bright-yellow-square-color-swatch University of Connecticut In-State Rules

Rules and regulations for in-state residency vary by university, and so do the costs and benefits of earning residency status. Following you will find a synopsis of the major in-state requirements and a cost comparison overview of the tuition variance for the University of Connecticut in Storrs.

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University of Connecticut Tuition Overview:

$30,038 out-of-state tuition

$9,858 in-state tuition

$20,180 tuition savings/year


UConn’s Total Cost of Attendance:

Cost includes tuition, fees, and average estimates for room and board, books and supplies.

$45,864 out-of-state residents

$25,684 in-state residents

$20,180 savings/year


University of Connecticut In-State Requirements:

The University of Connecticut is an interesting school in terms of the policies for the granting of residency and in-state tuition. Although you might be able to get away with full-time attendance during your domicile, it definitely is best to limit your credit load to no more than 11 credits maximum per semester during the domicile (less is better). Extremely important is your actual physical presence in CT during the one-year domicile period; plan on having very, very minimal absence time from the state during this timeframe and especially during academic breaks such as Winter, Spring, and Summer. Financially speaking, a job earning income in-state may not technically be required although is certainly beneficial. Your sources of financial support are examined.  Are you used to getting money from parents? That cannot happen anymore. Money received from non-parents is a lesser evil, but that does not mean you don’t have to worry about supporting yourself whatsoever.

In general, a good candidate for in-state tuition here is a person who:

  • is able to stay in Connecticut during the domicile period with very limited absences
  • can sever all ties to other states and establish ties in Connecticut
  • is willing to attend school no more than 11 credits per semester
  • can be gainfully employed in the state of Connecticut, even if less than part-time
  • is willing and able to be primarily self-reliant financially while no longer receiving financial support from parents whatsoever


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University of Connecticut Out-of-State Tuition vs. In-State Tuition:

An annual tuition difference of $20,180 is very significant. This means that the four-year total difference in cost of attendance between a resident and non-resident is $80,720! This places UConn among those schools in the country that have the largest discrepancy between in-state and out-of-state tuition rates.


University of Connecticut Financial Aid:

A couple things you need to know about financial aid as it relates to earning in-state residency at UConn:

  1. Any financial aid including grants and scholarships that require your being a tax dependent of somebody OR require you to be an out-of-state resident will in general disqualify you from establishing residency.  This means that by accepting such awards, you will be getting no closer to in-state tuition.
  2. Your financial aid is re-assessed after earning in-state status and your Expected Family Contribution will be taken into consideration in light of the reduced tuition you will owe.

See article: Do Your FAFSA…You Will Thank Us Later


University of Connecticut Grants:

Grants are offered to full-time students based on financial need and fund availability.


University of Connecticut Scholarships:

UConn has three levels of merit scholarships available to non-resident applicants, based on GPA, rank in class, SAT/ACT scores, and other criteria.  All are renewable for four years.  The Undergraduate Admissions Office determines the award amounts each year, but typically range from one-half to full tuition.

Academic Excellence Scholarship

For students ranking in the top 10% of their graduating class with a minimum 3.5 GPA and an SAT score (combined critical reading and math) of at least 1350.

Leadership Scholarship

This one requires a top 15% high school ranking, 3.2 GPA and 1100+ SAT score.  They also look for students that have “demonstrated a commitment to multicultural diversity programs and initiatives through leadership, special talents and achievements in school and/or community.”

UConn Scholarship

If you don’t qualify for the other two scholarships, you will still likely qualify for the UConn scholarship.

100 Years of Women Scholarship

Are you a woman that can demonstrate a commitment to women’s issues through service to your community or school?  UConn’s Women’s Center encourages you to apply for the 100 Years of Women Scholarship.  UConn’s Women’s Center promotes gender equity at the university and beyond, and grants scholarships ranging from $250 to $1000.

SigEp Balanced Man Scholarship

And for men committed to health and well-being, the UConn chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity awards $3,000 for the Balanced Man Scholarship.

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$30,038 out-of-state tuition/year

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$20,180 potential savings/year

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