Graduate Tuition

Effective Fall 2023—Spring 2024

(subject to change)

Connecticut State Colleges & Universities Board of Regents for Higher Education authorizes graduate tuition and fees. The information below will help you estimate the cost of attending Central. (Tuition and fees are subject to change.) 

Our Tuition Calculators provide unofficial estimates of tuition and fees for part-time and full-time students.

Full-Time Tuition & Fees

Student Type Per Term
Connecticut Resident $6,945.00
New England, NY, or NJ Resident $9,020.00
Non-Resident $13,486.00

Part-Time Tuition & Fees

Payment is due upon registration for Summer & Winter terms.

Student Type Per Credit Registration Fee
Connecticut Resident $771.00 $65.00
Non-Resident $786.00 $65.00
Doctoral In-State $1,058.00 $65.00/Course
Doctoral Non-Resident $1,058.00 $65.00/Course
Online In-State $771.00 $65.00/Course
Online Non-Resident $786.00 $65.00

Part-Time Tuition Details & Information

Room & Meal Plan Options

Full-time graduate students have the option to live in our residence halls. Please note that all resident students must also purchase a meal plan. Click the button below to learn more about resident-student costs and meal plans.

Room & Meal Plan Options/Cost

Additional Fees

Some courses and programs may require additional fees. Here is a breakdown of some of those fees (subject to change).

Fee Name Per Term
Transportation Fee, all Undergraduate students 40.00
Applied Music Fee - Music 177 200.00
Applied Music Fee - Music 577 200.00
Applied Music Fee - Music 178 400.00
Applied Music Fee - Music 578 400.00
Design Lab Fee (per designated course) 65.00
Undergraduate Nursing Lab Fee, Full-time students (per term) 325.00
Undergraduate Nursing Lab Fee, Part-time students (per credit) 27.00
Science Engineering Technology Lab Fee (per course, max $80/term) 40.00
Cooperative Education Program Fee 200.00
Graduate Business Program Fee (per term) 125.00
Late Fee (per occurrence) 50.00
Re-registration Fee 100.00
Returned Payment Penalty (per occurrence) 20.00
Credit Card Convenience Fee (%, per transaction) 2.85
Excess Credit Fees (per each credit over 18 - Undergrads) 612.00
Excess Credit Fees (per each credit over 18 - Grads) 771.00
Confirmation Deposit (non-refundable / non-transferable)
- Invoiced by Admissions upon acceptance
Summer Orientation Program Fee
(all incoming freshman and transfer students)

Optional Fee

Students can choose to pay a convenience fee to add money to their Bluechip Card, which can be used to make purchases on campus and at participating stores and restaurants in the surrounding area.

Blue Chip Debit Account as requested by student

More Information About Bluechip Cards

Financial Aid

Financial aid options are available to students at the graduate level and beyond, depending on the student's course of study.
Get started by filling out a FAFSA form. (Use Federal School Code 001378).

For a more detailed explanation of graduate student financial aid benefits visit the Financial Aid website.

Eligible Graduate Degree Programs:

  • All Master of Arts and Master of Science Graduate Degree Programs
  • Nurse Anesthesia Program
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Educational Doctorate Degree

Eligible Professional Certification & Non-degree Programs:

  • Sixth Year Certificate in Reading and Language Arts
  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Pre-health Studies
  • Sixth-Year Certificate: Educational Leadership

Financial Aid Information