Tuition & Fees

Law School tuition is set by the University and based on residency and division. For tuition purposes, students are classified as Connecticut, New England (Vermont and Rhode Island) or out of state residents. The Admissions Office enters student residency, thereafter residency changes are managed by the Student Services Office.  All students regardless of residency are charged University fees which are prorated based on division.

Tuition - Day and Evening Programs

All students are charged tuition based on the number of credits in which they are enrolled. Incoming full time day student tuition is based on 15 credits; four year day students are billed based on 12 credits; and evening students student tuition is based on 10 credits. As you enter your second, third and fourth years of law school you may have flexibility to take more or less classes. At that point you will be charged for the number of credits taken per semester. After the first year of study, students may register for courses in either the day or evening; there is no additional financial adjustment for doing so.

Connecticut Residency

UConn School of Law tuition is a three tiered structure. Connecticut residents pay the instate rates, residents from Vermont and Rhode Island pay the New England Compact rate and all other students pay out-of-state tuition. The Connecticut rate is a significant savings over the cost of many other law schools in our region. New England and out of state students may become Connecticut residents after one year of study which could result in significant savings. The Admissions office makes initial residency decisions. The Student Services Office manages all residency changes for matriculated students. Students must complete the Residency Application and submit supporting documentation to be considered for in-state residency.

The law school offers students the flexibility of choosing between three different ways to obtain their J.D.: a 3-year day program, a four-year day program and a four-year evening program. Students who meet residency requirements are eligible for substantial tuition breaks. Connecticut residents receive an in-state tuition break, while residents of Rhode Island and Vermont are eligible for New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) tuition. The fees help support valuable student services and programs that are separate from the University's educational mission, including recreational activities, academic technology, Student Health Services, and maintenance of the facilities on campus. The tuition and fees listed below are for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Tuition & Fees: Day Division
Juris Doctor (J.D.) In-State NE Compact Out-of-State
Tuition per Year
(full-time, 12 to 15 credit per semester)
$25,368 $44,390 $53,392
University Fee $74 $74 $74
Parking Fee $40 $40 $40
Technology Fee $150 $150 $150
Student Activity Fee $164 $164 $164
Maintenance Fee $468 $468 $468
Total $26,264 $45,286 $54,288

The day program is an intensive, full-time track that is designed to be completed in a period of three years. Obtaining a legal education on a full-time basis gives students the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in the theoretical and practical elements of the legal profession while also experiencing UConn's collegial atmosphere. The chart to the right provides the tuition and fee rates for in-state, out-of-state, and New England residents. The tuition for the day program covers up to 15 credits per semester.

For more information about this program, please visit the J.D. admissions page.

Tuition & Fees: Evening Division
Juris Doctor (J.D.) In-State NE Compact Out-of-State
Tuition per Year
(part-time, 10 credits per semester)
$17,674 $30,932 $37,252
University Fee $74 $74 $74
Parking Fee $40 $40 $40
Technology Fee $150 $150 $150
Student Activity Fee $164 $164 $164
Maintenance Fee $234 $234 $234
Total $18,336 $31,594 $37,914

The evening division is a part-time program that provides the same education and exposure to some of the nation's leading legal practicioners and scholars, but also offers students the flexibility to work during the day and still complete their legal education within four years. The chart to the right provides the tuition and fee rates for in-state, out-of-state, and New England residents. The tuition figure for the evening program assumes the student will take 10 credits per semester.

For more information about this program, please visit the J.D. admissions page.

Tuition & Fees: Four Year Day Division
Juris Doctor (J.D.) In-State NE Compact Out-of-State
Tuition per Year
(part-time, 10 credits per semester)
$31,140 $37,000 $44,500
University Fee $74 $74 $74
Parking Fee $40 $40 $40
Technology Fee $150 $150 $150
Student Activity Fee $164 $164 $164
Maintenance Fee $234 $234 $234
Total $21,802 $37,662 $45,162

The four year day division is a part-time program that provides the same education and course structure of the full-time day division but with some flexibility to meet personal, familial or work needs. The chart to the right provides the tuition and fee rates for in-state, out-of-state, and New England residents. The tuition figure for the four year day program assumes the student will take 10 credits per semester.

For more information about this program, please visit the J.D. admissions page.

