Financial Aid

Estimated Cost of Attendance for 2019-2020

The figures below reflect the average estimated cost of attending the University of Hawaiʻi Hilo as a full-time student for the 2019-2020 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 Living Off-Campus w/ Roommates Living in Residence Halls
Tuition1 $7,344 $7,344 $7,344
Fees1 $448 $448 $448
Books & Supplies $1,058 $1,058 $1,058
Meals & Housing $4,968 $15,302 $8,248
Personal Expenses $2,850 $3,298 $3,124
Transportation $2,912 $3,490 $450
Loans Fees $94 $94 $94
Total $19,674 $31,034 $20,766

Non-Resident

12 credit hours per semester is considered full-time Living w/ Parents Living Off-Campus w/ Roommates Living in Residence Halls
Tuition1 $20,304 $20,304 $20,304
Fees1 $448 $448 $448
Books & Supplies $1,058 $1,058 $1,058
Meals & Housing $4,968 $15,302 $8,248
Personal Expenses $2,850 $3,298 $3,124
Transportation $2,912 $3,490 $450
Loans Fees $94 $94 $94
Total $32,634 $43,994 $33,726

WUE/Pacific Islander2

12 credit hours per semester is considered full-time Living w/ Parents Living Off-Campus w/ Roommates Living in Residence Halls
Tuition1 $11,016 $11,016 $11,016
Fees1 $448 $448 $448
Books & Supplies $1,058 $1,058 $1,058
Meals & Housing $4,968 $15,302 $8,248
Personal Expenses $2,850 $3,298 $3,124
Transportation $2,912 $3,490 $450
Loans Fees $94 $94 $94
Total $23,346 $34,706 $24,438

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Graduate

In-State Resident

6 credit hours per semester is considered full-time Living w/ Parents Living Off-Campus w/ Roommates Living in Residence Halls
Tuition1 $5,868 $5,868 $5,868
Fees1 $448 $448 $448
Books & Supplies $528 $528 $528
Meals & Housing $4,968 $15,302 $8,248
Personal Expenses $2,850 $3,298 $3,124
Transportation $2,912 $3,490 $450
Loans Fees $1,064 $1,064 $1,064
Total $18,638 $29,998 $19,730

Non-Resident

6 credit hours per semester is considered full-time Living w/ Parents Living Off-Campus w/ Roommates Living in Residence Halls
Tuition1 $13,284 $13,284 $13,284
Fees1 $448 $448 $448
Books & Supplies $528 $528 $528
Meals & Housing $4,968 $15,302 $8,248
Personal Expenses $2,850 $3,298 $3,124
Transportation $2,912 $3,490 $450
Loans Fees $1,064 $1,064 $1,064
Total $26,054 $37,414 $27,146

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College of Pharmacy

In-State Resident

12 credit hours per semester is considered full-time Living w/ Parents Living Off-Campus w/ Roommates Living in Residence Halls
Tuition1 $24,096 $24,096 $24,096
Fees1 $448 $448 $448
Books & Supplies $1,058 $1,058 $1,058
Meals & Housing $6,070 $18,702 $10,080
Personal Expenses $3,482 $4,030 $3,818
Transportation $3,558 $4,264 $550
Loans Fees $1,064 $1,064 $1,064
Medical Insurance $4,838 $4,838 $4,838
Total $44,614 $58,500 $45,952

Non-Resident

12 credit hours per semester is considered full-time Living w/ Parents Living Off-Campus w/ Roommates Living in Residence Halls
Tuition1 $41,040 $41,040 $41,040
Fees1 $448 $448 $448
Books & Supplies $1,058 $1,058 $1,058
Meals & Housing $6,070 $18,702 $10,080
Personal Expenses $3,482 $4,030 $3,818
Transportation $3,558 $4,264 $550
Loans Fees $1,064 $1,064 $1,064
Medical Insurance $4,838 $4,838 $4,838
Total $61,558 $75,444 $62,896

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Doctor of Nursing Practice

In-State Resident

9 credit hours per semester is considered full-time Living w/ Parents Living Off-Campus w/ Roommates Living in Residence Halls
Tuition1 $14,346 $14,346 $14,346
Fees1 $448 $448 $448
Books & Supplies $792 $792 $792
Meals & Housing $4,968 $15,302 $8,248
Personal Expenses $2,850 $3,298 $3,124
Transportation $2,912 $3,490 $450
Nursing Fee $1,000 $1,000 $1,000
Loans Fees $1,064 $1,064 $1,064
Total $28,380 $39,740 $29,472

Non-Resident

9 credit hours per semester is considered full-time Living w/ Parents Living Off-Campus w/ Roommates Living in Residence Halls
Tuition1 $28,332 $28,332 $28,332
Fees1 $448 $448 $448
Books & Supplies $792 $792 $792
Meals & Housing $4,968 $15,302 $8,248
Personal Expenses $2,850 $3,298 $3,124
Transportation $2,912 $3,490 $450
Nursing Fee $1,000 $1,000 $1,000
Loans Fees $1,064 $1,064 $1,064
Total $42,366 $53,726 $43,458

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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 Hawaiʻi at Hilo,
200 W. Kāwili St.,
Hilo, HI 96720-4091,

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


  1. Tuition and Fees for the 2019-2020 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. ↩︎