Dates and Fees

2024 DATES

Students are required to participate in all five weeks of the program and reside at the Storrs Campus.

  • July 8, 2024 - August 10, 2024

Registration & Fees Timeline

April 8 Application opens
June 8 Application closes

Students opting in to be considered for the scholarship must submit an application by May 23

June 21 Online Orientation for course enrollment & housing application
June 28 Onboarding Process Deadline & Deadline to cancel program attendance
July 1st Program payment due (see below for a breakdown of these required fees)
July 8 UConn First Summer begins!
August 8 Last Day to Drop Course with a W (no refund)
August 10 UConn First Summer formally ends

2023 FEES

The cost of attending UConn First Summer is the same as it would be for any UConn student attending a Summer session at the Storrs campus. There are no additional program fees to participate in First Summer. The total cost for participating includes the two course fees, required university fees, housing, and your choice of meal plan.

Course Fees for two, 3-credit courses $3,918  ($653 per credit)
Enrollment Fee (non-refundable) $45
Technology Fee $30
Student Activity Fee $16
Housing Fee* $875
Dining Fee* $857.50
Total Program cost:
Late Fee $150 if fees not paid by June 26

*Housing fee: Residence at the Storrs campus is mandatory. Students will be living in Werth Tower, in a double occupancy room and should expect to have a roommate. We are unable to accept requests for single rooms except in cases for accommodation (click here to learn about getting housing accommodations).

*Dining fee: all summer housing requires a meal plan. Summer meal plans include 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, and 1 dinner per day. Unused meals do not rollover to the following day. You have the option to select between two meal plans:

  • Meals all 7 days per week: $171.50/week
  • Meals 5 days per week (Monday-Friday only): $122.50/week

A housing application will need to be completed by all accepted students where they will be able to select meal plan options. Housing and meal fees will be posted on July 13 to students account. (Click here to learn more about dietary accommodations)


After you successfully enroll in the UConn First Summer courses, you will receive a notification of new charges email from the university's Bursar's office. Information on how to pay will be found on the email but can also be found by following these instructions.

If you enroll in courses after the payment due date of July 1st, payment must be made within ten days. Please be aware that if unpaid, a $150 late fee will be assessed.


A very limited number of students will be offered a Provost’s UConn First Summer Scholarship. In order to be considered for the scholarship, it is important that students submit a program application. This scholarship is not in any way tied to federal or other guaranteed financial aid awards during the regular academic year. We will unfortunately not be able to offer scholarships to all students with demonstrated need. Students who are offered a scholarship may be offered funds sufficient to cover all or only part of First Summer costs. Scholarship decisions will be released by June 8, 2024.

To be eligible, applicants must submit the program application by May 25, 2024 and must:

  • Demonstrate high financial need based on the financial aid application submitted to the University (your 2022-2023 FAFSA submission will be evaluated to determine eligibility)
  • Complete a personal essay. The personal essay must be a one-page, double-spaced narrative explaining your current academic goals, why you are interested in the First Summer program, and how you think this experience will enhance your undergraduate experience and have an impact on your future.

Other UConn Summer Programs for first-year students that offer financial assistance include: 

  • UConn BRIDGE Program: a transitionary excellence program that fosters a family of engineers and scientists. BRIDGE is designed to prepare students who are underrepresented in engineering or STEM workforce for the rigor of the engineering or STEM curriculum at UConn. 
  • UConn CAPS Program: an exciting and intensive five-week session designed to ease the transition from high school to college and lay the foundation for students to succeed at UConn.