In-state tuition rates are a privilege authorized by the Connecticut General Statutes and are awarded only upon successful application for in-state tuition. The University makes its residency decisions according to the applicable state law and within procedures developed to conform to the boundaries of this law. In-state tuition is governed by General Statutes 10a-26, et. seq.
An individual is eligible for in-state tuition under one of the following conditions:
- as an emancipated student who is domiciled in Connecticut;
- as an unemancipated student whose parents are domiciled in Connecticut;
- as a Connecticut resident who attended four years of and graduated from a Connecticut high-school;
- as an emancipated student whose spouse is domiciled in Connecticut; or
- as a member of the military whose Home of Record is Connecticut or who is stationed in this state pursuant to military orders.
All initial residency classifications are determined at the time of application for admission. If you wish to appeal the initial determination regarding residence please contact Assistant Dean Karen Lynn DeMeola.
Students wishing to change their residency classifications are urged to view additional information regarding residency on our website.
A Note on the Importance of Accuracy and Honesty
All students are subject to Responsibilities of Community Life: The Student Code, which prohibits the act of providing false information to school officials. Students who falsify their information or intentionally submit inaccurate information will be subject to the Student Code. In addition, law students should be aware of the high ethical standards to which attorneys are held. To that end, all students should familiarize themselves of the character and fitness requirements for the state in which they intend to practice.