuting students, resident assistants, and graduate assistants registering a vehicle and obtaining permission to park in a designated University student parking area, and are paid directly to Parking Services. Please refer to the Parking Services website for more information.

Course Fees

Extra fees may be applied to courses. These fees cover consumables, malpractice insurance, equipment, and other costs. Those costs may be found in the descriptions of courses listed in the Directory of Courses section of this Catalog. The fees serve as a guide, but are subject to change.

Course Credit by Examination Fee

The fee for the examination is payable at the Business Office. Course Credit by Examination specifications may be found under Academic Regulations.

Online Course Fee

All students taking online courses during summer or intersession are charged a fee per credit. Non-degree students taking online courses during fall or spring semesters are charged a fee per credit. Please refer to the Bursar’s website for more information.

Fees for Academic Programs

Fees are charged for some academic programs. For information about fees, students should refer to the website of the academic program in which they are enrolled or contact the program director. The following programs are among those that charge fees for some or all students: Digital Media and Design, Dramatic Arts, Landscape Architecture, Maritime Studies, and Music.

In addition, some of the schools and colleges within the University of Connecticut charge maintain fees for some students.

School of Pharmacy

Students participating in the Pharmacist Immunization Certificate Program will be charged a materials fee.

Summer Sessions Fees and Expenses

The University fee for each summer session is equal to the preceding academic year in-state tuition rate. In addition, there is a one-time, non-refundable summer enrollment fee for University of Connecticut degree students and non-matriculated students. Please refer to the Summer Session website for more information.

Winter Intersession Fees and Expenses

The University fee for each winter session is equal to the academic year’s in-state tuition rate. In addition, there is a one-time, non-refundable winter enrollment fee for University of Connecticut degree students and non-matriculated students. Please refer to the Winter Intersession website for a list of fees and expenses for Winter Intersession courses.

Education Abroad

Please refer to the Education Abroad website for more information about the costs of studying abroad.

Regulations

Payment of Fees

Collection of all fees is handled by the Office of the University Bursar. The fall semester fee bill is payable prior to August 1; the spring semester is payable prior to January 8. Payment in full is required and no exceptions to this policy are granted for partial payment of fees, unless enrolled in the University payment plan. Failure to make payment on time will result in cancellation of the privileges accorded to a student, including class registration, use of recreational facilities, access to transcripts, and other services. Registration is not complete nor is the residence hall assignment confirmed in any semester until all the fees for the semester have been paid.

It is each student’s financial responsibility to make fee payments by the specified due dates. Failure to receive a fee bill does not relieve a student of fee payment responsibility. Please refer to the Bursar’s website for more information on failure to pay.

If a check is returned by the bank for any reason, the student is charged a returned check fee. Please refer to the Bursar’s website for more information.

Late Payment Fee

The payment of the fee bill is due in full prior to August 1 for the fall semester and January 8 for the spring semester. A late payment fee is payable by all undergraduate students whose tuition and fees are not paid in full on the published due date. Checks returned by the bank for any reason are considered late payment. Students may have services denied if all fees have not been paid by the due date. Please refer to the Bursar’s website for more information.

Deposit Account

An escrow deposit must be maintained by all students. This deposit, less deductions for breakage, fines, health service, and any other outstanding charges, will be refunded to students graduating or officially withdrawing from the University. Please refer to the Bursar’s website for more information.

Cancellations and Refunds

The following is general information regarding cancellations and refunds. However, if a student is a recipient of federal financial aid, it is critical that they also read the information under the “Return of Federal Financial Aid” section of the Bursar’s website.

All undergraduate students who withdraw from the University for any reason must secure from the Dean of Students Office (DOS) acknowledgement of their withdrawal, and arrange with DOS the details of their leaving. No refunds are made unless this procedure is followed.

If a student is dismissed after a semester, payments (if any) for the next semester will be refunded with the exception of certain non-refundable deposits.

In certain other instances, including illness, adjustments to the following schedule of refunds can be made at the discretion of the DOS office. Where notice of cancellation is received through the first day of classes of a semester, full refund (less non-refundable fees) is made if fees have been paid in full.

Refundable and Non-refundable Fees

Refundable fees

  • Tuition
  • Fees related to certain majors, courses, or lessons;
  • Escrow breakage deposit (less charges);
  • Student Union Fee;
  • Technology Fee;
  • Student Government or Activity Fee;
  • WHUS Fee;
  • Transit Fee;
  • Residence Hall Fee (conditions apply);
  • General University Fee;
  • Infrastructure Maintenance Fee;
  • Daily Campus Fee;
  • UCTV Fee;
  • Dining Fee

Nonrefundable Fees

  • Acceptance Fee (Admissions Deposit)
  • Late Payment Fee(s)
  • Room Deposit/Reservation Fee (conditions apply)
  • Continuous Registration Fee
  • Payment Plan Enrollment Fee

After the first day of classes, withdrawal adjustments are made only on refundable fees according to the following schedule:

Week of classes Percent refundable
Remainder of the 1st calendar week 90%
2nd week 60%
3rd and 4th week 50%
5th week through 8th week 25%

No fees are refundable after the 8th week of classes.

(Calendar weeks run Monday through Sunday; whatever day of the week on which the semester begins, the following Sunday ends the first calendar week.)

Insurance

Malpractice Insurance

Covers all students with a clinical experience component to their coursework. The insurance is charged once for the academic year.

Mandatory Student Health Insurance

All full-time students must provide for their own accident and illness insurance to cover medical care not provided through the Department of Health Services. Students may opt to be covered for accidents and illnesses through a personal insurance policy, a parental or family insurance policy, or a policy sponsored by the university. Supplemental Student Health Insurance for accident and sickness is available from a private student medical insurance program. Students who fail to provide proof of health insurance by filing an on-line insurance waiver may be charged and automatically enrolled in the University sponsored plan. Insurance information and enrollment for the insurance program is available at the Department of Health Services. Please call (860) 486-0745 or refer to the Student Health Services website for further information.

Education Abroad Supplemental Health Insurance

Students choosing to study abroad through the University’s Office of Education Abroad may also be assessed an international health insurance premium that will cover them for the time period that they are abroad. This insurance is in addition to any other health insurance coverage that a student may have, including the university sponsored health insurance plan. Please call (860) 486-5022 for further information or visit the Education Abroad website.

Education Abroad and Additional Credits Registered

Students choosing to take additional credits in addition to the Education Abroad program will be charged additional tuition and the general University fee depending on their Education Abroad program during the fall and spring semesters. Please refer to the Education Abroad website for more information. During summer and winter sessions they will also be charged regular summer and winter fees for the additional credits. Please contact the Bursar’s office by email if you have any questions.

(Non-immigrant) International Students

All (non-immigrant) international students will be required, at the time of registration, to show evidence of adequate insurance coverage for accidents, illness and medical evacuation and repatriation expenses. Students should consult the International Student Advisor regarding compliance with this requirement and assistance in enrolling in an approved insurance program.

Students Attending Under Public Laws

All public law recipients attending this University for the first time under the auspices of the Veterans Administration must have a Certificate of Eligibility or Supplemental Certificate of Eligibility which is to be presented at the Office of Student Financial Aid Services prior to registration.

In the case of a disabled veteran the cost of books and supplies is reimbursed by the Veterans Administration for graduate and undergraduate students.