Description of Fees

Notes on Fall 2020 Online-Only Discounted Fees

Student Health & Wellness  - This fee supports Counseling & Mental Health, Nutritional Services, Wellness & Prevention, Women’s Health, Primary & Urgent Care, and related services which students may access this fall whether they are on or off campus. SHaW continues to provide services to students through telehealth appointments.

The Student Recreation Fee supports the operations, programs and construction repayment for the Student Recreation Center, which will provide fitness services and programming under procedures that follow the state’s reopen rules for gyms and related facilities. The facility has and will continue to offer virtual exercise programs and will reopen for in-person fitness on August 31, 2020. This fee was reduced for students with all online course modalities.

Student Activity Fee funds the Undergraduate Student Government across all campuses, with that body allocating those funds to student organizations and area residence hall councils. For Storrs-based students, it also supports student media outlets (Daily Campus, WHUS Radio and UCTV) and the Student Union Board of Governors’ programming efforts. Student organizations will continue to operate in a virtual environment, providing engagement opportunities for all students.

The Infrastructure Fee is used to help pay back the costs of building certain residence halls and partially supports Operating and Maintenance (O&M) costs related to UConn 2000 construction projects, as well as preventive and deferred maintenance.

The Technology Fee supports IT services that directly benefit students on and off campus, including software licensing and delivery, wireless service, computers in common-use areas, high-tech classrooms and course delivery modes, and other services.

The General University Fee supports student-related programs and related institutional services that are partly self-supporting and also ancillary to the University’s educational mission. The fee is reduced for those students with fully online course modalities.

The Transit Fee which is typically $80 per semester but this fall has been removed from the fee bill. It supports the campus bus service and also pays the cost of the U-Pass CT, which provides students unlimited rides on all local and express public buses statewide (including the Windham Regional Transit District), Ctfastrak buses, and the New Haven and Shore Line East rail services. UConn students who aren’t charged the transit fee in the fall semester can still apply for a U-Pass, and can still ride the buses when they visit campus. This fee is not charged to for those students with fully online course modalities.

UConn Health Insurance- UConn automatically enrolls students in the University health plan. However, if you have alternative coverage, you can waive the University plan. If you fail to complete the waiver, it is assumed that you accept coverage offered under the University-sponsored health insurance plan, and the charge for that coverage will remain on your fee bill.

Standard 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 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.