Tuition & Fees

The following rates are for the 2015-16 academic year. For any specific questions, please contact the college or university financial aid or admissions office.

Community College Tuition & Fees

Low Tuition & Fees

Low tuition and fees along with extensive financial aid opportunities, including federal, state, and college scholarship programs, make a community college higher education affordable for many students.
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Estimated net price (including tuition and required fees, books and supplies, room and board, and other related expenses) for students based on what similar students paid in a previous year.
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Admissions

The open door admissions policy offers admission to the state's community colleges to every high school graduate or anyone holding a high school equivalency diploma (GED) without requiring Scholastic Aptitude Tests.
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In-State Tuition Rates

Credit Hours Tuition Services Fee Total
1$150$74$224
2$300$81$381
3$450$87$537
4$600$92$692
5$750$108$858
6$900$124$1,024
7$1,050$139$1,189
8$1,200$154$1,354
9$1,350$170$1,520
10$1,500$184$1,684
11$1,650$201$1,851
12 or more**$1,800$216$2,016
Annual Full-time$3,600$432$4,032

Mandatory Usage Fees
Type Fee
Laboratory Course Fee$88 - Per registration
Studio Course Fee$94 - Per registration
Clinical Program Fee-Level 1$301 - Per semester
Clinical Program Fee-Level 2$215 - Per semester

Out of State Tuition Rates
Credit Hours Tuition Services Fee Student Activity Fee Total
1$450$222$0$672
2$900$243$0$1,143
3$1,350$261$0$1,611
4$1,800$276$0$2,076
5$2,250$324$0$2,574
6$2,700$372$0$3,072
7$3,150$417$0$3,567
8$3,600$462$0$4,062
9$4,050$510$0$4,560
10$4,500$552$0$5,052
11$4,950$603$0$5,553
12 or more**$5,400$648$0$6,048
Annual Full-time$10,800$1,296$0$12,096

NEBHE Tuition Rates
Credit Hours Tuition Services Fee Student Activity Fee Total
1$225$111$0$336
2$450$121.50$0$571.50
3$675$130.50$0$805.50
4$900$138$0$1,038
5$1,125$162$0$1,287
6$1,350$186$0$1,536
7$1,575$208.50$0$1,783.50
8$1,800$231$0$2,031
9$2,025$255$0$2,280
10$2,250$276$0$2,526
11$2,475$301.50$0$2,776.50
12 or more**$2,700$324$0$3,024
Annual Full-time$5,400$648$0$6,048

Student Activity Fees
College Full-Time Part-Time
Asnuntuck$20$10
Capital$20$10
Gateway$20$10
Housatonic$10$5
Middlesex$20$10
Manchester$10$5
Naugatuck Valley *$20$15
Northwestern$15$10
Norwalk$10$5
Quinebaug$15$10
Three Rivers$20$10
Tunxis$20$10

*Naugatuck Valley CC - Student Activity Fee includes Transportation fee

Extension Fees & Half Credits

**Excess Credits Tuition Charge - An additional flat tuition charge of $100 per semester shall apply when total registered credits exceed 17 for the semester

State University Tuition & Fees

The four Connecticut State Universities offer a variety of programs, degrees, and higher education experiences - urban, rural, residential, commuter - to their students.

In-State Tuition Rates

Institution In State Commuter Undergrad Tuition* In State Residential Undergrad Tuition** In State Grad Tuition* Net Price Calculator
Central Connecticut State University$9,300$20,434$10,454Net Price Calc.
Eastern Connecticut State University$10,016$22,124$11,236Net Price Calc.
Southern Connecticut State University$9,600$21,226$10,704Net Price Calc.
Western Connecticut State University$9,516$21,254$10,736Net Price Calc.

Central Connecticut State University Tuition & Fees
Type In-State Undergrad Out-of-State Undergrad In-State Grad Out-of-State Grad
Tuition$4,968$16,078$6,188$17,240
University General Fee$3,352$3,352$3,352$3,352
University Fee$840 $2,000$840 $2,000
Student Activity Fee$120 $120 $74 $74
Media Fee$20 $20 --
Commuting Student Total$9,300*$21,570*$10,454*$22,666*
Residential Student Total$20,434**$32,704**$21,588***$33,800***

Eastern Connecticut State University Tuition & Fees
Type In-State Undergrad Out-of-State Undergrad In-State Grad Out-of-State Grad
Tuition$4,968$16,078$6,188$17,240
University General Fee$4,018$4,018$4,018$4,018
University Fee$840 $2,000$840 $2,000
Student Activity Fee$190 $190 $190 $190
Commuting Student Total$10,016*$22,286*$11,236*$23,448*
Residential Student Total$22,124**$34,394**$23,344***$35,556***

Southern Connecticut State University Tuition & Fees
Type In-State Undergrad Out-of-State Undergrad In-State Grad Out-of-State Grad
Tuition$4,968$16,078$6,188$17,240
University General Fee$3,622$3,622$3,622$3,622
University Fee$840 $2,000$840 $2,000
Student Activity Fee$140 $140 $54 $54
Media Fee$30 $30 --
Commuting Student Total$9,600*$21,870*$10,704*$22,916*
Residential Student Total$21,226**$33,496**$22,330***$34,542***

Western Connecticut State University Tuition & Fees
Type In-State Undergrad Out-of-State Undergrad In-State Grad Out-of-State Grad
Tuition$4,968$16,078$6,188$17,240
University General Fee$3,559$3,559$3,559$3,559
University Fee$840 $2,000$840 $2,000
Student Activity Fee$149 $149 $149 $149
Commuting Student Total$9,516*$21,786*$10,736*$22,948*
Residential Student Total$21,254**$33,524**$22,474***$34,686***

* not including sickness insurance, housing and food service
** not including sickness insurance and based on double room
*** not including sickness insurance

Charter Oak Tuition & Fees

Charter Oak Distance Learning Courses

Type Fee
CT Resident per credit $276
Non-Resident per credit $363
CT Resident College Fee/Semester $193
Non-Resident College Fee/Semester $257

Charter Oak Certificate Programs

Type Fee
CT Resident per credit $276
Non-Resident per credit $363
CT Resident College Fee/Semester $193
Non-Resident College Fee/Semester $257
Application Fee (non-refundable)* $75

*The certificate application fee is waived for enrolled students.


Residency

For questions about whether you qualify as an in-state or out-of-state student for tuition purposes, please review the Connecticut General Statutes regarding residency (pdf).