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.  After the end of each semester’s add/drop period, certain expenses may be adjusted based on your actual enrollment. This will result in a change in the COA and, if applicable, your financial aid package. You will receive a revised bill and aid package notifying you of these changes.

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 estimated cost of attendance (COA) for UConn Law includes direct expenses (tuition and fees) and indirect expenses (living expenses). Adjustments can be made in cases such as child care expenses, university sponsored medical insurance, unusual medical expenses incurred by the student while enrolled, or additional commuting to school (more than a ten mile round-trip). Requests for adjustments may be made by submitting a Request for Increase in Budget and Additional Loan Funding form.

Expense Allowance for Nine Months 2018-2019

The tables below represent the estimated COA for 2018-2019 (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 $1,075 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)
$29,404 $29,404 $50,536 $60,146
Fees $934 $934 $934 $934
Books $1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500
Room $9,676 $ - $9,676 $9,676
Board $3,000 $3,000 $3,000 $3,000
Misc. $2,500 $2,500 $2,500 $2,500
Transportation $1,600 $1,600 $1,600 $1,600
Total $48,614 $38,939 $69,746 $79,356
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)
$21,210 $21,210 $36,190 $42,930
Fees $700 $700 $700 $700
Books $1,250 $1,250 $1,250 $1,250
Room $9,676 $ - $9,676 $9,676
Board $3,000 $3,000 $3,000 $3,000
Misc. $2,500 $2,500 $2,500 $2,500
Transportation $1,600 $1,600 $1,600 $1,600
Total $39,936 $30,260 $54,916 $61,656

*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.

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)
$24,500 $24,500 $42,100 $50,120
Fees $700 $700 $700 $700
Books $1,250 $1,250 $1,250 $1,250
Room $9,676 $ - $9,676 $9,676
Board $3,000 $3,000 $3,000 $3,000
Misc. $2,500 $2,500 $2,500 $2,500
Transportation $1,600 $1,600 $1,600 $1,600
Total $43,226 $33,550 $60,826 $68,846

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. As part of immigration requirements, after acceptance by UConn Law, all international students will be required to prove funds for cost of attendance. The following tables are for 2018-2019 academic year.

LLM Cost of Attendance
LL.M. in Insurance Law All Students
Tuition per year
(Full-Time Student)
$31,824
Fees $934
Books $1,500
Room & Board $12,676
Misc. $2,500
Health Insurance* $3,340
Transportation $1,600
Total $54,374
* Health Insurance cost is estimated based on 2017-2018 figures and is subject to change when 2018-2019 figures become available.
LL.M. in Energy & Environmental Law All Students
Tuition per year
(Full-Time Student)
$28,560
Fees $934
Books $1,500
Room & Board $12,676
Misc $2,500
Health Insurance* $3,340
Transportation $1,600
Total $51,060
* Health Insurance cost is estimated based on 2017-2018 figures and is subject to change when 2018-2019 figures become available.
LL.M. in U.S. Legal Studies All Students
Tuition per year
(Full-Time Student)
$28,560
Fees $934
Books $1,500
Room & Board $12,630
Misc $2,500
Health Insurance* $3,340
Transportation $1,600
Total $51,060
* Health Insurance cost is estimated based on 2017-2018 figures and is subject to change when 2018-2019 figures become available.
LL.M. in Human Rights & Social Justice All Students
Tuition per year
(Full-Time Student)
$28,560
Fees $934
Books $1,500
Room & Board $12,630
Misc $2,500
Health Insurance* $3,340
Transportation $1,600
Total $51,060
* Health Insurance cost is estimated based on 2017-2018 figures and is subject to change when 2018-2019 figures become available.

The cost of attendance for the SJD program at UConn Law includes direct expenses (tuition and fees) and indirect expenses (living expenses). Federal student loan financing is not available for S.J.D. students. The following table applies only to the SJD first year in residency. For details on the fees related to the non-residency "continuing registration" portion of the program visit the Tuition and Fees pageThe following tables are for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Doctor of the Science of Laws (S.J.D.) Cost of Attendance during "Year in Residence"
Doctor of Laws (S.J.D.)
 
In-State NE Compact Out-of-State
First Year "In Residence" Tuition $9,588 $15,858 $17,652
Fees $700 $700 $700
Books $1,250 $1,250 $1,250
Room $9,676 $9,676 $9,676
Board $3,000 $3,000 $3,000
Misc. $2,500 $2,500 $2,500
Health Insurance* $3,340 $3,340 $3,340
Transportation $1,600 $1,600 $1,600
Total $31,654 $37,924 $39,718
* Health Insurance cost is estimated based on 2017-2018 figures and is subject to change when 2018-2019 figures become available.