Tuition & Fees

Tuition and fees are established by the Connecticut State Colleges & Universities Board of Regents for Higher Education.  This listing is intended to help estimate the costs of attending Southern and students are responsible for any fee increase that the Board of Regents authorizes up to the first day of classes.

Tuition and Fees 2016-2017

FALL & SPRING

Full-time 

Part-time
Online

INTERSESSIONS: SUMMER, WINTER, SPRING BREAK

Part-time 
Online 

 

Other Fees

Click here  for a list of other fees such as lab fees, late fees, transcript fees, etc.

Definitions

Click here  for an explanation of full-time, part-time, and intersession tuition and fees.

Tuition and Fees 2015-2016

FALL & SPRING

Full-time
Part-time 
Online


INTERSESSIONS: WINTER, SPRING BREAK, SUMMER

Part-time
Online

Other Fees

Click here for a list of other fees such as lab fees, late fees, transcript fees, etc.

Definitions

Click here for an explanation of full-time, part-time, and intersession tuition and fee definitions.

Health Insurance

Full-time students are required to maintain health insurance coverage, and will be automatically billed and enrolled in the University plan.  

The fall coverage period is 5 months from August 1 - December 31 and costs $1,238.00, and the spring coverage period is 7 months from January 1 - July 31, and costs $1,780.00.  To view plan documents, ask questions about coverage, or print your id card, please visit the Aetna website or call 877-375-4244.   

For students that wish to keep the insurance, it will become due with your fall bill on July 18, 2016.  If you wish to pay it with excess financial aid, you must authorize SCSU to apply excess financial aid to non-institutional charges in your MySCSU Portal in Banner Web (go to Financial Aid - Award - Award for Aid Year - Select Aid Year - Resources).

WAIVERS (Click here for the waiver application)

If you have other comparable health insurance and wish to waive coverage to receive a credit on your bill, please submit a waiver application, and allow 1 week for processing.  If the insurance is not waived it will become due with your fall bill on July 18, 2016.  

Further, if you do not waive the insurance before the coverage start date of August 1,2016, and your health provider files claims to the plan, you will no longer be eligible to waive the insurance. 

Note:  Approved fall waivers will carry forward to the spring, a new waiver doesn't need to be completed unless you are just starting your enrollment in the spring.  All students must reapply annually each fall. 

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Please email Dr. Erin Heidkamp  or call 203.392.6756 to waive coverage.

ACCIDENT INSURANCE

All full-time students must remain on the accident portion of the plan, which is included in the cost of tuition/fees and can not be waived.  If you have any questions concerning the accident plan coverage, or need to file a claim, please contact Aetna Student Health at 877-375-4244 or visit Aetna Student Health Website.

PLANNING TO TRAVEL?

Aetna Student Health provides worldwide (100 miles or more away from home or campus) medical information and assistance to student's enrolled in the health insurance plan through it's On Call International service.  For more information, or to print your travel card, please visit Aetna Student Health Website and select For Members - Travel Assistance.

Housing and Meals

Students living on-campus during the year are required to pay room and board.  For a complete listing of housing and meal plan fees for on-campus students, please refer to Residence Life's Costs & Eligibility webpage.

Students living off-campus during the year may elect to purchase a commuter meal plan.  For more detailed information, please visit Student Life's Dining Services webpage.

Textbooks

The purchase of textbooks is in addition to tuition and fee charges.  Students may elect to purchase their course textbooks and supplies at the SCSU Campus Bookstore

As a convenience, students may request a transfer of up to $800 of excess financial aid (per semester) to be added to their Hoot Loot Card, prior to the beginning of the semester, for the purchase of textbooks and supplies from the SCSU Campus Bookstore.

Hoot Loot Card

  
 To Request a Transfer of Excess Financial Aid to Your Hoot Loot Card

 
      - Log in to MySCSU Portal
- Go to Hoot Loot
- Click on Financial Aid Requests
- Click on Financial Aid Request Form

Waivers for Students

Certain tuition waivers are approved by Connecticut General Statute, other tuition and fee waivers are established by the Board of Regents for the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (ConnSCU).  This listing is intended to help estimate eligibility, though direct inquiry and application for any below listed waiver should be made with the appropriate department.

