Cost of Attendance

Tuition and fees are not the only expenses for law students. Financial assistance packages at UConn Law are designed to help pay the fee bill, as well as estimated books, supplies, transportation, and living expenses during periods of enrollment. Financial aid may include loans, work-study, grants, and scholarships. Aid may not exceed students’ cost of attendance.

What is COA? - The Basis for Financial Aid Eligibility

Financial aid packages are based on an estimate of educational and living expenses for the 9-month academic year. This is known as “Cost of Attendance,” “COA,” or the “budget.” Students’ actual expenses may vary. Select the links to the right to view COA for various law programs.

The COA represents the maximum amount of financial assistance a student can receive.   After the end of each semester’s add/drop period, the COA may be adjusted based on actual enrollment. Changes in the COA may result in changes to financial aid. If this occurs, students receive a revised bill and aid package notification via UConn email.

Federal and other types of assistance based on financial need require completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students’ COA are compared with the EFC figure derived from the FAFSA data to determine eligibility for need-based aid.

Appeals to Increase Cost of Attendance

Student may request additions to COA for special costs (e.g., child care, University-sponsored medical insurance, computer purchase), or when estimated costs are far below actual documented expenses. Limitations apply. This allows them to obtain or retain more loan eligibility. Students seeking an increase to COA should submit a Request for Increased Cost of Attendance and Additional Loan Funding form with documentation or contact Student Finance for additional information.

Health Insurance Costs

Full-time students at UConn Law must maintain health insurance coverage. Health insurance premiums are not automatically included in the student's COA to determine aid eligibility.

Students who purchase health insurance through the University's sponsored health insurance plan may request an increase to their COA/ budget by submitting the 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 to pay for University health insurance.

Information about required health insurance and premium costs may be found on UConn's Student Health and Wellness website.

International Students

International students (all programs) must visit the ISSS website on Financial Requirements for important information on financial declarations and cost of attendance for international students.

JD Programs Cost of Attendance for 2019-2020

The tables below represent the estimated COA for the typical 9-month academic year including the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 semesters. Changes may be made to COA and financial aid eligibility after each term’s Add-Drop period if enrollment assumptions are not met. Enrollment assumptions vary by program.

Juris Doctor (JD) Three Year Day Division (9-Month COA assuming 12+ credits each term)
Juris Doctor (JD)
3 Year Day
In-State NE Compact Out-of-State
Tuition per year
(Full-Time Student)
$30,354 $51,786 $61,396
Fees $934 $934 $934
Books $1,532 $1,532 $1,532
Housing $9,530 $9,530 $9,530
Meals $2,872 $2,872 $2,872
Misc. $3,140 $3,140 $3,140
Transportation $2,188 $2,188 $2,188
Total $50,550 $71,982 $81,592

 

Juris Doctor (JD) Four-Year Evening Division (9-Month COA assuming 10 credits each term)
Juris Doctor (JD)
4 Year Evening
In-State NE Compact Out-of-State
Tuition per year
(assumes 10 Credits Per Semester)
$22,160 $37,440 $44,180
Fees $700 $700 $700
Books $1,276 $1,276 $1,276
Housing $9,530 $9,530 $9,530
Meals $2,872 $2,872 $2,872
Misc. $3,140 $3,140 $3,140
Transportation $2,188 $2,188 $2,188
Total $41,866 $57,146 $63,886
*Mandatory Summer course "Legal Practice: Negotiation" (required for first year students) tuition and fees are not included in tuition or as part of fall/spring financial aid packages. It is paid separately as a Summer Term course. Private educational loans are available to eligible students for this required 3 credit summer course, as federal loans are only available to eligible students enrolled for 6 or more credits each semester.
** The above budget assumes 10 credits per semester. First Year Evening Division students generally enroll in 9 credits their first term and will have their COA adjusted.

 

Juris Doctor (JD) Four Year Day Division (9-Month COA assuming 10 credits each term)
Juris Doctor (JD)
4 Year Day Division
In-State NE Compact Out-of-State
Tuition per year
(assumes 10 Credits Per Semester)
$25,300 $43,160 $51,180
Fees $700 $700 $700
Books $1,276 $1,276 $1,276
Housing $9,530 $9,530 $9,530
Meals $2,872 $2,872 $2,872
Misc. $3,140 $3,140 $3,140
Transportation $2,188 $2,188 $2,188
Total $45,006 $62,866 $70,886

 

LLM Programs Cost of Attendance for 2019-2020

The tables below represent the estimated COA for the 9-month academic year including the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 semesters, assuming 12 credit enrollment each term. Changes may be made to COA and financial aid eligibility after each term’s Add-Drop period if enrollment assumptions are not met.

  LLM in Insurance Law LLM in U.S. Legal Studies LLM in Energy & Environmental Law LLM in Human Rights & Social Justice
Tuition per year
(Full-Time Student)
$31,824 $29,160 $29,160 $29,160
Fees $934 $934 $934 $934
Books $1,532 $1,532 $1,532 $1,532
Housing $9,530 $9,530 $9,530 $9,530
Meals $2,872 $2,872 $2,872 $2,872
Misc $3,140 $3,140 $3,140 $3,140
Transportation $2,188 $2,188 $2,188 $2,188
Total $52,020 $49,356 $49,356 $49,356

 

Doctor of the Science of Laws (SJD) Cost of Attendance for 2019-2020

The table below represents the estimated COA for the 9-month academic year including the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 semesters for the First Year in Residence, assuming 9 credit enrollment each term.  Changes may be made to COA and financial aid eligibility after each term’s Add-Drop period if enrollment assumptions are not met.

Doctor of the Science of Laws (SJD) Cost of Attendance during "Year in Residence"
Doctor of Laws (SJD)
 
In-State NE Compact Out-of-State
First Year "In Residence" Tuition $10,538 $17,108 $18,902
Fees $700 $700 $700
Books $1,150 $1,150 $1,150
Housing $9,530 $9,530 $9,530
Meals $2,872 $2,872 $2,872
Misc. $3,140 $3,140 $3,140
Transportation $2,188 $2,188 $2,188
Total $30,118 $36,688 $38,482