UConn School of Law is a public institution that offers a significant tuition reduction for Connecticut residents and a discount for students from the New England Compact states of Vermont and Rhode Island. Residency for purposes of tuition charges is governed by Sections 10a-28 to 10a-30 of the Connecticut General Statues, which state that any student who was classified as an out-of-state resident upon entry may petition to change that classification one year after establishing residence in Connecticut.
Students admitted to the UConn School of Law as in-state residents do not need to reapply each year thereafter. Students who applied as out-of-state residents, or who were denied in-state residency status on admission, may apply for residency after the first year as a UConn Law student. The Admissions Office oversees the Connecticut residency process and hosts a mandatory meeting each fall for students intending to apply for residency the following spring.
For more information on obtaining designation as a Connecticut resident, please review the Residency Application as well as the Connecticut General Statutes governing residency. The residency application requires a signature before a notary public. If you have additional questions or concerns please contact the Admissions Office at (860) 570-5100.