1. Application Fee

A waiver of the admissions application fee is authorized for any financially needy student, who (A) has taken the SAT I test using the SAT Fee Waiver; or (B) is a participant in CONNTAC-EOC or an equally recognized educational entity; or (C) is a participant CSU-sanctioned special access program such as CONNCAP or Upward Bound; or (D) in the opinion of the university president or designee has special circumstances.  Per Connecticut Board of Regents 12/18/14.  For more information please contact the Admissions Office

2. CT Army or Air National Guard Member

Tuition is waived for any active member of the Connecticut Army or Air National Guard who (A) has been certified by the Adjutant General or such Adjutant General's designee as a member in good standing of the guard, and (B) is enrolled or accepted for admission to such institution on a full-time or part-time basis in an undergraduate or graduate degree-granting program.  Please note: This waiver is not applicable during intersessions (winter, spring break, summer).  Per Connecticut General Statutes 10a-99-d-5.  For more information please contact the Student Accounts Office.   

3. CT Police Academy Student

Tuition is waived for any student attending the Connecticut Police Academy who is enrolled in a law enforcement program at said academy offered in coordination with the university which accredits courses taken in such program.  Please note: This waiver is not applicable during intersessions (winter, spring break, summer).  Per Connecticut General Statutes 10a-99-d-4.  For more information please contact the Student Accounts Office.         

4. CT Secondary Education Student (enrolled in a university course)

(A) The president may waive all tuition and fees or may impose the registration fee at his/her discretion for any student from a Connecticut Secondary Education school which has a specific agreement with a university within the Connecticut State University System for enrollment in up to two courses per semester or summer session on a space-available basis. (B) Academically qualified students not covered by an agreement between their school and a university may enroll in up to two courses per semester or summer session for university credits and will be charged the regular tuition and/or fees and registration fee. (C) A waiver of the part-time Tuition and General University Fee is authorized for academically qualified students enrolled in up to two courses per semester for university credit in those cases in which an academic department of a university authorizes a high school faculty member(s) to teach those university courses at a high school under the department’s supervision. Students at Southern Connecticut State University will pay a $15 fee for a “rush” transcript.  Per Connecticut Board of Regents 12/18/14.  For more information please contact the Academic Advisement Office.            

5. Dependent 9/11 KIA

Tuition is waived for any resident of the state who is a dependent child or surviving spouse of a person who was killed in action while performing active military duty with the armed forces of the United States on or after September 11, 2001, and who was a resident of this state.  Please note: This waiver is not applicable during intersessions (winter, spring break, summer).  Per Connecticut General Statutes 10a-99-d-9.  For more information please contact the Student Accounts Office.         

6. Dependent Avon

Tuition is waived for any dependent child of a resident of the state who was killed in a multivehicle crash at or near the intersection of Routes 44 and 10 and Nod Road in Avon on July 29, 2005.  Please note: This waiver is not applicable during intersessions (winter, spring break, summer).  Per Connecticut General Statutes 10a-99-d-8.   For more information please contact the Student Accounts Office.        

7. Dependent MIA/POW

Tuition is waived for any dependent child of a person whom the armed forces of the United States has declared to be missing in action or to have been a prisoner of war while serving in such armed forces after January 1, 1960, which child has been accepted for admission to such institution and is a resident of Connecticut at the time such child is accepted for admission to such institution.  Per Connecticut General Statutes 10a-99-d-1.  A waiver of the Extension fee (summer and winter sessions) is authorized as well.  Per Connecticut Board of Regents 12/18/14.  For more information please contact the Student Accounts Office.       

8. Dependent Police/Fire/Municipal/State

Tuition is waived for any dependent child of a (A) police officer, as defined in section 7-294a, or supernumerary or auxiliary police officer, (B) firefighter, as defined in section 7-323j, or member of a volunteer fire company, (C) municipal employee, or (D) state employee, as defined in section 5-154, killed in the line of duty.  Please note: This waiver is not applicable during intersessions (winter, spring break, summer).  Per Connecticut General Statutes 10a-99-d-6.  For more information please contact the Student Accounts Office.         

