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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 2021

Questions & Answers

  • What do all these numbers mean?

    All costs shown here are the average net cost paid by families in each income bracket for one year at the college in question. Net cost is the total cost of attendance for one year, minus government grants and institutional scholarships. Figures are based on data from the 2018-19 school year, which is the latest available as of January 2021.

  • What is “Total Cost” on the chart?

    Total cost is the total cost of attendance for one year at 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 $19,068 and the average private school would be $27,937. 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 seem 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 the Scholarship Guide For Busy Parents to learn how your student can win scholarships)
    • Tax planning
    • Student work
Cost of Connecticut Schools Explanation

Net Price:

Net prices is the total cost of attendance for one year, minus the average amount in government grants and institutional scholarships the school awards. 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 (2018-19)
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 2018-19 school year. This is the latest data available as of January 2021. 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 $29,314 CT Private $60,329
$0 - $30k $11,309 $20,234
$30,001 – $48k $12,319 $21,460
$48,001 – $75k $15,377 $23,431
$75,001 – $110k $19,068 $27,937
$110,001+ $21,774 $36,808

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 $9,000-$16,000 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 2018-19 2019-20
    Tuition and Fees $10,616 $11,068
    Room and Board $12,176 $12,528
    Books $1,050 $1,050
    Other Expenses $2,027 $2,215
    Total $25,869 $26,861
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $12,298 $12,770
    $30,001 - $48k $12,918 $13,413
    $48,001 - $75k $15,860 $16,468
    $75,001 - $110k $18,375 $19,080
    $110,001+ $20,288 $21,066
  • University of Connecticut

    Storrs
    Year 2018-19 2019-20
    Tuition and Fees $15,730 $17,226
    Room and Board $12,874 $13,258
    Books $950 $950
    Other Expenses $2,850 $2,850
    Total $32,404 $34,284
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $12,381 $13,099
    $30,001 - $48k $14,157 $14,978
    $48,001 - $75k $19,243 $20,359
    $75,001 - $110k $26,179 $27,698
    $110,001+ $28,653 $30,315
  • Eastern Connecticut State University

    Willimantic
    Year 2018-19 2019-20
    Tuition and Fees $11,356 $11,846
    Room and Board $13,560 $13,948
    Books $800 $800
    Other Expenses $2,251 $2,251
    Total $27,967 $28,845
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $14,811 $15,276
    $30,001 - $48k $15,294 $15,774
    $48,001 - $75k $17,047 $17,582
    $75,001 - $110k $19,951 $20,577
    $110,001+ $22,994 $23,716
  • Southern Connecticut State University

    New Haven
    Year 2018-19 2019-20
    Tuition and Fees $10,954 $11,446
    Room and Board $12,926 $13,270
    Books $1,400 $1,400
    Other Expenses $1,530 $1,566
    Total $26,810 $27,682
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $18,032 $18,618
    $30,001 - $48k $19,028 $19,647
    $48,001 - $75k $21,172 $21,861
    $75,001 - $110k $23,511 $24,276
    $110,001+ $23,905 $24,683
  • Western Connecticut State University

    Danbury
    Year 2018-19 2019-20
    Tuition and Fees $10,859 $11,344
    Room and Board $13,072 $13,452
    Books $1,300 $1,300
    Other Expenses $2,250 $2,250
    Total $27,481 $28,346
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $17,431 $17,980
    $30,001 - $48k $16,327 $16,841
    $48,001 - $75k $17,959 $18,524
    $75,001 - $110k $19,084 $19,685
    $110,001+ $21,341 $22,013
  • University of Connecticut-Waterbury

    Waterbury
    Year 2018-19 2019-20
    Tuition and Fees $13,688 $14,638
    Room and Board $12,874 $0
    Books $950 $950
    Other Expenses $2,850 $0
    Total $30,362 $15,588
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $3,867 $1,985
    $30,001 - $48k $4,999 $2,567
    $48,001 - $75k $8,674 $4,453
    $75,001 - $110k $12,607 $6,472
    $110,001+ $17,793 $9,135
  • University of Connecticut-Avery Point

