Cost of Attendance (JD)

Tuition and fees are not the only expenses for law students. Financial aid packages are based on the cost of attendance, which includes living expenses for the nine-month academic year.

As a public institution, UConn Law offers a substantial tuition reduction for Connecticut residents and a discount for students from the New England Compact states of Vermont and Rhode Island. State law permits any student who was classified as an out-of-state resident upon entry to petition to change that classification one year after establishing residence in Connecticut.  Learn more about residency status.

The total Cost of Attendance (COA) includes direct educational costs (i.e., tuition, fees, housing, and food) and indirect costs. Indirect costs include books, course materials, supplies and equipment, transportation, miscellaneous personal expenses, loan fees, and professional licensure or certification, if applicable.

Juris Doctor (JD) Tuition and Cost of Attendance

Tuition and fees for the mandatory summer course Legal Practice: Negotiation, required for first-year students, are not included in tuition. Full-time students at UConn Law must maintain health insurance coverage. Health insurance premiums are not automatically included in the cost of attendance.

JD Day Division (full-time, 12 credits per semester) *

Juris Doctor Day Division 2023-2024 In-State NE Compact Out-of-State
Tuition per Year $30,354 $51,786 $61,396
University Fee $124 $124 $124
Maintenance Fee $618 $618 $618
Student Activity Fee $164 $164 $164
Transit Fee $64 $64 $64
Technology Fee $184 $184 $184
Total Tuition & Fees $31,508 $52,940 $62,550
Books $1,732 $1,732 $1,732
Housing $11,844 $11,844 $11,844
Food $3,958 $3,958 $3,958
Misc. $3,456 $3,456 $3,456
Loan Fees $218 $218 $218
Transportation $2,498 $2,498 $2,498
Total Cost of Attendance $55,214 $76,646 $86,256

JD Evening Division (part-time, 10 credits per semester) *

Juris Doctor Evening Division 2022-2023 In-State NE Compact Out-of-State
Tuition per Year $21,180 $36,140 $42,840
University Fee $124 $124 $124
Maintenance Fee $618 $618 $618
Student Activity Fee $164 $164 $164
Transit Fee $64 $64 $64
Technology Fee $184 $184 $184
Total Tuition & Fees $22,334 $37,294 $43,994
Books $1,444 $1,444 $1,444
Housing $11,844 $11,844 $11,844
Food $3,958 $3,958 $3,958
Misc. $3,456 $3,456 $3,456
Loan Fees $218 $218 $218
Transportation $2,498 $2,498 $2,498
Total Cost of Attendance $45,742 $60,712 $67,412


* These figures represent the typical tuition, fees and indirect expenses. This is only an estimated amount, as tuition and fees can vary based on enrollment. These figures do not represent your actual fee bill; indirect costs such as books, transportation, room, board and miscellaneous do not appear on your fee bill. Please note these figures are representative of the entire academic year (fall and spring). Full-time JD students are enrolled in 15 credits in the fall and in the spring semesters. Students who need to reduce credits to 12 per semester should call the Office of Admissions or the registrar.