2020-2021 Estimated Direct Costs and Cost of Attendance

Estimated Direct Costs

These figures represent the typical tuition and fees and do not include Financial Aid or Scholarships in the calculations. This is only an estimated amount, as the fees for dorms, meals, course fees, etc. can vary.

Full-Time Undergraduate Storrs In-State Out-of-State New England Regional
Tuition 14,406 37,074 23,424
University and Student Fees1 3,428 3,428 3,428
On-Campus Housing2 7,238 7,238 7,238
On-Campus Meal Plan3 6,020 6,020 6,020
Subtotal Direct Costs 31,092 53,760 40,110
Waivable Fees In-State Out-of-State New England Regional
Waivable Fee: Health Insurance 4 3,198 3,198 3,198
Waivable Fee: PIRG Fee 5 10 10 10
In-State Out-of-State New England Regional
Subtotal Direct Costs (Plus Waivable Fees) 34,300 56,968 43,318


Description of Fees:

  • 1 - Mandatory fees for Storrs students. Fees reported are the 2020-2021 rate and are subject to change with board approval.
  • 2 - The room charge is based on a standard double which is what most incoming students receive. Financial Aid uses an average room charge when calculating Cost of Attendance. Amount reported is the 2020-2021 rate and is subject to change with board approval.
  • 3 - The meal plan is based on the Value meal plan. Amount reported is the 2020-2021 rate and is subject to change with board approval.
  • 4 - All full-time students are required to be covered by health insurance. Students are therefore automatically billed for the University's health insurance plan every Fall. If the student is already covered, they can waive the health insurance fee in their Student Administration account. For specific information regarding the University health insurance plan, please visit the Student Health Services website. Amount reported is the 2020-2021 rate and is subject to change with board approval.
  • 5 - This is an optional fee which may be waived in your Student Administration account once your fee bill is available.

Estimated Cost of Attendance for Undergraduate Students at the Storrs Campus (2020-2021)

The Cost of Attendance (COA) is the Office of Student Financial Aid Services' estimate of your educational expenses for the school year. The total Cost of Attendance (COA) includes estimated direct educational costs and an estimate of indirect costs based on full-time attendance at Storrs. The housing and meal plan amounts are an average of the cost of the various options for the year. These figures do not represent your actual fee bill but are estimates and subject to change. Indirect costs such as books and supplies, transportation, and miscellaneous costs do not appear on the fee bill. Please note that students are billed separately for each semester; therefore, the annual amounts described below may be divided by two to determine estimates for a single semester. In order to reduce these costs, we encourage you to choose the lowest price options for housing rates and meal plans. For information regarding actual current year costs, please visit the Bursar’s website.

Direct Costs In-State Out-of-State New England Regional
Tuition 14,406 37,074 23,424
University and Student Fees 3,428 3,428 3,428
On/Off-Campus Housing Estimate1 7,238 7,238 7,238
On/Off-Campus Meal Plan Estimate1 6,020 6,020 6,020
Subtotal Direct Costs 31,092 53,760 40,110
Estimated Indirect Costs In-State Out-of-State New England Regional
Books and Supplies 950 950 950
Transportation 1,232 1,644 1,644
Miscellaneous 1,800 1,800 1,800
Subtotal Indirect Costs 3,982 4,394 4,394
In-State Out-of-State New England Regional
Estimated Total Expenses 35,074 58,154 44,504
  • 1 - For students living at home and commuting to the Storrs Campus, housing costs are not included in the estimated annual COA, though “Meal” estimates of $1800 and “Miscellaneous” costs of $1250 per year are included. The On/Off Campus Housing Estimate is the average of 4 different On campus housing options.

NOTE: The University is in the first year (FY 21) of a five year tuition and fee plan. For additional information, please visit http://tuitionupdate.uconn.edu/. For information regarding actual current year costs, please visit the Bursar's website.

Based on your enrollment, you will be billed each semester by the Bursar's Office for tuition, fees, on-campus housing, and meal plan, if applicable. Indirect costs such as books, off-campus housing, transportation and miscellaneous expenses are not payable to UConn and are estimated to establish your COA and to help you and your family plan for the overall cost of your education. Students who are less-than-full-time will have certain expenses adjusted based on the number of credits for which they are enrolled, usually after the end of each semester’s add/drop period. Students who anticipate less-than-full-time enrollment should advise the Office of Student Financial Aid Services to ensure that their COA and financial aid offers are as accurate as possible. Complete the Interactive Financial Aid Worksheet to determine if a balance is due.

