Fees and Expenses

The schedule of fees contained on the Bursar’s Office website is comprehensive and expected to prevail during any given academic year, but the Board of Trustees and the Board of Governors for Higher Education reserve the right, at any time, to authorize changes in fees and to establish new fees applicable to all currently enrolled students. Revisions in the State budget may force fee changes.

Fee bills, covering the semester’s charges, are computed by and are payable to the Bursar’s Office no later than the Friday before the start of the semester.


Payment of Fees. Collection of all fees is handled by the Office of the Bursar. Fee bills, covering the semester’s charges are payable to the Bursar’s Office no later than the Friday before the start of the semester.

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 such as, but not limited to, use of recreational facilities, access to transcripts, and other services. Students who register for additional courses after the payment due date have ten days to make payment before considered late.

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. Students are required to agree to the Student Financial Responsibility Agreement once every academic year. This agreement is a statement of the financial obligations and responsibilities each student assumes while attending UConn. Please refer to the Bursar’s website for more information on the agreement and 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 the Friday before the start of the semester. A late payment fee is payable by all students whose tuition and fees are not paid in full on the published due date. Late payment fees may be assessed twice a semester. 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.

Cancellations and Refunds. The following is general information regarding cancellations and refunds. 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 graduate students who withdraw from the University for any reason must secure from The Graduate School acknowledgement of their withdrawal and arrange the details of their leaving. No refunds are made unless this procedure is followed.

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

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.

Application Processing Fee

A non-refundable fee must accompany an application to The Graduate School. It may not be applied toward other charges. This fee must accompany every application submitted except for a doctoral degree program to follow immediately on a completed master’s degree program in the same field at this University, or for a University Scholar, or for a current graduate degree seeking student applying for a graduate certificate program. If applicable, a fee waiver may be available. Please review The Graduate School’s Fee Waiver Policy at grad.uconn.edu/admissions/fee-waiver-policy or email the Graduate Admissions Office at gradadmissions@uconn.edu.

Post-Baccalaureate and Graduate Certificate Program Costs

Please see individual program descriptions for fees and credit costs, which can vary across different types of certificate courses. Refer to the Bursar’s Office website at bursar.uconn.edu for more information.

In-State and Out-of-State Status

Each student must file an affidavit of residence with the application for admission to The Graduate School. A form for this purpose is provided as part of the application. On the basis of this information, each entering student is classified as either a Connecticut student or an out-of-state student. Failure to file the form will result in classification as out-of-state.

Questions concerning the classification of graduate students as resident (in-state) or non-resident (out-of-state) are resolved by The Graduate School. In the event that students believe they have been incorrectly classified, requests for review, along with supporting documentary evidence, should be directed to The Graduate School.

Residents of other New England states enrolled in certain graduate degree programs may be eligible for special tuition rates through the New England Board of Higher Education Regional Student Program.

Office of the Bursar Website

Graduate students should refer to the Bursar’s Office website at bursar.uconn.edu for current tuition and fee information, procedures, and policies pertaining to graduate students and graduate programs.

Reinstatement Fee

The Graduate School regulations require registration in each semester by all graduate degree, certificate, and post-baccalaureate program students, with the exception of those students on an approved leave of absence. All graduate students who fail to complete initial course registration by the end of the tenth day of classes of any semester will be dropped from active status and will be required to pay a penalty fee of $65. The reinstatement fee is added to a student’s bill along with any registration fee that has accrued. Students who do not register for longer than a year will be required to reapply for admission. A letter from the major advisor justifying the use of previous coursework to satisfy current degree requirements is required to count previous coursework towards the new enrollment.

Refunds and Cancellations of Charges

In order to be eligible for a refund or cancellation of charges, a student must formally withdraw from the University by following the University’s official withdrawal process, which includes dropping all courses currently being taken for credit.

The University grants a full refund of fees to any student dismissed for academic deficiency or other cause, provided that the dismissal takes place prior to the start of classes.

A student inducted into military service will receive a prorated refund or cancellation of charges based on their date of separation. The student in this situation must furnish the Bursar’s Office with a copy of the orders to active duty, showing this to be the reason for leaving the University.

Refunds or cancellations of charges are available on the following schedule for students whose programs are interrupted or terminated prior to or during a regular academic semester. The refund schedule applies to students taking an approved leave of absence, which follows the University’s official withdrawal process. When notice is received prior to the first day of classes of a semester, full refund (less nonrefundable fees) will be made if the fees have been paid in full. Thereafter, refunds or cancellations of refundable charges will be made according to the following schedule:


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