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.

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. Students must complete a Title IV Waiver in order for financial assistance (loans) to pay for health insurance.

The cost of attendance (COA) for UConn Law includes direct expenses (tuition and fees) and indirect expenses (living expenses). Typically the COA is a fixed amount however adjustments can be made in the case of child care expenses, university sponsored medical insurance, 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 2016-2017

The tables below represent the COA for 2016-2017 (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 $1,090 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)
$27,792 $27,792 $48,336 $57,960
Fees $856 $856 $856 $856
Books $1,390 $1,390 $1,390 $1,390
Room $9,630 $ - $9,630 $9,630
Board $3,000 $3,000 $3,000 $3,000
Misc. $3,500 $3,500 $3,500 $3,500
Transporation $1,352 $1,352 $1,352 $1,352
Total $47,520 $37,890 $68,064 $77,688
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)
$19,580 $19,580 $33,980 $40,720
Fees $622 $622 $622 $622
Books $930 $930 $930 $930
Room $9,630 $ - $9,630 $9,630
Board $3,000 $3,000 $3,000 $3,000
Misc. $3,500 $3,500 $3,500 $3,500
Transporation $1,352 $1,352 $1,352 $1,352
Total $38,614 $28,984 $53,014 $59,754
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)
$23,160 $23,160 $40,280 $47,504
Fees $622 $622 $622 $622
Books $930 $930 $930 $930
Room $9,630 $ - $9,630 $9,630
Board $3,000 $3,000 $3,000 $3,000
Misc. $3,500 $3,500 $3,500 $3,500
Transporation $1,352 $1,352 $1,352 $1,352
Total $42,194 $32,564 $59,314 $67,334

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

LL.M. Cost of Attendance
LL.M. in Insurance Law All Students
Tuition per year
(Full-Time Student)
$30,312
Fees $856
Books $1,390
Room & Board $12,630
Misc. $3,500
Health Insurance $2,338
Transporation $1,352
Total $52,378
LL.M. in Energy & Environmental Law All Students
Tuition per year
(Full-Time Student)
$28,560
Fees $856
Books $1,390
Room & Board $12,630
Misc $3,500
Health Insurance $2,338
Transporation $1,352
Total $50,626
LL.M. in U.S. Legal Studies All Students
Tuition per year
(Full-Time Student)
$28,560
Fees $856
Books $1,390
Room & Board $12,630
Misc $3,500
Health Insurance $2,338
Transporation $1,352
Total $50,626
LL.M. in Human Rights & Social Justice All Students
Tuition per year
(Full-Time Student)
$28,560
Fees $856
Books $1,390
Room & Board $12,630
Misc $3,500
Health Insurance $2,338
Transporation $1,352
Total $50,626
LL.M. in Intellectual Property &
Information Governance
All Students
Tuition per year
(Full-Time Student)
$28,560
Fees $856
Books $1,390
Room & Board $12,630
Misc $3,500
Health Insurance $2,338
Transporation $1,352
Total $50,626

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. Federal student loan financing is not available for S.J.D. 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)
$15,452
Fees $622
Books $930
Room & Board $12,630
Misc $3,500
Health Insurance $2,338
Transporation $1,352
Total $36,824