Description of Fees


Fee Descriptions

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 Athletics & Recreational Services, One Card Office, Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts, Student Activities and Student Union, and the Off Campus Student Services Office.

Student Health & Wellness Fee

This fee was formerly part of the General University Fee (GUF). Due to the unique services offered from other GUF funded activities including Counseling & Mental Health, Nutritional Services, Wellness & Prevention, Women's Health, Primary & Urgent Care, etc., it was removed from the GUF rate and is a stand-alone fee. For additional information, please visit Student Health Services.

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.

Student Rec Center Fee

This fee supports the Student Recreation Center including the operations and construction of the state of the art facility, opening Fall 2019. This is a mandatory fee required of all Storrs matriculated students. This fee cannot be waived. For more information regarding the services and programs provided by the Student Rec Center, please visit their website.

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.

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 and supports shuttle bus services at regional campuses.

U-Pass CT @ UConn (Storrs, Avery Point, 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.

Order online at and the pass will be mailed to you.

Student Activity Fee

    • Student Government Fee: A majority of the funds collected are allocated to the Tier II Student organizations (including the yearbook) and area residence hall councils by the Undergraduate Student Government. The fee also support student life through advocacy and outreach programs, and it is used to support student government initiatives and wages. For Storrs-based students, the following activities are supported through this fee:
    • Daily Campus Newspaper Fee: Fee supports the production (in print and online) of the student run Daily Campus newspaper. The newspaper provides students with the opportunity to experience, first hand, all aspects of the newspaper industry. The funds support printing and publishing, promotions, sports travel, training, equipment management and wages.
    • Student Union (SUBOG) Fee: Fee supports the programming efforts of the Student Union Board of Governors. Their mission is to enhance the educational, social, cultural and recreational environment at the University.
    • Nutmeg Publishing Fee: Fee supports the production (in print and online) of the student run annual Yearbook and quarterly Magazine. The funds also support equipment, supplies, wages and travel expenses.
    • WHUS Radio Fee: Fee supports the student run radio station which broadcasts information and entertainment programming to the Storrs area. The radio station provides a publicly accessible learning environment in which interested students may participate in order to gain knowledge and experience in various aspects of radio broadcasting. The funds support programs and activities, promotions and advertising, sports, news, training, station development and wages.
    • UCTV Fee: Fee supports the student run television station which provides students the opportunity, training and facilities to produce and broadcast television and video programming. The funds support equipment, supplies, student wages and travel expenses for industry conferences.

Online Course Fee

A $25.00 per credit charge will be issued for all classes with an "online" instruction modality. This applies only to Graduate and Non-Degree students for Fall and Spring. For Summer and Winter courses, it applies to all students taking online courses.

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.