Program cost and financial support

Fees: Applications are submitted online; the application fee is $75. Each semester, all students are charged Tuition, a General University Fee of $708, an Infrastructure Maintenance Fee of $234, and a graduate flat fee of $193 (total fees = $1135). In addition, two refundable, one-time deposits are required of all entering graduate students: a $25 Co-op Bookstore payment and a $50 deposit to cover breakage, fines, University Health Service use, and other potential charges. [All quoted fees are based on the 2015-2016 fee schedule.] Total cost varies, depending on resident status, registration status, and whether a student has been awarded a Graduate Assistantship, which carries both a tuition waiver and medical benefits. Students classified as residing out-of-state may establish Connecticut residency after living in state for one year and meeting specific residency requirements.

As of September 2015, the fee schedule PER YEAR will be as follows:

Program Costs

Description

2015-2016 1st-year Cohort Cost

Tuition for full-time students (in-state)

$13,026

Tuition for full-time students (out-of-state)

$33,812

Tuition per credit hour for part-time students (if applicable enter amount; if not applicable enter “NA”)

NA

University/institution fees or costs

$2,270

Additional estimated fees or costs to students (e.g. books, travel, etc.)

$1,000

Upon completion of required coursework, students must maintain continuous registration and are no longer charged the regular full-time tuition/fee bill. Continuous registration fees, per semester, range from $404 to $1103. The Graduate School Catalog (http://gradcatalog.uconn.edu/) explains this fee schedule in more detail.

Financial Support: A variety of financial aid sources are available to supplement costs of graduate training. Students eligible for federal loans and/or work-study money must apply for these funds through the University Office of Student Financial Aid Services (860-486-2819) and should contact that office for detailed information on deadlines, required forms to be filed and procedures to follow. The purposes of financial support are to enable students to engage in a full-time educational Program, develop basic teaching, research, and clinical competencies, and assist in fulfilling relevant needs of the Psychology Department. The three major forms of financial support are:

  1. Graduate Assistantships (most for 15 hours/week)
  2. University Fellowships
  3. Federal work-study (need-based)

New students are eligible for all of these types of support. Most Graduate Assistantships are for 15 hour-per-week Teaching Assistant positions that entail teaching Introductory Psychology lab sections or undergraduate courses. Some Graduate Assistantships are Research Assistant positions, working on grant-funded research projects with specific faculty. These positions may require weekly time commitments of 10, 15, or 20 hours weekly, depending upon the source of research funding. All graduate assistants are employees of the state of Connecticut and assume the rights and responsibilities that such employment entails. Graduate Assistantships provide medical coverage options and remission of tuition, but not the General University fee or other fees. Two-semester direct financial support stipends for the 2015-2016 academic level and hours employed, as follows:

New students are eligible for all of these types of support. Most Graduate Assistantships are for 15 hour-per-week Teaching Assistant positions that entail teaching Introductory Psychology lab sections or undergraduate courses. Some Graduate Assistantships are Research Assistant positions, working on grant-funded research projects with specific faculty. These positions may require weekly time commitments of 10, 15, or 20 hours weekly, depending upon the source of research funding. All graduate assistants are employees of the state of Connecticut and assume the rights and responsibilities that such employment entails. Graduate Assistantships provide medical coverage options and remission of tuition, but not the General University fee or other fees. Two-semester direct financial support stipends for the 2015-2016 academic level and hours employed, as follows:

Educational Level

10-hour 15-hour 20-hour
 BA level

$10,797

$16,196

$21,594

24 Graduate Course Credits

$11,361

$17,042

$22,722

Passed Ph.D. General Examination

$12,631

$18,946

$25,262

New and continuing students who are eligible for need-based financial aid can apply for federal work-study funds. In addition, the Program has developed ties with a number of regional hospitals and community service programs. Advanced students, in particular, may be eligible for paid compensation from these programs while they engage in research and clinical activities that enhance their marketability as interns. Part-time students are not accepted into the Clinical Psychology Program. Students may not work more than half time, except while on internships. This restriction is maintained until the student’s Ph.D. dissertation is completed or nearly completed. Students are expected to work full time toward degree completion with the exception of internships and departmental assistantships or other work related to their course of study.