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Estimated Cost of Attendance for 2018-2019

The figures below reflect the average estimated cost of attending the University of Hawai╩╗i Hilo as a full-time student for the 2018-2019 academic year. Your actual costs may vary depending your living arrangements and lifestyle. Remember, personal expenses, transportation costs, housing and meal costs off-campus, are not amounts you pay the university but are included below to help you plan for these expenses. It is hoped that these estimated expense budgets can assist you in planning for enrollment at UH Hilo.

Undergraduate

In-State Resident

12 credit hours per semester is considered full-time Living w/ Parents or Relatives Living Off-Campus w/ Roommates Living in Residence Halls
Tuition1 $7,272 $7,272 $7,272
Fees1 $448 $448 $448
Books & Supplies $1,040 $1,040 $1,040
Meals & Housing $4,884 $15,044 $8,248
Personal Expenses $2,806 $3,246 $3,072
Transportation $2,864 $3,432 $450
Loans Fees $76 $76 $76
Total $19,390 $30,558 $20,606

Non-Resident

12 credit hours per semester is considered full-time Living w/ Parents or Relatives Living Off-Campus w/ Roommates Living in Residence Halls
Tuition1 $20,232 $20,232 $20,232
Fees1 $448 $448 $448
Books & Supplies $1,040 $1,040 $1,040
Meals & Housing $4,884 $15,044 $8,248
Personal Expenses $2,806 $3,246 $3,072
Transportation $2,864 $3,432 $450
Loans Fees $76 $76 $76
Total $32,350 $43,518 $33,566

WUE/Pacific Islander2

12 credit hours per semester is considered full-time Living w/ Parents or Relatives Living Off-Campus w/ Roommates Living in Residence Halls
Tuition1 $10,908 $10,908 $10,908
Fees1 $448 $448 $448
Books & Supplies $1,040 $1,040 $1,040
Meals & Housing $4,884 $15,044 $8,248
Personal Expenses $2,806 $3,246 $3,072
Transportation $2,864 $3,432 $450
Loans Fees $76 $76 $76
Total $23,026 $34,194 $24,242

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Graduate

In-State Resident

6 credit hours per semester is considered full-time Living w/ Parents or Relatives Living Off-Campus w/ Roommates Living in Residence Halls
Tuition1 $5,808 $5,808 $5,808
Fees1 $448 $448 $448
Books & Supplies $520 $520 $520
Meals & Housing $4,884 $15,044 $8,248
Personal Expenses $2,806 $3,246 $3,072
Transportation $2,864 $3,432 $450
Loans Fees $1,144 $1,144 $1,144
Total $18,474 $29,642 $19,690

Non-Resident

6 credit hours per semester is considered full-time Living w/ Parents or Relatives Living Off-Campus w/ Roommates Living in Residence Halls
Tuition1 $13,224 $13,224 $13,224
Fees1 $448 $448 $448
Books & Supplies $520 $520 $520
Meals & Housing $4,884 $15,044 $8,248
Personal Expenses $2,806 $3,246 $3,072
Transportation $2,864 $3,432 $450
Loans Fees $1,144 $1,144 $1,144
Total $25,890 $37,058 $27,106

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College of Pharmacy

In-State Resident

12 credit hours per semester is considered full-time Living w/ Parents or Relatives Living Off-Campus w/ Roommates Living in Residence Halls
Tuition1 $23,856 $23,856 $23,856
Fees1 $448 $448 $448
Books & Supplies $1,040 $1,040 $1,040
Meals & Housing $5,968 $18,386 $10,080
Personal Expenses $3,428 $3,966 $3,754
Transportation $3,500 $4,194 $550
Loans Fees $1,144 $1,144 $1,144
Medical Insurance $3,744 $3,744 $3,744
Total $43,128 $56,778 $44,616

Non-Resident

12 credit hours per semester is considered full-time Living w/ Parents or Relatives Living Off-Campus w/ Roommates Living in Residence Halls
Tuition1 $40,800 $40,800 $40,800
Fees1 $448 $448 $448
Books & Supplies $1,040 $1,040 $1,040
Meals & Housing $5,968 $18,386 $10,080
Personal Expenses $3,428 $3,966 $3,754
Transportation $3,500 $4,194 $550
Loans Fees $1,144 $1,144 $1,144
Medical Insurance $3,744 $3,744 $3,744
Total $60,072 $73,722 $61,560

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Doctor of Nursing Practice

In-State Resident

9 credit hours per semester is considered full-time Living w/ Parents or Relatives Living Off-Campus w/ Roommates Living in Residence Halls
Tuition1 $14,202 $14,202 $14,202
Fees1 $448 $448 $448
Books & Supplies $780 $780 $780
Meals & Housing $4,884 $15,044 $8,248
Personal Expenses $2,806 $3,246 $3,072
Transportation $2,864 $3,432 $450
Nursing Fee $1,000 $1,000 $1,000
Loans Fees $1,144 $1,144 $1,144
Total $28,128 $39,296 $29,344

Non-Resident

9 credit hours per semester is considered full-time Living w/ Parents or Relatives Living Off-Campus w/ Roommates Living in Residence Halls
Tuition1 $28,188 $28,188 $28,188
Fees1 $448 $448 $448
Books & Supplies $780 $780 $780
Meals & Housing $4,884 $15,044 $8,248
Personal Expenses $2,806 $3,246 $3,072
Transportation $2,864 $3,432 $450
Nursing Fee $1,000 $1,000 $1,000
Loans Fees $1,144 $1,144 $1,144
Total $42,114 $53,282 $43,330

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The Financial Aid Office provides assistance to qualified students based on financial need. Federal, state, and certain private aid programs are administered by this office. For further inquiry, please contact us at

University of Hawai╩╗i at Hilo,
200 W. K─üwili St.,
Hilo, HI 96720-4091,

Phone (808) 932-7449,
Fax: (808) 932-7797,
Email: uhhfao@hawaii.edu.


  1. Tuition and Fees for the 2018-2019 academic year are subject to change upon BOR approval. ↩︎ ↩︎ ↩︎ ↩︎ ↩︎ ↩︎ ↩︎ ↩︎ ↩︎ ↩︎ ↩︎ ↩︎ ↩︎ ↩︎ ↩︎ ↩︎ ↩︎ ↩︎

  2. WUE (Western Undergraduate Exchange Program): Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Oregon, Utah, Wyoming, and Washington State. ↩︎