University of Connecticut
Undergraduate Admissions

Financial Aid

UConn prides itself on being not only among the premier public research universities in the nation, but also a best value among public colleges. In fact, Money magazine’s 2016 ranking of best colleges lists UConn as a top-20 best value among public universities nationwide and in the top 40 among all public and private institutions, based on average financial aid received and graduates’ early career earnings.

More than 75% of UConn students receive some form of financial assistance.

33% of UConn's fall incoming freshmen class received a merit-based scholarship.

Higher education is an invaluable investment. Our goal is to make a UConn education affordable to each student selected for admission.

UConn's Office of Student Financial Aid Services is your one-stop source for information on grants, loans, need-based financial aid, and student employment.

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) between October 1 and UConn's on-time deadline of February 15 for maximum aid consideration. Financial aid packages are awarded based on eligibility and typically include a combination of funds from several programs and sources. For details, visit the Office of Student Financial Aid Services.

Financial aid, including grants and loans, is only available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents.

Federal Work-Study

Federal Work-Study (FWS) is a federally funded program for students with demonstrated financial need. The FWS program offers a wide variety of part-time positions at UConn's main campus in Storrs and four regional campuses. On- and off-campus community service positions are also available.

Unlike other forms of financial aid, an FWS award is not applied to a student's fee bill. Instead, students will receive a bi-weekly paycheck for hours worked to spend on books and other educational expenses. Students interested in the Federal Work-Study program should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Student Employment

UConn employs more than 8,000 students each year in nearly every University department. Part-time jobs are available on campus, and often have flexible hours that allow you to work around your class schedule.

8,000+ student jobs

The United States Department of Education reports that students who work part-time remain in school at a rate significantly higher than non-working students. UConn students work in a variety of areas including computer programming, recreation, food services, public safety, administrative support, library services, arts and media, tutoring, and health services. Positions include entry level, supervisory and highly technical jobs. For more information, visit the Office of Student Financial Aid Services' Student Employment page