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Financial Aid

An investment in higher education is an investment in what matters — you and your future. Choosing the University of Connecticut is a smart step toward success: we pride ourselves on being not only among the premier public research universities in the nation, but also a best value among public colleges.


Approximately 65% of UConn undergraduate students receive gift aid in the form of grants and scholarships.


More than $221 million in gift aid support for UConn students annually

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

We understand enrolling in college is a considerable financial commitment. That’s why our Office of Student Financial Aid Services is dedicated to helping you afford this opportunity, working closely with students and their families to help make UConn your reality. The cost to attend varies depending on each student’s personal financial situation, and your financial aid offer will be tailored to your individual need. Offers typically include various forms of aid, such as scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study.

All students are automatically considered for merit scholarships when they apply for admission. To be considered for other forms of aid, you must fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) between October 1 and UConn’s on-time deadline of February 15 using school code 001417.

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

Explore your options. Review our financial aid publication to start learning about the different types of aid available to you, or visit the Office of Student Financial Aid Services.

Dates to Note

October 1

FAFSA becomes available at UConn’s federal school code is 001417.

February 15

FAFSA on-time deadline. File your FAFSA by this date to be considered for most forms of financial aid.

March 1

Begin to monitor your email for your Financial Aid Notification. Your notification will be sent to the personal email address listed on your admission application.


Undergraduate fee bills become available. Monitor your email for billing updates. Visit for payment options and more information.

July 1

Complete any outstanding financial aid requirements, such as federal student loan entrance counseling, master promissory notes, or verification documents by this date.

August 1

Your fall undergraduate fee bill is due.