    Groton
    Year 2018-19 2019-20
    Tuition and Fees $13,648 $14,638
    Room and Board $12,874 $0
    Books $950 $950
    Other Expenses $2,850 $0
    Total $30,322 $15,588
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $3,738 $1,922
    $30,001 - $48k $6,341 $3,260
    $48,001 - $75k $9,304 $4,783
    $75,001 - $110k $14,245 $7,323
    $110,001+ $17,067 $8,774
  • University of Connecticut-Stamford

    Stamford
    Year 2018-19 2019-20
    Tuition and Fees $13,698 $14,648
    Room and Board $15,796 $16,574
    Books $950 $950
    Other Expenses $2,850 $2,850
    Total $33,294 $35,022
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $7,912 $8,323
    $30,001 - $48k $9,484 $9,976
    $48,001 - $75k $13,757 $14,471
    $75,001 - $110k $18,592 $19,557
    $110,001+ $22,150 $23,300

Private CT Schools Cost Breakdown

  • Albertus Magnus College

    New Haven
    Year 2018-19 2019-20
    Tuition and Fees $32,060 $33,260
    Room and Board $13,500 $13,692
    Books $1,000 $1,000
    Other Expenses $6,564 $6,716
    Total $53,124 $54,668
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $23,784 $24,475
    $30,001 - $48k $24,841 $25,563
    $48,001 - $75k $27,592 $28,394
    $75,001 - $110k $27,968 $28,781
    $110,001+ $29,941 $30,811
  • University of Bridgeport

    Bridgeport
    Year 2018-19 2019-20
    Tuition and Fees $33,055 $34,760
    Room and Board $13,860 $15,950
    Books $1,500 $1,500
    Other Expenses $7,168 $7,372
    Total $55,583 $59,582
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $15,663 $16,790
    $30,001 - $48k $24,620 $26,391
    $48,001 - $75k $25,177 $26,988
    $75,001 - $110k $26,973 $28,914
    $110,001+ $27,695 $29,688
  • Connecticut College

    New London
    Year 2018-19 2019-20
    Tuition and Fees $54,820 $56,890
    Room and Board $15,150 $15,700
    Books $1,000 $1,000
    Other Expenses $1,000 $1,000
    Total $71,970 $74,590
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $18,732 $19,414
    $30,001 - $48k $13,877 $14,382
    $48,001 - $75k $21,075 $21,842
    $75,001 - $110k $29,738 $30,821
    $110,001+ $46,140 $47,820
  • Goodwin College

    East Hartford
    Year 2018-19 2019-20
    Tuition and Fees $20,898 $20,898
    Room and Board $6,300 $6,300
    Books $1,000 $1,000
    Other Expenses $5,772 $5,772
    Total $33,970 $33,970
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $18,227 $18,227
    $30,001 - $48k $19,522 $19,522
    $48,001 - $75k $12,173 $12,173
    $75,001 - $110k $23,364 $23,364
    $110,001+ $17,145 $17,145
  • Fairfield University

    Fairfield
    Year 2018-19 2019-20
    Tuition and Fees $48,350 $49,830
    Room and Board $14,710 $15,150
    Books $1,150 $1,150
    Other Expenses $1,730 $1,730
    Total $65,940 $67,860
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $30,100 $30,976
    $30,001 - $48k $28,553 $29,384
    $48,001 - $75k $29,699 $30,564
    $75,001 - $110k $33,523 $34,499
    $110,001+ $43,238 $44,497
  • University of Hartford

    West Hartford
    Year 2018-19 2019-20
    Tuition and Fees $40,694 $42,182
    Room and Board $12,476 $12,968
    Books $1,020 $1,102
    Other Expenses $2,409 $2,997
    Total $56,599 $59,249
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $25,767 $26,973
    $30,001 - $48k $24,411 $25,554
    $48,001 - $75k $26,711 $27,962
    $75,001 - $110k $29,906 $31,306
    $110,001+ $32,470 $33,990
  • Mitchell College

