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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 Hawai╩╗i at Hilo for the academic year 2021-22. 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 Hawai╩╗i 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.

2021-2022 Budget with Tuition (6 Month)

6 Month Estimated Expenses as they appear on form I20

Estimate US$ Description
$10,599 Required Student Tuition and Fees (tuition: $10,152; estimated fees: $447)
$6,515 Living Expenses
$1,861 Books, medical insurance
$18,975 Total

6 Month Itemized Expenses

Estimate US$ Description
$10,152 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
$ 375 Transportation (Island of Hawaii ground transportation and interisland flights
$ 4,793 Meals & Housing
$ 1,347 Personal Care Expenses
$ 611 Books and School Supplies
$ 1,250 Medical Insurance: All F-1 students are required to show proof of medical insurance
$ 18,975 Financial Support Requirement

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2021-2022 Budget with Tuition (1 Year)

1 Year Estimated Expenses as they appear on form I20

Estimate US$ Description
$20,798 Required Student Tuition and Fees (tuition: $20,304; estimated fees: $494)
$12,280 Living Expenses
$2,722 Books, medical insurance
$35,800 Total |

1 Year Itemized Expenses

Estimate US$ Description
$20,304 Tuition: The cost of attendance for one academic year, fall and spring semesters
$494 Estimated Fees: Student Publications, Activities, Health, Life Center, Student Association, Campus Center and Recreation, Center for Global Education and Exchange
$9,586 Meals & Housing
$2,694 Personal Care Expenses
$1,222 Books and School Supplies
$1,500 Medical Insurance: All F-1 students are required to show proof of medical insurance
$35,800 Financial Support Requirement

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2021-2022 Budget without Tuition (6 Month)

6 Month Estimated Expenses as they appear on form I20

Estimate US$ Description
$247 Required Student Fees
$6,515 Living Expenses
$1,863 Books, medical insurance
$8,625 Total

6 Month Itemized Expenses

Estimate US$ Description
$ 247 Estimated Fees: Student Publications, Activities, Health, Life Center, Student Association, Campus Center and Recreation
$ 375 Transportation (Island of Hawaii ground transportation and interisland flights)
$ 4,793 Meals & Housing
$ 1,347 Personal Care Expenses
$ 613 Books and School Supplies
$ 1,250 Medical Insurance: All F-1 students are required to show proof of medical insurance
$ 8,625 Financial Support Requirement

Download this 6 month Estimated International Student Budget (no tuition) as a PDF

2021-2022 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)
$13,030 Living Expenses
$2,726 Books, medical insurance
$17,250 Total

1 Year Itemized Expenses

Estimate US$ Description
$494 Estimated Fees: Student Publications, Activities, Health, Life Center, Student Association, Campus Center and Recreation
$750 Transportation (Island of Hawai╩╗i ground transportation and interisland flights)
$9,586 Meals & Housing
$2,694 Personal Care Expenses
$1,226 Books and School Supplies
$2,500 Medical Insurance: All F-1 students are required to show proof of medical insurance
$17,250 Financial Support Requirement

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