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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 2022

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 2019-20 school year, which is the latest available as of January 2022.

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 $19,836 and the average private school would be $27,739. 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 (2019-20)
Tuition and Fees $17,226
Room and Board $13,258
Books $950
Other Expenses $2,850
Total $34,284

Total Cost:

Total cost is the total cost of attendance for that particular institution for the 2019-20 school year. This is the latest data available as of January 2022. 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 $26,527 CT Private $62,513
$0 - $30k $12,034 $20,459
$30,001 – $48k $12,609 $20,950
$48,001 – $75k $15,821 $23,871
$75,001 – $110k $19,836 $27,739
$110,001+ $22,463 $36,387

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-$14,000 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 2019-20 2020-21
    Tuition and Fees $11,068 $11,502
    Room and Board $12,528 $12,716
    Books $1,050 $1,600
    Other Expenses $2,215 $2,256
    Total $26,861 $28,074
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $12,292 $12,847
    $30,001 - $48k $13,248 $13,846
    $48,001 - $75k $16,857 $17,618
    $75,001 - $110k $18,877 $19,729
    $110,001+ $21,066 $22,017
  • University of Connecticut

    Storrs
    Year 2019-20 2020-21
    Tuition and Fees $17,226 $17,834
    Room and Board $13,258 $13,258
    Books $950 $950
    Other Expenses $2,850 $3,032
    Total $34,284 $35,074
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $14,069 $14,393
    $30,001 - $48k $15,498 $15,855
    $48,001 - $75k $20,344 $20,813
    $75,001 - $110k $26,653 $27,267
    $110,001+ $30,060 $30,753
  • Eastern Connecticut State University

    Willimantic
    Year 2019-20 2020-21
    Tuition and Fees $11,846 $12,304
    Room and Board $13,948 $14,434
    Books $800 $800
    Other Expenses $2,251 $2,298
    Total $28,845 $29,836
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $15,687 $16,226
    $30,001 - $48k $15,154 $15,675
    $48,001 - $75k $17,305 $17,900
    $75,001 - $110k $20,162 $20,855
    $110,001+ $23,988 $24,812
  • Southern Connecticut State University

    New Haven
    Year 2019-20 2020-21
    Tuition and Fees $11,446 $11,802
    Room and Board $13,270 $13,932
    Books $1,400 $1,200
    Other Expenses $1,566 $2,204
    Total $27,682 $29,138
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $17,778 $18,713
    $30,001 - $48k $19,210 $20,220
    $48,001 - $75k $21,008 $22,113
    $75,001 - $110k $23,875 $25,131
    $110,001+ $24,689 $25,988
  • Western Connecticut State University

    Danbury
    Year 2019-20 2020-21
    Tuition and Fees $11,344 $11,781
    Room and Board $13,452 $13,876
    Books $1,300 $1,300
    Other Expenses $2,250 $2,250
    Total $28,346 $29,207
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $17,358 $17,885
    $30,001 - $48k $15,874 $16,356
    $48,001 - $75k $16,376 $16,873
    $75,001 - $110k $19,353 $19,941
    $110,001+ $21,587 $22,243
  • University of Connecticut-Waterbury

    Waterbury
    Year 2019-20 2020-21
    Tuition and Fees $14,638 $15,246
    Room and Board $0 $0
    Books $950 $950
    Other Expenses $0 $0
    Total $15,588 $16,196
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $3,648 $3,790
    $30,001 - $48k $5,499 $5,713
    $48,001 - $75k $10,112 $10,506
    $75,001 - $110k $15,946 $16,568
    $110,001+ $16,264 $16,898
  • University of Connecticut-Avery Point

    Groton
    Year 2019-20 2020-21
    Tuition and Fees $14,638 $15,246
    Room and Board $0 $0
    Books $950 $950
    Other Expenses $0 $0
    Total $15,588 $16,196
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $5,516 $5,731
    $30,001 - $48k $5,482 $5,696
    $48,001 - $75k $9,414 $9,781
    $75,001 - $110k $13,381 $13,903
    $110,001+ $18,267 $18,979
  • University of Connecticut-Stamford

    Stamford
    Year 2019-20 2020-21
    Tuition and Fees $14,648 $15,256
    Room and Board $16,574 $16,574
    Books $950 $950
    Other Expenses $2,850 $3,032
    Total $35,022 $35,812
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $9,920 $10,144
    $30,001 - $48k $10,909 $11,155
    $48,001 - $75k $15,152 $15,494
    $75,001 - $110k $20,442 $20,903
    $110,001+ $23,783 $24,319

Private CT Schools Cost Breakdown

  • Albertus Magnus College

    New Haven
    Year 2019-20 2020-21
    Tuition and Fees $33,260 $35,410
    Room and Board $13,692 $14,454
    Books $1,000 $1,000
    Other Expenses $6,716 $6,860
    Total $54,668 $57,724
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $26,625 $28,113
    $30,001 - $48k $25,377 $26,796
    $48,001 - $75k $21,958 $23,185
    $75,001 - $110k $27,663 $29,209
    $110,001+ $29,120 $30,748
  • University of Bridgeport

    Bridgeport
    Year 2019-20 2020-21
    Tuition and Fees $34,760 $35,760
    Room and Board $15,950 $16,350
    Books $1,500 $0
    Other Expenses $7,372 $7,372
    Total $59,582 $59,482
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $22,576 $22,538
    $30,001 - $48k $23,330 $23,291
    $48,001 - $75k $25,156 $25,114
    $75,001 - $110k $27,424 $27,378
    $110,001+ $31,980 $31,926
  • Connecticut College

