Cost of college went up for all students at the University of Connecticut


In-state tuition and fees rose 5.7 percent for 2018-19 at the University of Connecticut, according to recent data from the U.S. Department of Education.

Connecticut residents paid $15,730 to attend the four-year public institution this year – $850 more than the $14,880 charged for 2017-18.

Non-residents paid 142.2 percent more than residents this year, or $38,098. Their price tag grew 3.1 percent from $36,948 in 2017-18.

About 66 percent of the school's undergraduate population are Connecticut residents. About 23 percent are residents of other states and 10 percent are citizens of other countries.

Data shows 74 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 2,188 students received grants or scholarships totaling $30 million and 1,594 students took out student loans totaling more than $11.3 million.

Including all undergraduates (27,412), 11,676 students used grants or scholarships totaling $147.3 million, and 8,734 students took out $58.3 million in federal student loans.

The cost of attending
Enrollment
2015-16
2016-17
2017-18
2018-19
Change in tuition and fees 2015-16 to 2018-19
In-state
~18,092
$13,366
$14,066
$14,880
$15,730
17.7%
Out-of-state
~6,305
$34,908
$35,858
$36,948
$38,098
9.1%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the University of Connecticut in 2015-16.
Type of Aid
Number of students receiving aid
Percent receiving aid
Total amount of aid received
Average amount of aid per student
Federal grants
703
19%
$3,460,562
$4,923
State / local grant or scholarship
175
5%
$764,852
$4,371
Institutional grants or scholarships
2,182
59%
$25,786,491
$11,818
Grant or scholarship aid total
2,188
60%
$30,011,905
$13,717
Federal student loans
1,565
43%
$8,376,390
$5,352
Other student loans
167
5%
$2,875,548
$17,219
Student loan aid
1,594
43%
$11,251,938
$7,059
Total student aid
2,712
74%
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