Outside view of Starr hall during a fall day with students walking to class.
Tuition & Financial Aid

An education at UConn School of Law is a significant investment - but an affordable one. The Law School works to ensure that students graduate with as little debt as possible, and the average debt level of a UConn Law graduate is among the lowest in the nation. The admissions office awards both full and partial scholarship awards to students who have excelled academically. In addition, scholarships based on practice area, geographic location, affinity group membership, and undergraduate alumni status are also awarded.

The Law School has a commitment to serve the community in which we are located. We are proud of the number of students who are similarly committed to community and public service. To that end, students who are interested in advocating for people in underserved communities are encouraged to apply to our Public Interest Law Scholarship. This scholarship is the only scholarship to which students must apply.

As a state institution, UConn has three rates of tuition - instate, New England compact and out of state. New England compact students are those students with residency in New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont (i.e. New England states without a public law school). Our generous residency statute allows out-of-state and New England Compact residents to become Connecticut residents after one year of study. Changing residency would reduce tuition and your cost of attendance significantly.

The student finance office is responsible for all need-based awards. Students who have financial need may be eligible for tuition remission, opportunity grants or federal work study. It is quite possible that students are able to meet their overall cost of attendance with a combination of merit and need-based awards.

Juris Doctor (J.D.) Tuition, Fees and Financial Aid

The cost of attendance is comprised of tuition and fees and living expenses. Tuition and fees are set by the University 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 iInfrastructure maintenance. Student activity fees directly support activities of the Student Bar Association and all student organizations.

Scholarships and Grants

The Law School provides, through state, federal and private sources, scholarship and grants to incoming students. Staff in the admissions office awards merit based scholarships to incoming students. Scholarships include full and partial tuition awards as well as smaller practice based and public interest awards. There is no application process necessary for most scholarships.

The staff in the student finance office is responsible for determining and awarding all need based aid. Students who want to be considered for need based grants must apply. Read more information on applying for need based grants.

Types of Financial Aid

Students may finance their legal education by a variety of sources. Typical resources are scholarships, grants, federal work study, federal loans and alternative/private loans.

Billing and Payments

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.