The LL.M. programs offered by UConn Law are highly selective and are known for offering among the lowest student-faculty ratios of any law school in the United States, ensuring individual attention and support from a faculty of recognized experts. Moreover, the cost of program fees is among the lowest of any top-tier law school in the United States, with modest fees added to support recreational activities, academic technology, Student Health Services, and maintenance of the facilities on campus. Full-time LL.M. students can complete their degree in two semesters. The program fees and itemized fees listed below are for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Tuition & Fees: LL.M. Insurance Law
LL.M in Insurance Law  
Program Fees per Year
(12 credits per semester)
$28,560
University Fee $74
Parking Fee $40
Technology Fee $150
SBA Fee $164
Maintenance Fee $468
Total $29,456

The Insurance Law LL.M. at UConn is the oldest and most sophisticated insurance law program in the country. It is located in Hartford, Connecticut, home to several major insurance companies where LL.M. students are given the opportunity to complete externships. Our students come from all over the U.S. and the world, and many have gone on to become leading lawyers at insurance companies, partners at law firms, and professors. Students can choose to earn their LL.M. degree either full-time (12 credits per semester) or part-time. In addition, our distance learning program allows lawyers with J.D. degrees from accredited U.S. law schools can earn their degree from home. The chart to the right provides the program fees per semester, as well as the cost per credit for part-time students.

For more information about the program, please visit the LL.M. Program in Insurance Law page.

Tuition & Fees: LL.M. U.S. Legal Studies
LL.M. in US Legal Studies  
Program Fees per Year
(12 credits per semester)
$26,904
University Fee $74
Parking Fee $40
Technology Fee $150
SBA Fee $164
Maintenance Fee $468
Total $27,800

The LL.M. in U.S. Legal Studies at UConn is an extensive and flexible program of study that accepts a small number of highly qualified law graduates from outside the U.S. each year. Students can design their own program of study from the approximately 150 courses offered annually, or they can obtain a certificate of specialization in International Human Rights, Intellectual Property, Insurance Law, or Tax Law. Most classes are taken with J.D. students and are taught by a faculty with significant experience teaching throughout the world. The Law School also employs staff dedicated specifically to the needs of international students. LL.M. students with high grades may also apply for UConn's J.D. program without having to take the LSAT and they can transfer most of their LL.M. credits to their J.D. program. The chart to the right provides the cost of tuition and fees per semester, as well as the cost per credit for part-time students.

For more information about the program, please visit the LL.M. Program in U.S. Legal Studies page.

The Law School's S.J.D. program is intended for individuals with superior scholarly potential who have completed an LL.M. degree from either an accredited law school in the United States or a recognized university outside of the United States, and are pursuing careers in academia, government service, or the judiciary. Candidates accepted into the program will conduct original academic research at a high intellectual level, culminating in the submission of a doctoral dissertation.

The program consists of at least two semesters in residence at the Law School. For each semester in residence the candidate will be enrolled in the 9 credit "LAW7974 SJD Dissertation". For each semester thereafter, until the completion of the Program, the candidate need not be in residence but must be registered for “LAW7976 SJD Continuous Registration”.

For more information about the S.J.D. program, please visit the S.J.D. Admissions page. The tuition and fees listed below are for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Tuition & Fees
Doctor of Science of Law (S.J.D.) In-State NE Compact Out-of-State
Cost Per Credit $378 $661 $755
First Year "In Residence" Tuition*
(9 credits per semester)
$6,802 $11,904 $13,584
University Fee $74 $74 $74
Parking Fee $40 $40 $40
Technology Fee $150 $150 $150
Student Activity Fee $164 $164 $164
Maintenance Fee $234 $234 $234
In Residence Total* $7,464 $12,566 $14,246
       
Continuing Registration Fee*
Per Semester Fee, starting third semester until completion.
$1,000 $1,000 $1,000
* Tuition and Fee figures include the program of study "LAW7974 SJD Dissertation" and "LAW7976 SJD Continuous Registration".

Because S.J.D. candidates will have already completed an LL.M., there is no required coursework apart from the doctoral dissertation. Residents of Connecticut receive an in-state tuition break, and residents of the other New England states receive a tuition break in accordance with the New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) Tuition Break Program. The cost of tuition and fees for in-state, out-of-state, and New England residents are given in the table to the right.

After at least one year "In Residence" at the Law School, candidates will be enrolled in “LAW7976 SJD Continuous Registration” until the completion of the S.J.D. program. The program fee per semester for “LAW7976 SJD Continuous Registration” is $1,000.00. Potential candidates with questions related to the financial aspects of the program should contact S.J.D Admission by emailing sjd@law.uconn.edu or calling 860-570-5284.

Students who meet certain eligibility requirements, may qualify for a tuition waiver. Waivers may only be applied to tuition. Fees are not eligible to be waived. Fee based programs including course fees for summer and winter terms are not eligible to be waived. Students or perspective students seeking more information about any of the programs listed, please contact the relevant office or the UConn Law Office of the Bursar by calling 860-570-5139.

Veteran's Waivers

Veterans who were honorably discharged or released and served at least 90 days of active duty may be eligible for a Veteran’s Tuition Waiver. Additionally, veterans must be admitted to the Law School and must have been domiciled in Connecticut at the time of admission.

