Important Facts about Tuition and Protecting UConn’s Academic Quality
UConn has made remarkable strides in the past several years, establishing itself among the nation’s top public research universities and attracting highly talented students and faculty in a competitive higher education environment.
At the same time, the University has committed substantial resources to financial aid to help ensure access and affordability.
Our commitment to protecting academic quality is the foundation upon which all decisions are based.
Protecting that quality is not easy in the face of fiscal challenges, but sacrificing our long-term academic quality to address financial issues in the short term would be a disservice to our students, their families and our state.
As UConn approaches the end of the four-year tuition scale implemented in June 2012, the University must consider and decide tuition levels that would be in effect over the coming four years. This timeframe allows students and their families to know each year’s rates in advance to help with their planning.
At the same time, UConn remains fully committed to financial aid. In fact, about almost 80 percent of our students receive some form of aid, and almost half receive direct institutional merit or need-based financial gift aid to reduce the cost of their education – which is money they do not have to repay.
The state has made incredible investments in UConn for two decades and those investments have helped make UConn an outstanding university. At the same time, the state is facing serious financial difficulties. UConn’s state appropriation has not kept pace with mandatory costs, and additional cuts to that appropriation pose challenges that require us to cut costs and generate revenue. Tuition adjustments must be part of that formula as we work to protect academic quality.
Information on this page is intended to provide helpful context as we work through these challenges in our shared commitment to the highest standards of academic quality.