    New London
    Year 2019-20 2020-21
    Tuition and Fees $56,890 $59,025
    Room and Board $15,700 $16,290
    Books $1,000 $1,000
    Other Expenses $1,000 $1,000
    Total $74,590 $77,315
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $13,178 $13,659
    $30,001 - $48k $13,979 $14,490
    $48,001 - $75k $16,044 $16,630
    $75,001 - $110k $27,748 $28,762
    $110,001+ $45,734 $47,405
  • Goodwin College

    East Hartford
    Year 2019-20 2020-21
    Tuition and Fees $20,898 $20,998
    Room and Board $6,300 $6,200
    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 $17,247 $17,247
    $30,001 - $48k $17,516 $17,516
    $48,001 - $75k $21,393 $21,393
    $75,001 - $110k $21,260 $21,260
    $110,001+ $17,434 $17,434
  • Fairfield University

    Fairfield
    Year 2019-20 2020-21
    Tuition and Fees $49,830 $51,325
    Room and Board $15,150 $15,610
    Books $1,150 $1,150
    Other Expenses $1,730 $1,730
    Total $67,860 $69,815
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $21,044 $21,650
    $30,001 - $48k $21,807 $22,435
    $48,001 - $75k $25,929 $26,676
    $75,001 - $110k $30,670 $31,554
    $110,001+ $40,878 $42,056
  • University of Hartford

    West Hartford
    Year 2019-20 2020-21
    Tuition and Fees $42,182 $43,560
    Room and Board $12,968 $13,200
    Books $1,102 $1,128
    Other Expenses $2,997 $3,134
    Total $59,249 $61,022
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $25,060 $25,810
    $30,001 - $48k $24,990 $25,738
    $48,001 - $75k $27,606 $28,432
    $75,001 - $110k $30,245 $31,150
    $110,001+ $31,697 $32,646
  • Mitchell College

    New London
    Year 2019-20 2020-21
    Tuition and Fees $34,050 $35,072
    Room and Board $13,500 $13,906
    Books $1,200 $1,200
    Other Expenses $2,700 $2,700
    Total $51,450 $52,878
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $24,514 $25,194
    $30,001 - $48k $25,182 $25,881
    $48,001 - $75k $25,793 $26,509
    $75,001 - $110k $0 $0
    $110,001+ $23,699 $24,357
  • University of New Haven

    West Haven
    Year 2019-20 2020-21
    Tuition and Fees $40,440 $41,654
    Room and Board $16,852 $17,049
    Books $1,000 $1,000
    Other Expenses $1,746 $1,746
    Total $60,038 $61,449
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $30,555 $31,273
    $30,001 - $48k $31,290 $32,025
    $48,001 - $75k $35,331 $36,161
    $75,001 - $110k $35,790 $36,631
    $110,001+ $37,867 $38,757
  • Quinnipiac University

    Hamden
    Year 2019-20 2020-21
    Tuition and Fees $49,280 $50,760
    Room and Board $14,940 $15,440
    Books $800 $800
    Other Expenses $2,000 $2,000
    Total $67,020 $69,000
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $33,763 $34,760
    $30,001 - $48k $34,727 $35,753
    $48,001 - $75k $37,175 $38,273
    $75,001 - $110k $40,199 $41,387
    $110,001+ $44,432 $45,745
  • Sacred Heart University

    Fairfield
    Year 2019-20 2020-21
    Tuition and Fees $43,070 $44,350
    Room and Board $15,960 $16,492
    Books $1,200 $1,200
    Other Expenses $2,650 $2,650
    Total $62,880 $64,692
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $36,454 $37,504
    $30,001 - $48k $35,484 $36,507
    $48,001 - $75k $39,777 $40,923
    $75,001 - $110k $43,387 $44,637
    $110,001+ $44,236 $45,511
  • University of Saint Joseph

    West Hartford
    Year 2019-20 2020-21
    Tuition and Fees $40,286 $41,736
    Room and Board $11,771 $12,242
    Books $1,200 $1,000
    Other Expenses $1,400 $1,400
    Total $54,657 $56,378
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $20,318 $20,958
    $30,001 - $48k $20,455 $21,099
    $48,001 - $75k $24,611 $25,386
    $75,001 - $110k $26,847 $27,692
    $110,001+ $27,431 $28,295
  • Trinity College

    Hartford
    Year 2019-20 2020-21
    Tuition and Fees $59,050 $59,050
    Room and Board $15,300 $15,300
    Books $1,000 $1,000
    Other Expenses $1,500 $1,500
    Total $76,850 $76,850
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $9,349 $9,349
    $30,001 - $48k $8,608 $8,608
    $48,001 - $75k $18,675 $18,675
    $75,001 - $110k $21,469 $21,469
    $110,001+ $46,100 $46,100
  • Wesleyan University

    Middletown
    Year 2019-20 2020-21
    Tuition and Fees $57,334 $59,686
    Room and Board $15,724 $16,384
    Books $1,200 $1,200
    Other Expenses $1,465 $1,465
    Total $75,723 $78,735
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $4,782 $4,972
    $30,001 - $48k $7,475 $7,772
    $48,001 - $75k $11,936 $12,411
    $75,001 - $110k $17,900 $18,612
    $110,001+ $49,134 $51,088
  • Yale University

    New Haven
    Year 2019-20 2020-21
    Tuition and Fees $55,500 $57,700
    Room and Board $16,600 $17,200
    Books $1,050 $1,000
    Other Expenses $3,495 $3,470
    Total $76,645 $79,370
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $961 $995
    $30,001 - $48k $3,083 $3,193
    $48,001 - $75k $2,815 $2,915
    $75,001 - $110k $10,008 $10,364
    $110,001+ $39,675 $41,086
 

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