A legal education represents a significant investment, and UConn School of Law offers an exceptional value. The average student debt is the lowest in the Northeast and among the lowest in the nation. In a 2016 report, U.S. News & World Report compared average student debt to starting salaries and ranked UConn School of Law among the nation’s top 10 “law schools that pay off.”
As a public institution, UConn Law offers a substantial tuition reduction for Connecticut residents. Under the New England Compact, tuition is discounted for residents of Rhode Island and Vermont. In addition, state residency laws allow students from another state to petition after one full year of residency to be reclassified as Connecticut residents, making them eligible for the in-state tuition rate. (Out-of-state applicants are urged to learn more about the policy.)
The Admissions Office awards scholarships to students who have excelled academically. Students are also eligible to apply for scholarships based on practice area, geographic location, affinity group membership and undergraduate alumni status. Students with financial need may also be eligible for Federal Work-Study.
The cost of attendance comprises tuition and fees and living expenses. Tuition and fees are set by the University of Connecticut and represent the costs associated with taking courses at the law school. Fees include the following: general university, deposit account, technology, student activity, parking and infrastructure maintenance. Student activity fees directly support activities of the Student Bar Association and all student organizations.
The Law School provides—through state, federal and private sources—scholarships and grants to incoming students. Merit-based scholarships awarded by the Admissions Office include partial tuition awards as well as smaller practice based and public interest awards. There is no application process necessary for most scholarships.
The UConn School of Law bursar's office implements all billing and payment policies. Recognizing the different needs of students, the office provides a variety of payment options and payment plans. For more information, please read more about the billing and payment policies.