Undergraduate Students at a Regional Campus (2020-2021)

The total Cost of Attendance (COA) includes estimated direct educational costs and an estimate of indirect costs based on full-time attendance for both Fall and Spring semesters. Fees are an average of the costs at the various regional campuses for the year. These figures do not represent your actual fee bill but are estimates and subject to change. Students are billed separately for each semester; therefore, the annual amounts described below may be divided by two to determine estimates for a single semester. Please note that dependent students attending a regional campus are assumed to be living with their parents. Dependent students who do NOT plan to live with their parents should complete an Appeal for Increased Cost of Attendance form by clicking here. Submit the completed/signed form along with a signed lease or mortgage agreement to the Office of Student Financial Aid Services. We will evaluate your residential status and notify you of any modifications to your financial aid package. Please note that most forms of financial aid are awarded on a funds available basis. Therefore, it is recommended that you complete this appeal (if applicable) as soon as possible. Below are COA estimates for a typical dependent regional campus student living with parents.

Direct Costs In-State Out-of-State New England Regional
Tuition 14,406 37,074 23,424
University and Student Fees 840 840 840
Subtotal Direct Costs 15,246 37,914 24,264
Estimated Indirect Costs In-State Out-of-State New England Regional
Books and Supplies 950 950 950
Transportation 1,504 4,094 4,094
Board 1,800 1,800 1,800
Miscellaneous 1,250 1,250 1,250
Subtotal Indirect Costs 5,504 8,094 8,094
In-State Out-of-State New England Regional
Estimated Total Expenses 20,750 46,008 32,358

**Students attending the Stamford Campus who plan to live in on-campus housing will have their estimated Cost of Attendance increased by $11,348 upon confirmation from the Stamford Campus.

Graduate Students (2020-2021)

The total Cost of Attendance (COA) includes estimated direct educational costs and an estimate of indirect costs based on full-time (9-credit) attendance for both Fall and Spring semesters. Graduate students who conduct full-time research or who are Graduate Assistants will have their COA figures adjusted appropriately. These figures do not represent your actual fee bill but are estimates and are subject to change. Students are billed separately for each semester, therefore, the annual amounts described below may be divided by two to determine estimates for a single semester.

Direct Costs In-State Out-of-State New England Regional
Tuition 16,908 38,820 27,804
University and Student Fees 2,756 2,756 2,756
Subtotal Direct Costs 19,664 41,576 30,560
Estimated Indirect Costs In-State Out-of-State New England Regional
Books and Supplies 900 900 900
Transportation 1,232 1,644 1,644
Off-Campus Housing Estimate 10,426 10,426 10,426
On/Off-Campus Meal Estimate 6,020 6,020 6,020
Miscellaneous 2,152 2,152 2,152
Subtotal Indirect Costs 20,730 21,142 21,142
In-State Out-of-State New England Regional
Estimated Total Expenses 40,394 62,718 51,702

NOTE: The University is in the first year (FY 21) of a four year tuition and fee plan. For additional information, please visit http://tuitionupdate.uconn.edu/.

School of Social Work Students (2020-2021)

The total Cost of Attendance (COA) includes estimated direct educational costs and an estimate of indirect costs based on full-time (9-credit) attendance for both Fall and Spring semesters. These figures do not represent your actual fee bill but are estimates and are subject to change.

Students are billed separately for each semester, therefore, the annual amounts described below may be divided by two to determine estimates for a single semester.

Direct Costs In-State Out-of-State New England Regional
Tuition 16,908 38,820 27,804
University and Student Fees 904 904 904
Subtotal Direct Costs 17,812 39,724 28,708
Estimated Indirect Costs In-State Out-of-State New England Regional
Books and Supplies 900 900 900
Transportation 1,232 1,644 1,644
Off-Campus Housing Estimate 10,426 10,426 10,426
On/Off-Campus Meal Estimate 6,020 6,020 6,020
Miscellaneous 2,152 2,152 2,152
Subtotal Indirect Costs 20,730 21,142 21,142
In-State Out-of-State New England Regional
Estimated Total Expenses 38,542 60,866 49,850