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Net Price of Connecticut Colleges by Income

Cost of Connecticut Colleges Zoom In

Source: National Center for Educational Statistics. This is the most recent data available as of January 2020

Questions & Answers

  • What do all these numbers mean?

    All costs are the average net cost paid by families in each income bracket. Net cost is the total cost of attendance minus government grants and institutional scholarships. Loans of any kind are not included. Figures are based on data from the 2017-18 school year, which is the latest available as of January 2020.

  • What is “Total Cost” on the chart?

    Total cost is the total cost of attendance for that particular college. It includes:

    • Tuition and fees (in-state tuition for public schools)
    • Room and board (on campus)
    • Books and supplies
    • Other expenses (travel and personal)

    There are detailed chart below for each school that shows these expenses. Click here to go to the individual cost breakdown for schools.

  • How can I use this information?

    This information is useful for building a realistic college budget. It's a good place to start until you better understand your specific circumstances. For example, let's say your income is $100,000 per year. This chart shows that the average state school would run $18,872 and the average private school would be $25,985. You can also get information on specific Connecticut schools in the chart above or the tables below.

  • Will my family pay the amount on this chart?

    Probably not. The numbers are averages. You may be below average or above average. However, there are two key points we can learn from this data:

    1. Families with higher incomes ($75,000-$110,000 and $110,000+) will most likely pay close to full price at the public schools.
    2. Private colleges have a higher list price but offer more discounts. This brings their net price much closer to the cost of state-funded schools.

  • Where did this information come from?

    As part of federal financial aid, colleges are required to provide detailed cost information to the U.S. government. This data is made available to the public through the National Center for Education Statistics. For more details, click here.

  • What about athletes, merit aid or minority students?

    Athletes, high achieving students, and those with minority status are averaged in with everyone else. Within each income bracket, there are families that pay more than average and families that pay less than average.

  • The costs on this chart seemed large, how can families afford to pay it?

    For many families paying for college is not easy, but in the end they figure out. Most families will pay their net cost of college with some combination of:

    • college savings and investments
    • payments from current income
    • loans
    • outside scholarships (check out our Scholarship Guide For Busy Parents, which describes how you and your student can win scholarships for college and save money!)
    • tax planning
    • student work
Cost of Connecticut Schools Explanation

Net Price:

Net price is the total cost of attendance minus the average amount of government grants and institutional scholarships awarded. This is an average, so you may pay above the average or below the average. Your exact net price is likely to be different and sometimes drastically different.

Most families will pay the net price with some combination of savings and investments, current income and various loans. Some students will also receive scholarships from sources other than the federal or state government or the college. Any scholarships and grants from these outside sources are not included in the data. However, government grants and institutional scholarships are included in the averages.

Total Cost at University of Connecticut (2017-18)
Tuition and Fees $14,880
Room and Board $12,514
Books $850
Other Expenses $2,800
Total $31,044

Total Cost:

Total cost is the total cost of attendance for that particular institution for the 2017-18 school year. This is the latest data available as of January 2020. Total costs include:

  • Tuition and fees (in-state tuition for public schools)
  • Room and board (on campus)
  • Books and supplies
  • Other expenses (travel and personal)

College Total Cost
Family Income CT Public $28,399 CT Private $58,567
$0 - $30k $11,178 $21,175
$30,001 – $48k $12,211 $21,225
$48,001 – $75k $14,826 $24,434
$75,001 – $110k $18,872 $25,985
$110,001+ $20,921 $33,884

Public vs. Private Averages

This table shows the average total cost of attendance for the Connecticut public and private colleges we have included in our analysis. The costs include a breakdown of the average net price paid by family income. Notice that the average private college is $8,000-$13,000 more than the average public school, depending on your income bracket. It is important to stress that these are averages. Most families will not be average, and their individual circumstances could be drastically different. I encourage all families to work with their preferred colleges to get information specific to their family.

Below are similar charts for each individual private and public college in Connecticut. Click a school to view its complete chart.

Public CT Schools Cost Breakdown

  • Central Connecticut State University

    New Britain
    Year 2017-18 2018-19
    Tuition and Fees $10,225 $10,616
    Room and Board $11,816 $12,176
    Books $1,150 $1,050
    Other Expenses $2,024 $2,027
    Total $25,215 $25,869
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $12,674 $13,003
    $30,001 - $48k $13,440 $13,789
    $48,001 - $75k $16,043 $16,459
    $75,001 - $110k $18,935 $19,426
    $110,001+ $20,383 $20,912
  • University of Connecticut

    Storrs
    Year 2017-18 2018-19
    Tuition and Fees $14,880 $15,730
    Room and Board $12,514 $12,874
    Books $850 $950
    Other Expenses $2,800 $2,850
    Total $31,044 $32,404
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $11,789 $12,305
    $30,001 - $48k $14,205 $14,827
    $48,001 - $75k $18,218 $19,016
    $75,001 - $110k $24,812 $25,899
    $110,001+ $27,742 $28,957
  • Eastern Connecticut State University