9. Dependent Terrorist Victim

Tuition is waived for any resident of this state who is a dependent child or surviving spouse of a specified terrorist victim who was a resident of the state.  Please note: This waiver is not applicable during intersessions (winter, spring break, summer).  Per Connecticut General Statutes 10a-99-d-7.  For more information please contact the Student Accounts Office.        

10. Federal Internship Program

A waiver of all fees except for tuition and the cost of student accident and sickness insurance for one semester is authorized for any Public Policy and Government major who participates in the Federal Internship Program in Washington, DC on a full-time basis and not able to avail themselves of services normally provided while on campus.  Per Connecticut Board of Regents 12/18/14.  For more information please contact the Department of Political Science.     

11. Full-time Student Attending Another CT Public Higher Education Institution

Any matriculated full-time student enrolled at a public institution of higher education in Connecticut who has paid tuition at his or her college or university will be admitted on a space available basis without further charge to any course offered by a university within the Connecticut State University System provided the course is not offered at the student’s college or university and the student’s admission to such course(s) is recommended by the president or appropriate academic officer from his/her college or university. No student will be permitted to carry more than two courses in any semester without consent of the president of the host campus.  Per Connecticut Board of Regents 12/18/14.  For more information please contact the Academic Advisement Office.       

12. Graduate Assistants

Graduate students awarded full assistantships shall pay full-time tuition; graduate students awarded half assistantships and enrolled for nine semester hours or more shall pay full-time tuition; those enrolled for less than nine hours shall pay appropriate registration and course fees for part-time students.  However, the following fees shall be waived for graduate assistants: University Fee, University General Fee (except for that portion attributable to student accident insurance), and the Student Activity Fee.  Per Connecticut Board of Regents 6/13/97.  For more information please contact the Academic Affairs Office.     

13. Graduate Continuous Enrollment Fee

A waiver of the Graduate Continuous Enrollment Fee is authorized if A) the student has medical documentation supporting the waiver request; B) the course the student was enrolled in has been cancelled; or C) in the opinion of the University President or designee, the student has special circumstances warranting a waiver.  Per Connecticut Board of Regents 02/04/00.  For more information please contact the Office of Graduate Studies.     

14. Graduate Interns Full-time

Graduate Interns enrolled at any university within the Connecticut State University System as full-time graduate students shall be required to pay full-time tuition, a University General Fee sufficient to defray the cost of student accident insurance, and student sickness insurance (if not waived by the student in accordance with Board policy), but the balance of the University General Fee as well as all other fees imposed by the Board shall be waived.  Per Connecticut Board of Regents 12/18/14.  For more information please contact the Student Affairs Office.       

15. Graduate Interns Part-time

Graduate Interns enrolled at any university within the Connecticut State University System as part-time graduate students shall receive a waiver of part-time tuition and all fees including summer session and winter session Extension fees up to a total maximum of 18 credit hours, provided the interns are enrolled in courses required for completion of their degree program.  Per Connecticut Board of Regents 12/18/14.  For more information please contact the Student Affairs Office.      

16. Health Insurance

The mandatory sickness insurance may be waived for full-time students if they provide a properly executed university waiver, which attests to the fact that they have adequate sickness insurance coverage from an insurance carrier licensed to operate in the United States and identifies the carrier and the policy number of the alternative insurance.  The mandatory accident insurance for full-time students may not be waived.  Per Connecticut Board of Regents 04/03/03.  For more information please contact the Student Accounts Office.     

17. Out-of-State Scholarship Recipient

When the University is funding 100% of a student’s full scholarship a waiver for the difference between the out-of-state and in-state tuition and fee rates for students may be waived.  Per Connecticut Board of Regents 02/26/15.  For more information please contact the Athletics Department.     

18. Part-time International Student

A waiver of part-time Tuition, General University Fee, the registration fee, and room and board for one semester, is authorized if approved by the university for any part-time international student whose home university has, in the judgment of the university president, provided services or waived tuition and/or fees of corresponding value for students and/or faculty of the Connecticut State University System. The university president will report annually by fiscal year the number of waivers, dollar amount, and justification for the waivers by July 15 to the Chancellor of the Connecticut State University System.  Per Connecticut Board of Regents 12/18/14.  For more information please contact the Office of International Education.     

