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Tuition and fee rates are either at the host campus in-state rate or your home-school rate, and determined by the participating schools.

Some campuses also assess an institutional application/National Student Exchange program fee. UH Hilo’s fees are $65 for incoming students and $190 for outgoing students.

Rates for on-campus housing/meals are set by the host school as are program fees such as general service, laboratory and computer fees.

Financial Aid

Students with the host-campus in-state rate, apply for financial aid from their "host" schools.

The student must remember to enter the school's FAFSA code on the FAFSA application. FAFSA codes for all NSE campuses can be found in the NSE campus directory website.

Students with the home-school rate, who qualify for financial aid, will generally have their funds deposited directly into their host school student account.

In some instances, a paper check is mailed to the "host" school's financial aid office for disbursement.

Details about financial aid should be discussed with the UH Hilo Financial Aid office, including treatment of home-campus "work study" eligibility.