Cost of Attendance

Your UConn Law education is a significant investment, and the Law School recognizes that tuition and fees are not the only expenses a law student faces. Financial assistance packages at UConn are designed to help you pay for your education as well as your living and personal expenses during your time as a student. You may receive several different types of aid to meet your needs, including loans, work-study, grants, and scholarships. If your expenses are not met by the financial assistance package, you also have the option of applying for additional private loans. For more information, please visit the Types of Financial Aid page.

Basis for Total Financial Assistance Package

Financial assistance packages are based on an allowance of both educational and living expenses for the academic year. This budget represents the maximum amount of financial assistance a student can receive. The estimate for the the cost of living expenses is determined by the cost of living in the Hartford area and the standard of living in the urban Northeast as determined by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Your actual living expenses may vary depending on the choices you make.

For more information about living accommodations, the Office of the Dean maintains a housing list of available rentals within a reasonable distance from the Law School.

Health Insurance Costs

Health insurance premiums are not automatically included in the student's Cost of Attendance budget. However, students who purchase health insurance through the university's sponsored health insurance plan may request an increase in their budget by submitting a Request for Increase in Budget and Additional Loan Funding form with supporting documentation.

The cost of attendance (COA) for UConn Law includes direct expenses (tuition and fees) and indirect expenses (living expenses). All expenses included in the COA are allowable by federal regulations. All financial aid packages are based on COA. We have taken the cost of living in the Hartford area and the standard of living for the urban Northeast as determined by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics; used average amount spent on text books (not including study aids); and transportation costs assuming a 10 mile round trip commute. 

Typically the COA is a fixed amount however adjustments can be made in the case of child care expenses or unusual medical expenses incurred by the student while enrolled. Requests for adjustments may be made by submitting a Request for Increase in Budget and Additional Loan Funding form.

Expense Allowance for Nine Months 2014-2015

The tables below represent the COA for 2014-2015 (9 months). Student financial assistance is designed to help students afford the costs associated with their legal education therefore the COA is based on a nine month period. In addition, the COA does not include car payments or credit card debt. The housing allotment (room) is calculated at $1,030 per month for nine months. Please keep this in mind as you choose your living arrangements. 

Juris Doctor (J.D.) Three Year Day Division (9 months)
Juris Doctor (J.D.)
3 Year Day
In-State In-State
w/parents
NE Compact Out-of-State
Tuition per year
(Full-Time Student)
$25,368 $25,368 $44,390 $53,392
Fees $856 $856 $856 $856
Books $1,390 $1,390 $1,390 $1,390
Room $9,270 $ - $9,270 $9,270
Board $3,000 $3,000 $3,000 $3,000
Misc. $2,500 $2,500 $2,500 $2,500
Transporation $1,350 $1,350 $1,350 $1,350
Total $43,734 $34,462 $62,756 $71,758
Juris Doctor (J.D.) Evening Division (9 months)
Juris Doctor (J.D.)
4 Year Evening
In-State In-State
w/parents
NE Compact Out-of-State
Tuition per year
(assumes 10 Credits Per Semester)
$17,674 $17,674 $30,932 $37,252
Fees $622 $622 $622 $622
Books $930 $930 $930 $930
Room $9,270 $ - $9,270 $9,270
Board $3,000 $3,000 $3,000 $3,000
Misc. $2,500 $2,500 $2,500 $2,500
Transporation $1,350 $1,350 $1,350 $1,350
Total $35,346 $26,067 $48,604 $54,924
Juris Doctor (J.D.) Four Year Day Division (9 months)
Juris Doctor (J.D.)
4 Year Day Division
In-State In-State
w/parents
NE Compact Out-of-State
Tuition per year
(assumes 10 Credits Per Semester)
$21,140 $21,140 $37,000 $44,500
Fees $622 $622 $622 $622
Books $930 $930 $930 $930
Room $9,270 $ - $9,270 $9,270
Board $3,000 $3,000 $3,000 $3,000
Misc. $2,500 $2,500 $2,500 $2,500
Transporation $1,350 $1,350 $1,350 $1,350
Total $38,812 $29,542 $54,672 $62,172

The cost of attendance for UConn Law includes direct expenses (tuition and fees) and indirect expenses (living expenses). Distance learners’ cost of attendance, for financial aid purposes, includes only Tuition, Fees and Books. The following tables apply to international students.

LL.M. U.S. Legal Studies Cost of Attendance
LL.M. in U.S. Legal Studies All Students
Tuition per year
(Full-Time Student)
$26,904
Fees $856
Books $1,390
Room & Board $12,270
Misc $2,500
Health Insurance $2,338
Transporation $1,350
Total $47,608
LL.M. Insurance Law Cost of Attendance
LL.M. in Insurance Law All Students
Tuition per year
(Full-Time Student)
$28,560
Fees $856
Books $1,390
Room & Board $12,270
Misc. $2,500
Health Insurance $2,338
Transporation $1,350
Total $49,264

The cost of attendance for UConn Law includes direct expenses (tuition and fees) and indirect expenses (living expenses). The following table applies to international students.

Doctor of the Science of Laws (S.J.D.) Cost of Attendance
Doctor of Laws (S.J.D.) All Students
Tuition per year
(Full-Time Student)
$13,584
Fees $622
Books $930
Room & Board $12,270
Misc $2,500
Health Insurance $2,338
Transporation $1,350
Total $33,594