The Veteran's Waiver will cover all tuition or US.Legal Studies program fees, Insurance LL.M. program fees, Summer Term and Winter Term per credit fees but will not cover miscellaneous fees, books and living expenses.

The veteran must complete paperwork with the Office of Veterans Affairs in Storrs to qualify for the waiver. For further information about the Veterans’ Waiver please visit the UConn Veterans Affairs and Military Programs website.

National Guard Waivers

Students must complete paperwork with their commanding officer each semester to qualify for this waiver. The National Guard should send individual sealed forms that certify the student will receive the waiver to the University's main bursar's office. If applicable, the bursar's office will ensure that the appropriate regional campus is notified.

The National Guard waiver will cover all tuition but will not cover fees, books, living expenses, Summer Term fees, Winter Term fees, or LL.M. fees.

For further information about the National Guard Waiver please visit the UConn Veterans Affairs and Military Programs website.

September 11th Tuition Waivers

The State of Connecticut has passed Public Act 02-126 which grants a tuition waiver for those residents of the state of Connecticut who are either dependents or spouses of victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks. The student must complete a waiver application at the Office of Student Financial Aid. The form can be completed in person, via fax or mail. The Office of Student Financial Aid will then forward this information to the Bursar’s Office and will apply the waiver to the student’s account. Any questions regarding eligibility for the tuition waiver should be referred to the Office of Student Financial Aid at 860-486-2819.

Over 62 Waivers

The tuition waiver for Connecticut residents age 62 or older applies when (1) the person is admitted to the institution and has enrolled in a degree program or (2) for a person not enrolled in a degree program if, at the end of the registration, there are enough paying students enrolled in the course to warrant offering it and there is enough room in the class for the person after all paying students have been accommodated (CGS §§ 10a-105(e)(3) and 10a-99(d)(3)).

Students must notify the Bursar’s Office if they are over 62 years of age and a Connecticut resident. If any person who receives a tuition waiver also receives educational reimbursement from an employer, the waiver is reduced by the amount of the educational reimbursement.

The "Over 62" waiver will cover all tuition but will not cover fees, books, living expenses, Summer Term fees, Winter Term fees, or LL.M. fees.

For additional details of this program, please contact hr-osd@uconn.edu.

Employee Waivers

There are two different types of employee waivers depending on the employee bargaining unit (UCPEA and Managerial). Although human resources (HR) gives UConn employees until October 15 and February 28 to apply (for fall and spring, respectively), employees are strongly encouraged to complete their applications so as to meet the fee bill deadlines (August 1 and January 8) and to avoid late fees. Employees must complete paperwork that is available on the Human Resources website. If approved by human resources staff, the paperwork will be forwarded to the bursar's office and your fee bill will be credited with the waiver. Please remember that employees receiving these waivers are not allowed to register until the first day of classes. The application can also be faxed to the bursar's office in Storrs at 860-486-5775 and you will be given a temporary deferment until you are notified by human resources staff.

Fees are University charges to cover the extra costs of maintaining the systems necessary and integral to your legal education. Law students are required to pay the following fees:

General University Fee

The General University Fee was instituted at the University to help support student-related programs and institutional services of those programs. These programs are, by definition, ancillary to the educational mission of the University and are expected to generate a portion of their operating revenue through fees for services or sales changes. The General University Fee provides support for such programs as recreational activities, Student Health Services and other campus activities and programs.

Parking Fee

A parking fee of $40 per year is charged to those students wishing to use the very limited University parking facilities without risk of receiving a ticket. This fee is payable with all other fees prior to the commencement of the fall semester. A $5 charge is assessed for each additional vehicle registered. Summer term students who do not have a valid student parking decal may purchase a summer registration decal for a charge of $5.

Technology Fee

All students are charged a technology fee each semester for the support of academic technology.

Student Activity Fee

All students are charged a mandatory, nonrefundable activity fee. The proceeds from this fee are used by the Student Bar Association for its programs for student welfare and recreation.

Infrastructure Maintenance Fee

All students are charged an infrastructure maintenance fee each semester for the support of operating and maintenance costs related to the UConn 2000 projects as well as preventative and deferred maintenance. The pro-rated fee is assessed based on the number of credits for which the student is registered.

Deposit Account

A deposit of $50, due at the time of payment of initial tuition and fees, must be maintained by all students at the University. This deposit, less deductions for breakage, fines, and other outstanding charges, is refunded to students graduating or officially withdrawing from the University.

Audit Fees

Students auditing courses pay the same tuition and fees as those students who have enrolled for course credit. Tuition is charged on the basis of course credit hours, while the charge for the other fees (e.g., the General University Fee), is dependent on the student's  total course load (part time, half time or full time).