Description of Fees

Important Escrow Breakage Charge Changes

The University is no longer charging students a $50 Escrow Breakage Deposit during their first semester.

The Office of the Bursar is currently in the process of reversing the $50 Escrow Breakage Deposit charge on all current student accounts. The $50 credit will then be put toward the Fall 2017 fee bill. If you have any questions regarding how this is represented on your fee bill please contact us at or (860)486-4830.


General University Fee
Fee supports student related programs and institutional services of those programs. These programs are, by definition, ancillary to the educational mission of the University and must generate a portion of their operating revenue through fees for services or sales charges. GUF provides support for such programs as Student Health Services, Athletics & Recreational Services, One Card Office, Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts, Student Activities and Student Union, and the Off Campus Student Services Office.

Technology Fee

Fee supports IT services that directly benefit students, including hi-tech classrooms, software licensing and delivery, computers in common-use areas, and wireless. The fee does not cover surcharges for online courses.

Infrastructure Maintenance Fee (IMF)
Fee supports debt service associated with South Campus residence halls and partially supports Operating and Maintenance (O&M) costs related to UCONN 2000 construction projects as well as preventive and deferred maintenance.

Graduate Matriculation Fee

Each degree-seeking student under the jurisdiction of the Graduate School pays a Graduate Matriculation Fee. This fee is payable regardless of the credit load or the campus of registration, and applies to students registering for Continuing Registration or other zero-credit courses as well. Graduate students who enter graduate school with more than six credits of advanced course work and apply it to their degree requirements are responsible for payment of the Graduate Matriculation Fee for those semester(s) in which the excess non-degree work was taken, unless the fee is waived by the Dean of the Graduate School.

Graduate Student Activity Fee

A non-refundable fee is charged each semester to all students taking courses at the Storrs campus. The proceeds from this fee are used by the Graduate Student Senate for its programs for graduate student welfare and recreation.

Transit Fee

Fee supports the campus shuttle bus service, the Husky Safe Rides late night service and the Accessible Van Service (AVS).  Fee includes the cost of operations, vehicle purchase and maintenance, and administrative support.  Fee also pays the cost of the UConn WRTD bus pass program.

Regional Students (Hartford, Stamford, Waterbury)- Fee allows students access to the Connecticut Department of Transportation’s U-Pass program. U-Pass CT is valid for unlimited rides within Connecticut on all local & express buses, CTfastrak, Shore Line East (rail), and intrastate New Haven (rail) services. 

Student Activity Fee
Fee supports the Graduate Student Senate for graduate student programs and functions.

Continuing Registration

Master’s, doctoral, Sixth-Year in Education, graduate certificate, and post baccalaureate students must begin their programs with coursework and must maintain registration continuously each semester thereafter (except summer sessions) until all requirements for the degree have been completed. Registration may be maintained either by taking coursework for credit or by registering for one of the non-credit Continuing Registration courses. These include Special Readings at the certificate (GRAD 5997), master’s (GRAD 5998) or doctoral (GRAD 6998) level, Master’s Thesis Preparation (GRAD 5999), and Doctoral Dissertation Preparation (GRAD 6999). Other zero-credit courses may be substituted, if appropriate. Non-credit registration requires payment of University fees.

Reinstatement Fee

Graduate School regulations require registration in each semester by all graduate degree program students. (See "Continuing Registration.") Students at the Storrs campus, at the Avery Point regional campus, or at the Health Center in Farmington who fail to complete initial course registration by the end of the tenth day of classes of any semester will be dropped from active status and will be required to pay a registration fee.

Online Course Fee
$20 charge per credit on all graduate and non-degree students that have an instruction mode of "World Wide Web".


Visa Compliance Fee

Non-Refundable $350/semester. This fee is assessed to international students on F-1 and J-1 visas to fund services related to University visa sponsorship. 

For additional questions please visit the UConn Visa Compliance Fee Information.