UConn to offer free tuition to low income students


The University of Connecticut is offering lower-income Connecticut residents free tuition starting with the fall 2020 entering class. For a family in Connecticut with an annual household income of $50,000 or below, their child will be able to attend UConn tuition-free under the new plan just announced on October 4th, 2019.

The Connecticut Commitment award will be available for admitted UConn undergraduate freshmen students starting in fall 2020 at all campuses and in all majors, and will also be open to new transfer students. It will make up the difference between the cost of tuition and other aid, such as federal Pell Grants and need-based and merit-based awards, to ensure all tuition expenses are covered.

Eligible students may receive the Connecticut Commitment grant for a maximum of four years for incoming freshmen who remain in good academic standing and whose families continue to meet the income qualifications; and for two years for incoming transfer students, with the same conditions applied. They must be Connecticut residents who are seeking their first bachelor’s degree and are enrolled full time, and whose family total income reported on the FAFSA is $50,000 or less.

Read more about the announcement from UCONN’s press release or from an article in the Hartford Courant

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