19. Resident Assistant

The University is authorized to waive room and board for any Resident Assistant.  Per Connecticut Board of Regents 12/18/14.  For more information please contact the Residence Life Office.     

20. Senior Citizen (62 or older part-time)

Tuition is waived for any resident of Connecticut sixty-two years of age or older who has been accepted for admission to such institution, provided (A) such person is enrolled in a degree-granting program, or (B) at the end of the regular registration period, there are enrolled in the course a sufficient number of students other than those persons eligible for waivers pursuant to this subdivision to offer the course in which such person intends to enroll and there is space available in such course after accommodating all such students.  Per Connecticut General Statutes 10a-99-d-3.  A full waiver of the Extension fee (summer and winter sessions) is authorized as well.  Per Connecticut Board of Regents 12/18/14.  For more information please contact the Academic Advisement Office.   

21. Senior Citizen (62 or older full-time)

Tuition is waived for any resident of Connecticut sixty-two years of age or older who has been accepted for admission to such institution, provided (A) such person is enrolled in a degree-granting program, or (B) at the end of the regular registration period, there are enrolled in the course a sufficient number of students other than those persons eligible for waivers pursuant to this subdivision to offer the course in which such person intends to enroll and there is space available in such course after accommodating all such students.  Per Connecticut General Statutes 10a-99-d-3.  A waiver of the University Fee is authorized for any Connecticut resident sixty-two years or older who is enrolled in a degree-granting program pursuant to the provisions of Section 10a-99 of the CGS.  Per Connecticut Board of Regents 12/18/14.  For more information please contact the Academic Advisement Office.   

22. United Technologies Corp. Employee Scholar Program

All UTC eligible participants will be granted a 5% waiver off of the published class/subject tuition costs for all program offered at any of the Connecticut State University or Charter Oak State College either on campus or on-line during the spring and fall semesters and off of the published course fees for all programs delivered during the summer and winter session on campus or on-line.  Per Connecticut Board of Regents 10/15/15, expires 12/31/20.  For more information please contact the Student Accounts Office.   

23. Veteran

Tuition is waived for any veteran who performed service in time of war, as defined in subsection (a) of section 27-103, except that for purposes of this subsection, "service in time of war" shall not include time spent in attendance at a military service academy, who has been accepted for admission to such institution and is domiciled in this state at the time such veteran is accepted for admission to such institution.  The state tuition waiver covers the amount of tuition which exceeds the tuition benefit received under the federal 2008 Post-9/11 Veteran Educational Assistance Act.  Per Connecticut General Statutes 10a-99-d-2.  A fifty (50%) percent Extension fee waiver (summer and winter sessions) is authorized as well.  Per Connecticut Board of Regents 12/18/14.  For more information please contact the Student Accounts Office.     

24. Veteran Out-of-State

That the maximum amount of Yellow Ribbon waiver that will be provided per individual in any given academic year shall be equal to one-half of the differential between in-state and out-of-state tuition and required fees for the particular program in which the student is enrolled.  Per Connecticut Board of Regents 05/05/11.  For more information please contact the Student Accounts Office.     

Note:  Per Connecticut General Statute 10a-99-d, if any person who receives a tuition waiver, in accordance with the CGS provisions above, also receives educational reimbursement from an employer, such waiver shall be reduced by the amount of such educational reimbursement.  Further, Veterans described above shall be given the same status as students not receiving tuition waivers in registration for courses at Connecticut State Universities.  

Waivers for Employees

Certain tuition and fee waivers are approved by Connecticut General Statute, other tuition and fee waivers are established by the Board of Regents for the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (ConnSCU), and employees may also be eligible for certain tuition and fee waivers as described by the applicable collective bargaining agreements.  This listing is intended to help estimate eligibility, though direct inquiry and application for any below listed waiver should be made with the Human Resources Department.

