Dates and Fees

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2019 UConn First Summer Dates and Fees

2019 DATES

UConn First Summer begins Sunday, July 14, 2019 (Welcome Reception) and runs until Friday, August 16, 2019 (move out day).
Students must be able to participate in all five weeks of the program.

Move-in day is Sunday, July 14. The program formally opens early that evening with a welcome reception and mandatory full program meeting. Courses requiring in-class final examinations will hold those exams during the last class meeting the week of August 12.  No classes or program activities will take place after Friday, August 16. Students will move out of their residence hall on Friday August 16.

Registration & Fees Timeline

March 25 – June 14 Registration period for UConn First Summer 2019
Upon registration First Summer participants registered in courses; fees for First Summer tuition are automatically charged to student accounts as a part of the registration process.
(Note: housing & meals are billed separately—see below)
Mon. June 27 Housing application deadline (to avoid late fee)
Mon. July 1 Course fees are due for UConn First Summer (see below for a breakdown of these required fees)
Fri. July 19 Deadline to withdraw from UConn First Summer and be refunded all program fees
Early July Fees for First Summer housing/meals are charged to student accounts by Residence Life close to the start of First Summer
Sun. July 14 UConn First Summer begins; Welcome Reception Mandatory Full Program Meeting (evening)
Fri. August 16 UConn First Summer formally ends; students move out of Werth by noon on Friday; if living on campus in Fall, students may immediately transition to Fall housing on Friday, August 16


UConn First Summer is a residential-only program. 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 and residing on campus; there is no additional program fee to attend First Summer and take part in First Summer activities.

If you are interested in taking a class at UConn this summer on your own, outside of the full UConn First Summer program, you are always welcome to do so! See for more information on independently registering for courses as an incoming student.

Course fees for all Summer courses, including those listed in the First Summer program, are based on a flat per-credit rate for both in-state and out-of-state students, which is $536/credit for Summer 2019. The total cost of attending UConn First Summer is the total of course and other required university fees plus First Summer housing and your choice of meal plan. (Residence on campus is mandatory during First Summer; all summer housing requires a meal plan, but you may select the plan that fits your budget and eating needs.).

All students who register for UConn First Summer will automatically be reviewed for a limited Provost's UConn First Summer Scholarship, which was created in 2014 to help students participating in the program who have high demonstrated financial need. (See below for details.)  Students who register for the program by Friday, June 1 will be eligible for this scholarship. Anyone not wishing to attend the program for financial or other reasons will have until July 1 to withdraw; no fees will be charged to students who withdraw by this date.  After this date, students can still withdraw from the program but will not be refunded the $45 enrollment fee (other fees are refundable only the session add/drop period ends July 13).

Required Fees for all First Summer students Cost
Tuition for 2 courses* $3216 (6 credits)
University enrollment fee
(nonrefundable after July 2)
Student Activities fee $16
Technology fee $30
Total course fees  $3307
(required for all First Summer students)
$840 (cost of a double room in NextGen Hall)
(required for all First Summer students)
$868** (cost of mid-range Basic Meal Plan = 19 meals per week)
You may choose a different meal plan. 
TOTAL with housing/dining $5015**
Total cost will be higher or lower than this if you choose a different meal plan (see below for plan comparison)

*The course fees are based on an assumption of two courses = 6 credits.  Additional courses (additional course credits) would result in a greater tuition cost.

**Housing and dining prices currently reflect 2019 pricing. Pricing subject to change with 2020 updates.

Other fees
(only if applicable)
Late payment fee $150 if fees not paid by 6/24/19
Summer Parking Permit (optional) FREE

Students must still register for a Summer-only permit, which allows parking in any surface lot. Contact Parking Services for more information.

What if I withdraw from UConn First Summer?

If for some unforeseen circumstances, you are unable attend UConn First Summer but have already confirmed your participation and submitted payment, we will refund all program fees so if we receive notification by July 1, 2019.  The final deadline to withdraw from the program with a refund is July 19th; however, the $45 registration fee is non-refundable after July 1.

Please contact our office directly at if you need to withdraw from the program.  (Withdrawing through any other office may cause confusion for you and us both!)

Further information about Summer Session fees and deadlines in general is available at Summer Session Fees and Dates webpage.



Unfortunately, due to federal rules, financial aid is not available for the summer preceding your fall start at UConn.


The Provost’s First Summer Scholarship is a limited scholarship available for a few students who have demonstrated high financial need based on your financial aid application to the University.

There is no application process for this scholarship. All students who register for the UConn First Summer program by Monday, June 3rd will be evaluated for this award using your 2019-2020 FAFSA submission to the University.

Scholarship recipients will be notified by Friday, June 14, 2019 of any award.

In order to be considered for the scholarship, it is important that you register in the program. If the scholarship decision impacts your ability to participate in the program, all students registered in the program have until July 1  to withdraw from the program; no fees will be charged to students who withdraw by this date.

Scholarship funds for First Summer are limited. 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.

If you have questions, please email us at