Frequently Asked Questions | Office of the Bursar (2024)

When will fee bills be released?

Spring 2024 Fee Bills are now ready to view!

Fall fee bills are generated in mid-June.

Spring fee bills are generated in mid-November.

Generally, summer and winter fee bills are available a few days after registration opens.

Students will receive an email notification to their uconn.edu email address when fee bills are released.

When is the fee bill due?

Fall Undergrad bills are due August 1. Fall Grad bills are due the Friday before the first day of semester classes.

Spring Undergrad bills are due January 8. Spring Grad bills are due the Friday before the first day of semester classes.

Medical and Dental students, please click the link below for instructions on how to view your fee bill due dates.

Winter Session:

Summer Session:

The due date is listed on the fee bill. The below links provide information on how to view your fee bill.

  • Student & Authorized User:
  • Student & Delegate User:

Can I enroll in a payment plan?

Payment plans are only available in the Fall and Spring term. Please visit our Payments Plan webpage for more information.

Can I mail a check to pay the outstanding balance due on my current fee bill?

Yes. However, since there is a delay in receiving checks/money orders in the mail, we highly recommend paying your fee bill using one of the online payment options described at ourStudent Payments page if you are paying close to a deadline.

Do all UConn campuses accept check payments?

Students at regional campuses should consult their campus staff to ensure that they are processing check payments. All students are strongly encouraged to make payments using one of the online options described at ourStudent Payments page.

I am experiencing extreme financial hardship, does the University have any resources to assist me?

Students who are facing unexpected financial hardship are encouraged to contact One Stop at onestop@uconn.edu or 860-486-1111. They will work to determine what, if any, supplemental financial support may be provided, or may refer students to the Students First Fund, which is administered by the Dean of Students office.

Where can I find information on additional funding options?

Information regarding additional funding options can be found on the UConn’s Financial Aid websitehttps://financialaid.uconn.edu/financing-options/, which includes information on scholarship opportunities, the Federal Direct Plus Loan, and UConn’s Suggested Lender List for Alternative/Private Loans. These are just a few additional resources that you may want to consider exploring to assist with any outstanding fee bill balance.

I am a parent. How can I view my student’s fee bill?

At UConn, students may provide direct access to certain portions of their education records. Students also have the ability to provide permission for certain offices at UConn to discuss records held or managed by that office and/or services provided to the student through that office. Different processes are required for each of these options.

There are currently three different options that students can grant:

  • Talk – Discuss student information with University officials (Set up FERPA Designee)
  • Access – View certain education records including viewing the fee bill in the Student Administration system (Set up Delegate User)
  • Pay – Make payments on behalf of the student (Set up Authorized User)

Further explanation on how to permit UConn to discuss and/or share student information or records is availableonline.

Promise Program Scholarships

Promise Scholars with questions about theirfee billshould email Daniel.Lis@uconn.edu using the subject line: Promise Scholar questions.

Promise Scholars with questions about theirfinancial aidshould email Sara.Raffia@uconn.edu using the subject line: Promise Scholar questions.

Hartford Promise (HP)

  1. Hartford Promise Scholarships for potentially eligible students will appear on fee bills as anticipated aid also known as an Anticipated Deferral by August 1st after determining eligibility based on the fee bill balance (last dollar in) and enrollment in at least (12) credits.
  2. Actual Hartford Promise Scholarship eligibility will be determined after the 60% point of the semester (late October).
  3. A maximum of$250 per semesterof Hartford Promise Scholarship funds can be used to pay for HuskyBucks if the student needs less than $2,500 per semester to cover other fee bill charges.
  4. The UConn-Hartford Promise Grant is a different award than the Hartford Promise Scholarship. Eligible students should see the grant appearing as an Anticipated Deferral on the fee bill unless they received a UConn merit scholarship.
  5. Students receiving UConn merit scholarships such as Academic Excellence, Day of Pride, Leadership, Presidential, UConn Award, etc. will not receive the UConn – HP Grant because the scholarship fulfills the partnership commitment with Hartford Promise.

New Haven Promise (NHP)

  1. New Haven Promise Scholarships for potentially eligible students will appear on the fee bill as anticipated aid also known as an Anticipated Deferral by August 1st .
  2. Actual NHP Scholarship eligibility for new/incoming students will be determined after the 10th day of the semester when full-time enrollment status is confirmed.
  3. Actual NHP Scholarship eligibility forcontinuing students will be determined after the 10th day of the semester when full time enrollment status is confirmed and the grades and credits from the previous semester have been reviewed.
  4. The UConn-New Haven Promise Grant is a different award than the New Haven Promise Scholarship. Eligible students should see the grant appearing as an Anticipated Deferral on the fee bill unless they received a UConn merit scholarship.
  5. Students receiving UConn merit scholarships such as Academic Excellence, Day of Pride, Leadership, Presidential, UConn Award, etc. will not receive the UConn – NHP Grant because the scholarship fulfills the partnership commitment with New Haven Promise.

