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Estimated International Student Budget

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The amounts listed below in US dollars reflect the average estimated cost of attending the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo for the academic year 2024-25`. Your actual costs may vary depending on your living arrangements and spending habits.

The required costs are the tuition and student fees that pay for campus facilities and activities. Tuition and fees for the academic year are fixed and are subject to change with University of Hawaiʻi Board of Regents approval. Estimated personal expenses, transportation costs, medical insurance, books, and other school supplies are not fixed amounts, but they are included as estimates to help you plan for these expenses.

2024-2025 Budget with Tuition (6 Month)

6 Month Estimated Expenses as they appear on form I20

Estimate US$ Description
$5,955 Required Student Tuition and Fees (tuition: $5,508; estimated fees: $447)
$7,520 Living Expenses
$1,475 Books, medical insurance
$14,950 Total

6 Month Itemized Expenses

Estimate US$ Description
$5,955 Tuition: The cost of attendance for one academic year, fall and spring semesters
$ 447 Estimated Fees: Student Publications, Activities, Health, Life Center, Student Association, Campus Center and Recreation, Center for Global Education and Exchange
$ 750 Transportation (Island of Hawaii ground transportation and interisland flights
$ 5,407 Meals & Housing
$ 1,363 Personal Care Expenses
$ 675 Books and School Supplies
$ 800 Medical Insurance: All F-1 students are required to show proof of medical insurance
$ 14,950 Financial Support Requirement

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2024-2025 Budget with Tuition (1 Year)

1 Year Estimated Expenses as they appear on form I20

Estimate US$ Description
$11,710 Required Student Tuition and Fees (tuition: $11,016; estimated fees: $694)
$15,090 Living Expenses
$2,950 Books, medical insurance
$29,750 Total |

1 Year Itemized Expenses

Estimate US$ Description
$11,710 Tuition: The cost of attendance for one academic year, fall and spring semesters
$694 Estimated Fees: Student Publications, Activities, Health, Life Center, Student Association, Campus Center and Recreation, Center for Global Education and Exchange
$1,500 Transportation
$10,814 Meals & Housing
$2,776 Personal Care Expenses
$1,350 Books and School Supplies
$1,600 Medical Insurance: All F-1 students are required to show proof of medical insurance
$29,750 Financial Support Requirement

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2024-2025 Budget without Tuition (6 Month)

6 Month Estimated Expenses as they appear on form I20

Estimate US$ Description
$247 Required Student Fees
$7,528 Living Expenses
$1,475 Books, medical insurance
$9,250 Total

6 Month Itemized Expenses

Estimate US$ Description
$ 247 Estimated Fees: Student Publications, Activities, Health, Life Center, Student Association, Campus Center and Recreation
$ 750 Transportation (Island of Hawaii ground transportation and interisland flights)
$ 5,407 Meals & Housing
$ 1,371 Personal Care Expenses
$ 675 Books and School Supplies
$ 800 Medical Insurance: All F-1 students are required to show proof of medical insurance
$ 9,250 Financial Support Requirement |

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2024-2025 Budget without Tuition (1 Year)

1 Year Estimated Expenses as they appear on form I20

Estimate US$ Description
$494 Required Student Fees (Estimated $247 for each semester)
$15,056 Living Expenses
$2,950 Books, medical insurance
$18,500 Total

1 Year Itemized Expenses

Estimate US$ Description
$494 Estimated Fees: Student Publications, Activities, Health, Life Center, Student Association, Campus Center and Recreation
$1,500 Transportation (Island of Hawaiʻi ground transportation and interisland flights)
$10,814 Meals & Housing
$2,742 Personal Care Expenses
$1,350 Books and School Supplies
$1,600 Medical Insurance: All F-1 students are required to show proof of medical insurance
$18,500 Financial Support Requirement

Download this 1 year Estimated International Student Budget (no tuition) as a PDF