    Willimantic
    Year 2017-18 2018-19
    Tuition and Fees $10,919 $11,356
    Room and Board $13,050 $13,560
    Books $800 $800
    Other Expenses $2,251 $2,251
    Total $27,020 $27,967
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $14,716 $15,232
    $30,001 - $48k $14,183 $14,680
    $48,001 - $75k $16,134 $16,699
    $75,001 - $110k $19,931 $20,630
    $110,001+ $23,407 $24,227
  • Southern Connecticut State University

    New Haven
    Year 2017-18 2018-19
    Tuition and Fees $10,538 $10,954
    Room and Board $12,432 $12,926
    Books $1,400 $1,400
    Other Expenses $1,467 $1,530
    Total $25,837 $26,810
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $15,826 $16,422
    $30,001 - $48k $17,469 $18,127
    $48,001 - $75k $20,214 $20,975
    $75,001 - $110k $21,927 $22,753
    $110,001+ $22,504 $23,351
  • Western Connecticut State University

    Danbury
    Year 2017-18 2018-19
    Tuition and Fees $10,418 $10,859
    Room and Board $12,417 $13,072
    Books $1,300 $1,300
    Other Expenses $3,812 $2,250
    Total $27,947 $27,481
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $18,440 $18,133
    $30,001 - $48k $18,146 $17,843
    $48,001 - $75k $18,892 $18,577
    $75,001 - $110k $21,146 $20,793
    $110,001+ $21,500 $21,141
  • University of Connecticut-Avery Point

    Groton
    Year 2017-18 2018-19
    Tuition and Fees $12,838 $13,648
    Room and Board $12,514 $12,874
    Books $850 $950
    Other Expenses $2,800 $2,850
    Total $29,002 $30,322
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $4,171 $4,361
    $30,001 - $48k $6,238 $6,522
    $48,001 - $75k $7,763 $8,116
    $75,001 - $110k $12,861 $13,446
    $110,001+ $15,421 $16,123
  • University of Connecticut-Stamford

    Stamford
    Year 2017-18 2018-19
    Tuition and Fees $12,848 $13,698
    Room and Board $15,626 $15,796
    Books $850 $950
    Other Expenses $2,800 $2,850
    Total $32,124 $33,294
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $8,040 $8,333
    $30,001 - $48k $8,639 $8,954
    $48,001 - $75k $13,041 $13,516
    $75,001 - $110k $17,783 $18,431
    $110,001+ $20,162 $20,896

Private CT Schools Cost Breakdown

  • Albertus Magnus College

    New Haven
    Year 2017-18 2018-19
    Tuition and Fees $31,140 $32,060
    Room and Board $13,000 $13,500
    Books $700 $1,000
    Other Expenses $6,386 $6,564
    Total $51,226 $53,124
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $25,542 $26,488
    $30,001 - $48k $25,908 $26,868
    $48,001 - $75k $23,955 $24,843
    $75,001 - $110k $26,803 $27,796
    $110,001+ $22,807 $23,652
  • University of Bridgeport

    Bridgeport
    Year 2017-18 2018-19
    Tuition and Fees $32,250 $33,055
    Room and Board $13,590 $13,860
    Books $1,500 $1,500
    Other Expenses $7,168 $7,168
    Total $54,508 $55,583
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $21,284 $21,704
    $30,001 - $48k $21,891 $22,323
    $48,001 - $75k $23,827 $24,297
    $75,001 - $110k $24,238 $24,716
    $110,001+ $28,178 $28,734
  • Connecticut College

    New London
    Year 2017-18 2018-19
    Tuition and Fees $52,850 $54,820
    Room and Board $14,590 $15,150
    Books $1,000 $1,000
    Other Expenses $1,000 $1,000
    Total $69,440 $71,970
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $19,893 $20,618
    $30,001 - $48k $13,525 $14,018
    $48,001 - $75k $25,704 $26,641
    $75,001 - $110k $29,499 $30,574
    $110,001+ $43,364 $44,944
  • Goodwin College

    East Hartford
    Year 2017-18 2018-19
    Tuition and Fees $20,888 $20,898
    Room and Board $6,300 $6,300
    Books $1,000 $1,000
    Other Expenses $5,772 $5,772
    Total $33,960 $33,970
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $13,642 $13,646
    $30,001 - $48k $15,816 $15,821
    $48,001 - $75k $17,219 $17,224
    $75,001 - $110k $22,094 $22,101
    $110,001+ $21,633 $21,639
  • Fairfield University