Waterbury Promise (WP)

  1. Waterbury Promise Scholarships for potentially eligible students will appear on fee bills as anticipated aid also known as an Anticipated Deferral by August 1st after determining eligibility based on the fee bill balance (last dollar in) and enrollment in at least (12) credits.
  2. Actual Waterbury Promise Scholarship eligibility will be determined after the 60% point of the semester (late October).
  3. The UConn-Waterbury Promise Grant is a different award than the Waterbury Promise Scholarship. Eligible students should see the grant appearing as anticipated aid on the fee bill unless they received a UConn merit scholarship.
  4. Students receiving UConn merit scholarships such as Academic Excellence, Day of Pride, Leadership, Presidential, UConn Award, etc. will not receive the UConn – WP Grant because the scholarship fulfills the partnership commitment with Waterbury Promise.
  5. Students should not opt out of the Husky Book Bundle Programunless their required materials cost less than $285 for the semesterandthey plan to pay for their books/materials using personal funds. Waterbury Promise Scholarships will only apply towards charges on the Fee Bill.https://bookbundle.program.uconn.edu/

    Private Scholarships- Submitting Letters, Invoices and Proof of Enrollment

    The UConn Knowledge Base contains information on submitting private scholarship letters, downloading an invoice, and proof of enrollment.

    Where can I find more information regarding FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act)?

    Please visit ferpa.uconn.edufor more information on how FERPA applies to UConn students and their families.

    Why must I pay mandatory fees?

    All mandatory fees must be paid to support programs and services at UConn.

    Every student must acknowledge and agree to the SF Responsibility Agreement prior to being able to register for classes, which states in part:

    “I understand that when I enroll at the University of Connecticut (the “University”) or receive any service from the University, it is my responsibility to pay, by the scheduled due date, all tuition, fees and other associated costs assessed as a result of my enrollment and/or receipt of services.”

    For the full SF Responsibility Agreement, please review the SF Responsibility Agreement FAQ.

    For a full explanation of fees, please review the Description of Fees.

    Can I waive the Recreation Center fee if I don’t use the gym?

    No. 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.

    What is the Husky Book Bundle Program?

    Through a partnership with the UConn Bookstore, full-time undergraduate students will be able to rent all required course materials for a flat fee of $285. This is an opt-out program, and the charge will be automatically included on students’ semester tuition fee bill.

    For complete details on the Husky Book Bundle, visit bookbundle.program.uconn.eduand review the Frequently Asked Questions. Additional questions can be emailed tohuskybookbundle@uconn.edu.

    Can I waive the Husky Book Bundle fee?

    Yes. All eligible students will automatically be enrolled in the Husky Book Bundle program, however students have the option to opt-out if they determine the program is not financially beneficial for them. The opt-out period begins 30 days prior to the start of the semester and ends on the 10th day of classes. The fee is due on the 11th day of classes.

    Students are encouraged to delay opting-out until they receive all course syllabi and can confirm their required course materials. The fee has a later due date, allowing time to decide if the program is financially beneficial. If after reviewing the individual cost for all required materials you would still like to waive the Husky Book Bundle Fee, the link to the opt-out portal will be available on our UConn Bookstore Programs page once the opt-out period begins.

    For complete details on the Husky Book Bundle, visit bookbundle.program.uconn.eduand review the Frequently Asked Questions. Additional questions can be emailed tohuskybookbundle@uconn.edu.

    Can my tuition and fees be discounted? Can the Office of the Bursar change my tuition and fees?

    The Office of the Bursar does not have the authority to discount or change tuition and fee rates once established.

    I am expecting a refund as a result of a recent award (e.g. scholarship, grant, student loan, etc.). When can I expect to receive the refund?

    Eligible refunds based off excess financial aid will be automatically refunded at the start of the semester. Refunds based off other funds must be requested by the student through the Student Administration system.

    Direct deposit refunds are issued daily. We strongly encourage students to sign up for direct deposit.

    Paper check refunds are issued once a week and mailed directly to the student’s mailing address. Checks cannot be picked-up in person.

    International students: pleasebe sure that your mailing address is up-to-date!

    Is there a tax liability for scholarships and grants?

    No one at UConn is allowed to provide tax advice. If you have questions when filing your taxes, consult with a tax professional.

    For detailed information regarding tax liability for scholarships and grants, please review the Student Tax FAQs on the Tax & Compliance website.

    United States residents for tax purposes

    If your scholarship(s) or grant(s) exceed the costs of required tuition, fees, books, supplies, and equipment, then the excess is taxable income, which you are required to report to the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) on your income tax return.

    Room and board, travel, insurance, and medical expenses (including student health fees) are not considered required expenses therefore, grants or scholarships that cover any of these items will likely be taxable.

    International students

    If you are considered a “nonresident alien” for US tax purposes, and your scholarship(s) or grant(s) exceed the costs of required tuition, fees, books, supplies, and equipment, then the excess is taxable income, which you are required to report to the IRS on your US income tax return. Taxable scholarship income is subject to 14% US income tax withholding unless the international student qualifies for a reduced rate of tax under an applicable Tax Treaty.

    The US income tax will be withheld/retained from your scholarship(s) or grant(s) and remitted to the IRS on your behalf. US income tax withheld/retained from scholarships or grants will appear as a debit (Nonresident Alien Tax) on the Fee Bill.

    For further information regarding nonresident alien tax withholding, please review the Nonresident Tax FAQs on the Tax & Compliance website.

    Who can I contact for information regarding registration, financial aid, and housing?

    For registration and financial aid questions, please contact One Stop at onestop@uconn.edu or 860-486-1111.

    The Office of Residential Life has more information available at their website:https://reslife.uconn.edu/

    How can I contact the Office of the Bursar?

    If you have any questions, please email us atbursar@uconn.edu or call us at (860) 486-4830, 8:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday to speak with a Bursar representative.

    The Office of the Bursar Cashier window in the Wilbur Cross Building is open from 8am-5pm, Monday- Friday if you wish to speak with a Bursar representative in-person. The is cashless and accepts only check payments in-person.

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