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 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 Services 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.

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 student organizations (including the yearbook) and area residence hall councils by the Undergraduate Student Government. The fee also supports student life through advocacy and outreach programs, and it is used to train current and up-and-coming leaders through annual attendance at student government conferences. For Storrs-based students, the following activities are supported through this fee:
    • Student 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.
    • 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.
    • WHUS 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.
    • UCONN TV Fee: Fee supports the student run television station which provides students the opportunity, training and facilities to produce and broadcast television programming. The funds support equipment, supplies, student wages and travel expenses for industry conferences.

UConn PIRG Fee

A waivable fee is charged for students attending the Storrs and Hartford campuses. The UConn Public Interest Research Group is a student activism group that works on a number of issues relating to the environment, campaign finance reform, corporate watchdog causes, and other issues.

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.