    Fairfield
    Year 2017-18 2018-19
    Tuition and Fees $47,165 $48,350
    Room and Board $14,280 $14,710
    Books $1,150 $1,150
    Other Expenses $1,730 $1,730
    Total $64,325 $65,940
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $29,266 $30,001
    $30,001 - $48k $29,990 $30,743
    $48,001 - $75k $32,251 $33,061
    $75,001 - $110k $33,298 $34,134
    $110,001+ $44,325 $45,438
  • University of Hartford

    West Hartford
    Year 2017-18 2018-19
    Tuition and Fees $38,910 $40,694
    Room and Board $12,346 $12,476
    Books $1,020 $1,020
    Other Expenses $2,386 $2,409
    Total $54,662 $56,599
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $25,554 $26,460
    $30,001 - $48k $26,450 $27,387
    $48,001 - $75k $28,905 $29,929
    $75,001 - $110k $30,916 $32,012
    $110,001+ $33,088 $34,261
  • Mitchell College

    New London
    Year 2017-18 2018-19
    Tuition and Fees $32,442 $33,200
    Room and Board $12,750 $13,000
    Books $1,200 $1,700
    Other Expenses $2,700 $2,700
    Total $49,092 $50,600
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $23,576 $24,300
    $30,001 - $48k $24,838 $25,601
    $48,001 - $75k $26,078 $26,879
    $75,001 - $110k $29,670 $30,581
    $110,001+ $30,525 $31,463
  • University of New Haven

    West Haven
    Year 2017-18 2018-19
    Tuition and Fees $38,170 $39,270
    Room and Board $15,610 $16,320
    Books $1,000 $1,000
    Other Expenses $1,666 $1,716
    Total $56,446 $58,306
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $29,212 $30,175
    $30,001 - $48k $29,421 $30,390
    $48,001 - $75k $32,785 $33,865
    $75,001 - $110k $33,935 $35,053
    $110,001+ $35,019 $36,173
  • Quinnipiac University

    Hamden
    Year 2017-18 2018-19
    Tuition and Fees $46,780 $47,960
    Room and Board $14,190 $14,540
    Books $800 $800
    Other Expenses $2,000 $2,000
    Total $63,770 $65,300
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $32,775 $33,561
    $30,001 - $48k $32,866 $33,655
    $48,001 - $75k $35,009 $35,849
    $75,001 - $110k $38,506 $39,430
    $110,001+ $42,511 $43,531
  • Sacred Heart University

    Fairfield
    Year 2017-18 2018-19
    Tuition and Fees $39,820 $41,420
    Room and Board $14,770 $15,310
    Books $1,200 $1,200
    Other Expenses $2,650 $2,650
    Total $58,440 $60,580
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $34,545 $35,810
    $30,001 - $48k $35,988 $37,306
    $48,001 - $75k $38,673 $40,089
    $75,001 - $110k $42,568 $44,127
    $110,001+ $42,736 $44,301
  • University of Saint Joseph

    West Hartford
    Year 2017-18 2018-19
    Tuition and Fees $38,033 $38,173
    Room and Board $11,095 $11,428
    Books $1,000 $1,000
    Other Expenses $1,276 $1,300
    Total $51,404 $51,901
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $28,164 $28,436
    $30,001 - $48k $24,241 $24,475
    $48,001 - $75k $25,059 $25,301
    $75,001 - $110k $0 $0
    $110,001+ $0 $0
  • Trinity College

    Hartford
    Year 2017-18 2018-19
    Tuition and Fees $54,770 $56,910
    Room and Board $14,200 $14,750
    Books $1,000 $1,000
    Other Expenses $1,500 $1,500
    Total $71,470 $74,160
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $5,388 $5,591
    $30,001 - $48k $5,979 $6,204
    $48,001 - $75k $16,288 $16,901
    $75,001 - $110k $22,316 $23,156
    $110,001+ $47,515 $49,303
  • Wesleyan University

    Middletown
    Year 2017-18 2018-19
    Tuition and Fees $52,774 $54,944
    Room and Board $14,466 $15,060
    Books $1,200 $1,200
    Other Expenses $1,465 $1,465
    Total $69,905 $72,669
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $5,287 $5,496
    $30,001 - $48k $6,719 $6,985
    $48,001 - $75k $12,190 $12,672
    $75,001 - $110k $18,901 $19,648
    $110,001+ $43,600 $45,324
  • Yale University

    New Haven
    Year 2017-18 2018-19
    Tuition and Fees $51,400 $53,430
    Room and Board $15,500 $16,000
    Books $3,670 $3,750
    Other Expenses $720 $720
    Total $71,290 $73,900
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $2,315 $2,400
    $30,001 - $48k $3,522 $3,651
    $48,001 - $75k $4,132 $4,283
    $75,001 - $110k $11,041 $11,445
    $110,001+ $39,076 $40,507
 

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