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Financial aid, scholarships, and payment plans are available to minimize the weight of paying the full Beyond Access program cost at the start of the enrollment.

Financial Aid

Students may further inquire about applying unused financial aid to cover BA costs by contacting the UConn Office of Student Financial Aid Services at (860) 486-2819 or

Payment Plans

The Office of the Bursar offers interest-free monthly payment plans which apply to all UConn tuition and fees. Students already enrolled in a payment plan will have the Beyond Access fee automatically divided and incorporated into their monthly payments. Information on payment plan options is available through the Office of the Bursar.

Beyond Access also offers payment plans with up to five installments based on date of program enrollment. Students participating in a Beyond Access payment plan will receive monthly charges to the student fee bill. A Beyond Access payment plan only applies to Beyond Access program fees.


Scholarships are available for current UConn students enrolled in classes to offset the costs of Beyond Access. These are typically one-time awards; however, funding varies across semesters, so students may submit applications each semester.

The CSD Scholarship may be awarded in amounts of up to $500. Students must be in their first year and have a documented learning disability and/or ADHD to be eligible.

The Beyond Access scholarship is awarded in varying amounts based on fund availability and student need but cannot exceed the maximum cost of participation for a student’s selected Beyond Access track. Students must have a documented disability and demonstrate financial need to be eligible.

Note: If you are a need-based financial aid recipient (i.e., loans, grants, work-study), your financial aid package may be revised as a result of a scholarship award. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid at 860-486-2819 to discuss this further.

Scholarship Applications

Scholarship applications should be submitted at least one week in advance of the first day of the semester for full consideration. Applications received up until the end of the second week of the semester will be considered if additional funds are available. Applications received after the semester deadline are not accepted.

Spring 2024 priority deadline: Tuesday, January 9, 2024
Spring 2024 final deadline: Sunday, January 28, 2024

Fall 2024 priority deadline: Monday, August 19, 2024
Fall 2024 final deadline: Sunday, September 8, 2024

Application Requirements

To apply for a scholarship, complete the scholarship application form. You will also be asked to upload an essay addressing how participating in Beyond Access will help you reach your academic, social, and/or personal goals and explaining why you would be unable to participate in Beyond Access without the aid of a scholarship.

Please note that you must be a UConn student with a student ID number and UConn email address to complete this application.

The Beyond Access Spring 2024 Scholarship Application is now available. Please submit your application by Tuesday, January 9, 2024 for full consideration. The final application deadline is Sunday, January 28, 2024.

Award Process

Applications will be reviewed by a scholarship committee following the priority deadline. Student enrollment and financial need status as reported by the Office of Financial Aid will be verified and reviewed. The committee will determine scholarship recipients based on student application and essay as well as demonstration of financial need. Scholarship awards will be announced to applicants via UConn email as soon as possible, typically by the end of the first week of classes. Applications received after the priority deadline and up to the final deadline will be reviewed on a rolling basis until award funds are exhausted.

Please contact Allison Knight at with any questions.