Message From the President 2
The University of Hawai'i 5
Calendar 6-7
Undergraduate Education 8-
UHM General Education Core and Graduation Requirements 23-
Graduate Education 28-
Student Life 46-
Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid 59-
Degrees and Certificates 70-


Architecture 72-
Arts & Sciences, AMST-IT 77-
Arts & Sciences, JOUR-ZOOL 122-
Business Administration 176-
Engineering 208-
Hawaiian, Asian, and Pacific Studies 217-
Health Sciences and Social Welfare 226
Interdisciplinary Programs 227-
Law 234-
Medicine 237-
Nursing 256-
Ocean and Earth Science and Technology 267-
Outreach College 285-
Public Health 289-
ROTC Programs 293-
Social Work
Travel Industry Management 298-
Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources 304-
Instructional Support, Research, and Service Units  478-


Overview 325
A - E 326-
F - N 379-
O - Z 427-


Administration 484-
Endowed Chairs and Distinguished Professorships 486
Faculty 486-
Emeriti Faculty 511-
Instructional Support, Research, and Service Units Staff 518-


Appendix 528-
Glossary 533-
Campus Map

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Tuition, Fees,  and Financial Aid
Tuition, Fees, and Expenses
 - Partial Advance Tuition Payment
 - Additional Fees and Expenses
 - Regular Tuition Schedule
 - Continuing Education/Community Service Tuition Schedule

 - Summer Session Tuition Schedule
 - Additional Student Fees
 - Payment of Tuition and Fees
 - Financial Obligations
 - Refunds of Tuition and Fees
 - Residency for Tuition Purposes
 - WICHE Programs
Financial Aid
 - Deadlines
 - Types of Financial Aid
 - Graduate Assistantships
 - UHM Scholarships
Tuition, Fees, and Expenses

Student Services 105
2600 Campus Road
Honolulu, HI 96822
Tel: (808) 956-7554
Fax: (808) 956-2098

Tuition and fees are charged according to the number of credit hours carried by the student. For regular and summer session tuition schedules refer to the following page. Auditors (those enrolled in a course for no credit) must pay the same tuition and fees as students enrolled for credit. For tuition purposes only, a full-time student is any student enrolled for 12 or more credit hours.

The tuition to be charged is determined by the degree status of the student and not by the level of the courses taken. For example, students who have earned a baccalaureate degree will be charged graduate tuition, except for students admitted for a second baccalaureate degree. Students admitted to the law or medical school will be charged the stated tuition for that school.

Medical, law, or graduate nursing students concurrently enrolled in the Graduate Division must pay the stated tuition for the medical school, law school, or nursing college.

All tuition and fee charges at the University of Hawai'i campuses are subject to change in accordance with requirements of state law and/or action by the Board of Regents or the University administration.

Partial Advance Tuition Payment

All new, transfer, and returning classified students are required to make a partial advance tuition payment of $60. All new medical and law students are required to make a partial advance tuition payment of $250. Scholarship/fellowship recipients are not exempt from this payment, if applicable. This partial advance tuition payment is applied at registration time toward tuition for that semester. The payment is nonrefundable and nontransferable if the student does not register (except when the student is denied further registration by the University). Continuing classified students are not required to make the partial advance tuition payment.

Additional Fees and Expenses

Caps and Gowns. Caps, gowns, and master's and doctoral hoods are required for participation in commencement ceremonies. Caps and gowns are available for purchase from the University Bookstore.

Outreach College Fees. Students registered in courses offered by Outreach College pay fees as indicated in the bulletin of that division. For information, contact Outreach College at (808) 956-8400.

Credit by Examination. A $15-per-course fee is assessed at the time of application.

Diplomas and Certificates. A charge of $15, payable at time of application, is assessed for each bachelor's degree, advanced degree, and professional certification.

Late Registration Fee. A $50 late registration fee is assessed when a student registers during the late registration period.

Replacement of Laboratory Equipment. For broken or lost items, the cost of replacement is assessed.

Returned Checks. Any check tendered to the University or any department and returned for any cause is assessed a $15 charge and applicable interest. 

Special Examination. A fee of $10 is assessed.

Transcripts. Student transcripts cost $3 per copy.

Payment of Tuition and Fees

All tuition and fees must be paid before registration or change of registration is official. Full payment for tuition and fees must be made by the end of the second week of instruction.

Financial Obligations

Students who have not met their financial obligations (traffic fines, library fines, locker fees, lab breakage charges, transcript fees, loans, rental contracts, etc.) to the satisfaction of the University may be denied a variety of enrollment services including registration, withdrawal, and transcripts. Notation of the financial obligation may appear on transcripts.

Copies of the delinquent financial obligations policy and procedures are available for inspection at the Office of the Dean of Student Services and the Manoa campus Cashier's Office.

Refunds of Tuition and Fees

Tuition and special course fees are refunded as indicated below:

1. A 100 percent refund for complete withdrawal only if made within the first two weeks of instruction.

2. An 80 percent refund for a drop in credit hours (change in status or tuition rate) if made within the first two weeks of instruction, unless otherwise stipulated by federal 

3. A 40 percent refund for complete withdrawal or drop in credit hours (change in status or tuition rate) if made within the third and fourth weeks of instruction, unless otherwise stipulated by federal regulations.

4. No refunds are made after the fourth week of instruction, unless otherwise stipulated by federal regulations.

Penalties apply even if payment for tuition and fees has not been made at the time registration status is changed. 

Student activity fees are refundable only before the first day of instruction or if a complete withdrawal is made within the first two weeks of instruction.

After students have secured all required approvals, the withdrawal or change in registration must be processed according to instructions in the Schedule of Classes. In no case shall a refund be made when a student fails to follow these instructions within two weeks of the date of change in registration (e.g., withdrawal, change in status, or change in tuition rate).

Refunds will be made by the University Cashier's Office after the procedures for complete withdrawal from the University have been followed. See the "Undergraduate Education" and "Graduate Education" sections of this Catalog.

Federal regulations mandate a refund policy for all students who are receiving federal financial aid and who process a complete withdrawal before 60% of the semester has elapsed. A detailed refund policy is available from the Financial Aid Services Office.

See Outreach College Summer Session catalog for Outreach College Summer Session refunds.

Residency for Tuition Purposes

Students who do not qualify on the first day of instruction as bona fide residents of the state of Hawai'i, according to the University of Hawai'i rules and regulations, must pay the nonresident tuition. An official determination of residency status will be made at the time of application. Applicants may be required to provide documentation to verify residency status. Once classified as a nonresident, students continue to be so classified during their enrollment at the University until they can present satisfactory evidence to the residency officer that proves otherwise. For definition of Hawai'i residency for tuition purposes, statutory exemptions, etc., refer to the "Appendix."

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