1. AAUP

Subject to the approval of the receiving university, a permanent, full-time or emeritus member, with at least one (1) semester of service, spouse and children under the age of twenty-five (25) may take courses without tuition or State University fee at any university within Connecticut State University on a space available basis, provided, however that participation in said courses shall not interfere with the member’s employment obligations. This benefit shall also be available to the above mentioned spouse and dependents surviving a deceased member (death having occurred on or after August 24, 1990, during the member’s active service) who had accumulated ten (10) years of service in the University. Individuals taking courses on this basis may be admitted to a course in which space is not available, at the discretion of the instructor.  Admission to a course shall not be counted toward overload credit as described in Article 10.3 of this Agreement. Cost of this provision shall be absorbed.  A part-time member who has been employed for eighteen (18) or more load credits in the University, or spouse or children under the age of twenty five (25) may take courses at any university in the system on a space available basis, provided however that participation in said course shall not interfere with the member’s employment obligations. For each load credit for which the member is compensated, one (1) credit hour’s extension tuition shall be waived or the full-time tuition and State University fee shall be reduced by one twelfth (1/12). The total benefit shall not exceed the member’s current equivalent workload credit and shall only be used during the semester of employment or the semester immediately following. Individuals taking courses on this basis may be admitted to a course in which space is not available at the discretion of the instructor. Admission to a course shall not be counted toward overload credit as described in Article 10.3 of this Agreement.  Per AAUP Collective Bargaining Agreement section 13.13.

2. AFSCME Clerical

To be eligible for a waiver, a member of the Administrative Clerical bargaining unit must meet the following criteria: (a) Be a permanent employee at a university within CSUS or in the System Office; (b) Hold a position that requires at least twenty (20) hours of work per week; (c) Be actively employed and not on leave at the time of the course; (d) Have an overall “Good” or better on the most recent performance appraisal.  The waiver is only for the use of an eligible employee and may not be used by a spouse or dependent(s).  The waiver shall cover the cost of tuition or part-time course fees exclusively; all other fees are not waived.  The waiver may be used on a space available basis for up to two (2) credit courses totaling a maximum of eight (8) credits per regular academic semester. Tuition waivers shall not be applied to summer session or intersession course offerings and shall not apply to non-credit (credit-free) courses.  Within the above parameters, a tuition waiver may be used for any on-ground, hybrid, or fully online credit course offered at any university within CSUS.  Per AFSCME Collective Bargaining Letter of Agreement dated December 5, 2013.

3. Management

Subject to the approval of the university offering the instruction, a non-temporary employee who regularly works more than twenty hours per week covered under these Policies, the employee's spouse and unmarried dependents under the age of 25 of such an employee may take courses at any of the four universities on a space available basis without payment of tuition, State University Fee and University General Fee for full-time students, and Extension Fee and Registration Fee for part-time students; provided that participation in courses does not interfere with the employee's professional obligations. This benefit shall also be available to the above-mentioned spouse and dependents surviving a deceased employee (death having occurred on or after July 1, 1990, during the employee's active service) who had accumulated ten (10) years of service in CSU.  Per Connecticut Board of Regents June 10, 2005.

4. SUOAF

Subject to the approval of the receiving Connecticut State University, administrative faculty members shall be allowed to register for courses on a space available basis provided that such coursework does not interfere with the member's employment obligations. The tuition, University General Fee and State University Fee for courses undertaken shall be waived for all members of the bargaining unit.  The parties agree to participate in continuing efforts to access courses and programs offered by other Connecticut institutions of higher education on a tuition–free basis.  Emeritus members, as well as spouses and unmarried children under the age of 25, of bargaining unit members may take courses on a space available basis without paying tuition and the State University Fee at any University within the system.  Per SUOAF Collective Bargaining Agreement section 22.2.

5. Resident Director

Resident Hall Directors may be eligible to purchase an 80 bock meal plan, the cost of which is waived, through funding provided by the Office of Residence Life.  Guidelines for Residence Hall Director meal plans are as follows: (A)  In order to promote visibility and approachability, staff members are expected to purchase all meals in Connecticut Hall (Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner) or the Late Night Student Center options (after 8:00pm.)  Meals may not be purchased at the Bagel Wagon, Davis location, or at the Adanti Student Center (prior to 8:00pm.) (B)  Staff will be required to use 50% of meals at dinner in Connecticut Hall.  (C)  Staff members may not purchase meals for guests/students using this meal plan.  For more information please contact the Residence Life Office.




 

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