    New London
    Year 2018-19 2019-20
    Tuition and Fees $33,200 $34,050
    Room and Board $13,000 $13,500
    Books $1,700 $1,200
    Other Expenses $2,700 $2,700
    Total $50,600 $51,450
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $23,215 $23,605
    $30,001 - $48k $30,735 $31,251
    $48,001 - $75k $25,260 $25,684
    $75,001 - $110k $27,159 $27,615
    $110,001+ $34,655 $35,237
  • University of New Haven

    West Haven
    Year 2018-19 2019-20
    Tuition and Fees $39,270 $40,440
    Room and Board $16,320 $16,852
    Books $1,000 $1,000
    Other Expenses $1,716 $1,746
    Total $58,306 $60,038
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $28,783 $29,638
    $30,001 - $48k $29,819 $30,705
    $48,001 - $75k $32,424 $33,387
    $75,001 - $110k $34,513 $35,538
    $110,001+ $35,474 $36,528
  • Quinnipiac University

    Hamden
    Year 2018-19 2019-20
    Tuition and Fees $47,960 $49,280
    Room and Board $14,540 $14,940
    Books $800 $800
    Other Expenses $2,000 $2,000
    Total $65,300 $67,020
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $35,038 $35,961
    $30,001 - $48k $35,655 $36,594
    $48,001 - $75k $36,118 $37,069
    $75,001 - $110k $39,265 $40,299
    $110,001+ $44,284 $45,450
  • Sacred Heart University

    Fairfield
    Year 2018-19 2019-20
    Tuition and Fees $41,420 $43,070
    Room and Board $15,310 $15,960
    Books $1,200 $1,200
    Other Expenses $2,650 $2,650
    Total $60,580 $62,880
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $33,708 $34,988
    $30,001 - $48k $34,095 $35,389
    $48,001 - $75k $39,402 $40,898
    $75,001 - $110k $42,433 $44,044
    $110,001+ $42,957 $44,588
  • University of Saint Joseph

    West Hartford
    Year 2018-19 2019-20
    Tuition and Fees $38,173 $40,286
    Room and Board $11,428 $11,771
    Books $1,000 $1,200
    Other Expenses $1,300 $1,400
    Total $51,901 $54,657
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $17,907 $18,858
    $30,001 - $48k $15,800 $16,639
    $48,001 - $75k $22,607 $23,807
    $75,001 - $110k $23,186 $24,417
    $110,001+ $24,936 $26,260
  • Trinity College

    Hartford
    Year 2018-19 2019-20
    Tuition and Fees $56,910 $59,050
    Room and Board $14,750 $15,300
    Books $1,000 $1,000
    Other Expenses $1,500 $1,500
    Total $74,160 $76,850
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $6,256 $6,483
    $30,001 - $48k $9,123 $9,454
    $48,001 - $75k $14,994 $15,538
    $75,001 - $110k $21,772 $22,562
    $110,001+ $46,711 $48,405
  • Wesleyan University

    Middletown
    Year 2018-19 2019-20
    Tuition and Fees $54,944 $57,334
    Room and Board $15,060 $15,724
    Books $1,200 $1,200
    Other Expenses $1,465 $1,465
    Total $72,669 $75,723
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $3,967 $4,134
    $30,001 - $48k $7,740 $8,065
    $48,001 - $75k $12,629 $13,160
    $75,001 - $110k $19,821 $20,654
    $110,001+ $46,243 $48,186
  • Yale University

    New Haven
    Year 2018-19 2019-20
    Tuition and Fees $53,430 $55,500
    Room and Board $16,000 $16,600
    Books $3,750 $1,050
    Other Expenses $720 $3,495
    Total $73,900 $76,645
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $2,125 $2,204
    $30,001 - $48k $1,647 $1,708
    $48,001 - $75k $2,167 $2,247
    $75,001 - $110k $11,492 $11,919
    $110,001+ $43,417 $45,030
 

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